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    Quote Originally Posted by cynsaligia View Post
    *cocks eyebrow*

    ed mcmahon was unable to work for a year and a half bcs of a broken neck. his home is hard to sell, not only bcs of the current market, but bcs his neighbors include celebrities who attract hordes of paparazzi. additionally, he gets no money from dvd sales of the tonight show eppies.

    admittedly, part of his problem seems to be overgenerosity, but never would i lump him into any "stupid people" basket because of his financial problems.

    source.
    I was wrong to include Ed McMahon in my post, but his name was in the news recently. It sounds like he's getting screwed from receiving royalties from the Tonight Show DVD sales. He seems like a good guy after I read that he was a marine pilot who fought in the Korean War. He deserves only respect for fighting for our country. The people who I have a hard time having sympathy for are those lottery winners who end up bankrupt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    [...] Ed McMahon [...] He seems like a good guy [...]
    He is.

    (He wouldn't remember me. It's been 30 years...)

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    It's easier to change a no to a yes than it is to change a yes to a no. It's gonna be real hard for the world to downsize. And some of the world (ahem) has had it good for a looong time and has no idea.

    Just look at those Spaniards...their truckers went on strike cause they didn't like the high gas prices (they pay just a tad less than we do, about ten bucks a gallon)...and already after four days of strikes their supermarkets are empty, prices have doubled, and, according to friends who went to Spain yesterday, 'people are acting funny'.

    And this is in relatively 'good' times.

    The Brits began their strike just this morning.

    Now, i doesn't have to be so hard as all that, this downsizing. The first thing ya have to be able to do is to get rid of a few words or phrases...such as...

    I deserve it
    I earned it
    It's always been this way
    Nobody's gonna tell me what to do
    But this is ....... (insert the name of your country here)
    They can't do that
    But this is our way of life
    This is a free country

    The second thing to do is to remember all those history lessons in highschool with just a bit more humility....yes, it CAN happen here.....and especially go back and review the notes on 'Manifest Destiny'. Hint: Good times move eastwards.

    Failing that (or in spite of that), you could go for the religious angle. Today's world does make the Bible and the Koran look a bit less like fiction.

    Your choice. But something's gotta give, sooner or later. This is where I come in with my old faithful, perennial, prep thread, of course...of which parts will do for things other than a pandemic (like when shelves are empty and prices have doubled and people are acting 'funny').

    Hint: Spain is not a backwards thirdworld country. We go there all the time and it looks just like an other modern country. No illiterate peasants or lack of proper sanitation (well, they do have Turkish toilets http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squat_toilet ).
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    we were driving on kapahulu towards waikiki when we passed a red chevy or ram blocking two lanes of traffic (including a city bus) just so he could turn left on kapahulu. said red truck then sped up to overtake four cars, including ours, to bully its way into the rightmost lane that turns onto ala wai boulevard (forcing the car in front of us to stop short just a few feet before the turn). we watched the red truck jerkily speed up, screeching its tires, while weaving through traffic without signaling many times, almost causing several accidents. his erratic driving was even more of a concern because there were both a motorcycle rider and a bicycle rider not far ahead of him. we feared he would cause a chain reaction accident resulting in some bad injuries...or worse.

    i was just about to pull out my cell phone to call the truck in to the cops but then eric and i noticed a police car just twenty feet ahead of the truck, in the far left lane. the truck driver obviously noticed the police car too, because all of a sudden, he started lagging back and driving like normal people do, and made sure he stayed in the far right lane. in fact, he purposely hung out at the stop light before.

    unfortunately for the driver, and probably to the chagrin of his two passengers, the driver of a mustang convertible rolled up next to the cop while we were at a stop light just before niu street. it was clear, by his hand motions, that he was ratting out the truck driver. we were right behind the cop as this happened, so i rolled down my window, cheered loudly and pointed to the red truck as the driver tried his best to continue slinking past toward the right turn onto mccully.

    the cop put on his blinkers, and just like that, he crossed over two lanes to follow the red truck. we had to continue in the opposite direction toward ala moana so we didn't see the end result, but boy! it was such a satisfying relief to watch the blue and white tail that truck! what selfish dickwads!
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    I just love it when Cyn writes in French! Tell us how you REALLY feel, Cyn! Yay for the good guys in that instance!

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    I think she can honk her horn in French, too, but didn't have to in this situation. It's rare that we get to see karmic payback in action - and fun when it happens.

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    That was me in the red truck and, darn it, I had to drive normally for 5 blocks before the cop got bored following me - what a punishment! [Okay, it coulda been me or any of the rest of you who don't follow the rules of the road to a tee. Complain about dat guy, ignore your own infractions, eh. As the world turns...]
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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    Okay, it coulda been me or any of the rest of you who don't follow the rules of the road to a tee. Complain about dat guy, ignore your own infractions, eh.
    Hmmmm... first of all, if I was going to drive a Dodge Ram, I wouldn’t buy a red one. It attracts about 50 times more attention then say, slate grey. Secondly, unless you’re a fisherman hauling your motorboat to and from home daily, who needs a V10? I know they have smaller engines available, but let’s get real: you buy a Ram for the V10. Thirdly, you avoid being a road hazard when you drive a Honda Fit. It was made to actually fit in the lane of urban traffic, and weave much more gracefully then say...a huge @ss Dodge Ram. And guess what? I’d probably drive a lot more carefully, because of fear of who would lose in a collision...with a huge @ss Dodge Ram!

    This made me laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cynsaligia View Post
    we were driving on kapahulu towards waikiki when we passed a red chevy or ram blocking two lanes of traffic (including a city bus) just so he could turn left on kapahulu. said red truck then sped up to overtake four cars, including ours, to bully its way into the rightmost lane that turns onto ala wai boulevard (forcing the car in front of us to stop short just a few feet before the turn). we watched the red truck jerkily speed up, screeching its tires, while weaving through traffic without signaling many times, almost causing several accidents. his erratic driving was even more of a concern because there were both a motorcycle rider and a bicycle rider not far ahead of him.
    Did the truck have a large "Haolebuilt" sticker affixed to its back windshield?

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    don't think so. pretty sure was 3 very brown, local braddahs insai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    That was me in the red truck and, darn it, I had to drive normally for 5 blocks before the cop got bored following me - what a punishment! [Okay, it coulda been me or any of the rest of you who don't follow the rules of the road to a tee. Complain about dat guy, ignore your own infractions, eh. As the world turns...]
    you weren't there, so you have the ignorant luxury of dismissively minimizing the potential danger on the road at that time because of that driver's actions.

    i was there, so unlike you, i'm not yammering out of my lower alimentary canal. approximately 60 people from kapahulu ave and ala wai blvd would have been or were darned tootin happy the truck driver, upon finding himself in the vicinity of a blue & white, got scared into driving like a normal, law-abiding citizen instead of the quisquilian of a jackanapes that he is.

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    I just love it when Cyn writes in French! Tell us how you REALLY feel, Cyn!
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    I think she can honk her horn in French, too, but didn't have to in this situation.
    i'm colorfully multilingual--i remember some high school russian, too. how's this: anyone who takes up the defense of the red truck driver = большое глупое дерьмо.

    p.s. if that was a dodge ram last night, i can guarantee the guy wasn't driving a v-10. clearly, he didn't have the balls nor the brain befitting that kind of power. he was all about mashing the gas, puckering on the brake, and assuming everyone would give way out of concern for self-preservation. in fact, i doubt he'd be able to take a turn properly even given this lil thing.
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    nothing humiliates like the truth.--me, in conversation w/mixedplatebroker re 3rd party, 2009-11-11, 1213

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    i need to give this award to the effin hospice aide who was late for the umpteenth time. and, you know what? i'll just hand one out to the paid caregiver, too, who thought she was just a few minutes late. hello? you idiot! you came in late and fell asleep. i had to call out to you 2x to let you know that the aide was here. such a$$holes.
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    How about the guy who starts yelling when he knows he's at fault, but does a preemptive strike in case there's no witness to his act? So, it looks like the person who is yelling is in the right. But when there's a third party witness who comes forward. He slowly backs and walks away quickly, but still keeps yelling for the intimidation purpose.

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    Got a recent example?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    Got a recent example?
    I wrote in generality to show how some people think that by yelling, it would cover their stupidity.
    My example happened at a supermarket parking lot where a guy in a SUV with all tinted windows entered the lot without looking and almost hit me walking out of there. He rolled down his tinted window and started yelling at me. I was puzzled and didn't understand why that the person whose fault it was started shouting. When a guard came over and wanted to know what happened, he quickly walked into the market while still yelling stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    Got a recent example?
    Yep...but I'm not free to discuss it.
    Yet!

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    Default Oh..., that was you, WB? Hey, I just filled up! Sorry...

    I can dig it. Some clown flew out of another parking lot the other day, straight across the sidewalk as I came up to a semi blind spot on my bike, lucky to stop in time, as I have no brakes..., and he was gone before I could get more than a few choice woids thru his window.

    This is a common occurrance by drivers, like the crosswalk couldn't possibly have pedestrians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    I wrote in generality to show how some people think that by yelling, it would cover their stupidity.
    My example happened at a supermarket parking lot where a guy in a SUV with all tinted windows entered the lot without looking and almost hit me walking out of there. He rolled down his tinted window and started yelling at me. I was puzzled and didn't understand why that the person whose fault it was started shouting. When a guard came over and wanted to know what happened, he quickly walked into the market while still yelling stuff.
    Heh. Some people think that because they have a SUV or any vehicle, they're better than pedestrians.

    I'm guessing the public service message about pedestrian right didn't work on him. Why is he entitled to a driver's license?

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    While I'll never condone stupid drivers, I am seeing more and more stupid pedestrians AND bike riders...I mean some really idiotic, scratch-your-head, type of behavior. EVERYONE needs to pay more attention and follow the rules of the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    While I'll never condone stupid drivers, I am seeing more and more stupid pedestrians AND bike riders...I mean some really idiotic, scratch-your-head, type of behavior. EVERYONE needs to pay more attention and follow the rules of the road.
    True, but as vehicle operators, we have to yield to them. After all, a car can be used as a weapon so easily.

    What I can't stand is an idiot pedestrian deliberately blocking my car. But that's what my aluminum bat, bolo knife, and shovel with tarp in my car trunk are for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    True, but as vehicle operators, we have to yield to them. After all, a car can be used as a weapon so easily.
    Agree, 100%. But some of the idiots I've seen recently act like they're in suicide mode.
    What I can't stand is an idiot pedestrian deliberately blocking my car. But that's what my aluminum bat, bolo knife, and shovel with tarp in my car trunk are for.
    I was kinda thinking of taking a more subtle approach...

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    Ha! I saw one of these being used yesterday by a gaurdian walking a group of kids down the sidewalk, blaring orders into their ears.

    Wish I'd had one for the driver yesterday, to throw at!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    [...]
    Wish I'd had one for the driver yesterday, to throw at!
    Seriously, there are times I wish I had an unobtrusive, very loud bull horn with a mic attached out of sight on the shoulder strap of my seat belt. The horn could somehow, magically, transform my haole, female voice into that of one of my very large, local, Makaha, male friends! Ooooh, the things I'd say...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post

    I was kinda thinking of taking a more subtle approach...
    eric has this solution in the titan. there is always this portable option. if you want to go the macguyver route, this one might please you.

    we've noticed lately that there seems a higher incidence of people making mistakes on the road who loudly blame surrounding innocents/almost victims/actual victims, as well. seems an unfortunate trend. i'm hoping darwinism will kick in soon.
    superbia (pride), avaritia (greed), luxuria (lust), invidia (envy), gula (gluttony), ira (wrath) & acedia (sloth)--the seven deadly sins.

    "when you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: the people i deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly..."--meditations, marcus aurelius (make sure you read the rest of the passage, ya lazy wankers!)

    nothing humiliates like the truth.--me, in conversation w/mixedplatebroker re 3rd party, 2009-11-11, 1213

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post

    What I can't stand is an idiot pedestrian deliberately blocking my car. But that's what my aluminum bat, bolo knife, and shovel with tarp in my car trunk are for.
    As a bus rider, you still see an elderly person walk in front of a bus that's just leaving a bus stop signaling to stop. They do this even after a number of pedestrian fatalities that has been happening recently.

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