Thursday, July 31, 2008

Stupid Man Tricks?

The other day, The Common Man may have endorsed texting on your motorcycle, car, unicycle, or ornithopter as a way of saving time and being able to be with your family at home. As it turns out, that may not have been a well-thought out endorsement. According to one NPR story (sorry, no link), and to virtually every other news organization on the planet (seriously, just type texting while driving on YouTube), it turns out that texting on the move often has very serious repercussionsons. Color The Common Man shocked, but emergency rooms are seeing more and more accidents involving drivers and walkers who aren't watching where they're going. And it has led to extra padding for one London neighborhood:

Now, although the texters in the story are all male, it's worth pointing out that this is a problem that affects both men and women (particularly young men and women). But finally, someone is doing something about it. Someone is finally making multi-texting (multi-tasking + texting) safe and feasible. And of course, it's a man (or men) doing it:

Thanks fellas, you have made it safe for men to be stupid again. And The Common Man (who is the slowest texter in the short history of texters) salutes you for helping to make future stupid man trick videos possible.

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