I just saw a couple of very interesting pictures. I'm not sure if they are real or not. Check out the first one, which appears to show some monster potholes:
The title of the message sent to me was "Those clever Canadians!" The gist of the message was that as an alternative to using speed cameras and other threats to slow drivers down, they have started using photo-realistic images of holes that can be picked up and moved around.
It seems to me that there are several flaws with this otherwise cunning scheme (assuming it to be real, of course). For example, an inattentive driver (on the phone, combing hair, whatever) might not see the fake hole until the last moment, at which time they might swerve to avoid the hole and cause a wreck or run off the road.
Alternatively, drivers might become so used to these things that they don't bother to slow down or avoid them, which would be unfortunate should the hole be a real one (grin).
Of course the biggest problem with these fake holes would be that everyone would want them – I'd quite like one to put in my drive and surprise my wife (Gina the Gorgeous) and my 17-year old son.
As a somewhat related point, I heard a joke about two lady bowling teams – one of all Blondes and one of all Brunettes – who charter a double-decker bus for a weekend trip to Louisiana.
The Brunette team decided to ride on the bottom of the bus, while the Blonde team opted for the upper level. During the trip the Brunette team were having a great time, really whooping it up, when they realize that they haven't heard anything from the Blondes upstairs, so they send one of their number upstairs to investigate…
When the Brunette reaches the top, she finds all of the Blondes in abject fear, staring straight ahead at the road and clutching the seats in front of them with white knuckles..
So the brunette says "What the heck is going on up here? We're having a great time downstairs!"
One of the Blondes looks at her, swallows hard, and whispers… "It's OK for you – you've got a driver!"
Hey, I didn’t say it was a good joke :-)
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