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  • Andrea says:

    That’s really funny, because I was listening to the same story on my way home from work. The woman was annoying right from the start, but when I heard the little girl I just had to turn it off because it felt so humiliating and I felt sorry for Neal. A minute later I turned it back on because I was sure Neal must have cut her off by then, but instead I heard this horrible racket that the little girl was making. Just the fact that this woman called up to say her solution is having her 10-year-old secretary do the texting, told you what kind of mother she was. People like that think that their child is so incredibly special that everyone in the world would like nothing better than to listen to a story about how helpful she is. I thought whoever selected her to be on the air should be fired. Justin, I’m on the same page as you with everything you said.

    Incidentally, as I got closer to home the traffic slowed to a snail’s pace. Then I saw that there was a huge accident on the corner with several police cars and a helicopter looming overhead. I wonder if there was texting involved.

    • Justin Garrett Blum says:

      Oh, good. Now if people ask me why I’m so intolerant, I can just say, “Blame my mother! I got it from her!”

      As an aside, that caller was proof that white trash listen to NPR. I wouldn’t have said they do.

  • Lili says:

    I can’t believe these people. A 10 year-old should definitely know her limits. Also, 10 years old is way too early to be texting, in my opinion. And, finally on the issue of texting while driving, what is so urgent that needs to be texted while driving and just can’t wait until you get to your destination? Seriously! I have developed this hate for people who text while driving. It’s stupid and irresponsible any way you look at it. And plain selfish, because they put in danger everyone else on the road.

    • Justin Garrett Blum says:

      Don’t look at me. You know I’m as prone to getting glued to my computer as anybody, but even I can step away from technology every now and then. Then again, as a result of not liking people, there are very few persons I’d actually want to talk to, anyway–at any time, let alone while I’m driving!

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  • fuwalda says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, the comedy stylings of Donald W. Pfeffer!

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What’d Make You Stop Texting While Driving?

Here’s a fairly random post, but bear with me.

So I escaped from work for a few minutes today in order to make a sandwich run. On the way, I turned the radio on to “Talk of the Nation”–they’re talking about distracted driving laws. And it’s a call in show, you know, so the host Neal Conan posed this slightly odd question: “What’d make you stop texting while driving?” I say “slightly odd”, because if you text while you drive, then you’re already too stupid to make common sense, responsible decisions. The only thing likely to make you stop is you get in an accident and maybe kill somebody. You can listen to the segment here.

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  • fuwalda says:

    You know I loved this movie. And you know I hate it when people talk shit about America.

  • Justin Garrett Blum says:

    I mean, we’re a bunch of fat asses in this country. I’m not denying that. Just saying, people need to ease up about it.

    Anyway, I’m gonna go watch the end of The A-Team that I didn’t get to rewatch last night. heh.

  • fuwalda says:

    Oh, and you’re right about the plot of A-Team being confusing. If somebody asked me what the movie was about, I’d have no clue what to say. I honestly don’t know. I have no memory of the plot. I just remember the set pieces and enjoying myself. I also remembering not really understanding a lot of what was happening.

    In fact… did David Lynch direct this movie?

  • Justin Garrett Blum says:

    I know, right? This movie is more complicated than Inception by an order of magnitude.

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The A-Team, Revisited + Fat Asses

So if you’ll recall, I was pretty generous in my review of The A-Team. After rewatching parts of it last night, however, I think I wasn’t generous enough.

On a second viewing (with my baby daughter in another country, and thus not waking up every twenty minutes to compel me to pause the film), I found that I enjoyed it quite a bit more than the first time. The action sequences, which I initially thought became tamer after the high bar set in the opening minutes, seemed more charged and dramatically compelling this time around.

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