Author Topic: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners  (Read 30458 times)

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #350 on: May 06, 2020, 11:52:05 pm »
"Georgia Man" changes rules on new driving licenses:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/30/us/georgia-drivers-license-road-test-trnd/index.html

In USAnia, driver's licenses are sort of like the 2nd amendment "right" to have fire arms.

I live at the diagonally opposite corner of the nation.  I will drive with care when I see a car with a Georgia license plate.

The state of Georgia seems to have started trend:
https://fox6now.com/2020/05/05/wisconsin-dmv-waives-road-test-requirement-for-individuals-under-18-due-to-covid-19-pandemic/?fbclid=IwAR14O75NjG6WnucPepeSElDsHAgX9SGIXaiosM45Sqt4ytv6Od1abkDqPQo

That's two states that I'm no longer interested in visiting, and two license plates for me to be extra careful of  while using the roads.

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #351 on: May 11, 2020, 09:57:17 am »
Former co-worker had this story from his driver's test:
They got to the parallel parking portion.  He asked the driving inspector "how many points is this worth, how many points do I have now, and how many do I need to pass?".
After getting the answer, he did the calculation and said "let's just skip that part.  Put down a zero. There is nowhere here in town that I would want to go to where I would have to parallel park".
Inspector let him get away with it.

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #352 on: May 21, 2020, 02:02:39 am »
https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/05/18/watermelon-head-shoplifters-rob-convenience-store/

and, no, they were in Virginia (names for Queen Elizabeth I), not Florida

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #353 on: May 21, 2020, 12:57:10 pm »
https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/05/18/watermelon-head-shoplifters-rob-convenience-store/

and, no, they were in Virginia (names for Queen Elizabeth I), not Florida

So it's one of those rare occasions where you can get in trouble for not being out of your gourd? ;D
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #354 on: May 21, 2020, 06:54:58 pm »
https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/05/18/watermelon-head-shoplifters-rob-convenience-store/

and, no, they were in Virginia (names for Queen Elizabeth I), not Florida

So it's one of those rare occasions where you can get in trouble for not being out of your gourd? ;D
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #356 on: May 29, 2020, 12:40:50 pm »
Address snafu

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-52843846

Saw that on the TV text news this morning - the judge's comments make for "understatement of the day".  ;D
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And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #357 on: May 29, 2020, 06:51:05 pm »
This story maybe isn't so crazy, but as this is the unofficial Florida news thread, here's a good a place as any other to post it.

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Oh, #Florida! Graduating seniors in cap, gown & mask pick up their diplomas by riding a Jet Ski out to a boat where their masked principal hands it to them via reacher-grabber. https://flkeysnews.com/news/local/article243054601.html via @KeyWestGwen
https://twitter.com/craigtimes/status/1266353731622391808
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.
And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #358 on: May 29, 2020, 06:59:53 pm »
This story maybe isn't so crazy, but as this is the unofficial Florida news thread, here's a good a place as any other to post it.

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Oh, #Florida! Graduating seniors in cap, gown & mask pick up their diplomas by riding a Jet Ski out to a boat where their masked principal hands it to them via reacher-grabber. https://flkeysnews.com/news/local/article243054601.html via @KeyWestGwen
https://twitter.com/craigtimes/status/1266353731622391808

Looks like a lot more fun than the typical high school graduation.

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #359 on: Yesterday at 09:12:59 am »
This story maybe isn't so crazy, but as this is the unofficial Florida news thread, here's a good a place as any other to post it.

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Oh, #Florida! Graduating seniors in cap, gown & mask pick up their diplomas by riding a Jet Ski out to a boat where their masked principal hands it to them via reacher-grabber. https://flkeysnews.com/news/local/article243054601.html via @KeyWestGwen
https://twitter.com/craigtimes/status/1266353731622391808

Looks like a lot more fun than the typical high school graduation.

WTF needs to "graduate" from high school?*  You did your A-levels, had a piss-up with your mates, enjoyed 3 months' holiday then buggered off to uni to do your liver in by Christmas.


* no, don't tell me. It'd be unsurprising if USAnians got certificates suitable for framing when they made it through potty training.
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #360 on: Yesterday at 09:15:26 am »
After O-levels and A-levels, we just stopped going into school.

The only ceremony I remember was burning all our A-level workbooks in a friend's garden.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #361 on: Yesterday at 09:28:40 am »
After O-levels and A-levels, we just stopped going into school.
After O-Levels (1968) we still had to attend school until the end of term.  However, the days were often filled by visits to places of cultural interest such as the fire station.  I don't remember what happened after A levels.  In neither case did results come through the post, we had to go back to school to peer at a big notice board.  Certainly there was no ceremony or prom (nasty imported modern fashion).

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #362 on: Yesterday at 09:15:34 pm »
I thought the traditional British ceremony was poorly controlled bout of underaged drinking with your mates in the local pub that didn't ask too many questions. Or a party at one of your mates with obliging parents.

I remember my O levels because at that party I misplaced something I'd been really keen to misplace in the back seat of a Ford Fiesta. All said, given the region, I think that has me down as a slow starter.
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