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NY Drivers The Angriest and Most Aggressive, Noooo

New York has overtaken Miami to be voted the U.S. city with the angriest and most aggressive drivers, according to a survey on road rage released on Tuesday.

Miami topped the annual poll for the last four years but voters in 25 major metropolitan areas gave New Yorkers the prize for angriest, most aggressive drivers who tailgate, speed, honk their horns, overreact and lose their tempers.

The response of New Yorkers to bad drivers also helped push the city into the top slot for road rage.

Road Rage

“New Yorkers were most likely to wave their fists or arms. They were most likely to lay on the horn and they were most likely to make some sort of obscene gesture,” said Michael Bush, of the marketing and consulting company Affinion Group, which commissioned the survey.

Dallas/Fort Worth came in second as the worst road rage city followed by Detroit, Atlanta and Minneapolis/St. Paul. Miami ranked a distant seventh.

Baltimore, Sacramento and Pittsburgh rounded out the top five cities with the most pleasant drivers.

Portland and Cleveland were voted to have the most courteous, considerate drivers. Continue reading

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June 20, 2009 Posted by | Did you know? | , | Leave a comment

Dear Bozeman, Montana: Can’t People Be Freaks In Their Personal Lives?

You might have read about how the city of Bozeman, Montana was requiring applicants to provide not only their user names to various sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, IFuckAnimals.com (I’m kidding, but it might very well exist), but they were also requiring their passwords. Um, really? Really? They probably just really wanted to surf porn under another person’s user name.

Anyway, they’ve since backtracked and here’s an excerpt from the article:

The city of Bozeman, Mont., has rescinded its long-standing policy that job applicants provide user names and passwords to social-networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.

According to a press release (PDF) issued Friday:

The extent of our request for a candidate’s password, user name, or other internet information appears to have exceeded that which is acceptable to our community. We appreciate the concern many citizens have expressed regarding this practice and apologize for the negative impact this issue is having on the City of Bozeman.

The city stopped the practice as of midday Friday, until it “conducts a more comprehensive evaluation of the practice,” the release said.

 

June 20, 2009 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know? | , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: Sprinkle Some Light (working on this one)

tuneupdailySaturday, June 20

As anyone who knows me well will tell you, I don’t like to complicate things. I like to keep it simple. When it comes to spirituality, it’s all about LIGHT and DARK.

When things are going haywire in our lives, or in the world, it’s because there is darkness. Or rather, not enough Light.

Today, remove the pockets of chaos from your life by revealing Light. It happens through restriction. Do something that is difficult. Against your nature. Out of the box. No strings attached.

June 20, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , | Leave a comment

Great To See You Feat. Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, Peter Serafinowicz and Sarah Alexander

Will Arnett and Amy Poehler encounter some “friends” on the street. Awkward!

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June 20, 2009 Posted by | Funny | , , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: On Again, Off Again

tuneupdailyFriday, June 19

Does it feel hard to focus? Like you’re flipping back and forth, yes, no, yes, no, yes, no. That’s the energy of this month. On again, off again. Hot and cold. Yes and no.

That can be frustrating, yet at the same time, it’s opposites that make a whole.

The lesson here is if we can be interested in both sides, if we can see the flipside of the coin, we can best harness the energy of this month.

Today, accept and be interested in both sides. This will make dealing with the contradiction in others — and inside — much easier.

June 20, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , | Leave a comment