of the legible announcements i’ve heard on the subway (roughly 10%) these past few months, what i heard this morning ranks as the new number one (followed by the former number 1).
- when packing into a downtown local 1 train at 86th street: “there are 30 sets of doors to enter the train, please use all of them. this is not noah’s ark. if you can’t fit in the car in front of you, try another set of doors. if that doesn’t work, try to wait for another train.”
- when traveling on a northbound 2 train near the fulton street stop: “change here for the 3, 4, 5, a, c, j, m, z trains and the PATH trains to Neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew Jersey!”
it appears that i am a dumbass. i’ve been informed that my grammar correction of the ‘nyc teaching fellows’ ad is incorrect. they were right: it is ‘a NYC teaching fellow’, and not ‘an NYC teaching fellow’, as i believed. apparently speech and text differ at times.
it’s wonderful. any site looks much more credible if it has its own custom google map. even if you’re only mapping the location of where your dog poops, your site is instantly a seriously professional looking site. (of course, i can’t do anything cool like that on this wordpress site b/c i have no access to code. or do i? i’ll have to check it out later)
GMapEZ – quick and painless Google Maps on your site.
Hey – people submitting headlines to Digg: stop it w/ the tabloid practice of dropping exclamation points after every title, alright? If it’s worthy, people will read it.
most people have enough common sense not to walk along railroad tracks. you would think that should be doubly true for a deaf person.
deaf Miss Texas struck and killed by train while text messaging as she walked home along railroad tracks
truly amazing! this man can take part in all of the insanely over the line jokes dished out by south park regarding jews, blacks, cripples, christians, rednecks, homosexuals, and everything else under the sun, but when it comes to his beloved scientology – well, that’s just crossing the line! how fucking hypocritical can a man be? and to boot, he suggested that trey parker and matt stone perhaps read a bit of scientology doctrine to learn the truth about its teachings! oh, the hilarity!
i was thinking about how slow, painful, and layered w/ beauracratic garbage the legal system is. it can take years for a lawsuit to make it to court, and it can be a ridiculous and frivolous suit all the same. case in point, a jury throws out a lawsuit brought by a woman who claims that the benihana restaurant chain was directly responsible for her husband’s death. the fact that this case made it as far as it did is a compelling reason for the US cout system to switch to my new and improved method for advancing cases: the Digg method!
each case gets uploaded to a central website, where anyone can read the merits of the case. if you like the case, you digg it (essentially a thumbs-up for those with their heads in the sand), and it moves higher up the chain. those at the top get heard sooner than those at the bottom. there could even be a special round of digging to throw cases out of the system entirely. perhaps even with a pie in the face for the plaintiff as an added bonus.
this, of course, could never work, b/c you could never guarantee that everyone would get equal representation in the criminal justice system. however, it would be great to see what the current pulse of the nation, or the world even, finds to be either important or frivolous.