Ghoul Alert – More drivers learn wet road = slippery road

poptop 13 December 2008 47

I was there, my camera was there, we were waiting for the response guys to let us pass – the Devil make mischief for idle hands.

Observed behaviour for Erindale Drive, just near Monash, seems to be Firies first, Police about 3 minutes later, Ambos about 3 minutes after that. As this was about 1pm, I can only imagine the mayhem as the weather got worse and the traffic heavier.

We Canberrans suck at driving in the wet.

Canberra drivers in the wet

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peterh peterh 9:27 am 16 Dec 08

hey, don’t knock crystals, they are very pretty in some cars, dangling from the rear view…

Jim Jones Jim Jones 9:08 am 16 Dec 08

jakez said :

Thumper said :

An inverted pentagram is satanic.

(Sorry for the double post..)

ABSOLUTELY UNTRUE.

Incidentally, please don’t make me defend wicca like this ever again. That was a part of my teenage years that I care not to recall.

An inverted pentagram (2 points up) is regarded as satanic because it is a standard part of the Sigil of Baphomet, the insignia for the Church of Satan.

Also, why do wiccans seem to have no concept that mixing up the pantheons of gods from multiple civilizations across time and space (and then adding a dollop of new age dolphin-hugging rainbow crystal sh1te) is just silly and shows a lack of historical knowledge.

poptop poptop 8:34 am 16 Dec 08

Ms Thumper is right to a point – the Christian Church took over lots of stuff and either subverted it to their cause or made it “satanic”. Anyone who thinks Yule Logs, Easter Eggs, or the Devil has anything to do with Christianity needs to do more reading.

Gardner represents one branch of modern Wicca, but there are lots of others – generally less well publicised [except for Crowley of course], which is how the members prefer it.

Thumper Thumper 8:12 am 16 Dec 08

According to Ms Thumper, who knows much more about these things than I, an inverted pentagram is generally a satanic sign, but may not necessarily be so.

Besides Wicca is only a modern construct that was initiated by Gardner, who managed to successfully put forward the premise that wicca was in fact a survivor of a a pre christian witch cult.

jakez jakez 8:03 am 16 Dec 08

Thumper said :

An inverted pentagram is satanic.

(Sorry for the double post..)

ABSOLUTELY UNTRUE.

Incidentally, please don’t make me defend wicca like this ever again. That was a part of my teenage years that I care not to recall.

ant ant 1:26 am 16 Dec 08

Canberra drivers are rubbish. They drive hermetically-sealed space ships that stop and go at the push of a pedal… most Canberra cars have 2 pedals, in my observation. They are air-conditioned, plush, soundproofed spheres of alternative reality. And this works until the road surface becomes less reliable. ie slippery.

But they continue to rush about, and tailgate, because they can. It’s only when their only control mechanism – the brake – fails that they realise that there might be more to this driving caper than they’ve yet worked out. Actually, most don’t realise this, they decide that it’s someone else’s fault.

AlpineViper AlpineViper 9:18 pm 15 Dec 08

An inverted cross also happens to be the symbol of St Peter, as the chap was crucified upside-down.

peterh peterh 3:26 pm 15 Dec 08

inverted cross = satanism or a nail has fallen out. inverted pentagram = no clue.

Thumper Thumper 2:51 pm 15 Dec 08

Okay, three post nut…. yeah, yeah…

I didn’t read inverted.

Sorry about that 😉

Thumper Thumper 2:50 pm 15 Dec 08

An inverted pentagram is satanic.

(Sorry for the double post..)

Thumper Thumper 2:50 pm 15 Dec 08

Pentagrams are not necessarily satanic.

Wiccan yes.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 2:08 pm 15 Dec 08

Caf: I lived on the homestead when I managed the Landcare group there, and never saw nor heard about it. But left there in 2002, so maybe this is new. Is it visible on Google Streetview? It did go right down the Hume Hwy.

caf caf 2:02 pm 15 Dec 08

Gungahlin Al: There’s a shed in Woomargarma, clearly visible from the highway, that features a large pentagram and inverted cross painted on it.

jakez jakez 1:26 pm 15 Dec 08

I don’t know if Canberra is better or worse than other places but I do know it’s bad. I hate driving in the rain, it scares the crap out of me. It seems that the more it rains, the crazier people get on the road.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 1:15 pm 15 Dec 08

And on the TV news: “The wet roads caused numerous traffic accidents in canberra today…” NO IT DID NOT!

Xbikee: see post 12 – wet roads – where poorly designed or where drains are blocked can indeed cause accidents. (But I take your point.)

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 1:13 pm 15 Dec 08

Caf: The what??

AngryHenry AngryHenry 1:06 pm 15 Dec 08

futto said :

I drive on this bit of road all the time. It is really slippery and the water doesn’t drain off it and pools up. My traction control light came on several times on the way home yesterday, and I was driving like grandpa.

How about those evil tyre created “gutters” that form on the Parkway when its raining? They fill up with water, rather than draining to the side and then cause you to aquaplane right next to a concrete barrier. I try to avoid that road when it is raining because of this.

Got caught by that on the Parkway on Friday night, had knocked about 10-20k’s off my speed to cope and was watching people fly by… Frightened the sh*t out of me. Something has to be done about the drainage on certain parts of this road.

caf caf 12:52 pm 15 Dec 08

…Woomargama…

Gungahlin Al, can you explain the Satanic Shed in Woomargama?

peterh peterh 11:57 am 15 Dec 08

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

Sounds like a fairly typical 4WD owner attitude.

Oh, i don’t know, I own an old magna. maybe hitting me will improve its look….

@danman – I do the 3-second count. bigger gap, but it still seems to fill with idiots… though some try to merge where there is no gap. like my passenger door. and beep at me, as if it is my fault…

Xbikee Xbikee 2:58 am 15 Dec 08

And on the TV news: “The wet roads caused numerous traffic accidents in canberra today…” NO IT DID NOT!

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