Q I've been hearing a lot about the new Tesla Model S. Elon Musk says he intends to make a less expensive version of the Model S. Any truth to the rumor that he intends to call it the Model T?
A Funny, and that is today's theme. Here are some comments that have made me chuckle, and I hope will make you grin as well.
Q I saw this bumper sticker just after the dot-com meltdown: "Please, God, grant me one more bubble before I die. I promise I'll know when to sell."
A And ...
Q How do I deal with my commute to Santa Clara? Simple. I just don't wear my glasses. Since everything beyond 6 feet is slightly blurry, I can't see how bad drivers around me are driving. Really, with glasses on the blood pressure goes up. I'm not sure Mrs. Cole agrees, though.
A Mrs. Cole, I await your response.
Q Do you think if there was a law making using blinkers illegal, more people would use them?
A Without a doubt.
Q On a rare occasion, I find myself on the wrong end of a changing yellow light. That's where my copy of the Mercury News comes in handy. I simply hold it between my face and the camera as I go through the intersection. No mug shot, no ticket.
A I hope it's open to the Roadshow column.
Q Here's more evidence that cellphones are distracting. It seems like at least once a week there will be a pool of something icky (vomit or urine) on the BART platform at the Bay Fair station. Most people walk around it or step over it. But people talking on their cellphones often walk right through it, without appearing to notice.
A Yucky but funny yucky.
Q Gary, I'd say you are about as likely to see a BART rider give up their seat for ANYTHING as to see a bicyclist stop for a stop sign.
A But ...
Q I'm a bicyclist who stops at red lights. This sometimes seems to confuse drivers.
A Indeed it can.
Q Is it OK in California for passengers to use directional EMP devices to blow out the cellphone of the talker/texter/tweeter driving next to you?
A Hmmm. Now there's a dandy idea.
Q Tell Mrs. Roadshow that every time I see a road boulder, I think of her.
A Yes, it was Jan who coined that phrase many years ago to describe slow drivers who refused to budge out of the fast lane.