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THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS (Her dad is the Fast and she is the Furious)

HEY RIGHT SO this is an idea we had jotted down from a while ago. Yuko had this conversation in the car with her Dad on her way from Rochester to New Jersey ... she told me about it later and I couldn't stop laughing. I am laughing about it now ... 


LOL "Initial Y?" though when

Comment by Ryan (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 04:03

LOL "Initial Y?" though when they did reveal what the "D" stood for it was kind of a letdown.

And her dad gives off a Bunta vibe.... now if he gave her a cup of water....

Seriously folks, it's not

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 07:44

Seriously folks, it's not safe to talk on the phone while driving - at least without using a hands-free kit or something.
Sorry to sound like a crazy mom. Keep up the great work guys.


Comment by Aperture (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 09:13

According to my class on the mind, it's just as dangerous with or without a hands-free kit. Is that going to stop people? No, so while it's interesting to know, saying it won't change much. BTW, I've been hit by someone on the phone, so I can understand the frustration.


Comment by John Kelly (not verified) Fri, 02/20/2009 - 23:00

It's not safe if you don't have the skillzzz.

Seriously, no seriously, many drivers, New York and elsewhere, make bad decisions on and off the phone, the contrary correlation is tenuous at best.

Good starting point: if you can walk and chew gum, then you should be able to use your cellphone, regardless.


Comment by John Kelly (not verified) Fri, 02/20/2009 - 23:04

NB: This is part of the reason we're forced to have auto insurance, because there is always the potential for an accident, no matter what you're doing in/around/with/under/over/near/pick a preposition your car.

If I'm paying to be risky, I want to do what I please.


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Comment by baling (not verified) Fri, 04/24/2009 - 11:26

Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment.


Comment by anthroxan (not verified) Fri, 04/24/2009 - 15:11

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.


Comment by poetaster (not verified) Sun, 04/26/2009 - 15:23

You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load.


Comment by football (not verified) Wed, 04/29/2009 - 06:02

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.


Comment by intertwine (not verified) Wed, 04/29/2009 - 09:58

When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.


Comment by porosis (not verified) Wed, 04/29/2009 - 18:38

He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little.


Comment by hydrobromination (not verified) Thu, 04/30/2009 - 02:26

It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.


Comment by hematitic (not verified) Thu, 04/30/2009 - 07:43

Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.


Comment by evangel (not verified) Thu, 04/30/2009 - 11:47

Experience is a good teacher, but she send in terrific bills.


Comment by decrystallization (not verified) Thu, 04/30/2009 - 17:18

Is love supposed to last throughout all time, or is it like trains changing at random stops. If I loved her, how could I leave her? If I felt that way then, how come I don't feel anything now?


Comment by hypercompasses (not verified) Thu, 04/30/2009 - 22:02

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.


Comment by seroxat (not verified) Sun, 05/03/2009 - 05:32

A minute's success pays the failure of years.

generic zyrtec farce unchurched

Comment by generic zyrtec farce unchurched (not verified) Sun, 05/03/2009 - 09:41

If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.


Comment by crap (not verified) Sun, 05/03/2009 - 13:22

For the most part, fear is nothing but an illusion. When you share it with someone else, it tends to disappear.

Isn't that illegal?

Comment by MrGBH (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 08:23

Not just driving t 90 miles per hour, but obviously that too. But isn't talking on the phone illegal whilst driving? It is here in England, I thought it would be in America too.

I think it applies to most

Comment by Sidka (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 12:17

I think it applies to most traffic laws, but it's only illegal if the traffic cop who sees you cares. Here in Southern Nevada, everyone speeds. It's just a fact of life. You can generally get away with going 10-20 faster than the speed limits on surface streets, and there is basically no speed enforcement on the highways. Last time I was told, there was no cell phone laws.

(Actually, the only times I've seen someone pulled over are for not wearing a seatbelt while speeding and for various forms of reckless driving).

I've driven past some going 93 (about as fast as I can push my stock Honda Civic to go) on the Clark County 215 (which is actually somewhere between 45-65 except in construction zones), and they didn't so much as flash their headlights at me.

I actually got pulled over for the first time last week for going 40 in a 35. I think the traffic cops are starting to do their jobs now because ticketing people would bring some money into the system without having to raise taxes.

Henderson cops are lazy

Comment by capnmanta (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 23:38

Also here in Southern Nevada it's traditional to blame all the bad drivers on Californians. :D

Because the bad drivers DO

Comment by Sidka (not verified) Tue, 05/05/2009 - 02:04

Because the bad drivers DO come from California. And Utah. And Arizona....

But mostly California, because you know they all pay Nevadans to take their driver's exams for them. ;)


Comment by Joe (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 16:37

I know that talking on the phone while driving is now illegal in New Jersey, but I think it's a state-by-state thing.
And while I can't speak for the rest of the country, here in NJ, 90 MPH is normal if you're on a highway. The speed limits here are really more like suggestions.

Cell phone use

Comment by Kevin (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 18:26

It's legality is determined by state and local laws. For example, it's not illegal to use a cell phone here in Texas, except for certain counties, cities, or school zones within the state. Other states, like Massachusetts have a state-wide ban on cell phone use while driving.

Sounds Familiar

Comment by Aperture (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 09:11

Eh, my own dad drives about the same.


Comment by Jared F. (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 11:06

I feel awkward for actually driving around 80 MPH on road trips. Ah, I mean I plead the 5th.
As far as the cellphone thing, laws vary state by state in the US. I know in California, it is illegal to use you cell with out a handsfree thing (or at least it was 8 years ago, it might have changed recently).
Actually, funny story about cell phone use in cars. I was in California visiting my grandmother, and I borrowed her car to do some shopping on my own. One of my friends calls me to tell me that I lost the game. Only after I picked up did I realize I was stopped at the corner with the Palm Dessert Police Station. Luckily no one noticed, but it did then occur to me that I wasn't in Georgia, where the laws are a little more lax on cell phone use.

Actually, it's only been

Comment by Jukebox (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 20:07

Actually, it's only been illegal to use a cell phone while driving in California for a few months now. Honestly, I think it's a pointless law as talking is talking, and even with hands free devices, you're still going to be just as distracted during the most dangerous parts, which is picking up a call or hanging it up.

A security guard and my boss

Comment by OrcishIncubus (not verified) Fri, 02/20/2009 - 00:46

A security guard and my boss was having a discussion about this, and the security guard commented that even with a hands-free device, it's still dangerous and I think some places are making those illegal too?

My boss pointed out that if a cop pulled someone over for using a hands-free device, they can have the radio on and be like "I was singing..."

My suggestion was... what if you started the call while parked, then talked the whole way to your destination and then hang up when you're parked again? Or say end the conversation at a red light (and it's a long red light)...


Comment by Nanashi (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 12:51

Some states in the US have laws that prohibit cell phone use while driving. Either only with a hands free headset or not at all, not sure. I know for certain that at least California has one. As for speed limit... yeah generally it is flow of traffic, which in most cases is not the posted "speed limit". Although I personally have seen some rebels that go 10 - 15 under the posted limit.

The police should pull over

Comment by nbanyan (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 14:58

The police should pull over more people for driving +10 under the traffic speed (unless they have hazard lights on) just like they do for people who drive +10 over.
Both is hazardous.

In Illinois there's a

Comment by OrcishIncubus (not verified) Fri, 02/20/2009 - 00:48

In Illinois there's a minimum speed limit on the interstate.

Maximum is 65 mph, minimum is 40 mph.

I've been in a few cases where I've had to drive under the speed limit and it wasn't cause I wanted to... crummy cars... /grumble...

You crazy Americans

Comment by bevam (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 15:32

I'm Canadian....your miles- they mean nothing to me T__T (is 90mph fast? I guess so ^^;). In conclusion: this comic has been very educational!


Comment by Louis (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 15:44

100 km/h is equal to about 65 mph. I know this because our first family car was a Mini that went by miles. Dad had to guess the speed all the time. So many tickets. @_@

I think 90 mph is 145 km/h,

Comment by Radio (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 15:45

I think 90 mph is 145 km/h, if that put it into perspective for you.

<:U Whoops, ninja'd by

Comment by Radio (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 15:46

<:U Whoops, ninja'd by Louis.

I suck with conversions, but

Comment by Joe (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 16:40

I suck with conversions, but to give you a basic idea, the normal speed limit on a highway is usually somewhere around 60.
So yeah, 90 is pretty dang fast.


Comment by Shaboomalfoo (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 17:52

Actually, to convert km to miles you multiply by 5/8. Miles to km is 8/5.

Eg. 80 km/h = 50 mph

there's 1.6 kilometers to

Comment by Jukebox (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 20:14

there's 1.6 kilometers to every mile, so the easiest conversion would be 160 km/h is equivalent to 100 mph (miles per hour).

Another helpful one is 25 C (Celsius) is equivalent to 75 F (Fahrenheit), and 0 C is 32 F, and 273 Kelvin is equivalent to 491.4 Rankine. Actually, that last one isn't really helpful for 99.9% of people.


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Comment by Nomnomnominous (not verified) Mon, 02/23/2009 - 19:29

Even the Scottish don't use Rankines, and they invented it. :P
Admittedly, they don't have much call for it (Go go gadget MacKelvins) but still!
That means all that's left is about a half a dozen US superconductor engineers and a scant quarter million scientists who actually get their monies' worth.


Comment by Kevin (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 18:30

As a rule of thumb I always go +5 mph over in city roads and +10 mph on the highway. I have driven like this for over a decade and have never received a single speeding ticket.

Expired registration tags, however, are another matter. >_<

 This is actually my rule

Comment by Ananth Sun, 02/22/2009 - 11:43

 This is actually my rule of thumb as well. 


Comment by Nibbles (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 20:51

Yeah, on Valentines day I visited my sister for the first time. She told me 'Oh it takes two hours to get here.' I obey the speed limit. It took me 4! (3 1/2 if I hadn't gotten lost that one bit) And I had to drive back home the same day. At least they fed me.

Initial D

Comment by TheBakachan (not verified) Fri, 02/20/2009 - 09:25

I guess I'm not the only one who got the Initial D vibe from that story. I'm pretty well acquainted with the feeling though. :P

My father is most certainly a Fujiwara Bunta type character... I can't ride in a car with that man anymore. One minute, it will be a nice leisurely drive, and the next it's "OH LOOK, there's no traffic on this winding forest road!" and suddenly we're in the WRC. Riding shotgun with him, I've experienced enough Gs to be a fighter pilot, and enough weightlessness to be an astronaut. D;

Initial D is also his favorite anime...not that I introduced it to him ON PURPOSE...

Me: *Happily watching Initial D*
Dad: *Having approached unnoticed* Oh hey, what're you watching?
Me: GWEH! Err..uh... Nothing. *Click!*
Dad: Was that...a Sprinter Trueno?
Me: Y-yes... Yes it was. -_-;
My Brain: nuuuuuuu~ we're dooooomed~ orz

 Hahaha, I'm so sorry. XD

Comment by Ananth Sun, 02/22/2009 - 11:44

 Hahaha, I'm so sorry. XD

This reminds me of my

Comment by Ghost (not verified) Mon, 02/23/2009 - 13:00

This reminds me of my brother. we have a hardly use street near by with a 25 MPH speed limit. he does 80. :/