Friday, June 27, 2008

On roads and online forums.

17 comments:

Chloe said...

How very true.

Stephen said...

Brilliant, as always!

Angry Driver said...

In personal experience, it seems to be less linear relation an more of a parabolic relation...

I guess that's why I have to go to those anger management classes

stevensplinter said...

Oh, so true!

Anonymous said...

Road Rage Linked To Automobile Bumper Stickers

http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/06/17/0148238

Anonymous said...

tru dat, i think there was hate even before cars were invented.

Brian B said...

Brilliant as usual.

I saw your book in the bookstore yesterday so I bought it. Yay!

fluidly unsure said...

From what I've seen the relation (no matter what the growth pattern is) relates to a feeling of superiority. Try to navigate the areas in South Orange County or Compton when you don't know where you are going and you'll run into people who've already decided you are an * and they are justified treating you like *.

Did You Know? said...

yeah yeah! it is true

Brian B said...

It's also territorial; I just saw a story somewhere about a study finding that the people most likely to exhibit road rage are also the ones with custom rims, custom paint jobs, bumper stickers, custom interiors ... "territorial markings", one researcher called them. They carve out a private space in the public road and then get upset when they think it's been violated.

Brian B said...

Update: That study is here.

Anonymous said...

very interesting study! lucky for me i have a buddy who subs to that site. antways, i think that jessica hit the nail on the head with this one! genius!

Anonymous said...

I just want to say that you have a very interesting way of visualising things, and I think I'm going to keep coming back. :)

fluidlyunsure said...

Re: the comments in the study.

I am not going to speed-up to please someone else. If I'm going below the the posted limit there is a reason. If I think road or car conditions warrants driving slower than the posted limit, I'm not going be bullied into being reckless. I don't care what kind of a * others think of me.

fluidlyunsure said...

Re: the comments in the study.

I am not going to speed-up to please someone else. If I'm going below the the posted limit there is a reason. If I think road or car conditions warrants driving slower than the posted limit, I'm not going be bullied into being reckless. I don't care what kind of a * others think of me.

Anonymous said...

re: fluidlyunsure

Fine. You have your right to go whatever speed you want. Just don't form a rolling roadblock by driving next to someone going the exact same speed you are. Have a heart and drive in the right lane.

thisgirlangie said...

I first read "misogyny"

 
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