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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

“They Just Got Out and Walked… I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This”

posted by on March 21 at 15:09 PM

How can one read this Seattle Times story

A forgetful driver on this morning’s Kingston-to-Edmonds ferry run walked off the boat upon arrival, leaving behind a car and seriously disrupting the morning commute.

…and not think immediately of this REM video?

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Happens all the time. Usually on the Bainbridge run, though... not as many walk-ons up in Kingston.

Posted by giantladysquirrels | March 21, 2007 3:38 PM


Posted by the True Grunfeld | March 21, 2007 4:02 PM

Falling Down?

Posted by K X One | March 21, 2007 4:15 PM

Isn't that REM video a perfect illustration of the "pro-transit" solution to the viaduct? "Just walk, cars are icky."

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | March 21, 2007 4:36 PM

Cars are icky. Since when did aesthetics become inadmissible for city planning?

Posted by gfish | March 21, 2007 4:42 PM

One of the worst panics I've ever been in was the day we discovered that you could, in fact, run the battery flat on your car by running the radio and the heater on a cold day while waiting first in line for the Southworth ferry. The boat was in the dock, the car wouldn't start. It took a jump though, the quickest jump you ever saw, and miraculously started up again a second time at the other end. Whew!

Posted by Fnarf | March 21, 2007 5:40 PM

I remember some poor guy in an old Beetle at the end of a ferry line on Whidbey Island. He couldn't get it to start until they were throwing off the lines and raising the ramp. He wheedled the little thing down there as fast as it could go, but the guard rail went down just as he already hopelessly pulled up.

Posted by The CHZA | March 21, 2007 6:16 PM

Near the end of the video Peter Buck is reading a book. In an interview I read once, he said it was "Memoirs of the Ford Administration" by John Updike. It was such a non-sequiter sort of thing. Just when I'm wrapped in the 'overcoming depression' thing of the video and song, he comes off mentioning a book with adultery as prominent theme.

Posted by daniel | March 21, 2007 7:45 PM

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