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No Name Guy

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Clown Car Commute
« 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....

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Re: Clown Car Commute
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2014, 02:08:41 PM »
This hurts my brain

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Re: Clown Car Commute
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Clown Car Commute
« Reply #3 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? ;)

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Re: Clown Car Commute
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Clown Car Commute
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Clown Car Commute
« Reply #6 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.