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Around the Internet => Antimustachian Wall of Shame and Comedy => Topic started by: No Name Guy on December 16, 2014, 01:28:08 PM

Title: Clown Car Commute
Post by: No Name Guy on December 16, 2014, 01:28:08 PM
These stories are about the mayhem that this Waze app are doing to neighborhood traffic, but the money clown car LA commute was this gem:

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Longtime resident Joann Killeen said her four-mile commute to UCLA, where she teaches a public relations class, can take two hours during rush hour. "The streets on the west side are no longer a secret for locals, and people are angry," she said.
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Quoted from:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/15/popular-smartphone-app-causes-traffic-jam-uproar-in-california-neighborhoods/
Another version of the same article without the clown car commute quote:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/12/la-neighborhood-blames-waze-app-for-morning-traffic-jam/

OK - the stupid, it burns.  4 miles, in two hours?  Really?  That's a nice slow walking pace. 

What is it about large cities (cough, cough - LA, NYC to pick on two) that engenders local forms of money foolishness?  The clown car culture of, plastic surgery billboards, etc of LA and the going out to eat / tiny over priced apartments / clothing of NYC.....I just don't get it.

Meh....
Title: Re: Clown Car Commute
Post by: Nubs on December 16, 2014, 02:08:41 PM
This hurts my brain
Title: Re: Clown Car Commute
Post by: austin on December 16, 2014, 02:11:18 PM
What an idiot. What else is there to say? I can't believe people like this exist.
Title: Re: Clown Car Commute
Post by: slugline on December 16, 2014, 02:16:49 PM
Maybe the UCLA professor is disabled . . . or needs to haul in a different class set of dead-tree textbooks each day? ;)
Title: Re: Clown Car Commute
Post by: Melchior on December 17, 2014, 08:54:58 AM
Surely four miles in two hours is a gross exaggeration?

I'd sooner drag myself hand over hand than push pedals in a car at that pace.
Title: Re: Clown Car Commute
Post by: frugalnacho on December 18, 2014, 11:24:05 AM
Surely four miles in two hours is a gross exaggeration?

I'd sooner drag myself hand over hand than push pedals in a car at that pace.

Me too, and that's not even considering the financial aspect of it.  Truly mind blowing.
Title: Re: Clown Car Commute
Post by: jinga nation on December 18, 2014, 02:43:10 PM
If you can't read a map or are directionally challenged, don't use a mapping app. If you can't do simple time = distance/speed math, you're lacking cranium components.