Things you just don't get

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

  1. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    I don't understand why Tom Ford would complete his purchase of Jos A. Bank on April 1 gives the market the impression that he is not taking the brand seriously.
     


  2. Kid Nickels

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    ^ riiiiiiiight.
     


  3. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    You mean like this?

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    Why did she turn around? I'd have backed off backwards.

    Washing your hands in a urinal in public is pretty funny too. And you don't have to feel as bad laughing about it.

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  4. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    This shit pisses me off. For every "Share the road with bicyclists" bumper sticker I see (and every SF rant about it) I see two bicyclists acting like morons on the road. I'm very sensitive to the plight of cyclists on the road; my Dad is an avid cyclist and I hear his crazy stories, too. I yield a ton of room, I'm likely to wave them through tough intersections even when it's my turn to go, but it often seems to me like more PR needs to be directed at the bad cyclists; they don't do much for the cause.

    While I'm at it, why are cyclists allowed to disregard traffic signals?
     


  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Vomiting in public I always find funny.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I agree with you 100% They are pricks to pedestrians on foot too. The argument that I hear from the whiney bastards for not abiding traffic signals is that it would be ok for them to go through lights if they just hop off the bike and walk it through the light. I say, ok, fine, it is safer doing that too, so do it!
     


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    lasbar Senior member

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    I cycle every day to work and it is scary to see how people ignore cyclists at intersections...

    There is also a contingent of bad cyclists who are behaving like the roads and pavements belong to them..

    It is always the same old chestnut...

    Education ,manners and empathy are the keys to a good cohabition between cyclists and motorists...

    The only point I will raise is a bad cyclists might be an annoyance or create an accident whilst a bad driver can easily kill one of us..
     


  8. MrG

    MrG Senior member

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    Are they allowed to disregard signals where you guys live? AFAIK, here they're required to follow the rules just like a car.

    Like Douglas, I tend to be overly cautious with cyclists, mostly because they'd lose so horribly if we collided, and I'd like to at least make certain I wasn't the cause if something happened. However, the whole notion that I ought to share the road, or that cars and cycles are philosophically equal, is preposterous to me until cyclists start paying registration fees like cars are required to do if they wish to use public roads.

    Also, agreed that the cycling community, at least in the places I've lived, does far too little to address and ostracize its bad apples. I don't doubt that most cyclists are considerate and safe, but there never seems to be any inclination among them to acknowledge the awfulness many of their fellow bike riders often exhibit.
     
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  9. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    I watch them go through red lights and stop signs all the time. It used to piss me off royally but then someone on here once even had a name for it, like a "Houston Roll" or something; I inferred from that that it was somehow legal, but I haven't cared enough to research it.

    I guess there is a mild rationale for it in that at a long red light with traffic stacking up, when the light eventually turns green and the cars slowly start to roll, a biker is sort of another obstacle in that mess. But it's a mild rationale, IMO. And it still pisses me off :fist shake:
     
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  10. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    disagree because usually it's some pussy ass frat boy. Or a woman. And it creates a mess for the public, some poor ex-con would be responsible for cleaning it up, or some old person taking their dog for a walk would emerge from the place only to find a mess outside, etc.


    shitting of the pants though is at once mortifying, and yet generally keeps the public at bay. And while terrible at the time, in a few months it always makes for epic stories. "so i was macking it with this chick, and thanks to my mild seasonal allergies, I sneezed like 3 times, and then i realized ... I JUST SHAT MYSELF"
     


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    I have a good friend who can vomit on command with almost no effort. We used to make him do it in public situations all of the time just to see people's reactions. It was amazing.
     


  12. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    i can see a lot of fun being had with that.



    many years ago, i had a group of friends that would go to this pizza place and order something like 60 or 80 wings EACH. Then they'd kill it all, go out onto the street, and chug warm watter. The street ended up looking like a murder scene, and cars would stop to see what was going on.
     
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    Its an "Idaho Stop" because the law there allows something along the lines of "cyclists may treat a stop sign at an empty intersection as a yield sign" and maybe a similar downgrade to stop sign for red lights. Other areas have similar rules, but I think it was originally statewide in Idaho, hence the name.

    Personally, when I ride, I tend to do something similar even though it is not the rule here. I might treat an empty red light as a stop sign--come to a stop and then proceed through if clear. A stop sign gets to behave like a yield of there are no turning or crossing cars--slow down before entering, look both ways, but not actually come to a complete stop (then again, I rarely see cars actually come to a complete stop...so they are all breaking the law too).

    Of course if it is a stoplight intersection with traffic, I will sit there and wait for the green. And if there are other cars at a 4-way stop, I will come to a stop and give them their turns (e.g. I will go when the car next to me, travelling the same direction, has their turn and goes). I actually don't really like it when someone tries to wave me through an intersection (especially if they aren't the only other car there)--I should be waiting my turn, I have already made the effort to stop, and then the person behind them will see me zip through and think I am some asshole cyclist (since they didn't see me get waved at). Its a nice gesture, but it kind of breaks everybody's flow.
     


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    ethanm Senior member

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    What the fuck.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    drugs
     


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