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(CBS News)   NYC's last street pay phone removed by crane, and not by the traditional method of being vomited on by a drunk finance bro and set on fire by some skell   (cbsnews.com) divider line
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2022-05-24 8:29:43 AM  
12 votes:

Carter Pewterschmidt: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/1H1_p6B4Ugo]

And fark you CBS guy. The double decker busses used in London today are brand new hybrid models, and the same goes for London taxis, the current ones being new models that look similar to the old one because that way Londoners can recognise them easily.



I've seen a TV spot about the new busses, very state of the art compared to our deathtraps.  I remember hearing some presenter commenting on the new Black Cabs, "The ride is good and very quiet, you have no trouble at all hearing the driver's political discourse concerning immigration and the economic impact of foreign nationals."
 
2022-05-24 8:25:55 AM  
7 votes:
It was a rather large crane.

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2022-05-24 10:45:30 AM  
7 votes:
Guess I don't need this anymore
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2022-05-24 8:31:36 AM  
5 votes:
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2022-05-24 9:35:05 AM  
4 votes:
I know someone who's happy it's been removed.
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2022-05-24 9:44:53 AM  
2 votes:
Trinity had never seen such bullshiat before.
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2022-05-24 7:58:21 AM  
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2022-05-24 8:37:48 AM  
1 vote:
"Sometimes when Supe was stoppin' crimes
I'll bet that he was tempted to just quit
And turn his back on man
Join Tarzan in the forest
But he stayed in the city
Kept on changin' clothes
In dirty old phone booths 'til his work was through
Had nothin' to do but go on home"
 
2022-05-24 8:43:20 AM  
1 vote:
A phone booth was a pivotal scene in the movie Marathon Man.  So was a crappy apartment, narrow dingy streets, and assorted garbage (New Yorkers).  So no phone booth, the rest still exists and they try, but it's still New York.
 
2022-05-24 8:49:03 AM  
1 vote:
I bought (off eBay) an old payphone (sans booth). Always wanted one, and my grandchildren (4 yrs and 18 mos) are the excuse I needed. It's a 3-slot, so you get the "ding" when you drop a coin in, and I have it hooked up to an old Panasonic mini-PBX so you can call other extensions.

Gotta get 'em while they're young, and activate the geek gene.
 
2022-05-24 8:52:48 AM  
1 vote:
I think the last time I had to use a pay phone was to report our landline being down (literally).  I drove 9 miles to the nearest phone booth, only to discover that someone had broken the receiver into pieces.  I was able to make the call by holding the two critical dangling pieces separately.

I would have used my cell phone, but the lake was too rough for me to canoe out far enough to get a signal.

/Not in NYC
 
2022-05-24 9:11:55 AM  
1 vote:

Gough: I think the last time I had to use a pay phone was to report our landline being down (literally).  I drove 9 miles to the nearest phone booth, only to discover that someone had broken the receiver into pieces.  I was able to make the call by holding the two critical dangling pieces separately.

I would have used my cell phone, but the lake was too rough for me to canoe out far enough to get a signal.

/Not in NYC


I understand. I've watched roadwork, idly wondered if there might come a need to canoe into town.
 
2022-05-24 10:22:51 AM  
1 vote:
Is that an African or European crane?
 
2022-05-24 1:19:24 PM  
1 vote:
But where will Superman change?
 
2022-05-24 1:56:10 PM  
1 vote:

SwitchLord: But where will Superman change?


Superman doesn't need change any more. Have you tried fitting a dime into an iPhone? It will void your warranty.
 
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