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Comment: Re:Please tell me this is satire (Score 1) 297

by cusco (#49129553) Attached to: Use Astrology To Save Britain's Health System, Says MP

One of the more amusing aspects of astrology is that the tables that they use were not accurate to start with, and didn't allow for precession, stellar movement, etc. Now 800 years later when "Jupiter is in Orion" according to their charts it probably isn't actually anywhere near it.

Comment: Re:Please tell me this is satire (Score 1) 297

by cusco (#49129405) Attached to: Use Astrology To Save Britain's Health System, Says MP

It's like we found the dumbest guy in the country and elected him president or something.

We in the US have a head start, we elected Reagan in 1980. His wife Nancy's astrologer seems to have had a say in a number of policy decisions, especially later in his second term when the Alzheimers was setting in.

Comment: Re:List of folks with permanent rights of way (Score 1) 288

by cusco (#49113731) Attached to: How Walking With Smartphones May Have Changed Pedestrian Etiquette

I generally wear boots, and will give them a good kick in the quarter panel if they've cut me off. Scares the crap out of them, they think they've hit someone and their insurance will go up.

The issue I run into more often in Bellevue is people coming out of a parking lot driveway waiting for traffic to clear and only looking one direction to see if cars are coming, oblivious to the fact that pedestrians even exist. (The T-Mobile headquarters is especially bad for this.) If I'm in front of them and they start to move I'll slap my hand down hard on their hood to let them know I'm there. The better ones are appalled that they almost ran someone down, the executive-looking BMW types are just annoyed that I've touched their precious baby.

Comment: Re:Take your space (Score 1) 288

by cusco (#49113329) Attached to: How Walking With Smartphones May Have Changed Pedestrian Etiquette

Some stupid woman in my wife's store ran into a post in the middle of the aisle Saturday night because she was too busy texting. She then proceeded to the front of the store, demanded to see the manager on duty, and told her that there should be a beeper on the post so that people would know it was there.

"Well, if you can't believe what you read in a comic book, what *can* you believe?!" -- Bullwinkle J. Moose

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