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Today Was Full Of Stoopid

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2011 by Bob

It started with traffic. It wasn’t even a heavy traffic day. The problem was some jack hole at some paving company or at the Illinois Dept of Transportation that decided that morning rush hour was the best time to work on resurfacing projects on major road ways. Stopping rush hour traffic, in both directions, for 5 minute stretches is the most asinine thing to do. 25 minutes late for work and pissed off to start the day. Hooray.

Then came the rest of the day. There was so much idiocy that it seemed that every person I spoke to today made my IQ drop and my blood pressure rise. (if that sounds familiar it’s because I said the same thing on Facebook earlier today.)

Fortunately, the day ended and I picked up Tori which made me smile. Got home, she went to bed early and I relaxed watching some “The Office” episodes. Jackie went to bed since she isn’t feeling well, (the new little one she is cooking is being ornery) and then I sat down to write this.

The best thing I read today was a friend of mine’s status … “If you do not want to take the initiative and learn your job, can you do us ALL a favor and just quit?” Truer words could not have been written and more people in the world need to follow that advice.

That is all.


Breaking Flash Mob News

Posted in Nonsense, Wacky News with tags , , , , , , on May 19, 2011 by Bob

VIMB News, Chicago: Reports came in from across the country today as flash mobs hit the express ways and toll ways of the nations largest cities today. The participants all seemed to show up in their own cars and filled the roadways for approximately 3-4 hours during the early evening hours. The group was well coordinated to the point that they observed time zone changes across the U.S.

Reports say the flash “traffic” mob started at approximately 5 p.m. in each respective times zone just as people were getting off of work, causing delays for people trying to get home. Cries of “Miller Time” were heard shortly before each mob struck, leading authorities to believe the organizers were at least 45 or older.

“I just sat on the expressway for hours” one commuter said. “It was like there wasn’t enough road for everyone at once.”

Shortly after the “rush hour” as officials are now calling it, the FBI found computer communications on social networks that found evidence that the same group is planning on doing this every weekday for the rest of the decade. There were also hints, in the same evidence, that show the group is planning on staging flash traffic mobs in the morning hours as well.

“Until such time as the person or persons responsible for organizing this is found, we are advising commuters to keep a full gas tank and maybe consider taking public transportation.” an official close to the case said speaking on condition of anonymity.

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