Monday, 13 August 2007

Bits and pieces...

1. I went to the supermarket at the weekend, and the girl at the checkout had hiccups. She asked me an interesting question....."Do mute people get hiccups?" I didn't have an answer for her.

2. Australian men's magazine Zoo Weekly has just launched a competition. The prize? Win a boob job for your girlfriend!!!!!! WHAT THE HELL?????

3. Two P-Plate (probationary) drivers drove into a tree and a light post near my house on Friday night. 8 people are now in hospital. When I hear stories of accidents involving P-Plate drivers, I've noticed that 9 times out of 10, these P-platers are driving Holden Commodores (with big V8 engines). Perhaps the only way to stop the insanity of losing an increasing number of young people in preventable road accidents, is to ban them from driving this type of car. One of my suggestions is to hand out pre-paid funeral service brochures to everyone who buys a Holden Commodore. Hell - why not offer a discounted funeral package so their friends get a good deal too. Goodness knows they're sure to be some of the passengers.

If you hadn't sensed it, I feel quite strongly about number 3. It makes me sad and angry every time I hear or watch the news and this kind of story appears, which is more often than not lately. The Office of Road Safety can talk about curfews etc all they want, but everything must come back to cause and effect - take away the Holden Commodore (the cause) and the effect will be different.

10 comments:

Nat Celedin said...

Agree with you 100% about the P-platers. Can't believe parents feel comfortable buying their children death machines as their first cars. n e ways - tty soon!!

Nat Celedin said...

when do u go to the usa?

Oh for the love of food! said...

Hi Belinda! I agree with you, sometimes you can be as save a driver as one can be, and then one of these P-platers run into you... it makes me very angry too.

The Idea Of Progress said...

P-Plates? Holden Commodores? What are those? What part of America is Australia in, anyway?

DeepBlueSea said...

OK it's kind of humourous, your post... i don't like hoon cars either.

But seriously, the problem is mainly inside the head of the driver.

They aren't taught properly. (Often it's mum or dad teaching them, who in turn learnt to drive from THEIR mum or dad... NOT good)

They don't realise the danger involved with a tonne or two of metal careening down a highway at 100 kmh or more. They think they're actually GOOD drivers... invincible...

Etc etc...

The road toll has decreased in Australia but I think it's mostly due to better construction of the cars, air bags etc. Considering the lack of winter conditions, of ice, snow on roads etc, the road toll is really WAY too high here.

My 10 cents worth... Cheerio!

M

Ming_the_Merciless said...

1. I believe mute people have hiccups too.

2. Whoever wins that free-boop-job contest is probably a single guy with no girlfriend anyway.

3. Don't get me started with teens and car, or teens and alcohol.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Yeah, when you're in NYC, we should meet up and get lunch or dinner.

DeepBlueSea said...

Hi Belinda!

You asked about my nickname. I chose it cos...
i'm profound (ha!)
i love blue (the ocean, sky & my eyes)
and 'sea' - well cos, like i said. love ocean, water, swimming etc

also it comes from a line in a song by a group called magazine that i loved many years ago.
the expression goes Between the devil and the deep blue sea
and i think it means something like
In a very difficult situation, an obscure place you wouldn't want to be.... stuck with 2 quite scary options...

coco said...

any guy that enters that competition deserves to be shot
what would happen if a womans magazine had a competition for your boyfriend to win a penis enlargement, men would be shocked
and i think mute people do hicup becuase it is something to do with your lungs and ribs i think

Jennifer said...

everyone is giving away boob job prizes now hhaha