[Still on vacation: when asking my wife if she would watch the NCAA basketball tournament with me, she responded she would rather watch me blog. -sigh]

Here’s a discussion on various environmental influences on the housing market…

_Chicago is also famous for a somewhat peculiar annual event: dyeing the Chicago River green. The tradition started in 1962, when city pollution-control workers used dyes to trace illegal sewage discharges and realized that the green dye might provide a unique way to celebrate the holiday._ [more info: History Channel](http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/stpatricksday/index.jsp?page=history3)

Today they use 40 pounds of dye instead of 100 pounds, _to minimize the environmental damage._

_but I digress…_

(inspired by [Rick Moranis [NYT]](http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/09/opinion/09moranis.html?ex=1299560400&en=47667dc0e0295841&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss))

One Comment

  1. Barb February 6, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    I just love how they “minimize” the environmental damage….. rather than to eliminate it altogether…. can I hear a big D-U-H?????

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