Morning Open Thread – Do NOT park illegally in this city.

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If you are ever visiting Vladimir, Russia, be careful where you park. They take illegal parking seriously.

Video below the fold was recorded last February 28.

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7 Responses to Morning Open Thread – Do NOT park illegally in this city.

  1. Russell says:

    I noticed the rear wheels were off of this vehicle. So, it may have been appropriate. This last year, I did extensive travel abroad and I will say for roads eastern Europe have the worst ever. Besides the roads the parking was atrocious. Spaces meant for parallel parking were about to fit 3 to 4 vehicles as they pulled straight in with the wheels on the curb.

    Another thing, I became accustomed to and if younger, I probably would have done it myself, is if you don’t like the traffic on the road that you are on, the sidewalk is sufficiently wide enough to drive a vehicle upon.

    Glad to see you are here Chuck.

  2. shortfinals says:

    What a new slant on ‘recycling’ !

  3. Mornin’ Russell. Yep, I noticed the missing wheels on the rear of that truck. Either stolen by tire thieves, or the truck abandoned. At any rate, I have not seen anything like that claw around here, and hope I don’t.

    As for folks driving on sidewalks, a movement calling itself “Stop a Douchebag” has been intercepting people driving on sidewalks and slapping big paper signs onto their windshields, identifying the driver as a douchebag. The movement started with young people in Russia, but has spread to other countries as well. This video is their latest. In the description, they write:

    “Rare drivers receive more than one sticker from us, and a driver must be a really remarkable one to get a second sticker on their car. We always try to ration our stickers and never give them away, but still sometimes we have to use them liberally to stop some people from dragging us on their hoods (that become dented after that).”

  4. Morning Shorfinals.

    How about recycling you can dance to?

    Our friend “Crashing Vor” over at Daily Kos is a New Orleans musician, composer and video maker. In a discussion with him the other day, the topic of rock crusher spam came up. As you may know, there have been mass spam attacks advertising rock crushers, so it has become a kind of inside joke for bloggers. I suggested that since rock crushers had a cool rhythm, CV might like to take a shot at using rock crushers as the rhythm part of a music video. This is what he came up with:

  5. Hello Chuck, I am getting here very late – we do need to rename this series “Daily Open Thread”
    Another along the theme:

    I hope he also got a ticket for driving with obscured view; 😉

  6. Here is how the Brazilian pranksters punished the illegal parking parking guy with Post-It notes. This is not the only time they have pulled this stunt. I think I want the exclusive franchise for blue Post-It notes. This ought to catch on around the world.

    I don’t understand why that cop didn’t ticket him, unless he was laughing too hard to write.

  7. pete says:

    You should see what he does to people who try to pass on the right.

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