Daily Podcast: Sign of the Times

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According to our pals at pistonheads, old people are pissed that the UK's "watch out for old people" traffic signs depicts old people as, uh, old people. You know, hunched over. In pain. Feeble. Defenseless. Slow. (This is, of course, ignoring the fact that it looks like the woman bringing up the rear is giving the old coot a mobile reach-around.) Well, the idea is to get motorists to slow the Hell down. If a sign shows old people as "fitter, healthier senior citizens," then they can get the bloody Hell out of the way, can't they? The fact that the UK government has already removed the words "elderly people" from the signs reveals that political correctness is becoming/has become more important than anything (save paying your taxes). If it was me– and thank God it isn't– I'd put signs up with a points systems for mowing old people down, sponsored by Death Race, with the attendant fines. And by the way, I can say shit like this because I'm old. Dag nabbit! Well, older than Justin, anyway. But not wiser. Apparently.

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  • Peteski Peteski on Aug 20, 2008

    To clarify, concerning the Pontiac Truck. they said: V-6 yes no V-8 yes no and now its going to be: V-6 yes no V-8 yes no I listened three times and I still can't figure it.

  • Justin Berkowitz Justin Berkowitz on Aug 20, 2008

    @peteski: Yikes! Sorry! Original GM statement: V6 yes, V8 yes. Manual transmission for both, yes. Later on GM statement: V6, no, V8 yes. Manual for V8. Then: V6 no, V8 yes. Automatic only. Now: V6 yes, V8 yes. Automatic only.

  • Akitadog Akitadog on Aug 20, 2008

    Hey, I just came back from Puerto Vallarta (honeymoon!). Great place to go when you don't want to worry about having a schedule or fret over hurricane weather. Justin, try the parasailing and a booze cruise! You can also find some high-quality guayaberas for decent money. How many time-share sellers have you managed to avoid?

  • VerbalKint VerbalKint on Aug 21, 2008

    For what it's worth (