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The Bay is busting at the seams but the 405 is like a whole other dimension of traffic. You get on and enter the Twilight Zone. Years may go by before you reach your exit, and everyone has forgotten you even exist by the time you get to your destination.
 

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I just want autopilot for traffic so I can play angry birds instead of dealing with assholes.
 

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We've gone whale watching out of Newport Beach several times instead of going to the islands, but I'd love to do a SCUBA trip there sometime. I think @SixOhNine mentioned that he's done that.
Not me; I can't scuba and I've never been to those islands.

Sounds cool, tho.
 

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Hey I’m in SoCal too at the mo. Newport Beach is really nice today, and South Coast Plaza gots some nice sales
 

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The Bay is busting at the seams but the 405 is like a whole other dimension of traffic. You get on and enter the Twilight Zone. Years may go by before you reach your exit, and everyone has forgotten you even exist by the time you get to your destination.
Is that what they're driving on at the beginning of Office Space?
 

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I’ve been able to avoid 405 so far, but i do notice that on 91 there are express lanes reserved for the ballers. I didn’t notice how much the tolls were for these lanes, but judging from the traffic in the pleb lanes, the state could charge $50 per use and people would still pay it
 

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Can confirm that 101 blows. My worst memory of traffic though was living in DC years ago -- I-66 and The Beltway. Fuuuuuck.
DC pisses me off because I was in the pay lane, which when I entered was like $6, but while in it there was an accident causing the normal lanes to grind to a halt. The price they actually charged me was $40.
 

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Is that what they're driving on at the beginning of Office Space?
I don't think so- the movie was filmed in and around Austin, so they probably shot that there. Plenty of shitty traffic to choose from (especially I-35), even back in the late 90s.
 

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DC pisses me off because I was in the pay lane, which when I entered was like $6, but while in it there was an accident causing the normal lanes to grind to a halt. The price they actually charged me was $40.
Huh. Who knew you'd hate the free market in action?
 

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Huh. Who knew you'd hate the free market in action?
They broke the contract with me. I entered the lane for an agreed upon price of $6. Just because the market rate went up, doesn't mean they can charge me the updated market rate after the fact.

If I buy a call option on a stock, and it dramatically goes up in price, the seller can't not sell me the stock at the strike price.
 

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The Bay is busting at the seams but the 405 is like a whole other dimension of traffic. You get on and enter the Twilight Zone. Years may go by before you reach your exit, and everyone has forgotten you even exist by the time you get to your destination.
Meh. Sure, the 405 sucks ass sometimes. But at least I always have surface street alternatives. If I'm stuck in limbo trying to get from San Francisco to Oakland, it's not like I can say, "Fuck it, I'm getting off the bridge and trying a different route."
 

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DC pisses me off because I was in the pay lane, which when I entered was like $6, but while in it there was an accident causing the normal lanes to grind to a halt. The price they actually charged me was $40.
At a Vegas bachelor party weekend years ago, a similar thing happened to one of the attendees at a brothel.
 

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The rate went up during sex? You He must have been really bad at it.
 

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People never tell you the whole story when it comes to these things. Most likely he tried to put it in the butt, which has a completely different fee schedule.
 

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