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2008-01-10 09:39:22 AM  
Most don't. SLUTs give it up, WHORES cost money.
 
2008-01-10 09:41:22 AM  
Seattle lets you ride the SLUT as many times as you want.

Save the planet! Ride a SLUT!
 
2008-01-10 09:43:29 AM  
The planet isn't gonna be saved by a 2 mile ride from Westlake to the Hutch.

But, if riding a pretend commuter train up and down is your idea of fun, by all means.
 
2008-01-10 10:36:07 AM  
And the mayor was celebrating that 25% of the operating fees for the choochoo were going to come from fares.

How's that workin out for you?
 
2008-01-10 11:19:14 AM  
Reminds me of a KB article from MS I still have on their Critical Update Notification Tool.
 
2008-01-10 11:21:00 AM  
Sluts are just whores with no business sense.
 
2008-01-10 11:21:32 AM  
I'm thinking that SLUS's are STD safer, and more accurate.
 
2008-01-10 11:24:24 AM  
Why can't you americans accept the dollar coin? Works everywhere else in the world. The machines that accept paper money are useless everywhere.
 
2008-01-10 11:25:06 AM  
steve_s: Why can't you americans accept the dollar coin? Works everywhere else in the world. The machines that accept paper money are useless everywhere.

We don't like new and scary things.
 
2008-01-10 11:25:57 AM  
steve_s: Why can't you americans accept the dollar coin? Works everywhere else in the world. The machines that accept paper money are useless everywhere.

fark you and your metric system
 
2008-01-10 11:26:02 AM  
putting pleasure before business.
 
2008-01-10 11:27:56 AM  
tweekster: We don't like new and scary things.

...new?
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2008-01-10 11:28:22 AM  
I've heard nothing but BAD things about this retarded tram idea. It doesn't seem to do anything a bus can't do. Not to mention there are buses on this route anyway.
 
2008-01-10 11:28:26 AM  
steve_s: Why can't you americans accept the dollar coin? Works everywhere else in the world. The machines that accept paper money are useless everywhere.

Because we don't want to be weighed down with heavy coins. I went to Australia and had to deal with not only $1 coins, but also $2 coins. This in addition to the 50¢, 20¢, 10¢ and 5¢ coins. My pants were falling down they were so weighed down with coins. We'll stick with the bills here, thanks.
 
2008-01-10 11:28:55 AM  
Just another shining example of Seattle's decaying traffic infrastructure.
 
2008-01-10 11:29:06 AM  
What an unfortunate acronym.
Also:

i103.photobucket.com

/can't believe this hasn't been posted yet...
 
2008-01-10 11:29:14 AM  
If you want it you always have to pay for SCAT (new window) though.
 
2008-01-10 11:29:53 AM  
Walker: Because we don't want to be weighed down with heavy coins. I went to Australia and had to deal with not only $1 coins, but also $2 coins. This in addition to the 50¢, 20¢, 10¢ and 5¢ coins. My pants were falling down they were so weighed down with coins. We'll stick with the bills here, thanks.

Ever hear of a belt?
 
2008-01-10 11:31:07 AM  
Ever hear of a belt?

Those are considered weapons and we have to check them at the gate.
 
2008-01-10 11:31:08 AM  
You know who else liked to ride SLUTS??


ME
 
2008-01-10 11:31:12 AM  
LessO2: Walker: Because we don't want to be weighed down with heavy coins. I went to Australia and had to deal with not only $1 coins, but also $2 coins. This in addition to the 50¢, 20¢, 10¢ and 5¢ coins. My pants were falling down they were so weighed down with coins. We'll stick with the bills here, thanks.

Ever hear of a belt?


I was wearing a belt and it was even on extra tight!
 
2008-01-10 11:31:15 AM  
MaximumTravis: tweekster: We don't like new and scary things.

...new?


We have a long history of dollar coins being dismal failures.
 
2008-01-10 11:32:27 AM  
tweekster: We have a long history of dollar coins being dismal failures.

True. All I'm saying is that they aren't new.
 
2008-01-10 11:32:49 AM  
dj_bigbird: And the mayor was celebrating that 25% of the operating fees for the choochoo were going to come from fares.

How's that workin out for you?


I read that as chocobo. I was both confused an excited about the prospect of rental chocobos in Washington.
 
2008-01-10 11:33:45 AM  
steve_s: Why can't you americans accept the dollar coin? Works everywhere else in the world. The machines that accept paper money are useless everywhere.

quiet down suburb of America
 
2008-01-10 11:34:39 AM  
MaximumTravis: tweekster: We have a long history of dollar coins being dismal failures.

True. All I'm saying is that they aren't new.


At this point it would be considered repeatedly new

Still scary
 
2008-01-10 11:34:45 AM  
gimmedaloot: Most don't. SLUTs give it up, WHORES cost money.

You leave the West Hollywood Overland Rail Express System out of this!

/Stole it.
//From NPR.
///Wait Wait, Don't tell me.
////I feel really dirty now.
 
2008-01-10 11:34:57 AM  
jonny_q:
I read that as chocobo. I was both confused an excited about the prospect of rental chocobos in Washington.


That would be great except for having to listen to that annoying theme song the entire time.
 
2008-01-10 11:35:39 AM  
I'll take 8!!
 
2008-01-10 11:35:52 AM  
No one rules the C.L.I.T like me.
 
2008-01-10 11:36:55 AM  
img102.imageshack.us
 
2008-01-10 11:37:17 AM  
Here in Flint, Michigan, we're waiting for Flint Area Rapid Transit
 
2008-01-10 11:37:23 AM  
tweekster:
At this point it would be considered repeatedly new

Still scary


I hate that the new dollar coins feel basically exactly the same as a quarter in your pocket
 
2008-01-10 11:37:58 AM  
This was Paul Allen's pet project. All my friends in Seattle were jazzed to go ride the SLUT as soon as it was completed. Must have been hundreds of people waiting for the SLUT to come [cough]. Other Paul Allen projects: Experience Music Project (Building looks like a smashed guitar from above and a psychadelic turd from street-level), the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence through the Allen Telescope Array, and SpaceShipOne. Bang up guy if you ask me.
 
2008-01-10 11:38:03 AM  
LessO2: Walker: Because we don't want to be weighed down with heavy coins. I went to Australia and had to deal with not only $1 coins, but also $2 coins. This in addition to the 50¢, 20¢, 10¢ and 5¢ coins. My pants were falling down they were so weighed down with coins. We'll stick with the bills here, thanks.

Ever hear of a belt?


But why, if I can just have paper money that weighs less. I mean...we could make money out of barbells and wear chainlink suspenders and Kevlar pants but we don't because there are easier ways...

/Belts are a pain in the ass.
//Not as bad as ties; at least belts serve a purpose.
 
2008-01-10 11:38:12 AM  
i216.photobucket.com
this slut will!

forget it farkers, you can't afford it.
 
2008-01-10 11:38:26 AM  
This is the second time I've heard proof-of-payment referred to as the honor system. But that's not what it is. If there were no possibility of a fine for not having proof-of-payment, that would be the honor system.
 
2008-01-10 11:38:41 AM  
redshoejess: What an unfortunate acronym.
Also:

/can't believe this hasn't been posted yet...


so unfortunate she is a lesbian. Not that I'd be able to ever touch her anyways. just sayin'
 
2008-01-10 11:38:53 AM  
steve_s: Why can't you americans accept the dollar coin? Works everywhere else in the world. The machines that accept paper money are useless everywhere.

As this is how your typical American wears their pants, you can see they'd be tripping over themselves with more then a few coins in their pockets:

wwwimage.cbsnews.com

The rest of Americans are morbidly obese and it's well known moo moos and sweat pants don't have very big pockets for carrying coins.
 
2008-01-10 11:39:11 AM  
Wow. Just when you think this story can't get better, it manages to reinvent itself yet again.

//Ride the SLUT!
 
2008-01-10 11:39:13 AM  
jonny_q:

I read that as chocobo. I was both confused an excited about the prospect of rental chocobos in Washington.
thats funny because I read this as rectal
 
2008-01-10 11:39:42 AM  
My first greenlight...sigh...I just want to say 'thank you' to all the little people that made this possible.

/including my morning news guy who gave me the headline
 
2008-01-10 11:39:52 AM  
MaximumTravis: tweekster:
At this point it would be considered repeatedly new

Still scary

I hate that the new dollar coins feel basically exactly the same as a quarter in your pocket


Exactly, I found one in my change pocket yesterday.
I hate huge coins, but making them as close as possible to the size of a quarter is just idiotic.
 
2008-01-10 11:43:24 AM  
Walker: steve_s: Why can't you americans accept the dollar coin? Works everywhere else in the world. The machines that accept paper money are useless everywhere.

Because we don't want to be weighed down with heavy coins. I went to Australia and had to deal with not only $1 coins, but also $2 coins. This in addition to the 50¢, 20¢, 10¢ and 5¢ coins. My pants were falling down they were so weighed down with coins. We'll stick with the bills here, thanks.


I thought the exact same thing would happen when I moved here from the States. For those of you that don't know, the Euro is available in 2€, 1€, 0.50€, 0.20€, 0.10€, 0.05€, 0.02€, and 0.01€ coins. Do you know how people here cope with having all those coins given out for change?

They spend them, believe it or not.

Between the bowl on my counter and the pockets of my pants, I may have (at most) 2.50€ in coins in my posession at any given time. Whenever I go out, I grab a Euro coin or two and some smaller chnage. I use them to cover the overs on my groceries. Like, if you buy 21.35€ of stuff and only have 2 20€ bills, you cover the other 1.35€ with coins. It works much better than I thought it would, and I can't say my pants have ever fallen down from the contents of my pockets. Then again, first-year teachers don't make a whole lot hear (but that's another post for another thread...)

It's not really that hard to do, though Americans probably won't go for the dollar coins until they've got no choice in the matter.
 
2008-01-10 11:44:37 AM  
tweekster:
Exactly, I found one in my change pocket yesterday.
I hate huge coins, but making them as close as possible to the size of a quarter is just idiotic.



I know! If only there was some easier way to carry around something worth a dollar. Something thing, maybe of a papery, fabricy type material that could be folded and put in...say, a wallet. That way we wouldn't have these coin problems

A guy can dream...
 
2008-01-10 11:46:15 AM  
Delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol 2008-01-10 11:33:45 AM
steve_s: Why can't you americans accept the dollar coin? Works everywhere else in the world. The machines that accept paper money are useless everywhere.

quiet down suburb of America


That's pretty funny coming from a guy in Louisiana.
Let me know when you get indoor plumbing and electricity.
 
2008-01-10 11:46:30 AM  
Er, first-year teachers don't make a whole lot here.

/Rotsky'd myself
 
2008-01-10 11:47:23 AM  
MaximumTravis: tweekster:
Exactly, I found one in my change pocket yesterday.
I hate huge coins, but making them as close as possible to the size of a quarter is just idiotic.


I know! If only there was some easier way to carry around something worth a dollar. Something thing, maybe of a papery, fabricy type material that could be folded and put in...say, a wallet. That way we wouldn't have these coin problems

A guy can dream...


Not to mention it's hard to put coins in the strippers g-string. And if she thinks you're tipping her a quarter, you might end up with a high-heel boot imprint on your forehead.
 
2008-01-10 11:47:44 AM  
redshoejess

And who might that healthy young lady be?

/forgive my ignorance
 
2008-01-10 11:48:44 AM  
Robo Beat: Walker: steve_s: Why can't you americans accept the dollar coin? Works everywhere else in the world. The machines that accept paper money are useless everywhere.

Because we don't want to be weighed down with heavy coins. I went to Australia and had to deal with not only $1 coins, but also $2 coins. This in addition to the 50¢, 20¢, 10¢ and 5¢ coins. My pants were falling down they were so weighed down with coins. We'll stick with the bills here, thanks.

I thought the exact same thing would happen when I moved here from the States. For those of you that don't know, the Euro is available in 2€, 1€, 0.50€, 0.20€, 0.10€, 0.05€, 0.02€, and 0.01€ coins. Do you know how people here cope with having all those coins given out for change?

They spend them, believe it or not.

Between the bowl on my counter and the pockets of my pants, I may have (at most) 2.50€ in coins in my posession at any given time. Whenever I go out, I grab a Euro coin or two and some smaller chnage. I use them to cover the overs on my groceries. Like, if you buy 21.35€ of stuff and only have 2 20€ bills, you cover the other 1.35€ with coins. It works much better than I thought it would, and I can't say my pants have ever fallen down from the contents of my pockets. Then again, first-year teachers don't make a whole lot hear (but that's another post for another thread...)

It's not really that hard to do, though Americans probably won't go for the dollar coins until they've got no choice in the matter.


I see the education system there is just as good as it is hear.
/I keed
 
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