So, after I made my last post, and then tweeted it, I foolishly upgraded to WordPress 2.7.1 automatically. Now, it’s hosed my layout. Will get it fixed, sometime.
Edit: Wow. 25 minutes to get the idiocy fixed. @hate WP 2.7.1 upgrade. I really need to get with James sometime and rip this theme to bits and get things changed so that I can get it to work with the 3 column layout I want with dynamic width.
The title of this post is something I’ve said all too many times. I’ve said it (or paraphrased it, anyway) in other cities I’ve lived in, mostly as a comparison, “Yeah, ok, but they’re not as bad as Midland drivers.” I thought that Fort Wayne drivers were bad; I thought that Huntsville drivers were bad. Returning to Midland, however, and driving here after driving in several other cities and states, has reinforced for me, just how terrible and stupid Midland drivers can be.
I don’t know, maybe Midland drivers have gotten worse over the last several years. Maybe there are just MORE bad drivers in Midland. Maybe I’ve just gotten spoiled by a better class of idiot drivers from other cities. But it’s definitely worse here than I remember before. I continually see more and more amazing displays of vehicular stupidity the longer I’m here. The day and a half of icy roads a couple of weeks ago, I thought, were going to be some of the worst displays I could expect. Alas, I was so wrong. Give Midland a little dust storm – a weather phenomenon anyone who’s lived here more than 6 months should be familiar with – and people amaze me even more with how fucking stupid they can be.
I came up with an idea several years back, which I’m even more in favor of now: All Midland drivers should be forced to spend like 3 months or so driving a regular work commute schedule in a big car-oriented city, like DFW, Phoenix, Indianapolis, or so forth. Someplace that HAS more than lip service to public transportation, but where individually owned cars are still the primary mode of getting where you need to be. Then, maybe, the ones who don’t get themselves killed might come back to Midland as slightly less of a fucking idiot behind the wheel.
Spam of the Day: “new reason to live…” (zomg, a new Canadian Pharmacy! Life has meaning now!)
Link of the Day: Oktoberfest Girls
Quote of the Day: “Dammit, I knew I forgot something!” – Me.
Link of the Day: 10 Confessions Of A Cash4Gold Employee from The Consumerist
Spam of the Day: “Your Package” – from “OFFICE OF THE SENATE”
Pic of the Day: Snow Dalek
Quote of the Day: “Shelly Bowers!” – Corey Molinar
Video of the Day: Brent Spiner messing with Patrick Stewart at a convention
Spam of the Day: “Your future in pornography is just a click away!”
Quote of the Day: “Yes, close everything you craptastic piece of shit!” – Me.
Link of the Day: Perfect Picture (for no other reason than that it cheered me up very briefly)