I saw so much st00pid crap on the way to work that I was going to post something about how much I hate driving nowadays. I was looking for a video of an old drivers' ed movie (uh, not that kind) which describes a driving philosophy I have subsequently learned is the Smith System of Defensive Driving. One of the main tenets of the Smith System is "Always Leave Yourself an Out"- the particular film (which I couldn't find) expressed this as "Maintaining the Space Cushion". Yeah, I always like to have some space in which to maneuver (note to tailgaters, if I wanted you riding up my ass, I'd have wrapped you in duct tape). Today, I saw it all- tailgating, weaving throughout traffic, signaless lane changes... it's like a sizable, aggressive minority of the drivers on the road learned how to drive by playing video games (I confess to driving a couple of times with this playing in my head, but I "cooled it" pretty quickly). Well, suffice it to say, I was in a pretty pissy mood while I was driving, but it quickly passed. Funny, eh, I find work a lot less stressful than the commute.
Since I couldn't find the drivers' ed movie I was looking for, how about a video for a song I've heard for the first time? I can't believe the view count is so low after two months: