“Compatible with Wü” — Oldest Boy got Lego Rock Band and a cheap third-party guitar. The guitar maker must not have had the authority to use the name Wii, but this solution had us in hysterics on Christmas morn. (Also, the box reads “When play Guitar Hero 3 games, the glissandi will no function due to the game limit.” I should probably be grateful they didn’t spell due “do“.)
On the trip between Cincinnati and Chicago, we also got to witness Windmills in the Mist.
This is the barest tip of the massive Meadow Lake Wind Farm in White County, Indiana, just north of Lafayette. We came upon it first at night, and were baffled by the rows and rows of red lights blinking in unison. Faint back-lighting from a nearby town just barely allowed us to see the outlines of those massive blades. It was an awe-inspiring sight.
Just look at these beauties (as seen on the Very Blustery Day we passed them on the way home):
The effect of the rows upon rows (totaling 121, apparently) of windmills was lost amid the snowstorm, but it gave me goosebumps nonetheless.
According to the Horizon Wind corporate site:
Meadow Lake has an installed capacity of 200 megawatts – enough to power approximately 60,000 average Indiana homes with clean energy each year. … The electricity generated by the wind farm is sold into the regional wholesale market. The associated energy credits are used by businesses and organizations to comply with state renewable energy mandates or to voluntarily reduce the environmental impact of their operations.
Well, I say, “Wü hü.”