I was expecting someone to mention the hybrid car discussion at the end of last week's episode of "Alias". At the end of the show, the cast is discussing their just-completed mission over dinner. Earlier in the show, in order to get inside a French jail, Sydney Bristow (main character, played by Jennifer Garner) defaces a big SUV by spray painting "OIL SUCKS" or something like that on it. One of the supporting characters mentions that he's considering buying a hybrid car and wants to know what the others think. Sydney remarks that she has one and loves it, and after an uncomfortable pause (where one of the subordinates makes the mistake of calling his boss, who is is also his girlfriend's father, by his first name), Sydney's father adds: "Well considering the rapidly growing demand for oil in nations like China and India, not to mention the world's oil production is expected to peak in the next five years and then sharply plummet, I think it's pretty clear were looking at an exponential rise in global conflict along with an energy crisis of unfathomable proportion. So yes, I'd say a hybrid is an excellent idea."