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Tag: Livermore Light Bulb

June 20, 2011 | 9:02 am

Video: 110-Year-Old Livermore Light Bulb

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I would have headed out to the 110th anniversary celebration of the perpetually burning light bulb, but I was haunted by the fear that I’d be the only one looking at the thing when it just happened to finally flicker out, and I’d be set upon by angry Livermorians with pitchforks. So we sent reporter […]

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June 10, 2011 | 9:37 am

Video: John Garamendi on Stephen Colbert

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The Ironic One looks at California’s “Fightin’ 10th” district, with a shout out to Walnut Creek, the Livermore Light Bulb, and an interview with congressional rep. John Garamendi. And let me pose the same question I did upon viewing the clip of San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar discussing the city’s Happy Meal ban on The […]

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Does the 110-Year Old Livermore Light Bulb Prove a ‘Planned Obsolescence’ Conspiracy?

February 8, 2011 | 1:11 pm

Does the 110-Year Old Livermore Light Bulb Prove a ‘Planned Obsolescence’ Conspiracy?

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So last Sunday, I’m sitting at home reading the Chronicle, really giving Willie Brown’s weekly movie review (The Mechanic) the ole deep think, when I come across this crazy article on the Livermore light bulb. Some people I asked have heard about the light bulb, but many others, including me, have not. So check this […]

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