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(3/08/2013 04:06:00 PM) - Al

I just saw a prospect was charged with DUI after being clocked at 111 mph.

I was on the interstate last night from 4:45-5:45 and, while I'm the first to admit I drive like an old man (speed limit 65, cruise control set at 62) because I'm married and cheap (and get 35 mph in my car with a blue book value of $146) and am not in a hurry to get home (the Rambling son proudly says he likes being home alone, while the Rambling dog didn't wake up until I'd been home half an hour, got up, stretched, checked his food bowl, took a drink out of the toilet, and went back to sleep).

That said, I would guess no fewer than a dozen cars passed me going 85 or higher. Do all these people have Swedish models awaiting them at home?

Drives like an old man.
Car worth $146
Hates his family so much that he has no desire to get home quickly.
Son hates him.
Dog that drinks out of toilet.
Angry about people driving faster than him.

No wonder this guy has so many looking to him as life coach.

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(3/11/2013 09:32:00 AM) - Al
The Rambling son just walked down the to the bus stop, two hours late here. I hope they have better roads than the Rambling wife, she said everything but the highway was awful at 8.

This is the worst morning of the year for accidents anyway, as many are tired from the time change.

Lets work our way down "When Accidents Happen"

"This month has the most car accidents."

"What is 'August' Alex?"

"This weekend has the most car accidents."

"What is 'Thanksgiving Weekend' Alex?"

"This day of the week has the most accidents."

"What is 'Saturday' Alex?'

"This day on the calendar has the most accidents"

"What is "July 4" Alex."

"This is speculation poorly reported as fact"

"What is 'al's ramblings' Alex."
Originally posted by al:
(5/10/2013 10:00:00 AM) - Al

I had never heard of lane splitting, but I love what the CA guy said...riding a motorcycle isn't about safety.

Note that CA allows it by, egads, not having any regulations about it. A motorcyclist is unlikely to injure anyone except himself by doing it, so, on first glance, my vote would be for freedom.

a couple weeks later...

Originally posted by al:
(5/29/2013 06:04:00 PM) - Al

It's about time someone says it...bikes never follow any rules of the road, and we all hate them.

Say what you will about our mentor and hero, but you can't say he's not consistent about his beliefs regarding traffic safety.  Other than the opposite, which would also be true.


(8/05/2013 10:03:00 PM) - Al 

 The Rambling son went on a drive with a neighbor and his son tonight in an old collector seat belts in the back seat.

I told him I'd yell at him, but that would be doing as I say, not as I do. I agree you should wear seat belts, as it is far safer, but I rarely do either. The idea that I have to wear a seat belt yet motorcyclists don't have to wear a helmet says a lot about how government works...laws don't have to make sense, and if you have a powerful lobby, the rest is gravy. 

And not to bring common sense into the discussion, I am not hurting anyone else by not wearing a seat belt. Neither is the helmet less motorcyclist, and neither is the guy shooting heroin. You should be able to take risks if you so desire. I don't mean to spout libertarian wings here, but, if the government is only worried about taking away citizen's rights, you can bet they'll do that...a lot.

That's just another way to justify taking away their cash...have to protect adults from their own behavior.

I'll put this in here, as it's not worth another post, but if you want to reduce traffic fatalities, all you have to do is make the speed limit 45 mph, and enforce it strictly, as almost all deaths are at speeds 45 and above. When I meet clients or potential clients, it never fails to amaze me how many have had children (or grandchildren, or family members) killed in traffic accidents. I hope the Rambling son will always choose to be safe, but I'm not a legislation first kind of guy. 

So, seatbelts are for Commies, even though they're safer, so Al rarely wears his.  But he wants his son to be safe and he hates fast drivers, backing that argument up with a totally false fact that almost all deaths occur at speeds above 45 mph.
That's some pretty good derp right there.  
One thing I've wondered about the guy who teaches us all what to think:  If you're going to simply invent your own reality with your own facts, why would you make your Fantasy Land a totally miserable place?  As long as you're not bound by reality, why not decide to believe that you're getting hot oil massages from the Swedish Bikini Team every morning?  
I guess that's what makes Al so much farther ahead in this thing called life than the rest of us.

Does Al have a doppelganger?


LONDON β€” It may look like an iceberg, but there's nothing cool about it.


Utility company Thames Water says it has discovered what it calls the biggest "fatberg" ever recorded in Britain - a 15-ton blob of congealed fat and baby wipes the size of a bus lodged in a sewer drain. Thames Water says the mound of "wrongly flushed festering food fat mixed with wet wipes" was found under a road in the London suburb of Kingston.


Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Doctor Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished... He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own, and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better.


His only guide on this journey is Al, an observer from his own time, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear. And so Doctor Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong, and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home…

Stupid cripples!


(9/13/2013 01:00:00 PM) - Al 


Handicapped parking spots need a sign to be valid. If it just has a wheelchair painted on the ground, it's fair game.--OrganizeYourLife

Around here, I knew that was true...because for several months a year, you can't see it anyway. 

FYI, another one is the "senior citizen parking"...those are not valid, they're just put up by the retailer. Of course, with my gray hair and stiff gait when I get out of my car, no one questions me.


(5/14/2014 03:34:00 PM) - Al


Two questions, feel free to reply at Twitter (@suitedconnect) or by email:
1. How do the ushers and other MP associates get paid, is it just hourly or are they paid by the game/event?
2. Last summer and fall, the Rambling good service mobile got anywhere from 34-39 miles per gallon, through a combo of driving the speed limit and mainly highways. Over the winter, that dipped clear down to 25-28, which I blamed on long warm ups and probably not running as comfortably due to the cold. So far this spring, I've got two tank fulls, and been getting 31-32. Any ideas? That seems like a huge drop to me, though it may not be.


I may have to start a twitter account.



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