House & Home, Bloodsucking Version

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We’re about to step off into the sunset of our pedagogy, but we couldn’t let a Thursday morning go by without a look at House & Home. Something about green building (which, we have to admit, we find only slightly fewer boring than the latest Quark features) which almost kicked us off the reading train until we saw the headline “I Vant to Drink Your Vatts.

Households across the land are infested with vampires. That’s what energy experts call those gizmos with two sharp teeth that dig into a wall socket and suck juice all night long. All day long, too, and all year long.

Okay. So we understand newspaper circulation is down. And it’s hard to get people interested in socketry. But going to the vampires? Somebody call Buffy.