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2003-01-13 11:50:11 AM
About farking time, they should make this a law everywhere. WAY too many stinky people around that do not believe in cleaning themselves. So go clean your nasty ass.
 
2003-01-13 12:14:03 PM
When I was a kid I worked at Deering Ice Cream in Portland. I got out of work at 3:00, and took the bus home, the same time the people that worked at the pier sorting fish fresh off the boats. Man, that was a nasty, nasty smell. Kinda like Roseanne after a gang-bang.
 
2003-01-13 12:56:22 PM
I've heard about some 'hygiene' site that offers personal cleaning supplies for obese people. Some folks are so big, they can't reach areas to properly clean them - so they make wiping sticks & such to help them clear away the stinkies.

Like dorking some quaking mass of celulite wasn't disgusting enough...
 
2003-01-13 12:58:40 PM
"you may be bored to the point of agrivation,
excited as a lighted fuse,
sick with the sights of deprivation,
or you may think you've got nothing left to lose,
but it don't matter what you do,
where you're coming from or where you're going to,
you can do what you like in the queue
but there's - no stinking on the bus"


[/Steve Gibbons Band]
 
2003-01-13 03:10:03 PM
Somewhere, Pepe Le Pew is dialing Jackie Childs.
 
2003-01-13 04:26:48 PM
the city already has an ordinance prohibiting people from releasing "highly objectionable odors" from their property.

Well, scratch Bend off of my list of places to live. After having some undercooked Huevos Rancheros, I'm pretty sure odors that qualify as "highly objectionable" would be emanating from whatever property I was located in.
 
2003-01-13 04:56:26 PM
Ridin' in a bus down the boulevard
And the place was pretty packed
Couldn't find a seat so I had to stand
With the perverts in the back
It was smellin' like a locker room
There was junk all over the floor
We're already packed in like sardines
But we're stoppin' to pick up more
Look out

Another one rides the bus
Another one rides the bus
And another comes on
And another comes on
Another one rides the bus
Hey
He's gonna sit by you
Another one rides the bus

There's a suitcase pokin' me in the ribs
There's an elbow in my ear
There's a smelly old bum standin' next to me
Hasn't showered in a year
Well, I think I'm missin' a contact lens
I think my wallet's gone
And I think this bus is stoppin' again
To let a couple more freaks get on
Look out

Another one rides the bus
Another one rides the bus
And another comes on
And another comes on
Another one rides the bus
Hey
He's gonna sit by you
Another one rides the bus

Yeah

Another one rides the bus
Another one rides the bus, ow
Another one rides the bus, hey, hey
Another one rides the bus, hey

The window doesn't open, and the fan is broke
And my face is turnin' blue
I haven't been in a crowd like this
Since I went to see The Who
Well, I should've got off a couple miles ago
But I couldn't get to the door
There isn't any room for me to breathe
Now we're gonna pick up more, yeah

Another one rides the bus
Another one rides the bus
And another comes on
And another comes on
Another one rides the bus
Hey
He's gonna sit by you
Another one rides the bus

No
No
Huh?
Yeah
Yeah
 
2003-01-13 05:00:46 PM
That's talent, Skwidd. Kudos. I wish I had the time to think of stuff like that.
 
2003-01-13 05:15:10 PM
That's Weird Al, CapnUgly.
 
2003-01-13 05:30:20 PM
*ACK!* Well...I would have guessed as much. I've only owned one of his albums, and that wasn't on it. Hehe. Thanks for making me look like an idiot. You win.
 
2003-01-13 05:44:48 PM
"I wash mahself with a rag on a stick"

/fat Bart
 
2003-01-13 06:52:05 PM
Need to clean up some of the bus drivers too.
 
2003-01-13 06:53:59 PM
Holy crap! A Weird Al Yankovic flashback. Let them smoke on the bus. The cig smoke cancels out the body odor.
 
2003-01-13 06:54:47 PM
highly objectionable odors" from their property.


that's a new way to say anus
 
2003-01-13 06:56:34 PM
I say go the other direction....ONLY stinky people on the bus (and the driver with a gas mask). Then you'd know where the smelly people are and could avoid them (or drive them through the car wash with the windows down or something).
 
2003-01-13 06:56:37 PM
YAY!!!
it's about time.. it may not be a big deal if you get on the bus and back off.. but what about us poor bus drivers who have to drive with the smell for 8 hours?!?!
 
2003-01-13 06:57:59 PM
But how will I get to work now???? Fascists.
 
2003-01-13 06:58:13 PM

I wish they'd do that here!

They should also crack down on people imagrating here from countries that don't have deodorant!

 
2003-01-13 06:58:38 PM
What about the stinky finger??????? Night on the town and you just want to get home?
 
2003-01-13 07:00:48 PM
How does one skateboard on a city bus?
 
2003-01-13 07:02:41 PM
Actually Bend is a great place to live- if you have your
own independent business. the skiing is great, there
are wide-open spaces all around town, endless riding opportunities, places to shoot, the deschutes river runs
right through town, and the deschutes brewery is the greatest. and anyone who's ever eaten the corned beef
hash omelet at Jake's wouldn't stand a chance on board
the bus. so I don't think it'll work.
 
2003-01-13 07:04:53 PM
while this may seem like a good idea, isn't this just another law against homelessness and poverty? So now if you are homeless you can't ride city buses anymore?
 
2003-01-13 07:06:01 PM
If this proposal gets accepted, the city will probably be sued based on discrimination from the tiny minority of people who have a skin condition that prevents them from using any type of deodorant.

I still like the idea of it though.
 
2003-01-13 07:07:12 PM
Ass_Master: So what are you saying? Only poor and homeless people smell? That's awfuly elitist of you!
 
2003-01-13 07:08:24 PM
hardly, but they have a much better reason for being smelly than your average obese lazy person.
 
2003-01-13 07:08:53 PM
yeah right, not where I live. the bus is just about the dirtiest place i know of.

i swear you can get gonorrhea from riding the bus if you're not wearing 3 pairs of pants and a condom just to be safe.
 
2003-01-13 07:09:22 PM
I wish they would require taxi drivers to take showers and use deoderant on a regular basis.
 
2003-01-13 07:09:43 PM
ya, whats wrong with being wealthy and stinky Ass_Master? I know a few well off programmers who might fall into that catagory.
 
2003-01-13 07:11:22 PM
And Mike still wonders how strongbad types with gloves on...
 
2003-01-13 07:11:36 PM
I wish they would require taxi drivers to take showers and use deoderant on a regular basis.

They dont have to, they have hanging cherry incense fresheners hanging from the rear view mirrors that, um, cleans the smell. Or makes it smell like cherry a$$.
 
2003-01-13 07:12:04 PM
You know what I always found puzzling? Guys who don't take a freakin shower before going to a strip club! I mean, what is wrong with them?
 
2003-01-13 07:12:47 PM
Skiinstructor-

Have you been to Bend lately?

Gridlocked traffic, high housing costs and ugly urban sprawl. It has become a terrible place to live by being such a great place to live a few years ago. Most unfortunate.
 
2003-01-13 07:13:44 PM
While I would like to say that it's cool that stinky people won't be allowed on the bus anymore, I can't help but think of those people who do some sort of manual labor (or work with fish, as was mentioned earlier) who need to get home after work. While I wouldn't want to be on a bus with them, they still need to get around.
 
2003-01-13 07:15:51 PM
Chicken_little: You do have a point, that isn't fair. We don't have too many people like that in NYC.
 
2003-01-13 07:16:04 PM
you can bet that the ACLU will jump all over this on behalf of stinky people everywhere. Many arabs in particular seem to have a thing about bathing.
 
2003-01-13 07:18:02 PM
I like the tag line and misread it at first as:

"Bend O'er:"
 
2003-01-13 07:18:36 PM
I don't know why they're banning stinky people on buses.. they should ban assholes from buses instead, they seem to be on there much more frequently.
 
2003-01-13 07:18:55 PM
I say they outlaw "clicking" gum in public places. Last time I was on a bus some ninny was click clicking her gun and it drove me batty. I don't ride the bus anymore, but my boss clicks his gum. Most annoying sound ever.
 
2003-01-13 07:20:05 PM
Looks like I'm walkin' from now on...
 
2003-01-13 07:20:17 PM

Many arabs in particular seem to have a thing about bathing.

I thought Muslums had all kinds of srtict rules about bathing.

 
2003-01-13 07:21:33 PM
Lunatic Tassle
Yeah, click clicking her gun would drive me batty, too.
 
Ant
2003-01-13 07:21:46 PM
you can bet that the ACLU will jump all over this on behalf of stinky people everywhere

Yep, It ain't a gonna work. ACLU lawsuit in 5...4...3...2...
 
2003-01-13 07:26:21 PM
well at least they're starting with the smelly people.

yes, that's a syringe. true story.
 
2003-01-13 07:34:25 PM
IT's about time, althgouh i don't think that there is really a way to legislate this without 'racism' and/or 'discrimination' coming into the picture!
 
2003-01-13 07:34:27 PM
Now if they could just do something about Wesley Willis.........
 
2003-01-13 07:36:57 PM
Mr. Crink- was there last october, had a great time. when
you're used to seeing inflated so cal and especially norcal
real estate prices, it's nice to see something completely
different. gridlock can happen anywhere- especially someplace growing as fast as bend is. still have friends up
there, and it's better'n what they came from. L.A. (I know
it shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as bend) had
a huge urban sprawl problem. it grew and changed with the
growth. come to think of it, urban sprawl IS an ugly thing... just saying I liked it, way more vibrant than
the so. oregon coast where i was located...
 
2003-01-13 07:39:16 PM
I'm in a touchy mood about people claiming racism right now. I was left in charge of my dept today. I made the mistake of saying "Great job, I think we could finish this today" to the empolyee that white people aren't allowed to talk to (who knew). Somehow, she took that as an insult. So I think she reported me to HR. Tomorrows gonna be fun.
 
2003-01-13 07:46:04 PM
Abby, it's sad but thats what i'm talking about. If a bus driver of a different colour (or even the same colour) tells someone they cannot get on the bus etc. the otehr person (sad but true) can claim that it was either because of their race, or perhaps because they wore glasses, or were shorter than the other ppl etc...
 
2003-01-13 07:46:40 PM
And Abby- Good luck with the job, and meeting tommorow!
 
Ant
2003-01-13 07:47:26 PM
I was left in charge of my dept today. I made the mistake of saying "Great job, I think we could finish this today" to the empolyee that white people aren't allowed to talk to (who knew). Somehow, she took that as an insult.

You must work for a large company. My company's HR dept would laugh their asses off at something that whiny........ Then they'd probably be sued
 
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