Aug 23 2010OMG -- I'd Be Road Raging My Face Off!: Beijing's Nine-Day, 62-Mile Traffic Jam

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I can barely sit in traffic for five minutes without screaming and threatening to kill everyone else around me, but nine days? I'd nuke the entire damn planet. Shit, the moon too. What?! I'm not crapping in the backseat again!

Thousands of vehicles were bogged down Monday in a more than 100-kilometre (62-mile) traffic jam leading to Beijing that has lasted nine days and highlights China's growing road congestion woes.


The Beijing-Tibet expressway slowed to a crawl on August 14 due to a spike in traffic by cargo-bearing heavy trucks heading to the capital, and compounded by road maintenance work that began five days later, the Global Times said.

The state-run newspaper said the jam between Beijing and Jining city had given birth to a mini-economy with local merchants capitalising on the stranded drivers' predicament by selling them water and food at inflated prices.

No lie: I'd rather do anything than sit in traffic. Including dying. "But GW, it's just traffic -- is it really worth losing your life over?" Yes, it 100% is. "Then, uh, why the hell did you move to LA?" Listen -- enough with the questions, smart-ass!

China's nine-day traffic jam stretches 100km [yahoonews]

Thanks to Jane, pomeberry and Mikel, who have all rolled out of moving cars before to avoid traffic jams. Impressive!

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I'd go wolvie berserker

first

YOU SUCK GW!!!!!!!!!~

biking ftw

http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/80837e26-01c1-4097-9e88-4547bedde380.jpg reminded me of this

Ha... HA! Now I know you live in LA. You should be more careful.
Lot's of love, your 12 year old stalker.

"a mini-economy with local merchants capitalising on the stranded drivers' predicament by selling them water and food at inflated prices."

Those are probably Mexicans. We have a lot of those in Mexico City LOL.

(Or... they copied that from us.. like when they copied the Social Health Institute's logo for an insurance company: http://arbol.milnombres.net/wp/2005/01/27/se-piratearon-el-logo-del-imss/ )

I disagree with the article authors assertion that the people were being sold food and water at "inflated prices". They were being sold food and water at exactly MARKET prices. Don't want it, don't buy it.

Tell people they can't make a profit off it, then nobody is going to go sell the poor bastards food and water at all.

...killing them with capitalism...

motorcycle anyone?

@6 are you saying that you're 12 years of age, or that you've been stalking him for twelve years? If you're 12 years old then call me in 6 years, I'm going to want to meet you. If you've been stalking him for 12 years then call me now. If you're good at what you do you should be able to contact with with only my faux name: Shelbon.

I can only imagine calling your boss and saying you're going to be 9 days late because of a traffic jam. I would lose my job I said that

@11
My age.

This reminds me of an episode of Dr. Who...

Oh and btw if you want more info, it's in the 171st comment on the birthday post.
And I have a photograph!
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This creates road rage in me just reading it...and I'm sitting at a computer!!!

I got a monster truck so i never have to worry about traffic.ok i lied srry i got a 10speed mountain bike.
where my f**kin snickerdoodles.

This is just like that scene in Never Ba... I mean Falling Down when Michael Douglas goes completely ape shat after getting caught in a traffic jam.

this is why I don't have my lightsaber laser yet, the damn thing is stuck in traffic

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"12. Shelbon - August 23, 2010 3:39 PM
I can only imagine calling your boss and saying you're going to be 9 days late because of a traffic jam. I would lose my job I said that"

Yes. If I were your boss, I would fire you. Mostly because you were too stupid to find your way our of a traffic jam for 9 days. I'm pretty sure I could find a mildly retarded monkey capable of doing any work you were doing.

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I'm totally with you GW, I rather to die in the worst way (whatever it be), than being in traffic.... only to think about it, make me want to die T_T

@14 Me too!! That's the first thing that came to mind when I read this on another news site.

I like how they had to remind us that the newspaper is state run. Of course it is!
Man, and I thought China's population was supposed to go down.
And @15: Creepy...

@25
Thank you.

@21
That line does not work!

This reminds me of that episode in lost when.......

@10

This is why i love my motorbike :D

@29

this is why I love your mom (she blows me when traffic is slow)

@30 ghost blowjobs huh ?

@30 burn, baby, burn.

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