jwickett722
jwickett722 New Reader
2/6/13 11:51 p.m.

If you read Jalopnik you probably saw this but incase you dont I felt like it needed to be shared. Italy is notorious for tight roads, add parrallel parked cars, and a moron attempting to u-turn a fiat 500 in a 67-point turn; it results in chaos. it doesnt help to the fact that during said 500 being stuck, a biker gang of Harleys drive up (yes, this is Italy), some sort of religious group is trying to walk through as they are escorted by bylaw officers, plus every other random person who gets pissed off at the man. 10 minutes of their traffic hell for our amusement :P.

jwickett722
jwickett722 New Reader
2/6/13 11:52 p.m.

i dont know if the link worked or not, here it is again http://youtu.be/GxomW9x1eq0

Appleseed
Appleseed PowerDork
2/7/13 1:23 a.m.

If you'd have cut off everyone's hands, that would have quieted everything down.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
2/7/13 6:19 a.m.

They need to show the scene with that indoor golf-cart thing from the first Austin Powers as an educational video to prevent this kind of thing.

I guess if you want to turn around there, first you need to have a short car, then you need to find an empty intersection and do a bootleg turn in it. Short little cars seem to spin around real good.

Just yesterday one lane of a highway was blocked off for construction (about an 80ft section), it brought the main highway system in the middle 1/3 of the country to a standstill.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
2/7/13 6:28 a.m.

Hey you know what's funniest of all? It looks like he could have turned around between those two dark-colored cars in a reasonable amount of time, if he didn't suck so hard at driving.

Duke
Duke PowerDork
2/7/13 8:12 a.m.
GameboyRMH wrote: I guess if you want to turn around there, first you need to have a short car, then you need to find an empty intersection and do a bootleg turn in it.

It wouldn't matter. Nothing is guaranteed to make 97 random cars suddenly appear as quickly as trying to make a u-turn in an empty street.

Mitchell
Mitchell SuperDork
2/7/13 8:15 a.m.

I thought that ww3 was about to start.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
2/7/13 8:21 a.m.
Mitchell wrote: I thought that ww3 was about to start.

No that's just how the average Italian argument sounds

Matt B
Matt B Dork
2/7/13 8:36 a.m.

Napoli. I should have guessed.

We backpacked all over Europe for two months and never found a place as dirty, sketchy, and contentious as that town. I'm sure there out there (I seen pitchers), but we didn't encounter any worse. We hightailed it outta there ASAP.

On a random stereotype-busting side note, we were treated the best by the peoples of Germany and France, especially in Berlin and Paris. Go figure.

N Sperlo
N Sperlo UltimaDork
2/7/13 9:01 a.m.
GameboyRMH wrote:
Mitchell wrote: I thought that ww3 was about to start.

No that's just how the average Italian argument sounds

Eyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

iceracer
iceracer UltraDork
2/7/13 11:05 a.m.

with all of those people standing around, thy should have just picked the 500 up and turned it QED

jwickett722
jwickett722 New Reader
2/7/13 12:13 p.m.

i thought they could easily pick it up.

mrjoshm
mrjoshm New Reader
2/7/13 1:34 p.m.

Does anyone know the significance of that biker throwing the flower at him? Is that like throwing your shoes, or mud, in Italy?

Matt B
Matt B Dork
2/7/13 1:38 p.m.

Did anyone notice the biker chatting up the lovely young girl in her car around 5:10-5:12? Classic.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH UltimaDork
2/7/13 2:22 p.m.
mrjoshm wrote: Does anyone know the significance of that biker throwing the flower at him? Is that like throwing your shoes, or mud, in Italy?

I remember he was basically mocking the guy, like saying "here's your prize for being so awesome." Nothing about the flower specifically.

Sky_Render
Sky_Render HalfDork
2/7/13 2:57 p.m.
GameboyRMH wrote:
Mitchell wrote: I thought that ww3 was about to start.

No that's just how the average Italian argument sounds

Get oudda here. I break ya' leg.

mrjoshm
mrjoshm New Reader
2/11/13 4:52 p.m.
GameboyRMH wrote: I remember he was basically mocking the guy, like saying "here's your prize for being so awesome." Nothing about the flower specifically.

That makes me laugh.. I want to carry flowers now

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