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Don’t Text While Driving! April 30, 2009

Posted by Michael in News.

I know why this happened. People need to be told by federal regulators that they should not text while driving!

So far, the Department of Transportation has not issued a regulation to make this clear to us. I hope the Obama administration will address this issue soon.  This will create or save jobs, and probably save lives, once people have been informed by a massive public information campaign that texting while driving is a bad idea.

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This post created or saved 1,643 jobs, one of which was snagged by Sobek.  I expect Sobek to name a child after me.  It’s the least he could do.  If any of you are seeking employment, hey, just name a child after me and I will create/save some more jobs.  I don’t really mind doing it — I’m a giver.  I want to help Obama “remake America.”


1. Lipstick - April 30, 2009

I’m looking for a job — can I name a ferret after you instead of a child?

2. Mrs. Peel - April 30, 2009

Mr. LS: “Honey!! Michael pooped behind the couch again!”

LS: “Bad Michael! Go to your cage and think about what you did!”

ehh. I give myself 6 on the concept and 2 on the execution. One of you guys, make it funny.

3. Lipstick - April 30, 2009

Can’t stop laughing, Peel!

Especially the “think about what you did” thing — Mr. LS jokingly uses “think about how that makes me feel” line.

4. Lipstick - April 30, 2009

Texas thing?

5. Mrs. Peel - April 30, 2009

Hmm, could be. I’ve always thought of it as a mom thing in general, though I don’t recall my mom ever actually saying that to me. It does sound like something she would say, though.

I’ve been rereading Sluggy Freelance, because the current storyline is so convoluted that I needed to reread the old ones to follow what was going on (that’s not a bad thing, imo – we’re going to finally get some answers! Kind of like the last episode of X-Files), and one of the characters is Kiki, a talking ferret. Pooping behind the couch is a recurring theme…

6. Michael - April 30, 2009

I can’t believe you wimmens are talking about me pooping behind the couch. You wouldn’t talk about Dave like that.

How do you think that makes me feel?

7. Lipstick - April 30, 2009

Like you have our attention?

8. Lipstick - April 30, 2009

Stepping on poop in the shower is another attention-getter.

Plus it’s a lot easier to clean up.

9. lauraw - May 2, 2009

Mrs. Peel got me hooked on Sluggy a year ago or so.

I started with the first strip and read the whole thing. More than ten years worth of daily strips. Took me exactly one month.

A couple weeks in, my fakey internet friends started emailing me and asking me where I was and if I was OK.

10. Retired Geezer - May 2, 2009

Retired Geezer gets a Job!

I haven’t done any Theatre work in about 3 years.
I’m running the lightboard for the Ballet. I’m surprised how much I remember.

We’re doing: Vivaldi, Stravinsky, Ravel and … wait for it…. Patsy Cline.

Our Spring Collage of Classics is a program of three diverse ballets in a series of four performances presented at the BSU Special Events Center on the BSU campus. Sweet Dreams features the music of Patsy Cline and the guitar concertos of Antonio Vivaldi, in a surprising East-meets-West must-see. The Rite of Spring highlights a new and original ballet by resident Ballet Master, Alex Ossadnik. This powerful and emotional score is one of the masterpieces of 20th century music. For the third ballet, Ravel’s jazz-inspired Piano Concert in G Major accompanies a fast-paced, witty and beautiful new ballet by Peter Anastos — a sleek and elegant classic ballet full of energy and drive.

11. lauraw - May 2, 2009

You’re the coolest geezer ever.

12. Dave in Texas - May 2, 2009

Geezer, you and I suffer from déjà vu amnesia.

I think I have forgotten this before.

13. Mrs. Peel - May 2, 2009

That’s cool, Geez. Wish I could see that.

lauraw, heh. I started reading Sluggy back in ’01, in college. (just before Fire and Rain, iirc. We had to read that one day by day. The suspense was killing us.) The guys challenged me to beat their best time of 24 hours. So I did it in 8, heh. But that was…

Good Lord. Was my freshman year of college really eight years ago? Wow.

14. xbradtc - May 2, 2009

If any of you are seeking employment, hey, just name a child after me and I will create/save some more jobs.

I don’t have any kids… can I name someone else’s kid after you? Is Manuel close enough?

15. Mrs. Peel - May 2, 2009

Go with Miguel, xbrad.

16. Anonymous - October 25, 2009

tee hee

17. Anonymous - October 25, 2009


18. lauraw - October 25, 2009

Little update: recently a local youngster died while driving. She was on the highway and inexplicably drove over the median and into oncoming traffic. Later it was determined she was texting at the time of the accident.

19. skinbad - October 25, 2009


15 minute video about a young man that caused 2 deaths by texting while driving. Shows the grief of his parents and the two widows he created. My kids are going to watch it.

20. Retired Geezer - October 25, 2009

Wow, thanks for sharing that video, Skinbad.
I forwarded it to all my texting friends.

21. LOLO - October 25, 2009

that’s good

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