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Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:43 PM

Tourists following GPS drive rental car into Moreton Bay, Australia

Sometimes I think we're all just a little too plugged-in these days...



Yuzu Noda, 21, said she was listening to the GPS and "it told us we could drive down there. It kept saying it would navigate us to a road. We got stuck . . . there's lots of mud."

Yuzu and and her travel friends Tomonari Saeki, 22, and Keita Osada, 21, were all looking forward to a day trip to the island, but headed back to the Gold Coast courtesy of a lift from the RACQ tow truck driver who was called to the stranded car.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/travel/travel-news/taking-the-most-direct-route-to-straddie-20120315-1v85m.html

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Reply Tourists following GPS drive rental car into Moreton Bay, Australia (Original post)
pokerfan Mar 2012 OP
HappyMe Mar 2012 #1
charlie and algernon Mar 2012 #2
pokerfan Mar 2012 #3
HappyMe Mar 2012 #5
csziggy Mar 2012 #16
pokerfan Mar 2012 #17
jakeXT Mar 2012 #4
RiffRandell Mar 2012 #6
liberal N proud Mar 2012 #7
pokerfan Mar 2012 #15
zbdent Mar 2012 #8
LeftinOH Mar 2012 #9
SwissTony Mar 2012 #10
OriginalGeek Mar 2012 #13
SwissTony Mar 2012 #14
OriginalGeek Mar 2012 #21
Safetykitten Mar 2012 #11
demmiblue Mar 2012 #12
bluedigger Mar 2012 #18
Major Nikon Mar 2012 #19
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2012 #20

Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:46 PM

1. Good grief!

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:50 PM

2. how, I mean, how in the hell do they not look out their window beforehand?

Were they just staring at the GPS screen on their dash? Did they think a road would magically appear ouf the water just because the GPS told them to turn there?

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Response to charlie and algernon (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:53 PM

3. I don't know

but I have seen people walk into doors while staring at their phone.

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Response to pokerfan (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:56 PM

5. lol!

And walk into fountains!

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Response to pokerfan (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 05:30 PM

16. Remember the girl who fell into an open manhole while texting?

Girl Falls Into Manhole While Texting, Parents Sue
By Charlie Sorrel
July 13, 2009

It’s hard to decide who are the biggest morons in this story: parents or daughter. 15 year-old Alexa Longueira was walking along Victory Boulevard in Staten Island when she fell into an open manhole.

Why didn’t she see it? You’re ahead of me here. She was too intent on tapping out a text message to notice the gaping gap in the sidewalk and just dropped straight on in. Idiotic, yes, but now Alexa’s parents are trying to blame someone else for their daughter’s stupidity while making a little money into the bargain. They’re suing the city.

<SNIP>

In this case, though, it appears that the girl isn’t so dumb. Here’s the erudite sentence she gave of the Department of Environmental Protection workmen’s apology after they helped her out of the hole: “They were just, like, ‘I’m sorry! I’m sorry!”

And yes, her parents are also witty masters of the English language. The mother, Kim Longueira, speaking to MSNBC: “Oh my God, it was putrid. One of her sneakers is still down there”

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/07/girl-falls-into-manhole-while-texting-parents-sue/


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Response to csziggy (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 06:05 PM

17. Yikes

Here's a woman falling while texting on the evening news:



Situational awareness, people!

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:54 PM

4. You can't place them everywhere

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:59 PM

6. Reminds me of a Family Guy aside.

Which I will not post, because it will be alerted on. Fucking hysterical, though.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 02:16 PM

7. If the GPS said jump off a cliff, some people would follow the instructions

They are a guide to help you find things, they are not supposed to drive your car.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 04:17 PM

15. But the machine thinks we can make it!

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 02:47 PM

8. I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Albequerque ...

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 02:58 PM

9. Maybe the Australian slang was too confusing:

"Up the ballyroo a mite, jerry a linger to the gobbo and head straight on."

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 03:16 PM

10. That's confusing to me..and I'm Australian.

Maybe that's Kiwi-talk

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Response to SwissTony (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 03:30 PM

13. Make up your mind!

Australian SwissTony!

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 04:09 PM

14. I'm also Glaswegian!!!! Howz about dat???? nt

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Response to SwissTony (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:47 PM

21. lol

that's awesome - that's how that is.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 03:25 PM

11. Brain by WHAMO!

 

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 03:25 PM

12. The machine knows!



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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:23 PM

19. Recalculating...

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:37 PM

20. Well, I understand their thinking..

I mean, that big boat made it, so why couldn't their car make it?

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