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  •  First person I ever knew personally (2+ / 0-)
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    buddabelly, ferg

    ... who died while driving, was driving a Maserati in exactly the way stupid people with a death wish drive fast, expensive sports cars.

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    by radical simplicity on Wed May 07, 2014 at 03:08:31 PM PDT

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    •  unfortunately, very good very fast cars can lull (6+ / 0-)

      us into a false sense of capability....because they are so good, they make up for a lot of our imperfections which tends to make a person think they are a much better driver than they are....

      Then when the elephant appears, the car might be able to avoid it....the driver can't.....The first I knew who died driving, friend of mine anyway, was a very similar situation...climbed on a buddies brand new crotch rocket...A Ninja 600 iirc but this was long time ago...right as the crotch rockets were first introduced here in the states, early 80's...never ridden it before, alcohol and testosterone battling for supremacy....he hopped on and made it about 200yds before the telephone pole ended the ride and of course no helmet so life too.......

      Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
      I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
      Emiliano Zapata

      by buddabelly on Wed May 07, 2014 at 04:44:08 PM PDT

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      •  I lost my nephew (5+ / 0-)

        in a Dodge Charger. He was a pretty good mechanic so he had it souped up to the max. Sadly, he had been acting a bit suicidal so none of us were all that shocked, just sad that we couldn't fix what was broken in him.

        By suicidal I'm taking about taking all kinds of chances all the time. He was mr.u's partner underground and they had just found a rich vein of molybdenum.

        Moly is lucrative so the company wanted it mined, but it also comes with really bad ground. Lots of cave ins. My nephew would walk into any area they had just blasted into without scaling or trying to get rocks down, it's like he was asking for something.  

        This diary just made me think about those times again. Sorry for bending your ear...

        Some humans ain't human some people ain't kind. They lie through their teeth with their head up their behind. You open up their hearts and here's what you'll find - Some humans ain't human some people ain't kind. John Prine

        by high uintas on Wed May 07, 2014 at 05:21:28 PM PDT

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