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Catastrophic LEGO Incident Leaves West Virginia Highway Strewn With Bricks

If you thought stepping on a LEGO with your bare feet was bad, imagine the scene in West Virginia, where a tote filled with the tiny bricks spilled across a highway and held up traffic for hours on Sunday. More importantly, it made imaginations run wild, wondering how that many LEGO could end up strewn across a highway on a snowy day. [More]

Sandlin's "The Road to Nowhere" Essay Now Available

Sandlin's "The Road to Nowhere" Essay Now Available

The awesome narrative non-fiction writer Lee Sandlin has posted online for the first time ever his 54-page 1984 essay “The Road To Nowhere – On Suburbia, the Interstates, and the National Defense: A Confession.” It’s full of little gems like how interstates plowing through poor neighborhoods were justified in part because their increased light would reduce crime and their concrete barriers would serve as excellent firebreaks in the event of nuclear war.

The Road to Nowhere [Lee Sandlin]

Federal Employees Banned From Texting While Driving

Federal Employees Banned From Texting While Driving

An executive order issued this week bans federal employees from texting while driving when using government vehicles or phones, or while on government business. Given the safety risks of texting while driving, we think this was a good move, and hope that it extends to the general population. Take our poll and tell us what you think, inside.

Gander Mountain Fixes Your Flat Tire, Apparently Also Sells Stuff

Gander Mountain Fixes Your Flat Tire, Apparently Also Sells Stuff

This may be the bizarro world version of the Bed, Bath and Beyond store that wouldn’t let a customer use their phone to dial 911. North of Houston, Thomas witnessed employees of a Gander Mountain outdoor equipment store come to the aid of a motorist with a flat tire. A motorist who, as far as they knew, wasn’t even their customer.

California Moves To Ban Teen Driver Cellphone Use

California Moves To Ban Teen Driver Cellphone Use

A bill banning drivers under 18 from using cellphones passed the California Assembly today. It doesn’t even allow hands-free device use. The Highway Patrol asked for, and got, the offense classified as a secondary infraction, which means you can’t get pulled over simply for breaking this law.

Drivers Run Out of Gas to Save Monies

Drivers Run Out of Gas to Save Monies

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