Ecto-1 for sale on eBay...a dismemberment plan for Steve Jobs' mansion...air conditioning so efficient it will never get made...Sears' revolutionary new way to deal with faulty gadgets...
How much you got on you? Let's pool cash and score Ecto-1, the original Ghostbusters' '59 Caddy ambulance. OK, maybe not the original, but at least one that was owned by Universal. But not in California, at the theme park in Florida. Hey, it "draws a VERY VERY LARGE crowd." Bidding was at $US45,100 last I checked—who's with me? [eBay]
Steve Jobs has had a number of problems large and small of late, one relatively small one is the matter of what to do with a 14-bedroom mansion he owns in Woodside, CA, designed and built in 1925 by George Washington Smith. Jobs wants to tear it down, and had clearance to do it. But a Smith lover with the suspicious surname Smythe wants to buy the mansion itself off of Steve, and move it to some other property. Oh billionaires—the only thing sillier than your housing problems are the solutions you propose! [Cnet]
A handful of young attractive design students put their thinking caps on and came up with a super green air-conditioning system that's 90% more efficient than the crap currently being foisted on middle Americans, and doesn't use any of the landfill-poisoning chemicals either. It's not just an idea—they even built a working system. My theory is that either this is all BS, or some consortium of appliance giants will kill these kids dead before the month is out. Haven't you people seen Tucker? [Yanko Design]
A man buys a Craftsman sander from Sears. It goes wonky, as some gadgets are wont to do. He calls the Sears hotline, gets nowhere and eventually takes his broken hardware and his complaints to the store. The management there swaps out his crap sander for a new one. Consumerist found this so thrilling they wrote up a post. I know there's more to the story, but that scares me—isn't this how it's supposed to work? [Consumerist]