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(Yahoo)   Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog plugs his latest project - a 35-minute PSA on lives lost as result of texting while driving, to be distributed by AT&T. "I see there's something going on in civilization which is coming with great vehemence at us"   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 58
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2013-08-11 02:18:07 AM  
Only  Werner Herzog could make me want to watch a PSA.
 
2013-08-11 03:25:06 AM  
I see people texting and driving on the freeway every single day, but, I saw someone video chatting while driving on the freeway the other day, this shiat is out of control.
 
2013-08-11 03:39:07 AM  
Google's solution:

design-engine.com

/seriously
 
2013-08-11 03:46:49 AM  
When I see someone looking down and texting I always do this hilarious thing where I slowly run them off the road by getting next to them and then slowly guide them towards the edge. It has something to do with peripheral vision, I guess, they think they are maintaining a straight line because they can only see sideways??? Anyway I've never been convicted of anything
 
2013-08-11 04:01:55 AM  
It's the same attitude that makes it acceptable to use one's cell phone in the movie theatre, or in line at a store, or dozens of other unacceptable times/places. Yes, your call/text is sooooooooooo farking important, shiathead. Driving while texting/phoning should be equal to drunk driving.

/in before self-important entitled apologists
 
2013-08-11 04:07:16 AM  
It being distributed by AT&T so it won't be seen.

/well maybe by the NSA.
 
2013-08-11 04:24:34 AM  
I enjoy Herzog's documentaries. Particularly the one he did on the 2008 Presidential election.

'I felt despair so terrible that I briefly consider slitting my own wrists, or bludgeoning myself about the head with a steel pipe or baseball bat. But I brought no blade, no pipe, no bat. '

'In Bavaria we have a saying: "Der Junge ist ja total bedient." It means "This is the most depressing farking kid I've ever met in my life". '

/better not be obscure here...
 
2013-08-11 04:44:50 AM  
If you text while driving, and don't cause a wreck, it's nobody's business.
 
2013-08-11 04:46:31 AM  

robohobo: It's the same attitude that makes it acceptable to use one's cell phone in the movie theatre, or in line at a store, or dozens of other unacceptable times/places. Yes, your call/text is sooooooooooo farking important, shiathead. Driving while texting/phoning should be equal to drunk driving.

/in before self-important entitled apologists


And, if you drive drunk and don't cause a wreck, it's nobody's business.
 
2013-08-11 04:56:28 AM  

DrPainMD: If you text while driving, and don't cause a wreck, it's nobody's business.


DrPainMD: And, if you drive drunk and don't cause a wreck, it's nobody's business.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-11 04:56:48 AM  

DrPainMD: If you text while driving, and don't cause a wreck, it's nobody's business.


DrPainMD: And, if you drive drunk and don't cause a wreck, it's nobody's business.


oh! oh! let me try one!

"if you shoot armor piercing rounds wildly in a densely populated area and no one dies, it's nobody's business."
 
2013-08-11 05:18:48 AM  

robohobo: It's the same attitude that makes it acceptable to use one's cell phone in the movie theatre, or in line at a store, or dozens of other unacceptable times/places. Yes, your call/text is sooooooooooo farking important, shiathead. Driving while texting/phoning should be equal to drunk driving.

/in before self-important entitled apologists


It's probably worse than driving while drunk. Someone's who's been drinking is at least (probably) trying to drive as well as possible, because he knows he's impaired.
 
2013-08-11 05:29:48 AM  

100 Watt Walrus: DrPainMD: If you text while driving, and don't cause a wreck, it's nobody's business.

DrPainMD: And, if you drive drunk and don't cause a wreck, it's nobody's business.

[i.imgur.com image 750x600]


So, if a person safely drives from Point A to Point B, without even remotely coming close to harming anybody or violating their rights in the slightest, what should the punishment be?

A) No punishment; no crime was committed.
B) It depends on an arbitrary BAC value.
C) It depends on if he was texting.
 
2013-08-11 05:45:35 AM  

DrPainMD: without even remotely coming close to harming anybody


by "remotely" you mean the few inches between vehicles that are traveling at high rates of speed.

but, hell...I like this idea of yours. It should be fine for school bus drivers to drink on the job. same with commercial airline pilots, and doctors. because if a pilot can't drink and fly or a school bus driver can't tweak and transport kids, freedom is truly dead.

cryingeagle.jpg
 
2013-08-11 05:49:32 AM  

DrPainMD: So, if a person safely drives from Point A to Point B, without even remotely coming close to harming anybody or violating their rights in the slightest, what should the punishment be?


Well if you are driving properly, then you probably wouldn't get pulled over if you are drunk or texting. Drunk drivers get pulled over when they are driving poorly, not sure about texting and driving, but it's not that hard to put the phone down around cops.
 
2013-08-11 07:23:53 AM  
That article looked more like a fluff piece on Herzog and a plug for his next project.  Which I'll watch on my phone. Whilst driving.
 
2013-08-11 07:31:23 AM  

TheJoe03: DrPainMD: So, if a person safely drives from Point A to Point B, without even remotely coming close to harming anybody or violating their rights in the slightest, what should the punishment be?

Well if you are driving properly, then you probably wouldn't get pulled over if you are drunk or texting. Drunk drivers get pulled over when they are driving poorly, not sure about texting and driving, but it's not that hard to put the phone down around cops.


This is a joke, yes? Or perhaps you're outside of the U.S. Here, drunk and sober drivers are unknowingly funneled into no-way-out roadblock lanes, where they are stopped and assumed to be doing something wrong, regardless of how they are driving.

Texting drivers merely put their phones down until they are cleared through the roadblock, after which they are free to continue their dangerous behavior. (This also applies to drivers who are stoned and drowsy from antihistamines such as Benadryl. They're free to keep driving until they fall asleep and drift across the centerline.) Meanwhile, someone who was driving just fine with a BAC of .09 is hauled off to jail for no reason other than the MADD lobby's undue influence on U.S. laws.
 
2013-08-11 07:50:26 AM  

MadAzza: TheJoe03: DrPainMD: So, if a person safely drives from Point A to Point B, without even remotely coming close to harming anybody or violating their rights in the slightest, what should the punishment be?

Well if you are driving properly, then you probably wouldn't get pulled over if you are drunk or texting. Drunk drivers get pulled over when they are driving poorly, not sure about texting and driving, but it's not that hard to put the phone down around cops.

This is a joke, yes? Or perhaps you're outside of the U.S. Here, drunk and sober drivers are unknowingly funneled into no-way-out roadblock lanes, where they are stopped and assumed to be doing something wrong, regardless of how they are driving.

Texting drivers merely put their phones down until they are cleared through the roadblock, after which they are free to continue their dangerous behavior. (This also applies to drivers who are stoned and drowsy from antihistamines such as Benadryl. They're free to keep driving until they fall asleep and drift across the centerline.) Meanwhile, someone who was driving just fine with a BAC of .09 is hauled off to jail for no reason other than the MADD lobby's undue influence on U.S. laws.


It's the DUI exception to the Constitution.
 
2013-08-11 08:00:05 AM  
That's nothing. Teens today have sex while texting, answering the cell, and watching porn.
 
2013-08-11 08:04:30 AM  
Werner Herzog is amazing. One of the most prominent living directors, and you know the shiat he does just for laughs? He was in five episodes of Metalocalypse. He did a cameo in The Boondocks. He was a narrator of a dinosaur documentary. He peppers his career with some of the best shiats and giggles projects he can come up with.
 
2013-08-11 08:24:22 AM  

MadAzza: This is a joke, yes? Or perhaps you're outside of the U.S. Here, drunk and sober drivers are unknowingly funneled into no-way-out roadblock lanes, where they are stopped and assumed to be doing something wrong, regardless of how they are driving.


I live in the Bay Area, so I'm pretty sure I live inside the US. Sure there are DUI checkpoints, but for the most part there aren't. As long as you aren't driving farked up it isn't likely you'll get pulled over.

/saw a DUI checkpoint (first one I've driven through in years) in downtown SJ, took the left out of it (I was actually sober, but the traffic was pissing me off). I guess where you live it's a bigger problem.
 
2013-08-11 08:35:08 AM  

MadAzza: TheJoe03: DrPainMD: So, if a person safely drives from Point A to Point B, without even remotely coming close to harming anybody or violating their rights in the slightest, what should the punishment be?

Well if you are driving properly, then you probably wouldn't get pulled over if you are drunk or texting. Drunk drivers get pulled over when they are driving poorly, not sure about texting and driving, but it's not that hard to put the phone down around cops.

This is a joke, yes? Or perhaps you're outside of the U.S. Here, drunk and sober drivers are unknowingly funneled into no-way-out roadblock lanes, where they are stopped and assumed to be doing something wrong, regardless of how they are driving.

Texting drivers merely put their phones down until they are cleared through the roadblock, after which they are free to continue their dangerous behavior. (This also applies to drivers who are stoned and drowsy from antihistamines such as Benadryl. They're free to keep driving until they fall asleep and drift across the centerline.) Meanwhile, someone who was driving just fine with a BAC of .09 is hauled off to jail for no reason other than the MADD lobby's undue influence on U.S. laws.



The constitutionality of DUI roadblocks, and the act of driving drunk, are two separate conversations. Stop trying to win one argument by proposing another.

//You do this EVERY DUI thread
///If you think drinking and driving is a good idea, you aren't mentally competent enough to operate a vehicle.
 
2013-08-11 08:48:12 AM  
Hey Werner! You know what that thing is?
It's DARWIN.
Yup.

'You must destroy this tape. Nobody must ever listen to it!"
 
2013-08-11 08:49:20 AM  

jopy666: I see people texting and driving on the freeway every single day, but, I saw someone video chatting while driving on the freeway the other day, this shiat is out of control.


Same here. Cars need signal jammers the stop this crap. 911 calls will still go through, but everything else? blotto.
 
2013-08-11 08:52:01 AM  

DrPainMD: If you text while driving, and don't cause a wreck, it's nobody's business.


But if you do, the penalty should be death.
 
2013-08-11 08:53:41 AM  
I can't remember the last time I passed a woman who didn't have a phone in her hand.
 
2013-08-11 08:57:49 AM  
People who text, drive drunk or impaired, deserve to die.
 
2013-08-11 08:59:09 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-08-11 09:14:44 AM  
Some MAXIMUM TROLLING going on in here.

Can't count the number of times I've nearly been hit by jokers chatting or texting on their phone. Just a few days ago I almost got broadsided in a roundabout by a woman who just cruised full speed into the flow without yielding, merrily yapping it up on her phone.

A little more unusual: I was driving home one night (I work 2nd shift) and saw some guy watching a movie on a portable DVD player stuck on his dash. Made sure to keep him in way front of me until he got off the highway.

Back in the dark days before cell phones we once saw a guy on the freeway reading the paper with it propped up on his steering wheel. He'd move the paper down every 30 seconds or so to see where he was going.
 
2013-08-11 09:16:23 AM  
The guy in the film that killed the Amish kids pisses me right the fark off.  He's apparently gotten away with no repercussions, and doesn't really appear all that remorseful.  I guess he's lucky he killed people whose religion frowns on filing massive civil suits...
 
2013-08-11 09:18:37 AM  
What about texting while walking along an extremely busy, low-visibility street (lots of sharp turns and roadside parking is allowed, so it's hard to see pedestrians when two huge vehicles park on either side of the crosswalk) ... and then deciding to cross said busy street without looking? I nearly smeared some lady because she did exactly that in front of me while I was driving home from work the other day.

/I was not texting
//Or drinking
 
2013-08-11 09:24:47 AM  
If I'm on the highway driving and notice someone texting while driving, I take a pic and post it on Facebook.
 
2013-08-11 09:26:47 AM  

TheJoe03: As long as you aren't driving farked up it isn't likely you'll get pulled over.


PEople get DUIs sitting in their car with the engine off, sitting on their hood or merely walking to their car. And cops can stop anyone at random without a checkpoint. You don't know what you're talking about.
 
2013-08-11 10:29:05 AM  
9 out of 10 times when there's a car going much slower than all over traffic or drifting into another lane, when I pass that car I see that the driver is talking on the phone or texting.
 
2013-08-11 10:33:15 AM  

whooter: The guy in the film that killed the Amish kids pisses me right the fark off.  He's apparently gotten away with no repercussions, and doesn't really appear all that remorseful.  I guess he's lucky he killed people whose religion frowns on filing massive civil suits...


Take another look at the door behind him in the video.  Those were bars.

I suspect that's a minimum security prison he lives in now.
 
2013-08-11 10:53:33 AM  

DrPainMD: If you text while driving, and don't cause a wreck, it's nobody's business.


And if you are in a wreck that isn't your fault, you should be thrown in jail.
 
2013-08-11 10:56:32 AM  

Mugato: PEople get DUIs sitting in their car with the engine off, sitting on their hood or merely walking to their car. And cops can stop anyone at random without a checkpoint. You don't know what you're talking about.


No, they need probable cause.

What they need to do is convince Apple and Samsung and auto makers that once the key is in the ignition, the areas right around the steering wheel should be a 'dead zone' where the phone simply declines to function.
 
2013-08-11 11:06:36 AM  

rubi_con_man: No, they need probable cause.


Hehe, that's cute.
 
2013-08-11 11:15:10 AM  

Bloody William: Werner Herzog is amazing. One of the most prominent living directors, and you know the shiat he does just for laughs? He was in five episodes of Metalocalypse. He did a cameo in The Boondocks. He was a narrator of a dinosaur documentary. He peppers his career with some of the best shiats and giggles projects he can come up with.


When you've worked with Klaus Kinski multiple times, you can do anything.
 
2013-08-11 12:01:46 PM  
Because it has not been posted yet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGcWTIWYDMQ

Werner Herzog eats his shoe.
 
2013-08-11 12:02:51 PM  
Laws on top of laws with a side order of more laws.
 
2013-08-11 12:04:55 PM  
oops Better link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6e-1aZ8yj4

With actual shoe eating.
 
2013-08-11 12:14:41 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Laws on top of laws with a side order of more laws.


That comes with the territory with new tech. Just wait until we get flying cars.
 
2013-08-11 12:20:00 PM  

Mugato: StoPPeRmobile: Laws on top of laws with a side order of more laws.

That comes with the territory with new tech. Just wait until we get flying cars.




I see you just got an 8-track in your auto.

It comes with the territory oif making money and armed and armored stopping you during the night.

/been texting for 15 plus years.
 
2013-08-11 12:21:21 PM  

DrPainMD: robohobo: It's the same attitude that makes it acceptable to use one's cell phone in the movie theatre, or in line at a store, or dozens of other unacceptable times/places. Yes, your call/text is sooooooooooo farking important, shiathead. Driving while texting/phoning should be equal to drunk driving.

/in before self-important entitled apologists

And, if you drive drunk and don't cause a wreck, it's nobody's business.



You're going to kill someone someday. I just hope it's yourself and nobody else gets hurt because of your asininity.
 
2013-08-11 12:29:46 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: jopy666: I see people texting and driving on the freeway every single day, but, I saw someone video chatting while driving on the freeway the other day, this shiat is out of control.

Same here. Cars need signal jammers the stop this crap. 911 calls will still go through, but everything else? blotto.


Or you could install the app that disables texting while the car is moving:
 
2013-08-11 12:36:59 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: /been texting for 15 plus years.


Wow, Spaceman!

You will at least acknowledge that widespread constant texting and the mayhem its caused is a relatively new phenomenon, won't you, Captain EO?
 
2013-08-11 12:39:00 PM  
While I won't tolerate a driver texting (or talking on the phone).  I have every right to do so as a passenger.  The Luddites would like it if no one ever publicly used a portable communiction device, ever.
 
2013-08-11 12:45:12 PM  

Mugato: StoPPeRmobile: /been texting for 15 plus years.

Wow, Spaceman!

You will at least acknowledge that widespread constant texting and the mayhem its caused is a relatively new phenomenon, won't you, Captain EO?




No.

Idiots have always been driving recklessly.
 
2013-08-11 01:44:02 PM  

OrionXVI: whooter: The guy in the film that killed the Amish kids pisses me right the fark off.  He's apparently gotten away with no repercussions, and doesn't really appear all that remorseful.  I guess he's lucky he killed people whose religion frowns on filing massive civil suits...

Take another look at the door behind him in the video.  Those were bars.

I suspect that's a minimum security prison he lives in now.


Not unless something changed from this:

http://www.wsbt.com/news/wsbt-driver-in-fatal-buggy-crash-wont-be-ch ar ged-20130409,0,5593474.story
 
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