Discussion in 'Up the People' started by kmoss, Sep 26, 2016.
Friend again: They drive around the problem, that's why the gas is subsidized.
Lots of swearing
Lots of laying on the horn.
Edit: also no turn signals ever, we crash like men!!
I don'T feel consoled
I, too, would like to know that.
caveat abt florida roads: decent in tourist areas but liable to be consumed by a sinkhole at literally any second
"Liable to be consumed by a sinkhole at any moment" is pretty much all of Florida though, the roads aren't special. That's what we get for having such a handy aquifer!
We've got some of that too since we're on limestone, though nowhere as bad as Florida. Plus when I was in elementary school they had to rope off the track attached to the playground out back because it turned out it was on top of a branch of a 100-year-old abandoned coal mine and nobody realized until the roof started caving in.
Funnily enough, my old high school was also likely to be consumed by a sinkhole at any given moment. They built it on top of an abandoned mineshaft, and those tend to collapse after a while, which would cause the ground to shift, and there we all go, I guess.
They bought a (supposedly) stable plot of land to put a new high school on. Unfortunately that exhausted their budget so they couldn't actually BUILD the new school, but, you know. It's the thought.
And honestly the high school was better constructed than my middle school. The top floor of that building had been condemned for years and was off limits. When the floors shifted, the lockers would shift awkwardly, and the metal doors would get stuck. I have a distinct memory of walking by a maintenance worker beating a locker door in with a crowbar one day.
I've been learning on a coal mine, going down down down, leaning on a coal mine, oop! about to slip down~~~
People have been talking in my political circles about the triumph of Democrat Margaret Good in a contested and Trump-friendly area over in what I believe to be Florida. While I'm glad for her victory, the thing that keeps sticking out to me is that her opponent was named James Buchanan.
This year wasn't bad enough already, now the OTHER terrible Presidents are traveling through time itself to wreck it more.
A time-hopping crew of infamous historical figures gathers to enact their bogus policies. Can our two most excellent heroes stop this heinous plot? No way! This problem goes far too deep for Bill and Ted. That’s why they’ve traveled with their families and band members to the happiest place on earth, to soak in some inspiration before Wyld Stallyn’s much anticipated superbowl halftime performance. With the help of a righteous collection of theme park employees and the lessons of history, they have 24 hours to put on a show that will electrify the electorate, rock the political parties, and put the Hall of Presidents back in order. Bill and Ted’s Unprecedented Victory: accept no holograms.
Special counsel's office charges 13 Russian nationals, 3 Russian entities with interfering in US political process
A link to the indictment charges on DoJ website
Okay, but having driven in Florida and driven in Boston.... At least Florida has less potholes on average because it doesn't have to deal with the freezing water problem x.X I'VE NEVER SEEN SO MANY POTHOLES
Also I don't know why, but like. Half the lane lines around here aren't even drawn. Is this a one lane street with parking or a two lane street? Who the fuck knows! Oh and this definitely two lan now it's suddenly definitely a one lane with no signage or anything to indicate that this was happening.
Also people complain about Florida drivers but Bostonians are fucking assholes.
Long story short, I miss driving in Florida.
Massachusetts drivers are terrifying.
My mom calls it the magical mystery lane. They’re usually pretty well marked around here but the right one tends to phase in and out of existence without much warning, and occasionally the left will suddenly join in the fun.
Fluctuations about the freezing point are absolute hell on the roads. It looks like something is trying to eat them.
I miss living in Boston; I do not miss driving in Boston.
My favorite roads are the roads that are only big enough for one-way traffic but don't mark which way.
A local Trenton favorite: one way roads, that change direction based on time of day.
holy shit what
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