To the SOB in the white pickup truck who nearly killed me on the highway: Stop driving! You don't know how to. Everyone is behind you going 55 mph and you think it's a good idea to stop randomly for a left-turning semi truck? The truck behind you skidded to a stop in the bushes and I went from 55 to 0 mph in ten feet! You can't responsibly drive so give up your license and sell … [Read more...] about Eh Brah! Just stop driving!
Apparently you need a driver’s ed refresher course. Since when do pedestrians not have the right of way? With the traffic on this island these days, you’re bound to encounter someone walking or running in front of you, but you insisted on blowing your horn, when all you needed to do was put your foot on your brake. Laying on the horn just causes people to panic. You seem to … [Read more...] about Eh Brah! Get a Driver’s Ed refresher course!
VIRTUAL FANDOM The phenomenal Japanese singer Hatsune Miku (100 million YouTube hits) is coming off of a sold-out, 10-city North American concert tour with high-energy audiences (blocks-long lines to get in; raucous crowd participation; hefty souvenir sales), except that “she” isn’t real. Hatsune Miku is a projected hologram on stage singing and dancing (but her band is … [Read more...] about NOTW: Holographic pop stars, tourists gone wild and great mosquito festivals
THE POWER OF PRECEDENT Department of Veterans Affairs employee Elizabeth Rivera Rivera, 39, was fired after her arrest (followed by a February guilty plea) for armed robbery, but when she was sentenced only to probation, an arbitrator ordered the VA to rehire her–and give her back pay she “earned” while sitting in jail awaiting trial. (She had been the driver for a man … [Read more...] about NOTW: Supercool burying beetles, ironic fraud and the wonders of evolution
Here's to my partners in crime -- we figured out how to survive the Paia crawl. We were tootling along in the left-hand lane because we knew the bypass gate was closed. They still wanted to sneak down the right-hand lane and then try to get back into the left -- but we skunked ’em! I got halfway into the right-hand lane, and you guys got all the way into it and halfway back … [Read more...] about Eh Brah! Happy Road Rage