atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#865: It's freaking cold

At 10 AM yesterday, 45°. Now? -2.

Mom upset that she got a ticket for making an illegal U-turn. Earth to mommy: even when you have an emergency, if you break the law, you can get in trouble for it. "My kid is throwing up" isn't going to give you a "get out of jail free" card.

Apparently she thinks that the officer shouldn't have given her a ticket because she had a reason for making the illegal U-turn.

The article is written to try to garner sympathy for the woman, but unfortunately I have none for her. I see that she's 27; I'd wager that she's used to batting her baby blues at the cops who pull her over and getting a warning. --except it didn't work this time, and that's what she's really angry about. "I'm a cute woman! I'm not supposed to get traffic tickets!"

Welcome to the real world, asshat.

There will probably be people who take exception to this theory, but having seen the way 20-something women drive--particularly the ones who drive three feet from my rear bumper while putting on makeup--I am sticking with it.

I was writing about this kind of stuff in 1994. I think the main problem is one of focus, but otherwise it sounds like a great idea to me. Of course, we would then have to deal with people watching TV on their contact lenses while driving....

The interesting thing will be when they start incorporating light-amp or IR circuitry into the things, allowing people to wear contact lenses that let them see in the dark. That will be fun. Though these contact lenses, in the dark, will give the person's eyes an eerie glow....

* * *

It's always fun to try to decipher Fiero forum thread titles. The new favorite:

"ideal is to high help"

When you first read that sentence, it almost makes sense, so you go back and look at it again, slower, and then realize that no, this doesn't make any sense at all as read--so then the "interpretation" part of the brain kicks in.

Out comes: "Idle is too high. Help!"


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