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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Douglas

    Douglas Senior member

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  2. LawrenceMD

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    NYC taught me that Stop All Way means "slowly roll on through" if there's no one at the other signs! :laugh: It can be better than a roundabout because you just roll on through when clear.

    Seriously though - here in Connecticut there are people who are flummoxed by the "stop all way" or "4 Way Stop" situations, because what happens is that in suburban areas, some people get super friendly and will waive you ahead/through even if they came first. It becomes so common that other's forget the basic rules of a stop all way situation.

    washington DC, and bear mountain area NY have a lot of roundabouts (I've encountered a lot in rural Massachusetts too) and they work well in areas with assertive drivers.
     
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  3. Douglas

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    They put in a roundabout in a particularly brutal intersection in a northern suburb of Baltimore. It was a 5-way intersection near a major mall with several major roads intersecting; there was almost no way to bypass the intersection if you were trying to go east-west in that part of town. It had contained, IIRC, at least 3 traffic lights in very close proximity to each other and was a major, major clusterf*** during busy times.

    I loved it; it dramatically improved traffic flow and I always got through without incident.

    However, after a number of years it was determined that it was the most dangerous intersection in the county, with by far the highest incidence of accidents over any other intersection. I would argue that they must all have been relatively minor, but that's relatively speculative. Anyways, part of the problem stemmed from the fact that at least three of the converging roads were multi-lane. If you were bright about it there was no issue, but if not....

    Anyways, the solution they came up with was to choke all the incoming roads down to one lane with new curbs and barriers, and now the intersection is a clusterf*** again. I guess it's not as bad as it was in the way old days, but it's much worse than it was two years ago.
     
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    we drove through a few roundabouts in Sag Harbor last weekend. I kept a mental note of it, and I'm glad I did so I can mention it here.
     
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    They recently installed a roundabout in a somewhat rural section of inbreeding pennsylvania because it is the intersection of two rather significantly travelled roadways. I have driven it many times and never seen a problem with.
     
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    In Europe, they love their roundabouts.
     
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    I dont understand guys who are just friends (pretty sure they're both married) holding hands. seems a little... odd
     
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    They look they're both married to each other..
     
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    one of them just got married recently and the other was his best man
     
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    I have seen men holding hands with other men in plenty of other cultures; in fact I'd say I've seen it so much in the places I've been to that I almost consider it more of a global norm to hold hands with other dudes than not.
     
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  11. Harold falcon

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    Pretty sure Patrick Stewart was a pussy hound back in the day. Maybe he was covering but I don't know.
     
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    I've seen this in Tunesia a while back. That also makes me wonder why they hate gays so much in arab countries lol

    PS. Picard and Gandalf would benefit a lot from lurking on styleforum!
     
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    He just married a 30 year old...I'd say he's still a bit of a hound
     
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    Pretty sure they're both in that "We're old, we're going to do whatever the hell we want" phase of life.
     
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    I always thought Ian had teh ghey?

    Roundabouts...yeah. A few were recently installed in Piob-town where five or six streets would sort of converge but not in a neat way. The drivers here are horrendous. There's one roundabout on my way to work, and in the last two years, I've seen at least four instances of people backing up in the roundabout. I figure they overshot their exit and somehow did not realize that a circle leads back to the same place. Also have seen one instance of someone making a left into it and uncountable instances where people come to a complete stop before entering the completely fucking empty roundabout.
     
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    which cultures (besides tunisia)? legit curious

    in east asian cultures women often hold each others hands, but i've seen only the opposite for men
     
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    I saw a lot of affectional straight male men in Cambodia. Apparently it's normal there.
     
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    Well, I picked up on that. I wasn't sure about patrickBOOTH's comment and some other responses that I sometimes get (unrelated to this particular topic).
     
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    Ian McKellan is gay.
     

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