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A Beautiful Mind

How we behave behind the wheel, echoes in eternity.

Posted on 2009.02.19 at 14:22

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ehowton
ehowton at 2009-02-20 01:28 (UTC) (Link)
I act accordingly to minimize the effects of their need for immediate gratification.

One of the things which helps me is being able to out-accelerate most people. Where there's an opening, a quick double-pump of the clutch and a downshift, and I've outpaced the troublemakers by giving them a wide berth for their margin of error ;)
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2009-02-20 18:20 (UTC) (Link)
I should mention, however, that it is pretty much impossible to reach the speeds that you're discussing in this post in New York. Not that there aren't some people that wouldn't try, there's just not enough space to get going that fast before you end up hitting someone or something.

I've found something interesting about SUV drivers, however. They feel all safe in their big obnoxious vehicles, but they're so nervous about getting scratches on them, you'd think they were driving a Mercedes Benz. It's an advantage I find most useful, one of the main reasons why I'm glad I have a maneuverable car.

Driving in Manhattan is kind of like flying through an asteroid field, only the cabbies make it slightly more unpredictable.

Edited at 2009-02-20 06:20 pm (UTC)
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-02-20 19:02 (UTC) (Link)
Driving in Manhattan is kind of like flying through an asteroid field, only the cabbies make it slightly more unpredictable.

Perhaps you should install some of these on Executor:
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2009-02-20 19:10 (UTC) (Link)
Dude, of all the shit from the prequel trilogy that I'd like to have for real (not counting an Artoo unit, which is a given), gravitic mines are pretty high on the list. You don't know how much I mean that until you've been stuck in a traffic jam on the Long Island Expressway.
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2009-02-21 01:50 (UTC) (Link)

Middle Aged Barry

ehowton
ehowton at 2009-02-21 15:42 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Middle Aged Barry

Nice! Is that the one with his eyes sharpened? He looks so intense! I've only read half of your last two reviews; they're earmarked to be re-read and finished today. The reason for the delay? I want have The Lion in Winter and the orginal Urban Danger playing respectively.
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2009-02-21 17:36 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Middle Aged Barry

Yes, that's the one I used. When you see it up close, you'll see the eyeline match between Connery and Shaw. And Urban Danger redux is going to be a nice companion piece to the upcoming Dirty Harry compilation. But, first thing's first.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-02-21 17:46 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Middle Aged Barry

OH HELL YES
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