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Oct 9, 2019 - 4:19:03 PM
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Owen

Canada

4089 posts since 6/5/2011

Over the years I've made a few trips to B.C.   This method of parking is a new one, for me. https://bc.ctvnews.ca/driver-flips-car-while-trying-to-parallel-park-in-downtown-vancouver-1.4629322?cache=yes%3FclipId%3D89531%3FclipId%3D68596

Bubba, is this being introduced province-wide, or is it just for Vancouver? 

....No malice toward those involved; I hope the injuries aren't serious and heal quickly.   

[And a Canadian "Sorry" to PaulR and Chuck for the CTV link.]  devil

Edited by - Owen on 10/09/2019 16:22:44

Oct 9, 2019 - 4:26:06 PM

chuckv97

Canada

43497 posts since 10/5/2013
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Of course it would be CTV,,, they’re conservative so they don’t like change, such as driverless parking skills built into cars.

Oct 9, 2019 - 5:32:24 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

12672 posts since 9/27/2007

Everywhere there's a high concentration of seniors you'll see where they bash into store fronts or farmers markets!

Stomp on the GO! instead of the WHOA! in a panic. 

Oct 9, 2019 - 6:13:56 PM
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J e f f

USA

3246 posts since 12/16/2009

I've seen that happen years ago in high school auto shop. A student stepped on what he thought was the brake but was the gas. It was a small car and he had big feet and was wearing workboots. He smacked into the school pretty hard. Maybe the woman in the news clip was wearing new shoes. I don't know. Back to my cartoons.

Oct 9, 2019 - 6:37:14 PM
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Owen

Canada

4089 posts since 6/5/2011

Bubba, I pinky promise to be extra vigilant next time I go to the farmers' market.... Iffn I haven't forgotten about it completely by the time they start up again in 2020.   

Too bad drivers [not just old timers] can't/won't transfer the  "stomp on the GO instead of the "WHOA" strategy to merge lanes.

Edit:  Chuck, I wasn't aware that CTV was considered "conservative."  On native issues, neither my wife nor I see much difference in how CBC and CTV slant the actual reporting of the "news,"  although I think CBC does 'way more editorializing [and presenting opinion as fact], and 'way more "repeat programming."   ....Learn sumpthin every day, I guess, though I don't know just what I'll do with my newly acquired knowledge.

Edited by - Owen on 10/09/2019 18:51:58

Oct 9, 2019 - 7:25:39 PM
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donc

Canada

6009 posts since 2/9/2010

I wonder how her immigration hearing went. What is the most popular car in Richmond ? [local joke].. It's the courtesy car from the auto body shop.

Oct 9, 2019 - 7:27:39 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

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What’s the most popular vehicle in Surrey?....... The paddy wagon.

Oct 9, 2019 - 7:56:05 PM
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Paul R

Canada

11637 posts since 1/28/2010

Two true stories.
1. When we moved here in '02, we lived in a new apartment on Elevator Bay. One afternoon the daughter took the car, and, as she was leaving, phoned us to go check out what was happening below: They were pulling a car out of the lake. We went out to see a tow truck pulling a car up - the roof scraping the dockside, and dumping it, upside down, on the pavement, water pouring out. It seems a couple of kids (14- or 15-years old) decided to take the family car for a joyride. But they reversed it and hit the accelerator instead of the brake pedal. They got out okay, but the insurance company wouldn't pay unless they got charged.

2. One of our favourite restaurants here is the Pasta Shelf. A couple of years ago we saw a sheet of plywood where a window had been. The owner, Marco, grabbed his laptop and showed us the security cam shot of a car coming through the parking lot and then suddenly "entering" the restaurant. A customer was at the counter and just missed being hit. Of course I commented on the new drive-through. I mean, the food's really good there, but what level of service do you really need? I tried to get video on-line, but it's been archived.

Don, I was going to comment on how much that Civic driver hated immigrants.

Oct 9, 2019 - 8:08:19 PM

Paul R

Canada

11637 posts since 1/28/2010

Owen, I think one difference is that CBC does a lot more public affairs programming, which could be interpreted as advocacy or supporting whistleblowers (no reference to current American issues). Also, every so often CTV cuts back on news staff. CTV is more interested in the profits they make broadcasting American TV shows. They even buy shows they don't intend to broadcast, to keep them out of the hands of rival networks. As well, at least one ruling by Stevie Sweatervest favoured private broadcasters over the CBC (the three major networks fought together, but SS granted only the private broadcasters the resulting revenue). As my prof said way back - CTV would love to see the CBC disappear.

CTV's formula? Remember ABC's Wide World of Sports? What did CTV come up with? Oh, yeah: CTV's Wide World of Sports! American Idol? Canadian Idol! So You Think You Can Dance? So You Think You Can Dance Canada! Wow! What originality! (Unfortunately, the CBC has been forced into some sort of imitation lately.)

Oct 9, 2019 - 8:19:37 PM
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Brian T

Canada

15674 posts since 6/5/2008

Many brands of modern cars are low enough to submarine a moose.
Hit a moose at 110kph on HWY 16 and either one of two things will happen next:
1. The back moose legs fold up and the moose butt comes across the hood and through the windshield. You can expect total loss of anal sphincter control as well. Fairly funny if it isn't your car.
2. The moose legs buckle as it comes across the hood, hits the top of the windshield and cartwheels away above the vehicle, hopefully into the ditch.

So you think of these things, doing hack weight and the out turn to avoid the swamp donkey.

Oct 9, 2019 - 8:49:31 PM

Owen

Canada

4089 posts since 6/5/2011

Paul, I'm definitely coming at this from a position of relative ignorance.  I do [did ?] like the CBC's public affairs programs, though I listen/watch them quite a bit less now than I used to.   However I don't like their reliance on "repeat programming."  I realize it goes back to budget cuts, which I don't support,  so I suppose it's inevitable that every major restructuring in the past several decades has resulted in more "variety" programs [no] and more repeats [no]. 

I sometimes wonder if my current outlook might be in some measure due to a reduced supply of p*** and vinegar, as I "mature."   I find myself saying [to myself, mind you] "Ah, **** it; what's the point?" 'way more than I used to.

All I watch on CTV is the weekday Manitoba supper news, so their M.O. and/or other programming is something I know nothing about.

Edited by - Owen on 10/09/2019 20:51:25

Oct 9, 2019 - 8:58:07 PM

Paul R

Canada

11637 posts since 1/28/2010

quote:
Originally posted by Brian T

So you think of these things, doing hack weight and the out turn to avoid the swamp donkey.


That's a new one to me. In Toronto, and, I suppose, other cities, raccoons are called "trash pandas".

Oct 9, 2019 - 8:58:45 PM
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52323 posts since 12/14/2005

You want BC?

You want some info aboot wheels?

Look no further!

Oct 9, 2019 - 9:03:15 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

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All I know is that John Bassett had a big hand in Baton Broadcasting who launched CTV. I just assumed they were on the conservative side of things, seeing as Bassett himself was a PC MP. Not only that , they hired ,,argh,,,Ben Mulroney.

btw, Kershaw just got lit up for 2 back to back homers on 2 pitches.  How the mighty have fallen.  "C'est la vie", said Buck Cherry...

Edited by - chuckv97 on 10/09/2019 21:13:26

Oct 9, 2019 - 9:03:45 PM
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Brian T

Canada

15674 posts since 6/5/2008

Park? Around here, just shut it off and let it stall. Take the keys and walk away.
Make sure that you take up 3/4 vehicle space each side to open and close your doors.

Three Ranges Brewery in Valemount will sell you some Swamp Donkey ale.
Medium dark, very nice drink.

Oct 9, 2019 - 9:06:10 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

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I spent a week in Valemount one day....

Oct 10, 2019 - 1:26:45 AM
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Chris Meakin

Australia

2435 posts since 5/15/2011

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

You want BC?

You want some info aboot wheels?

Look no further!


Fabulous! I haven't seen BC in years. It and The Wizard of Id were syndicated in the local newspaper in the town I grew up in. My two favourite comic strips by far. Thanks for the memories Mike!

Now  back to our normal programming.

Oct 10, 2019 - 6:41:04 AM
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Owen

Canada

4089 posts since 6/5/2011

quote:
Originally posted by Paul R
quote:
Originally posted by Brian T

.... avoid the swamp donkey.


That's a new one to me. ..


...for me also... so I did what any 'normal' person would do... asked the all-knowing Google...you can take your pick from about a half-dozen daffynitions: http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/swamp-donkey

Edit:  Chris, a principal on one of the fly-in reserves would regularly remind us that "...nothing's 'normal' around here."    Who knows ?  maybe the same could be said for Off-Topic BHO.    

Edited by - Owen on 10/10/2019 06:47:22

Oct 10, 2019 - 7:15:05 AM
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Owen

Canada

4089 posts since 6/5/2011

...and to get back to vehicle parking, lest the OP disapprove of the thread drift.... This one isn't new, but nevertheless kinda funny.  I first saw it in response to legislation re. female-only parking spaces (?).  I recall the caption being "Australia's First Female-Only Parking Lot"  but see it's been adopted (?) by other jurisdictions as well.

Image result for female only parking lot

Edited by - Owen on 10/10/2019 07:24:47

Oct 10, 2019 - 8:26:02 AM

800 posts since 4/22/2018

On the subject of dash/rear cam footage, here’s some taken from the rear of one of my rescue team’s vehicles - the farmer fortunately fell off the vehicle near the top so didn’t get bounced all the way down.
 

https://www.facebook.com/CaveRescueOrganisation/videos/1440305116058936/

Oct 10, 2019 - 12:00:03 PM
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Brian T

Canada

15674 posts since 6/5/2008

Owen, that parking lot pic made me just about bust a gut. Can't have that, not fully healed.
Just remember that BC is bigger than the UK + New Zealand + Japan all rolled together.
Park where ever you like. The other 1/3 of all cars in BC are still driving around the streets of Vancouver.

Oct 10, 2019 - 2:07:51 PM
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RBToo

USA

8 posts since 9/25/2004

A quick perusal of Google Maps confirmed my guess that Brian in McBride may have more room to park than anyone residing in the continental United States.

It's a long way to the next water hole.

Oct 10, 2019 - 3:54:39 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

12672 posts since 9/27/2007

I heard at one time Saskatchewan was looking for a new tag line on the bottom of it's license plates instead of, Land of living skies.

One was ... Hard to spell, Easy to draw!  The one I liked was.. Plenty of free parking.!! 

Oct 10, 2019 - 4:02:32 PM
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Owen

Canada

4089 posts since 6/5/2011

Room to park is indeed one of the perks.... on the off-chance there's no spot in front of the business one is going to, once around the block* usually gets the desired result.  

I like both those slogans, Bubba.  In light of the importance of both farming and the Roughriders, I had proposed "Next year country."  but apparently it didn't get much traction.

* = preferably clockwise... all right turns... for us oldtimers.   devil

Oct 10, 2019 - 6:51:19 PM
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donc

Canada

6009 posts since 2/9/2010

New Tourist Bureau Sign .......VANCOUVER : The drivers don't suck as bad as everyone says they do.

Oct 10, 2019 - 7:02:52 PM
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Brian T

Canada

15674 posts since 6/5/2008

Stand on a chair = See Saskatchewan.
Only province (SK) where you can watch your dog run away for 3 days.

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