Sunday, May 30, 2010

Rise of the Killer Buses


Is anyone noticing how fast the buses or rather, the manic bus drivers are driving nowadays? Apart from speeding down the highway and on the left lane, these gigantic buses move from lane to lane as if they were old beetles and not fatal chunks of metal that crush any and everything. I don’t blame the bus drivers as much as I blame whoever gave them an okay to drive. I sometimes wonder if I should memorize the bus’ license plate so I can report the bus driver’s poor and reckless driving skills. But if their careless ways on the road is apparent to all, will any report matter or should I continue honking my horn and wagging my finger at fast and furious bus drivers?


PS I just want to warn everyone to never watch the movie “Dear John.” I was hoping it would be a greatly written story with the perfect amount of romance (and a pinch of tasteful sap) a la “The Notebook.” Let’s just say it was so bad that it actually turned my mood from bubbly to oh-so-bad. And why oh why does any director think of hiring the talentless Channing Tatum let alone actually do it? The braindead, blank-faced actor sucked every bit of authenticity to the already blandly drafted script. It’s basically a movie with no heart or soul, just a big pile of muck. Needless to say, I popped the movie out of my DVD player and dropped it right where it belongs: the trash.


MP3's...

Dee Edwards - Why Can't There be Love You might've heard this hot tune on the Adidas ads that are on MBC

Johnny Winter - Don't Take Advantage of Me

Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Shake Your Moneymaker



at 8:30 AM

15 Comments

  1. Anonymous Koodz posted at 12:14 AM  
    I don't like this post it's boring and your choice of movies and music is boring this time as well..

    and you should get those bloody bus licenses plate numbers, Shout, complain, rant and shake a fist at them! Cuss if you have to! let them know you're angry and you mean business god damn it! Let them know that our nation will not take crap from those damn over-sized vehicles even if they serve a great purpose and transfer expats in bulks and somehow save the environment!
  2. Blogger Erzulie posted at 1:25 PM  
    Koodz: I appreciate your honesty. It's more of an impromptu rant than a post especially the PS. And I didn't post as much music this time (pressed for time) but I genuinely enjoyed those three tunes and I hope you will/did as well. Finally, the bus drivers. I think reporting them is more effective than anything else. But it's alarming how their driving skills are worsening day by day now...
  3. Blogger MBH posted at 1:16 PM  
    @ Koodz, It's her personal space so your opinion in her posts doesn't really matter.

    Erzulie,
    My sister fears those buses like the plague! So many times they drifted onto her lane and didn't even pinch after she honked frantically!

    I don't often see buses in the roads I drive in. I guess it depends on the areas you commonly visit, but I'd stir away from Kuwait City if I were you!!!
  4. Blogger don_veto posted at 12:12 PM  
    I liked the Dear John movie, it wasn't super but entertaining like a McDonald's meal that tastes good at the time but later not so good.
  5. Blogger Erzulie posted at 12:33 PM  
    MBH: They're poor driving skills endanger everyone on the road :/

    don: That analogy is heaven compared to the reality of it
  6. Blogger Delicately Realistic posted at 8:40 AM  
    Ah! Beware of the ones that lurk on Fahaheel expressway near the entrance to 2nd ring road near dasma !!

    Theyre lethal i tell u ! I dont care if i have to pass my turn and uturn to get out of their way !!!
  7. Blogger Erzulie posted at 1:01 PM  
    DR: You know I wish they just lurked, especially the ones on the Fahaheel highway. I won't be surprised if all the drivers in that area have a bet on who terrorizes the most cars while on the road. And yes, they are lethal and thus should be illegal. PS: Took me a while to remember you. I read your comment and thought, "Hmm...that rings a bell..." :)
  8. Blogger Ms. Baker posted at 9:28 PM  
    Oof 3ad you think those guys are bad, let me tell you about the bus driver who almost drove me off a bridge speeding up and playing chicken just to give me a hateful glare and a classic old crude and rude gesture. All to avenge his honor because I honked my horn testily and fearfully when he pulled out in front of me into my lane abruptly without looking and almost smashing into me. Something must be done about those bus drivers, they are an erratic menace at the helm of a public missile.

    And if you thought Dear John was bad ( you are so right - it was- I watched it with my sister who is a huge Nicholas Sparks fan) don't even think about watching Date Night which has two of the funniest comedians around in it. I love Tina Fey and Steve Farrell, but their brilliance and talent was wasted on that ridiculous action flick wannabe. Seems like both actors just couldn't turn down the money thrown at them.
  9. Blogger Delicately Realistic posted at 1:26 AM  
    How could u forget:(
  10. Blogger Erzulie posted at 10:31 AM  
    ms. baker: "...an erratic menace at the helm of a public missile..." beautifully put :) I cringe every time I think about the minutes that I wasted on Dear John. I saw Date Night and I enjoyed it actually (mostly because it was a good, light break from the dark and/or intense movies I tend to watch that force me to analyze the movie a week after I've seen it); actually, I think I would've rather seen it again rather than watching one minute of that ridiculous Dear John.

    DR: *laughs* it's been such a long time! i blanked out for a bit, but now i remember :)
  11. Blogger Ms. Baker posted at 2:07 PM  
    Erzulie 3la 6aree provoking and intense films check out "Valhalla Rising". It garnered a reaction from me I did not expect. I certainly did not expect to like it either. Must warn you that it is speckled by gore, but it is definitely not gratuitous and is a necessary part of the story.


    Hahaha! Your comment moderation is: wienees
  12. OpenID q8othug posted at 4:14 AM  
    welcome back.i missed the frequent dose of music. i've started my own journey in music discovery. i hope you find it interesting.

    as for the topic today, unfortunately i didnt watch that movie and as for the buses, i have not seen any crazy ones so far. in fact i have a have a complete different view on them: on how tough it is for these bus drivers to drive in kuwait where there is no adhering to traffic laws and no respect to the mass transportation.
  13. Blogger Erzulie posted at 9:04 AM  
    ms. baker: you know i used to be ok watching bloody scenes but ever since last year i always get this weird, nauseous feeling in my chest when i see blood :( i'll tell you why later :) and i adore your comment moderation! mine's torpl :)

    q80thug: it might be tough for them but it's fatal for us driving with inexperienced bus drivers :(
  14. OpenID q8othug posted at 1:55 PM  
    to be honest, i again think of this the other way around: given the condition these bus drivers are driving in i would say they are pretty damned experienced.

    p.s. i liked Dee Edwards song. thanks again for sharing. i consider you my music muse :)

    i found these also online which cant stop listening to along yours. i hope i dont re-upload your own songs by mistake cause would be really embarrassing:

    blowbirds - in our talons
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/595061/02%20In%20Our%20Talons.mp3

    marky mark and the funky bunch - good vibrations
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/595061/08%20Good%20Vibrations.mp3
  15. Blogger Erzulie posted at 12:35 PM  
    q80thug: thanks for the interesting music, good vibrations is a great classic...

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