I’ve made it no secret I loathe the very idea of self-driving cars. The techie nerds can wax poetic about how mapping and apps and laser-guided whatever will ensure our streets will be safer, cleaner, less congested places where human error is no longer a factor in the 40,000 car-caused fatalities in the US each year.… Continue reading The 40 Funniest Ways Self-Driving Cars Will Fail Fucking Hard
So often bicyclists shame each others’ riding behavior, not because it’s dangerous, but because it somehow presents people on bikes in a negative light. To accept this line of logic, we must assume that as riders we’re all committing a political act of obedience, asking for approval and safe passage from the dominant drivers of… Continue reading What Scares Bicyclists More, Cars or Drivers’ Attitudes?
Over the weekend, just about everyone in the bicycling-blogosphere jumped on a comedic band-wagon via Twitter by making ironical statements lampooning the double-standard that exists between mindsets of cycling vs. driving, and the understood importance of the infrastructure designed for each. Some were light-hearted cultural observations, others rightly went for the jugular. All were deadly… Continue reading #ReplaceBikeWithCar Flips the Script on Auto-centric Whining
Limitless animated cat GIFs. Celebrity obsession, celebrity shaming. Star Trek fashion comedy blogging. An ocean of NSFW pornography. TUMBLR has more hypnotic distraction material than any other social media site to date. And the best part is, you don’t have to worry about regressive paid safety-patrollers deleting your profile for uploading a pic of a nipple.… Continue reading Tumblr: A Nexus of Subversive Cognition