Strange things happen in America

Posted June 19, 2011 // Tagged as Blog // 2 Comments ↓

Texas repeals lamp ban while the Energy industry creates video games! Governor Rick perry signed Texas House Bill 2510 into Law on Friday 17 June 2011. This bill defeats Federal Law that will ban the sale of some incandescent lamps throughout the USA come January 2012. Cunningly it allows the manufacture and sale of incandescent lamps within the state, although none are made there yet there is now a business opportunity if you happen to have an incandescent lamp manufacturing line and fancy a move to Texas! In the rest of the USA there is much angry talk about cessation from federal control and the wildest talking about Texas breaking up the union! In the meantime U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, is still struggling on in Washington trying to take the ban out of the original 2007 legislation.
bulb blasters
While this is going on XCEL Energy , a major Minnesota based energy company with a broad portfolio of generating assets including Coal and Nuclear have launched “Bulb Blasters,” a free iPhone game that uses a variety of compact fluorescent “weapons” to blast incandescent lamp based flying saucers. I couldn’t resist this however can report that it is possibly the worst implementation of a classic Space Invaders video game that you could possibly imagine. Maybe they should have spent their money on some proper research in cleaning up their Coal fired generating capacity or saving it for decommissioning their nuclear plants!

Kevan Shaw 19 June 2011

2 Responses

  1. Peter

    June 19th, 2011 at 23:14

    I have a better game idea… Blast the Bulb Blasters 😉

  2. Health risks

    July 23rd, 2011 at 16:05


    Apparently we have similar blogs!

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