JDC wrote:Note to Self:
In the Future, remember that, in addition to being bad drivers, people from Atlanta are very sensitive. This is probably a result of the sinking of their ancestral homeland, sometime back in pre-history, and is only aggravated by loading some of Plato's writings on their Kindles and that tune by Donovan on their iPods. Consider nipping this sort of unintentional insult in the bud and text a reminder to yourself to do so. =)
" . . . we have been ranked in the past as one of the top 5 friendliest drivers in the country."
JDC wrote:" . . . we have been ranked in the past as one of the top 5 friendliest drivers in the country."
Hmmm . . . Is this an example of collectivist, Proto-Borgian thinking?
Nah. Probably not.Yet, somehow, the "singular/plural" phrasing of that claim reminds me a bit of something that one might hear from a character like "Five of Fifty" on an old Star Trek: The Next Generation rerun . . . =)
So I point out to the pathetic jackass that the GPS is not going to 'tell' him that he said, and I quote, "well it should".
Nowadays I make sure that anytime I see a car in a driveway in my path with its backup lights on I wait until it's safely out on the street . . .
Sometimes makes for a long waiting game with various gestures on both sides!
JDC wrote:At that point, perhaps you could have said, "Here, let me see that (the GPS)" and, when he hands it to you, you say, "That should just about cover your toll. Now move along, or I'll write you up for impeding traffic." You might have to explain what "impeding" means but it's a small price to pay for the pleasure of tossing the device under the wheels of the next car in line as they pull up.
Cap'n Billy wrote:... and on more than one occasion I've had to dodge a car backing out of its driveway operated by someone with a cell phone to her ear (Yes, it's almost always a female. If that be sexist make the most of it.).
HaHa. Probably not, but I was referring to my safety vis-Ã -vis our relative positions. Whether she or other hapless cars or pedestrians are safe while she's operating the motor vehicle with that device to her ear is another matter. Probably a good candidate for a Darwin Award.JDC wrote:Not to nitpick (again), but are you sure that "safely" is the best modifier here?
I got my first cell phone when they were still a novelty, around 1985 or so, but I have never become addicted to it the way so many people have nowadays. It is a tremendously useful tool, but like other tools it can get you in trouble if used improperly. Tim's story about the lady who had an accident while preoccupied with hers is a good example.btorocco wrote:While JDC and I are having fun with it in this thread, it has become a dangerous disease nonetheless.
I've done a fairly diligent search, JD, and I can't find an attribution for that quote. The earliest reference I saw to it was in January of this year on a Christian web site that listed it as "author unknown." It has also been attributed on another site to Lech Walesa, but I'm pretty sure that's false. Bottom line, I can't find any credible evidence of its origin.JDC wrote:"Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic . Someone over there has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do."
JDC wrote:I had no clue that the tiny snippet of (unsolicited) Truth--that appeared in my email (just this morning)--has been floating and drifting around in CyberSpace since at least January. Dang.The thing about Truth is, if something is really True--it is True regardless of time or space or circumstances (or continuums or what quadrant of the Galaxy one happens to be occupying at "the moment" =).Personally, I must admit that I immediately accepted its origin as an unknown individual somewhere in what used to be CzechkoslovakiaYugoSlovenialTitoburgRepublicReallyCommieTypePlaceBeforeReaganandtheFallo'theWall. Or it could have been Thomas Paine reincarnated in India and wondering if it would be Common Sense to even put the tip of his finger in The Ganges.
I'd have a minor bit of difficulty attributing it to a guy from Poland . . . because . . . well, you know . . . (not that there's anything "wrong" with that) . . . At (the trite and overused) "end o' the day" . . . it just goes to show what a sorry example of Proto-Borg I am. Mea Culpa vis-a-vis Non-Techno-Mentis Errata Etc. (and so forth).Still . . .I think the following clip offers an interesting opportunity for discussion.
(Again . . . Probably "old news" from the CyberSphere that I somehow missed)
Here are a few questions to have in mind listening to this:
1) Is this guy really a British Comedian? (And is he "funnier" than Benny Hill? (Or even Benny Hinn?)
2) How long do the Brits who listen to him have to wait to laugh?
3) Shouldn't he be allowed immediate US Citizenship and be immediately appointed Secretary of State?*
4) Is he a Borg in disguise attempting to mislead us somehow into Right Thinking?
*(Sorry . . . Just watched the PBS deal on George Schultz . . . The one with a lot of Reagan in it. And that whole sorta-goofy SDI bluff that the Rooskies fell for.=)
In any case . . .
A Brit Borg Impersonator?
Or Anti-Borg Truthteller?
You Be The Judge (or risk assimilation)
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