I live in New York.
This means it is illegal for me to drive my car and talk on my cellphone at the same time, unless of course im a yuppie asshole and I use a bluetooth device, because everyone seems to love them, but also because point is to have both hands on the wheel.
But get this. I was slacking off at work yesterday and i read an article
. The argument here is that even hands free devices should be banned, and 'experts' say its not holding the cellphone thats distracting, but the conversation itself.
My counter is thus: If its the conversation
that is distracting, then shouldn't it also be illegal to have, say, a passanger? Or a child? Hell, lets eliminate the shadow of all doubt and get rid of the radio as well?
I live in New York. I regularily drive with one hand, and I do it well. I talk on my cell phone all the time in the car, and i have never, ever been pulled over or gotten into an accident in the five years i've had it.
What do you guys think about this bullshit?
...I'm so hip, I have difficulty seeing over my pelvis.
that is where you should put your cellphone
also man does anyone say yuppie anymore
I know this because somebody mentions it every two goddamn minutes on the radio.
I also have a low opinion of anyone that makes a blanket assumption about a group of people like assuming that everyone that has a bluetooth headset must be a "yuppie asshole".
I think the theory is that your brain works differently having a conversation with someone over the phone. Like, because they aren't there in the car with you, your brain has to imagine them so it's distracted from what's going on around you.
But yeah, frankly, if they're going to ban that, they also need to ban driving during daylight hours in case the sun momentarily blinds you and also kill all wildlife in case you are momentarily distracted by the majesty of migrating swans or whatever the fuck I mean seriously there's a lot of stuff that can distract you a little bit how about people just prioritise their fucking attention?
Fear not, we may yet salvage it in spite of you and make it worthwhile.
Are you comming on to me, sir?
I'm suggesting that you are a penis refrigerator.
God gives us cancer?
yet it's not awesome
And the host said that if it's such a distraction every driver that's a parent should be given a lifetime supply of duct tape
I hear they're really nice
But you don't care about other opinions, gomer. You have made that abundantly clear.
If 'All awesome things give us cancer' is true, it doesn't necessarily stand that 'all things that give us cancer are awesome' need also be true.
I think there's a mathematical term for that, but it escapes me.
That awesome things give us cancer does not necessarily indicate that anything that gives cancer is awesome.
Bad threads are a good example of non-awesome things that give cancer.
I think it's the converse
It's been a long time since I did logic proofs
Yeah, I saw one of those in an 02 shop the other day and thought "That's awesome!" then noticed it costs as much as the iPhone so didn't buy it.
Which is just as well because it would've given me cancer.
It makes it true if we do
I was typing it while everyone else was posting it.
whatever will you do? (except run less people over)
What do I win?
Well, shit, that's all I ever want.
Just because I don't care about your opinions doesn't mean other people on the forum wouldn't, you selfish bastards. Way to kill decent conversation on a slow saturday morning.
but thats a rubbish word.
There's only a couple of people who actually have my number, so chances are, if they're calling, it's important
Also, being as unpopular as you, the only time anyone would call you would be in your dreams, so you wouldn't want to run over any of the muggly-flumps.
When a muggly-flump dies it turns into a bargle and then the bad dreams come again.