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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Georgians in state of panic again as freezing rain predicted for tonight. In other news, milk and bread suppliers make down payment on new yacht   ( ajc.com) divider line
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2003-12-03 01:26:04 PM  

Thanks SOJ - I did have the extreme pleasure of being in on that one. Programmer Cat made a reference the other day as to how she destroyed LC - I was just curious what happened. I would hate to think that we will no longer be blessed with Lily's Lilly White view on the World. :)

Fear not, Kaka, delightfully innocent little LilyConnor isn't destroyed, but merely imprisoned. I hear that she's become Mistress Ann Coulter's favorite slave in record time. I guess her sisters got her used to taking a strap-on.
2003-12-03 01:30:27 PM  

Wow...last time I drove through those classic, "educated" New England sttes, they had trailer parks and pickup truck drivers as well (yes, I've visted and driven through parts of upstate New York, Massachussetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut). Every state has this stuff, both north and west of the Mason Dixon line....And I've seen plenty of native New York staters with bad teeth....

And yes, while there are plenty of lousy SUV/'86 Corolla drivers here in the south when crappy weather rolls in, I've seen plenty of Caddies/BMW's/SUV's driven by former Northerners whose famous last words, before ending up in a ditch, were somthing like, "Stupid Southerners, I'll show them how you drive in the snow!"
2003-12-03 01:32:59 PM  
Memphis panics just like this with the meer mention of... "Gasp!" Snow. The weather here is freaky, but even the worst ice storm we had (back inubian) only lasted a few days.
2003-12-03 01:38:14 PM  
and the idea of milk producers getting money is crap --- bulk milk prices are at all time lows...
2003-12-03 01:48:21 PM  
Okay, my previous post is even freakier than Memphis weather. I typed (back inubian), without the spaces between the numbers, and it came out (back inubian)... WTF?
2003-12-03 01:52:26 PM  
WTF??? All I'm trying to do is type the numerical equivalent of nineteen ninety-four and it keeps coming out inubian?? It shows up fine in the preview and then it gets changed when posted. Is this some bizzare html thing?
2003-12-03 01:57:31 PM  
Attention moronic northerners:

Snow on a road is not the same thing as a road that is covered with a solid sheet of ice. When a road is FROZEN, *no one* can drive on it safely, it doesn't matter where you're from.
2003-12-03 01:58:19 PM  
People get provisions to last them a little bit not because they can't go to the store but because of the lack of electricity.

You see, ice is heavy and the trees in the south usually aren't strong enough to hold it. When a freeze comes along, limbs and trees go down all over the place and rip the electrical wires to shreds. When you are in a rural place, such as most of the south, it can be pretty damned hard getting to many of the poles and fixing the electric grid. It's not unusual for the electricity to be out for several days after any freeze.

Wow, a sensible explanation instead of flaming the south's bad winter driving skills. Is this Fark???
2003-12-03 02:05:50 PM  
This joke is so old. Quit posting it already.
2003-12-03 02:20:44 PM  
When my family lived in Atlanta for a few years when I was a kid, I remember the ice storms we got every once in a while, and they were nasty. Rain falls and freezes and coats everything in a sheet of ice - roads and trees especially. You can just sit around and listen trees collapse under the weight. You definitely can't drive on the ice, and they don't have that much equipment to clear it up because it's just not worth the money for stuff that's going to be used once or twice every few years. I can drive on snow okay, but that's only because I lived in the mountains for a while and know how, but most places in the south don't drive on it enough to learn to do it well.
2003-12-03 02:22:48 PM  

"Fear not, Kaka, delightfully innocent little LilyConnor isn't destroyed, but merely imprisoned. I hear that she's become Mistress Ann Coulter's favorite slave in record time. I guess her sisters got her used to taking a strap-on.

What is it about LC that I find so darned alluring??? I almost had to excuse myself based on the mental imagery of your last post.
2003-12-03 02:34:27 PM  
2003-12-03 03:10:47 PM  
i love watching americans try to drive in winter weather, hee hee.


ive driven half way across the continent during ice storms.


fyi 4wd helps you go...not stop (yes you still need to stop)

p.s. hee hee, you suck
2003-12-03 03:47:53 PM  
(back inubian)
2003-12-03 04:03:48 PM  
back inubian

Remember 1994?

you, sir are a nubian.

/ridiculous filter test
2003-12-03 04:05:40 PM  
Wow...we can never again discuss the year following 1993, because of the lame filters.
2003-12-03 04:09:58 PM  

Lower crime? Are you guys no longer claiming Detroit? And as for dentistry there is no need for it down here. We have all of our teeth pulled preemptively as they come in. Incidentally, the majority of the population of Atlanta are transplanted yankees so apparently your much vaunted driving skills don't survive the crossing of the Mason Dixon.
2003-12-03 04:10:16 PM  
Enclose this phrase, "back inubian" in parentheses and you get the inubian thing.
2003-12-03 04:12:38 PM  
they let 12 year-olds drive where you're from? huh...
2003-12-03 04:56:07 PM  
As a life-long Georgian, I must speak up..

Hell, YES, we have no freaking clue how to drive on frozen anything. Why in the hell do you think we live down here in the first place? It ain't because of the snow skiing and outdoor ice rinks. If we wanted to live in a frozen, snow-covered wasteland full of obnoxious people who talk way too fast, then we'd all farking move to Chicago.

Oh, yeah, and we do drive like bats out of hell. I don't know what's up with that, but I'm just as guilty as the rest. You're only going 85 in the left lane? Well, then pull that beater over into the right lane where slow-arses like you belong.
2003-12-03 05:51:33 PM  
The sad thing about this whole thing is that its all true. I live in a suburb of Atlanta, and I'm a senior in high school. I'm fully expecting school being cancelled tomorrow. If it hits 32 degrees here people act like it's the end of the world.
2003-12-03 05:59:40 PM  
Business as usual in Atlanta. And yes, we do drive like maniacs, every last angsty one of us. This is largely due to the fact that we have some of the worst road planning in the nation, but of course we're also still bitter about the whole failed secession thing. Curiously, South Carolina were the original Confederates, and they drive normally (albeit all of them with those god-awful palmetto tree stickers on their cars).
2003-12-03 06:09:29 PM  

doesn't surprise me. 2 years ago we had tons of snow on like jan 3. that's right, the friday after new year's we had to go to class. >_<
2003-12-03 07:37:36 PM  
OH..that Georgia. What ever happened with that "velvet" revolution in the other Georgia?
2003-12-03 08:44:14 PM  
Jesus is a farking WEATHER REPORT! I fail to see the mass panic some of you people are talking about....
2003-12-03 09:38:58 PM  
Arthur Figgis:

Biggest dif between SC and GA is the way speed laws are written (basically, you can go 14 over w/ a GA license before you get points), and that GA pretty much bans unmarked cop cars for traffic stops, though court decisions say the unmarked stop is still legal.

On non-holidays, you gotta be going 25 over in a 55 to even get a second glance.
2003-12-03 10:37:57 PM  
2003-12-04 01:02:02 AM  
I'm from the north and now live in Augusta, Georgia. The reason we all flock to the stores and raid the bread and dairy is so we can cozy up on the couch away from work, drink hot chocolate, and make grilled cheese sandwiches with the soup of our choice (Tomato with milk damnit!) It's one of the few times I actually have to put pants on instead of shorts.

And it's not just the rednecks that can't drive here, NO ONE can drive. Worst drivers I've ever seen. Everyone pulls out in front of you, blinkers are apparently deactivated at the dealership, and......I'm stopping there. I'm about to have a friggin stroke!
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