Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My Eyes, They Just Pop Right Out!

Oh, how fun:

There's nothing quite so infuriating as seeing some idiot with southern plates driving his jeep too fast in the snow because he doesn't realize that four wheel drive provides faster acceleration but does nothing for his stopping radius.
If only everyone knew as much about cars as our muse, then we might all be more informed about our stopping radii.

Update:

In the comments our muse says (in response to a Southerner who takes umbrage at her generalization):
I've driven in snow in both Western New York and in DC; there's no question that the DC drivers are much worse in much less snow.
That's right, folks, Megan is armed with anecdotal observation and so, therefore, CANNOT BE QUESTIONED!!!!!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"There's nothing quite so infuriating as seeing some idiot with southern plates driving his Jeep too fast in the snow because he doesn't realize that four wheel drive provides faster acceleration but does nothing for his stopping radius."

What the eff is a "stopping radius"? Radius implies a circle.

I guess that is about the level of driving analysis one would expect from a native New Yorker who doesn't own a car.

Clem said...

Stopping distance, turning radius. If she's consistent, we'll soon read: "Thanks to its short wheel-base, my Mini has an exceptionally tight turning distance."

spencer said...

Actually, there's nothing quite so infuriating as some jagoff with northern plates coming down here and driving in the left lane at less than the speed limit, with their goddamn right turn signal on for thirty-eight fucking miles.

I mean, if we're going to indulge in moronic regional stereotyping, I figured I'd play along.

clever pseudonym said...

For me, there's nothing quite so infuriating as people starting sentences with phrases like "there's nothing so infuriating," only to go on and list some general annoyance. I'm pretty sure I'd find somebody punching me in the face a mite more infuriating than seeing him whiz by in a four wheel drive jeep with 'Bama plates.