Last Call- Barbie Thinks Math is Hard Edition

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Last Call- Barbie Thinks Math is Hard Edition

Irony is a dish best served cold. .  . and by a blonde waitress.
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By |2011-10-04T18:30:54+00:00October 4th, 2011|Last Call|22 Comments

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  1. Van Sarockin October 4, 2011 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Amazing, it's like a Palindrome. And if the Jeep is on it's roof, I bet it says 'flip me over'.

    • JeepyJayhawk October 4, 2011 at 7:27 pm - Reply

      I was going to say "in it's natural state this is probably street legal."

  2. Charles_Barrett October 4, 2011 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Obligatory. Absolutely obligatory since Julie Brown is one of my all-time favorite pop-comic lyricists…!
    [youtube 0rNfZxgkH7k youtube]

    • Van Sarockin October 4, 2011 at 7:46 pm - Reply

      "When I grow up I want to be a veterinarian,
      Because I love children".
      Can't argue with those.

      • tonyola October 5, 2011 at 5:56 am - Reply

        "I just want to say that being chosen as this month's Miss August is like a compliment I'll remember for as long as I can."

      • P161911 October 5, 2011 at 2:05 pm - Reply

        I don't think I've ever heard that song, but having had 2-3 dogs for the first 7 years of our marriage and a daughter for only a a couple of months, I have caught myself saying vet instead of pediatrician several times.

    • Charles_Barrett October 5, 2011 at 6:17 am - Reply

      "I can't spell V.W. but I drive a Porsche"…

  3. Scandinavian Flick October 4, 2011 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    When it inevitably rolls over, it says "BOOBIES".
    …or is that the wrong trick?
    I dunno… I forgot what I was saying. I was thinking about boobs.

    • Devin October 4, 2011 at 8:22 pm - Reply

      I'd totally get a 5318008 plate on a Suzuki Samurai.

  4. Tomsk October 4, 2011 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    It's like a license plate frame I remember seeing in high school said: Not all dumbs are blonde.

  5. Lotte October 4, 2011 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    O.T. Shamelessly using the community for a question here: What would you want as a passenger in a taxi besides safety and timeliness? Would you have different expectations when you're in your home town commuting as opposed to being a tourist in a foreign place (assuming they spoke perfect English)?
    (Full disclosure: I'm starting a final-year project and I want to delay the unpleasant and potentially dangerous task of flagging down a busy businessman in a rush trying to hire a cab then interrogating him with my research questions, although I think I'll have to do it later on anyways…Help! I'm not a very good researcher!…)

    • BlackIce_GTS October 4, 2011 at 10:01 pm - Reply

      Do people commute by taxi? That sounds very expensive.
      I'd really like not to engage in useless conversation. Due to social conditioning, there's no way I can tell someone to stop talking that doesn't make me feel like a jerk. I don't want to feel like a jerk, and I don't want to have an awkward conversation with a stranger.
      As a tourist I would expect the driver to be able to recommend a few restaurants or tourist things to do. I would expect that in my home town as well, I just wouldn't ask them to.

      • Charles_Barrett October 5, 2011 at 6:27 am - Reply

        People don't often commute by taxi per se, but monied people in Manhattan and London and other metropolises can utilize a car service, where they have a regularly scheduled car and driver meet them at their door or place of business for errands, dinners out, or commuting. You ride in a nice Audi, Benz, BMW, or Jag. It's more expensive than taxi, and more chic than Lincoln Towncar limo, but less expensive than maintaining your own car and chauffeur.

        • topdeadcentre October 5, 2011 at 7:11 am - Reply

          Car service in NYC is often a better deal than taking a taxi. The cars I've been in with this style service tend to be Town Cars (especially the extended-wheelbase "Executive" model), not luxury rides like Benz or Jag. Taxis have the advantage of picking up by being flagged down or at a taxi stand, car services are available by phone call only (or twitter, email, etc).
          The people I know there all have "their guy" at "their service" who's almost a member of the family, and prices are competitive with cab fares. Not only that, but if there's more people, either their guy knows another guy who works a van instead and they're happy to throw some business to a friend, or their guy's brother and cousin also work for the service, and we'll put together a little Town Car parade. Car service guys tend to be a lot better dressed and groomed, and their cars are much more comfortable than a taxi.
          Owning a car in NYC is expensive, high risk, and not really necessary except for getting out of town. It's far cheaper to take public transit and use car services.

    • Van Sarockin October 5, 2011 at 3:00 am - Reply

      Minimizing wait time is the biggest issue. Then comes refused fares – where the cabbie won't take you to you destination. After that comes things like too long trip lengths, not taking credit cards and fare disputes, not taking all your party or luggage, comfort and cleanliness.
      Here's one link:
      TLC & NYC Planning Dept. have done a lot of work to research the taxi industry and to try to improve it, so look around.
      Folks waiting at cab stands have lots of time, too.
      I've done some research on this and we could continue this off-line if you like.

      • Lotte October 5, 2011 at 4:58 am - Reply

        I would love to! I'm currently contactable at hooniverselotte at hotmail dot com. Thanks for your help!

    • topdeadcentre October 5, 2011 at 7:00 am - Reply

      For reals? I would want the driver to know his way around the expected coverage area.
      In my home town, too many Boston cabbies get completely lost in Boston if you're not going to Logan Airport or one of the major hotels. Terminal B to the Copley Plaza? No problem! Chandler Hotel in Boston to Jacques (pronounced "Jakes") street in Somerville? Fuhgeddaboudit! Oh yeah, GPS is only of limited help, because of road construction, street changes, and routing problems.
      In order to drive a black cab in London (the one in England), cabbies need to pass The Knowledge. They pass examination on 320 different runs in order to work in the city, and all the major landmarks and attractions. There are different Knowledge tests for London's suburbs. Boston's street layout is certainly no worse, and the drivers could do a lot better.
      Oh yeah, I'd also prefer that my cab driver have more than just a nodding acquaintance with soap and water. A little hygiene goes a long way towards a tip.

      • dr zero October 5, 2011 at 6:54 pm - Reply

        I've had to show drivers how to get to my suburb from the airport, which is only two suburbs away. Taxi drivers down here rely on sat-nav for anywhere other than their own homes.

    • P161911 October 5, 2011 at 2:08 pm - Reply

      The taxi driver is the same, if you are a tourist or it is somebody's home town. I'm not a good one to ask, I think I have been in a taxi less than a dozen times in my life and all but about 3 of those were on trips to the UK.

  6. yellofury October 4, 2011 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    As if….my OB totally said I need more iron in my diet or something? so he told me a i need a Geep? what- ever

  7. SSurfer321 October 5, 2011 at 5:52 am - Reply

    If men hang trucknutz, what do female truck/Jeep owners hang from their hitch? Inquiring minds want to know.

    • PowerTryp October 5, 2011 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      They don't hang anything, just like on their body the headlights are up front and the ovaries are inside.

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