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Superman to come out as…

tcr! · a day ago

Superman to come out as

Somehow I always knew… 🤓

#superman

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Crosswalk of Certain Doom

tcr! · 4 hours ago

Audio (MP3): 20180904 - Crosswalk of Certain Doom

Crosswalk of Certain Doom

The scene, of course, is my truck as I’m headed to work.

Driving along Riverside Avenue and following a Toyota Corolla. The speed limit is 35 mph and we’re both sailing along about 40. There’s maybe two or three car lengths between us.

Other cars are around but they’re only slightly involved.

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Harrison · Sep 4, 2018 at 1:23 pm

Holy shit you spent some time pulling this together. I hope you did it on your employer’s dime.

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Krezel · Sep 4, 2018 at 1:24 pm

Giggle. If it helps today I will call you The King of Geneva! I haven’t a trumpet but I can turn my guitar amp up to eleven! ☮️

tcr! tcr! · Sep 4, 2018 at 2:48 pm

What will you play? Crosstown Traffic by Jimi Hendrix?

Krezel · Sep 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm

How about, I can’t drive 55?

tcr! tcr! · Sep 4, 2018 at 5:46 pm

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DA · Sep 4, 2018 at 1:24 pm

But isn’t it the law that drivers have to stop at those crosswalks for pedestrians or bikers?

gentile · Sep 4, 2018 at 1:24 pm

I’m sure it is, but at the same time, the point is that if you’re going to stop, don’t make it a split second decision. Like slamming on your brakes in front of a semi, you won’t win every time.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 4, 2018 at 3:01 pm

I might be misinterpreting it but it sounds like only when they’re in the crosswalk.

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Roda · Sep 4, 2018 at 1:24 pm

I hate that crosswalk of certain doom. Maybe a little bridge should go over it. Or it could be re-routed to coincide with the stop light intersection. I wish I had a pool.

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matt bear · Sep 4, 2018 at 2:46 pm

My kids and I cross that spot all the time. We don’t wave people to stop or expect it but people are nice enough to do so

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gentile · Sep 4, 2018 at 2:47 pm

This made my day! I haven’t driven in 15 years and could rant for hours about how the drivers in this town never stop at the line and constantly block crosswalks! People will literally see me riding down the sidewalk and block the cross walk anyway….

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MMiller · Sep 4, 2018 at 2:48 pm

A STOP sign is posted on the east and west side of the bike path that crosses Rt 25. That would indicate to me whoever is using the bike path is to stop for oncoming traffic.
Illinois law states you are to stop for someone in the crosswalk. Very confusing!

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undrtow · Sep 4, 2018 at 2:49 pm

TLDR; Always stop for bikers and walkers in the crosswalk. Problem solved. Probably…because TLDR

tcr! tcr! · Sep 4, 2018 at 6:03 pm

Well, that wasn’t really my TLDR but I’ll allow it.

undrtow · Sep 4, 2018 at 6:14 pm

I’ll admit to a short attention span, but that was similar to a short novel in social media terms, don’t you agree?

tcr! tcr! · Sep 4, 2018 at 6:29 pm

I do agree 😊 but my TLDR is more along the lines of “it’s okay to be agitated when people step on our toes.”

undrtow · Sep 4, 2018 at 6:33 pm

Ah, touche.

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Storck · Sep 4, 2018 at 4:11 pm

One second of distraction is all it takes. Hell I was reaching for cheeto the other day on a drive through Canada. Next second I had two wheels on the gravel shoulder scaring the piss out of me. Life is fun.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 4, 2018 at 5:48 pm

I gave my cat a Cheeto once. She ran off with it in her mouth like a stubby little orange cigar.

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Harrison · Sep 4, 2018 at 5:48 pm

The Cheeto made me do it!

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tyner · Sep 4, 2018 at 6:03 pm

Slow down and drive defensive.

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runde · Sep 5, 2018 at 8:04 am

Some one pissed in your Cheerios this morning huh? Also a lot of cyclists commute in “racing gear” and change at work. But the car shouldn’t have locked up the breaks but if you had to slam on yours too it means you were following too close.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 5, 2018 at 9:27 am

> it means you were following too close
Not necessarily.

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llutz · Sep 6, 2018 at 12:24 pm

I loved your post…you crack me up! #reallifeishilarious

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