Quick News and Notes

Here’s my latest in the Philly Post, about SEPTA winning “Best large Transit System in North America” award. Please check it out.

-JGTSI is going down on August 12th at City Tap House at 6 p.m. We’re gonna do it outdoors if possible. More details next week.

-Things have been a little hectic lately, and I’ve probably been a little haggard at quizzo. (Even more so than usual). Well, I’m actually working full time at Comcast for a couple of weeks in addition to my normal quizzo duties. I know, I know, I’m an inspiration to you all. Anyways, I’m basically working on keeping this page updated all day, from 9-5. It’s a pretty good way to see what’s going on in the Olympics as they happen, and an excuse to watch a ton of Olympics.

As far as quizzes go, I want to thank Mike Minion, who has actually written the vast majority of the questions over the past two weeks, since I’ve had almost no time to write questions. As much as I am loathe to publicly acknowledge Minion, whose ego certainly doesn’t need the boost, he has been a huge help.

-I’m telling you, team handball is the best sport in the Olympics. Root for Iceland, who is trying to the first ever gold in the country’s history. Join the movement! (Which thus far consists of me, Trivia Art from Foobooz, and my buddy Gregg, who wrote this excellent article on why handball isn’t more popular in America.)

7 thoughts on “Quick News and Notes

  1. Dear JGT,

    You are more than welcome for whatever minor help I provided.  I am just glad that my meager talents were up to the task.

    Your humble servant,

    Mike Minion

  2. I found your column about SEPTA annoying as well as stupid.  I never really considered how SEPTA compared to other transit systems but I ride it all the time and it’s not bad at all. In fact, it’s pretty damn good. 

    If I have a complaint about SEPTA, it’s that the buses are always picking up people in wheelchairs which really slows things down.  I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been late because of frigging disabled people. And if you’re sitting in the front, the driver will chase you out of those seats so he or she can strap the chair in. I’m sick and tired of these damn disabled people thinking the world revolves around them and their special needs. If they can’t get up the bus steps like a normal person they should stay home and take on of those special vans. Screw ’em, I say.

    But other than that, I think SEPTA does a pretty decent job, and they’re probably required by law to pick up those disabled people, and if they didn’t they’d probably have the government climbing all over their asses. So even those delays aren’t really their fault. 

  3. I had to take the 21 bus yesterday into center city yesterday. The trip in was uneventful, but on the trip back there was some rats ass crazy emeffer screaming at the other passengers and generally making things unpleasant for everybody. The driver just ignored the whole situation.

    So, in addition to not picking up people in wheelchairs, I really would like SEPTA to institute another policy of throwing obviously deranged people off their buses and trolleys and trains. If you want to exercise your constitutional right to be mentally ill, you can walk. Screw ’em, I say.

    Oh, and things would be even better if fat people weren’t allowed on public transportation. Without going into detail, let’s just say it’s a real bummer to have some huge obese person sit down next to you.

    Just a few changes would make a really good transit system even better. The fat rule might be going too far though, and I’d be willing to settle for the restrictions on disabled people and people who are totally nuts.

  4. Personally, I think chicks playing beach volleyball is the best Olympic sport going. First you’ve got those really tiny bikinis. Even more exciting though is the smoldering sexual tensions of the participants. When those two sweaty American chicks won the gold and started hugging and groping each other you felt like they were headed towards the bedroom as soon as they finished up the awards ceremony. Without bothering to shower. Beach volleyball is right up there with women’s prison movies in my estimation.

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