Poppa Boner: It's Thanksgiving you morons.
Petey the Headless Parakeet: The Mass Pike officials can DIAF for not waiving tolls and making things worse than they would have been. People come from all around to look at farking leaves. Get a friggin' hobby, people!
majestic: Who in the fark gets to count Columbus Day as a long weekend?
majestic: Who in the fark gets to count Columbus Day as a long weekend? If it weren't on the calendar, I wouldn't even know that it was today.
Znuh: Back in the day, the Mass Pike used to waive tolls if and when congestion got utterly intolerable. I remember them doing this on Thanksgiving and Christmas, and a handful of other times.It would appear based on my recent travels, that this has been thrown out the window in favor of 'fark you, pay me'.If you need to get to Boston or points West, and you connect with the pike, seriously consider the back roads. Out West, Route 2 is a nice way to get to Boston from Western MA, and if you're coming up 84 to hit Boston, take the very first exit before the tolls and hop onto Route 20. Better yet, if it's backed up, Mashpaug Rd (CT) to South Street to 169 North to Rte. 20.Fark the pike.
FriarReb98: If you willingly take the pike on a holiday weekend, when there's plenty of ways around it, then you deserve to be tolled.
Cheron: I happen to know that my father-in-law just got on the internet a few weeks ago so you can't be him but you do sound like him. Made the mistake of letting him drive from central Connecticut to LL Bean in Freeport Maine. He took back roads the whole way.
joness0154: Do they not have an EZ-Pass or I-Pass type system on the turnpike?
RumsfeldsReplacement: They do. It never ceases to amaze me how few people in Massachusetts use it though. The "cash" lines are always way backed up.
Betep: "Friday's logjam was reminiscent of a 7-mile backup at the turnpike's Route 128 toll plaza"Sagamore Bridge laughs at you!/Tomorrow: Closed for the Season. See you in the Spring!//Someone will ask if I have a vacancy.
stickandmove: Some of this problem could alleviated if Massachusetts would go to open road tolling at some of the major choke points (Sturbridge, Weston, Allston-Brighton). That would actually make EZ-Pass effective, because right now there's just too few lanes at the toll plazas to handle the volume.
kiwimoogle84: Poppa Boner: It's Thanksgiving you morons.Only for you flappy heads up north. USA doesn't get thanksgiving for six weeks. BOSTON happens to be in the USA.What's the correlation between Canadians having a holiday and us having a traffic jam?
Snarfangel: Poppa Boner: It's Thanksgiving you morons.If it's Thanksgiving, where are the Christmas decorations, Mr. Smarty-Pants?/It's only Thanksgiving in Canada because the glaciers sweep down from the mountains this time of year.
d1zzy32: To all you people who think the EZ-Pass is going to save you on the pike during these clusterfarks, you're wrong. The traffic jam will occur before EVERY toll entering the pike, and cash or pass you are CRAWLING through the tolls. Just to crawl on the pike for miles and miles. That's when I bring smokes and a cooler of beers./Mass highways can and will crush your soul.//Built up resistance.
Poppa Boner: kiwimoogle84: Poppa Boner: It's Thanksgiving you morons.Only for you flappy heads up north. USA doesn't get thanksgiving for six weeks. BOSTON happens to be in the USA.What's the correlation between Canadians having a holiday and us having a traffic jam?lolitrollu.jpg;-)
leonel: Everyone knows Leif Ericson was the first European who discovered America first.
FriarReb98: leonel: Everyone knows Leif Ericson was the first European who discovered America first.And his day's tomorrow, according to the History channel. So either way, it's Coming to America weekend. With that in mind, I think we should all be shown that movie today in homage to the ideals set forth by the explorers.
ocschwar: Who the furk drives in Massachusetts?
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