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2014-08-09 12:08:15 PM  
Should have killed it before it spawned, multiplied.
 
2014-08-09 01:34:14 PM  

AirForceVet: Should have killed it before it spawned, multiplied.


Tutorial video: how to disable them so they can't spawn.
 
2014-08-09 03:42:45 PM  
Why are they wearing coats?
 
2014-08-09 03:44:59 PM  
I thought it was 1965.
 
2014-08-09 03:49:35 PM  
i291.photobucket.com

Fookin' hate traffic wardens...
 
2014-08-09 03:53:26 PM  
1935 eh? That was during FDR when Liberal Progressives really got going.
 
2014-08-09 03:55:29 PM  

wambu: I thought it was 1965.


That was Progressive advancement during Johnson.

[grin]
 
2014-08-09 03:57:48 PM  

AirForceVet: Should have killed it before it spawned, multiplied.


img.fark.net
 
2014-08-09 04:02:24 PM  
I'd rather see parking tickets for this kind of assholery.

kansasstatecars.com
 
2014-08-09 04:04:01 PM  
Nickels only? Those LA meters still suck...

/in after 'Cool Hand Luke' reference
 
2014-08-09 04:11:38 PM  
www.laweekly.com
 
2014-08-09 04:12:45 PM  
I, aku, the shapeshifting master of darkness, unleashed an unspeakable evil
 
2014-08-09 04:13:22 PM  
Parking meters are wonderful. They're a boon to downtown business owners and keep the economy moving.
 
2014-08-09 04:19:07 PM  
I thought it was going to be about Adolf Hitler's first fart.
 
2014-08-09 04:21:28 PM  

sallys: Why are they wearing coats?


To hide the fact they couldn't afford onions and had to use balled-up newspaper.
 
2014-08-09 04:30:10 PM  
Mark Ratner:

I'd rather see parking tickets for this kind of assholery.

The first car I owned was an extremely beat up Sedan de Ville. It was kinda liberating in a way driving something like that, you can park 1" from the driver's side of idiots like that and what are they going to do, key the flaking paint? Try to ding 1/4" thick steel with their plastic door?
/ not a nice person
 
2014-08-09 04:37:51 PM  
I've got 2 words for you - learn to park properly.  4 words, whatever.

Also live in a decent town.  The last ticket I got was ZERO DOLLARS.  You get one free pass every 12 months where I live.

I honestly didn't notice I was parking in a space with a 2 hour limit and neither did my boss.  We were there about 3 and a half hours.  I grabbed it off the windshield and saw it was a ticket.  I handed it to boss man and told him I hope the company would pay for it.  He looked at it and laughed and agreed that they would pay the ZERO DOLLAR fine.

I learned that I should check the signs more carefully when I park downtown and the city didn't rape me because I made a mistake.

I also owe another city a parking fine from over 20 years ago.  I never paid it.  Fark that shiat.  You towed my car and I paid to get it out of the impound lot.  I ain't paying that shiat.  Forget the fact that the ticket was about 1/5 of the towing and impound fees.  I was a dumbass and followed a bunch of other dumbasses examples and parked where I shouldn't have parked.  I guess it worked out okay because I've gotten speeding tickets from the same PD that issued the parking ticket and they never mentioned it.

So, don't pay your parking tickets.  Or just to be on the safe side, maybe you should.  Parking tickets are usually cheap as hell.  I think the one I didn't pay was about $15.  Hopefully the statute of limitations on parking like a moran have expired by now.
 
2014-08-09 04:38:18 PM  
HOTY
 
2014-08-09 04:51:17 PM  
I've been grinding on a way to screw with "Parking Services" at my local University. Nothing that doesn't involve property damage comes to mind.
 
2014-08-09 04:53:29 PM  
gfid:

So, don't pay your parking tickets. Or just to be on the safe side, maybe you should. Parking tickets are usually cheap as hell. I think the one I didn't pay was about $15. Hopefully the statute of limitations on parking like a moran have expired by now.

There are municipalities where I swear they're paying the mayor's salary one ticket at a time... I'm looking at you, Silver Spring MD. Mostly places with mass transit where people park in order to get to wherever they actually work (see above.)

Also, the Mayor of Silver Spring should have gotten a salary.
 
2014-08-09 04:55:53 PM  
I thought it was referring to the appointment of Harry Anslinger to the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, but that was in 1930.
 
2014-08-09 04:57:11 PM  
There was an interesting article on the Milwaukee ticket folks before the next gen automated meters were put in.
It was a riot broadcast over the air where one of the hated parking police was caught writing tickets before meters had expired stating "I ain't gonna be back there soon. They deserve them". (or very close to that). Sad thing? she couldn't be fired.
 
2014-08-09 05:00:36 PM  

Mark Ratner: I'd rather see parking tickets for this kind of assholery.

[kansasstatecars.com image 620x400]


img.fark.net
Saw this one a few weeks ago. You can't really make it out, but the spot on the left is a charging spot for electric cars.
 
2014-08-09 05:09:40 PM  

maxheck: Mark Ratner:

I'd rather see parking tickets for this kind of assholery.

The first car I owned was an extremely beat up Sedan de Ville. It was kinda liberating in a way driving something like that, you can park 1" from the driver's side of idiots like that and what are they going to do, key the flaking paint? Try to ding 1/4" thick steel with their plastic door?
/ not a nice person


I remember the Sedan De Ville fondly.  It wasn't a performance car, that's for sure, but the one my parents had was the rare V-4-6-8 model. '82 I think.  The idea was it would only use as many cylinders as it needed and it had digital readouts to tell you how many cylinders you were using.  Cruising along steadily at 35 MPH it would tell you that only 4 cylinders were in use.  Jam the accelerator down and you'd be using all 8 with the full power of zero to 60 in 15 seconds (I just made up that number, but it was sluggish).

I never saw it actually use 6 cylinders though.  It seemed to always be either 4 or 8.  Cadillac only made them that one year.  The interior was nice though.  Cushy leather seats big enough for even the largest Americans not only in the front seats, but in the back seats too.  You want to talk leg room?  The driver had it and so did the people sitting in the back seat.
 
2014-08-09 05:13:51 PM  
Why wasn't he arrested for leaving his children in the car on a hot day?
 
2014-08-09 05:16:24 PM  

Joe USer: Mark Ratner: I'd rather see parking tickets for this kind of assholery.

[kansasstatecars.com image 620x400]

[img.fark.net image 789x424]
Saw this one a few weeks ago. You can't really make it out, but the spot on the left is a charging spot for electric cars.


Makes you wonder how the driver on the right, got out of the car, unless that asshole was parked first....but the driver on the left probably wouldn't have parked his/her car so close to the asshole.
 
2014-08-09 05:20:30 PM  

Notabunny: Parking meters are wonderful. They're a boon to downtown business owners and keep the economy moving.


As a parking meter technician I definitely agree.
 
2014-08-09 05:33:01 PM  

Mark Ratner: Joe USer: Mark Ratner: I'd rather see parking tickets for this kind of assholery.

[kansasstatecars.com image 620x400]

[img.fark.net image 789x424]
Saw this one a few weeks ago. You can't really make it out, but the spot on the left is a charging spot for electric cars.

Makes you wonder how the driver on the right, got out of the car, unless that asshole was parked first....but the driver on the left probably wouldn't have parked his/her car so close to the asshole.


I saw the Volt pull in, the driver plugged the car in and walked off. It's a larger spot because of the charging station.

Personally, I would have asked the store to have the Camry towed, but that's me.

That's not the worst parking job I've ever seen though. The worst was a Porsche parked across 3 handicapped spots, the only 3 spots on that floor of the garage. I told the attendant on the way out, but he couldn't be bothered.
 
2014-08-09 05:37:44 PM  

Mark Ratner: I'd rather see parking tickets for this kind of assholery.

[kansasstatecars.com image 620x400]



On a positive note, a fellow Jeep owner did a perfect job of parking.
 
2014-08-09 05:40:18 PM  
I've been reading through some early 1920s newspapers and the articles about dealing with problems caused by cars are adorable.

/way too many prepositions in that sentence
 
2014-08-09 05:40:34 PM  

The_Sponge: Mark Ratner: I'd rather see parking tickets for this kind of assholery.

[kansasstatecars.com image 620x400]


On a positive note, a fellow Jeep owner did a perfect job of parking.


Vehicle control; it's a Jeep thing.
 
2014-08-09 05:43:01 PM  
gfid:

maxheck: Mark Ratner:

I'd rather see parking tickets for this kind of assholery.

The first car I owned was an extremely beat up Sedan de Ville. It was kinda liberating in a way driving something like that, you can park 1" from the driver's side of idiots like that and what are they going to do, key the flaking paint? Try to ding 1/4" thick steel with their plastic door?
/ not a nice person

I remember the Sedan De Ville fondly. It wasn't a performance car, that's for sure, but the one my parents had was the rare V-4-6-8 model. '82 I think. The idea was it would only use as many cylinders as it needed and it had digital readouts to tell you how many cylinders you were using. Cruising along steadily at 35 MPH it would tell you that only 4 cylinders were in use. Jam the accelerator down and you'd be using all 8 with the full power of zero to 60 in 15 seconds (I just made up that number, but it was sluggish).

I never saw it actually use 6 cylinders though. It seemed to always be either 4 or 8. Cadillac only made them that one year. The interior was nice though. Cushy leather seats big enough for even the largest Americans not only in the front seats, but in the back seats too. You want to talk leg room? The driver had it and so did the people sitting in the back seat.


The one I was talking about was a 1971. Had a 472" gasoline engine, I guess that translates to 7.8 liters. Huge engine. Cadillac and Lincoln were in a horsepower war at the time. Extremely powerful car with wonderful bench seats. So much sex front and back seat. More innocently, a lot of drive-in movies.
 
2014-08-09 05:52:35 PM  
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
 
2014-08-09 05:53:01 PM  

ajgeek: I've been grinding on a way to screw with "Parking Services" at my local University. Nothing that doesn't involve property damage comes to mind.


We used to watch my GF's car (which was parked legally) from a sixth story window. When the Parking Nazi would lean over the hood to check her tag, we'd hit the panic button on the remote. Hilarity ensued. Every damned time. Never encountered repercussions.
 
2014-08-09 06:03:22 PM  

maxheck: Mark Ratner:

I'd rather see parking tickets for this kind of assholery.

The first car I owned was an extremely beat up Sedan de Ville. It was kinda liberating in a way driving something like that, you can park 1" from the driver's side of idiots like that and what are they going to do, key the flaking paint? Try to ding 1/4" thick steel with their plastic door?
/ not a nice person



Yep. I used to do this with the POS Tercel that was my first car. Cheap, dented, and covered in oxidized, flaking paint. There wasn't much the other person could do to make it worse. Bonus was my car was small enough that I could squeeze into a spot without affecting the car on the other side of me from the asshole.
 
2014-08-09 06:06:35 PM  

Mark Ratner: I'd rather see parking tickets for this kind of assholery.

[kansasstatecars.com image 620x400]


How about a line of spray paint, in whatever color most contrasts with the paint job, right along where the dumbass parked over the line.
 
2014-08-09 06:12:34 PM  
Darn, I thought that was Drew's birthday.
 
2014-08-09 06:13:02 PM  
Also live in a decent town.  The last ticket I got was ZERO DOLLARS.  You get one free pass every 12 months where I live.

We don't pay for parking anywhere downtown.  And there is abundant parking.  And yes, there are many reasons to go there and park.  It can be done, but takes a while and you have to have city management that is more interested in growth than (1) nickel and diming people and (2) keeping taxes ultra-low for everyone above all.
 
2014-08-09 06:35:28 PM  

ajgeek: I've been grinding on a way to screw with "Parking Services" at my local University. Nothing that doesn't involve property damage comes to mind.


Or, you could follow the rules like the rest of us. University parking is even more scarce than downtown parking. Most Universities were placed on a parcel of land, and then the city grew around them, making it so they could be ER expand off of the original campus without building something like a satellite campus across town. As a result, parking and expansion are a constant puzzle game of how to fit more of each on a finite amount of land.

Don't be an asshole and people don't have to park clear across campus.
 
2014-08-09 07:00:59 PM  

ajgeek: I've been grinding on a way to screw with "Parking Services" at my local University. Nothing that doesn't involve property damage comes to mind.


There's no good, easy way to do it. Parking Services is The Man.
 
2014-08-09 07:24:42 PM  

Felgraf: I, aku, the shapeshifting master of darkness, unleashed an unspeakable evil


Excuse me, but there's some talking dogs in pith helmets who would like a word with you.
 
2014-08-09 07:48:48 PM  

Mark Ratner: I'd rather see parking tickets for this kind of assholery.

[kansasstatecars.com image 620x400]


That's what these were made for:

lifecouldbeadreamblog.com
 
2014-08-09 08:01:04 PM  

Mikey1969: Or, you could follow the rules like the rest of us. University parking is even more scarce than downtown parking. Most Universities were placed on a parcel of land, and then the city grew around them, making it so they could be ER expand off of the original campus without building something like a satellite campus across town. As a result, parking and expansion are a constant puzzle game of how to fit more of each on a finite amount of land.

Don't be an asshole and people don't have to park clear across campus.


I have no qualms following the rules; well that is when the rules make sense and are UNIVERSALLY enforced. It's amazing how faculty/staff can park just about everywhere and Parking Services just never seems to see them.

I'm also tired of is these people parking right next to their place of work, use Segways to go around campus, get paid 34-72k/year plus benefits and there has been absolutely no change in parking in 4 years. A puzzle is one thing, but these people are getting a free ride.

They exist to justify their existence. There is no "service" in Parking Services, only enforcement. It's a cash cow and no one wants the gravy train to go away.
 
2014-08-09 08:05:49 PM  

Mark Ratner: I'd rather see parking tickets for this kind of assholery.

[kansasstatecars.com image 620x400]


I understand your anger, but there's no law against douchebags buying Jeeps so they can use them as commuters.

/holy crap, look at the thing.  Not a speck of dirt.  I bet the guy has a tribal arm tattoo
 
2014-08-09 08:07:05 PM  

Joe USer: Mark Ratner: Joe USer: Mark Ratner: I'd rather see parking tickets for this kind of assholery.

[kansasstatecars.com image 620x400]

[img.fark.net image 789x424]
Saw this one a few weeks ago. You can't really make it out, but the spot on the left is a charging spot for electric cars.

Makes you wonder how the driver on the right, got out of the car, unless that asshole was parked first....but the driver on the left probably wouldn't have parked his/her car so close to the asshole.

I saw the Volt pull in, the driver plugged the car in and walked off. It's a larger spot because of the charging station.

Personally, I would have asked the store to have the Camry towed, but that's me.

That's not the worst parking job I've ever seen though. The worst was a Porsche parked across 3 handicapped spots, the only 3 spots on that floor of the garage. I told the attendant on the way out, but he couldn't be bothered.


Caltrops. I've been pondering having a sackful of them made out of 16-penny nails and just carrying them in my car for just this purpose.

If the police won't make them pay, make them pay another way.
 
2014-08-09 08:30:27 PM  

maxheck: The one I was talking about was a 1971. Had a 472" gasoline engine, I guess that translates to 7.8 liters. Huge engine. Cadillac and Lincoln were in a horsepower war at the time. Extremely powerful car with wonderful bench seats. So much sex front and back seat. More innocently, a lot of drive-in movies.


My ideal vision of a Cadillac is something that's luxurious and quick to accelerate.  It doesn't need to be a super-car and it doesn't need to compete with Rolls Royce in luxury,  It just has to be nice and quick.  I'd like to think the CTS captures that, but I haven't driven one.

What's the point of having luxury if you can't smoke someone off the line at a traffic light?
 
2014-08-09 08:57:32 PM  
gfid:

maxheck: The one I was talking about was a 1971. Had a 472" gasoline engine, I guess that translates to 7.8 liters. Huge engine. Cadillac and Lincoln were in a horsepower war at the time. Extremely powerful car with wonderful bench seats. So much sex front and back seat. More innocently, a lot of drive-in movies.

My ideal vision of a Cadillac is something that's luxurious and quick to accelerate. It doesn't need to be a super-car and it doesn't need to compete with Rolls Royce in luxury, It just has to be nice and quick. I'd like to think the CTS captures that, but I haven't driven one.

What's the point of having luxury if you can't smoke someone off the line at a traffic light?


Heh. The fun part was when you encountered another Cadilac. The Witch had no problem taking on Corvettes and Mustangs. One of the funner times was when The Witch played with a 1965 Coupe on the DC beltway.

Best thing about the Carter four barrels? You hit the last two, it's like a toilet flushing. Which is why I no longer have any cars equipped with them, I can't afford them.
 
2014-08-09 09:12:00 PM  

gfid: So, don't pay your parking tickets. Or just to be on the safe side, maybe you should. Parking tickets are usually cheap as hell.


The last time my wife didn't pay a parking ticket(she was never aware of it, somehow), she ended up with a warrant for her arrest. I thought,"No big deal, I'll just drive when we go back to town." That lasted a while and was all good, then we got a flyer that they were going to be visiting people's homes to arrest them for outstanding warrants from that area. That cheap parking ticket ended up costing us hundreds.
 
2014-08-09 11:57:36 PM  

CoreyW: Why wasn't he arrested for leaving his children in the car on a hot day?


what an asshole. i hope he at least left a window open.
 
2014-08-10 12:33:59 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Joe USer: Mark Ratner: Joe USer: Mark Ratner: I'd rather see parking tickets for this kind of assholery.

[kansasstatecars.com image 620x400]

[img.fark.net image 789x424]
Saw this one a few weeks ago. You can't really make it out, but the spot on the left is a charging spot for electric cars.

Makes you wonder how the driver on the right, got out of the car, unless that asshole was parked first....but the driver on the left probably wouldn't have parked his/her car so close to the asshole.

I saw the Volt pull in, the driver plugged the car in and walked off. It's a larger spot because of the charging station.

Personally, I would have asked the store to have the Camry towed, but that's me.

That's not the worst parking job I've ever seen though. The worst was a Porsche parked across 3 handicapped spots, the only 3 spots on that floor of the garage. I told the attendant on the way out, but he couldn't be bothered.

Caltrops. I've been pondering having a sackful of them made out of 16-penny nails and just carrying them in my car for just this purpose.

If the police won't make them pay, make them pay another way.


You may be on to sonething.

Next to where I was sitting today, two cars, a minute apart, parked in the (only) handicapped spaces. Neither had HC tags or placards. So I pointed out to the first driver that it was a HC space and, after ten seconds of playing dumb, she moved to a legal spot across the street. Then I spotted a meter maid walking in front of the second car, so I decided to let her handle that one.

She looked, walked right past it.

I stopped her and asked if she would please have the other driver move her car to a legal space. This empowered municipal employee, this enforcer of parking rules, shrugged and said "there's another HC spot open next to them."

And that's parking enforcement in Baltimore. There was no profit to the City in her asking them to move, so there was no credit coming her way for it either. So she couldn't be bothered.

But she did immediately move to ticket the car on the other side of me for a just-expired meter.
 
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