Patti (whipartist) wrote,

Recent news

Here's a collection of thought-provoking, amusing, or truly mutant news.

Kids being run over in driveways by SUVs

People have this tendency to buy SUVs because they perceive them as being safer-- all that metal around you has to be good, right? Nope. SUVs roll over much more readily than other cars, plus they reduce your visibliity. Apparently it's becoming more common for people to run over kids in driveways, because they can't see the kids behind the vehicle. Sheesh!

Have I mentioned lately how much I hate SUVs?

Jamie Lee Curtis does a "real person" photo shoot
Wow... a celebrity is a real person with a real less-than-perfect body? I love the fact that she did this.

Shaky Ground
It was tiny, but close to my loft-- I was playing poker online, and felt the shaking. It's not really newsworthy, other than it made me realize how very close I live to where the Cypress Freeway collapsed during Loma Prieta.
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