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2013-04-22 08:34:44 PM
17 votes:
Subby, you had the beginnings of a good, multi-faceted troll here, but I'm afraid that, frankly, you blew it. Yes, you got the "biggest douchebags" reference in there for the bike riders, and that's going to cause a nice but somewhat predictable flare up between oblivious bike riders who think they own the road and waddling blubber cushions who couldn't ride half a mile if their life depended on it and are therefore jealous that they'll never be able to wear spandex without a very real risk of causing permanent blindness. But "worst female driver in the world"? Come on, is that supposed to enrage women or something? Being the "worst female driver" is only saying something about that one driver. It's not saying anything about female drivers in general. In fact, if you just take the words at their literal sense, it's actually not an insult at all. It takes the "worst female driver in the world" to do something like this? I guess all the rest of them must be pretty good drivers then, huh? At least good enough to not have this happen, anyway.

Now, let's look at this another way. What if she's not "the worst female driver in the world" but is rather a "typical female driver?" A fair representative, in other words, of all women drivers. Now  that would be saying something. And what if we just tweaked the overall tone of the headline, made it a question. People like headlines that are questions...it pulls them in, makes them want to click the link to see if the answer they've already shaped in their head fits the actual scenario. So, instead of "worst female driver in the world vs. the biggest douchebags in the world," maybe you'd have something like this:

What happens when a typical female driver meets the biggest douchebags on the road?"

or, for something even punchier and more direct:

Woman driver vs. douchebags. Who loses?

Lots of other possibilities, too. The main thing to remember is to not go overboard with the hyperbole. Lots of times, things are funnier when you present them as mundane. That's true even when you're talking about the sort of simpletons who live in Idaho.
2013-04-22 10:54:42 PM
5 votes:
Nice spacesuit, Lance.

media.ktvb.com
2013-04-22 10:42:03 PM
4 votes:

EViLTeW: Pathetic of them not to show where she turned onto the bike path from.  I chased it down on google maps and it doesn't appear to be signed as bikes only, but it doesn't look like the kind of road you should be turning down, either.  It looks like a service road or bike path.


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RECALCULATING!
2013-04-22 10:49:38 PM
3 votes:
Good luck, everybody.
i2.ytimg.com
2013-04-22 10:41:37 PM
3 votes:
I read the headline and immediately thought it was about Danica vs. the rest of the Nascar field.
2013-04-22 10:28:19 PM
3 votes:
That reminds me, I need to clean off the lycra that's stuck to my bumper.
2013-04-23 01:22:01 AM
2 votes:
At some point she saw this and thought "This looks legit.  I'll bet this is how people get from Washington to Oregon"

i37.tinypic.com
2013-04-23 12:03:21 AM
2 votes:

Bugerz: Just returns for some of the crap bikers pull off in traffic. Although, still doesn't beat the random woman that just walked into the street 20 feet in front of me this morning pushing a cart full of little debbie snacks.

/she doesn't have a cart now
//i need a new bumper


I can see the headline now: Ho's Ho-Hos Hosed
2013-04-22 11:09:33 PM
2 votes:
I read the headline and immediately thought it was about Danica vs. the rest of the Nascar field.

QFT
2013-04-22 10:44:39 PM
2 votes:
When I was 17, was arrested for being drunk... in... pub-lic. One DWI, which was a bogus charge because they were stopping everybody that was drivin' down that particular sidewalk... and that's profilin'... and profilin' is wrong.
2013-04-22 10:40:09 PM
2 votes:
FTFA: Some bikers, however, had trouble getting around the car.

Ahhh... The irony...

/boo-f*cking-hoo
2013-04-22 10:35:08 PM
2 votes:

Pocket Ninja: Subby, you had the beginnings of a good, multi-faceted troll here, but I'm afraid that, frankly, you blew it. Yes, you got the "biggest douchebags" reference in there for the bike riders, and that's going to cause a nice but somewhat predictable flare up between oblivious bike riders who think they own the road and waddling blubber cushions who couldn't ride half a mile if their life depended on it and are therefore jealous that they'll never be able to wear spandex without a very real risk of causing permanent blindness. But "worst female driver in the world"? Come on, is that supposed to enrage women or something? Being the "worst female driver" is only saying something about that one driver. It's not saying anything about female drivers in general. In fact, if you just take the words at their literal sense, it's actually not an insult at all. It takes the "worst female driver in the world" to do something like this? I guess all the rest of them must be pretty good drivers then, huh? At least good enough to not have this happen, anyway.

Now, let's look at this another way. What if she's not "the worst female driver in the world" but is rather a "typical female driver?" A fair representative, in other words, of all women drivers. Now  that would be saying something. And what if we just tweaked the overall tone of the headline, made it a question. People like headlines that are questions...it pulls them in, makes them want to click the link to see if the answer they've already shaped in their head fits the actual scenario. So, instead of "worst female driver in the world vs. the biggest douchebags in the world,"
maybe you'd have something like this:

What happens when a typical female driver meets the biggest douchebags on the road?"

or, for something even punchier and more direct:

Woman driver vs. douchebags. Who loses?

Lots of other possibilities, too. The main thing to remember is to not go overboard with the hyperbole. Lots of times, things are funnier when ...

2013-04-22 10:29:44 PM
2 votes:

Pocket Ninja: Subby, you had the beginnings of a good, multi-faceted troll here, but I'm afraid that, frankly, you blew it. Yes, you got the "biggest douchebags" reference in there for the bike riders, and that's going to cause a nice but somewhat predictable flare up between oblivious bike riders who think they own the road and waddling blubber cushions who couldn't ride half a mile if their life depended on it and are therefore jealous that they'll never be able to wear spandex without a very real risk of causing permanent blindness. But "worst female driver in the world"? Come on, is that supposed to enrage women or something? Being the "worst female driver" is only saying something about that one driver. It's not saying anything about female drivers in general. In fact, if you just take the words at their literal sense, it's actually not an insult at all. It takes the "worst female driver in the world" to do something like this? I guess all the rest of them must be pretty good drivers then, huh? At least good enough to not have this happen, anyway.

Now, let's look at this another way. What if she's not "the worst female driver in the world" but is rather a "typical female driver?" A fair representative, in other words, of all women drivers. Now  that would be saying something. And what if we just tweaked the overall tone of the headline, made it a question. People like headlines that are questions...it pulls them in, makes them want to click the link to see if the answer they've already shaped in their head fits the actual scenario. So, instead of "worst female driver in the world vs. the biggest douchebags in the world," maybe you'd have something like this:

What happens when a typical female driver meets the biggest douchebags on the road?"

or, for something even punchier and more direct:

Woman driver vs. douchebags. Who loses?

Lots of other possibilities, too. The main thing to remember is to not go overboard with the hyperbole. Lots of times, things are funnier when ...


8/10
2013-04-23 08:08:37 AM
1 votes:
I'm disappointed that nobody has tried to blame this on a GPS device yet.
2013-04-23 04:33:12 AM
1 votes:

justoneznot: How about you just try submitting witty headlines yourself, that way you don't have to waste all that time critiquing others


So, your 3rd evar greenlit headline got 'critiqued' by Pocket Ninja, and you biatch about it? Fookin Lookshury. In my day when our links got greenlit we got the piss taken right out of us by Jon iz teh kewl,and we liked it.
2013-04-23 01:37:00 AM
1 votes:
She had to drive on the little path for about a quarter of a mile or so before she even got to the bridge.  The images in the article show she almost made it to Government Island before she got stuck, so that's about a mile on the bridge.

At least she had a nice view:

i35.tinypic.com
2013-04-23 01:33:20 AM
1 votes:

Hollie Maea: This was the last decision she faced before she got stuck.  Apparently "forward" seemed the right thing to do.


Give her a A+ for perseverance.
2013-04-23 01:26:53 AM
1 votes:
This was the last decision she faced before she got stuck.  Apparently "forward" seemed the right thing to do.

i34.tinypic.com
2013-04-22 11:26:16 PM
1 votes:

Outshined_One: ChiWhiteSox_56: jaytkay: We have a new experimental bike lane here in Chicago.

Two-way bike traffic on a one-way street.

With separate red & green traffic lights for bikes.

I think it's going to confuse the fark out of everybody - drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

/ Cyclist

[lh3.googleusercontent.com image 480x638]

Well I'll be dipped. That's news to me!

They're doing it on Dearborn and on Franklin in the Loop for now.  Supposedly these lanes are going to expand into River North and the West Loop eventually.

Heaven help us when they start popping up on streets like Milwaukee, Ogden, and Elston.  I already want to open my door on 90% of the cyclists who use Milwaukee.


There's sounding fat, then there's sounding downright obese.
2013-04-22 11:08:02 PM
1 votes:
"Authorities decided the best thing to do was walk the car to the Oregon side. One northbound lane was closed for about an hour, but traffic was not significantly affected. Some bikers, however, had trouble getting around the car."

I'm going to spend the next 5 years mastering violin just so i can play the world's tiniest one for those bikers...
2013-04-22 11:07:07 PM
1 votes:

remus: [www.enemyplanet.com image 750x600]


Why is a NASA photo of Jupiter labeled 'curb rash'?
2013-04-22 11:01:43 PM
1 votes:
www.enemyplanet.com
2013-04-22 10:58:42 PM
1 votes:
www.enemyplanet.com
2013-04-22 10:55:17 PM
1 votes:
2013-04-22 10:55:12 PM
1 votes:

ChiWhiteSox_56: jaytkay: We have a new experimental bike lane here in Chicago.

Two-way bike traffic on a one-way street.

With separate red & green traffic lights for bikes.

I think it's going to confuse the fark out of everybody - drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

/ Cyclist

[lh3.googleusercontent.com image 480x638]

Well I'll be dipped. That's news to me!


They're doing it on Dearborn and on Franklin in the Loop for now.  Supposedly these lanes are going to expand into River North and the West Loop eventually.

Heaven help us when they start popping up on streets like Milwaukee, Ogden, and Elston.  I already want to open my door on 90% of the cyclists who use Milwaukee.
2013-04-22 10:53:26 PM
1 votes:
"Racer Steve Baden came across the woman as he and a partner were crossing the bridge and called 911"

"Hello operator? There's a car in my bike lane and I can't get past it. Can you get the SWAT guys here?"
2013-04-22 10:47:31 PM
1 votes:
data.motor-talk.de
The driver was just trying to get to the Country Kitchen Buffet.
2013-04-22 10:41:51 PM
1 votes:

Grave_Girl: max_pooper: doglover: lordargent: The driver was not cited.

The fark?!

No laws were broken.

I'm pretty sure operating a motor vehicle on a designated bike path is illegal in most states.

Plus I'm fairly certain they could have nailed her for distracted driving.


Yeah I'm not really sure how she escaped with no citation here. You get tickets for driving in a painted bike lane in my town.

And that is so totally not the world's worst female driver. This one is worse, at least.
2013-04-22 10:40:06 PM
1 votes:
not cited?

Well, she'll just keep doing it again and again then.  If you don't start citing people, everyone will want to get stuck in that bike lane for an hour.
2013-04-22 10:32:18 PM
1 votes:

lordargent: The driver was not cited.

The fark?!


Pussy pass
2013-04-22 08:41:16 PM
1 votes:
This is exactly why we shouldn't have bike lanes: they make things terribly unsafe for drivers.
2013-04-22 07:57:06 PM
1 votes:
Not shown: the bike lane entrance.

/lazy assholes
 
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