gps ftw?

I am sure it is all very horrific for the people involved, but I couldn’t help but to laugh at the following news article:

[...] Reportedly, the driver of a charter bus carrying a high school girls’ softball team decided to casually follow the soothing turn-by-turn directions that were being emitted from the nearby GPS unit rather than actually noticing the enormous clearance sign on the overpass ahead. As you can likely guess, the 11-foot, 8-inch-high vehicle plowed right into the 9-foot bridge — which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 — though somehow everyone on board escaped without any major injuries. Oddly enough, the driver apparently isn’t alone in chipping away at the landmark, as a local even mentioned that “large trucks hit the bridge every two weeks or so,” but couldn’t resist noting that “this [instance was] by far the worst.”

Source: Engadget, SeattlePI.com

Yah, I’m sure it happened many times before all over the world, bla bla bla. Some people I know use GPS a lot, but somehow I just can’t get the hang of it. Which doesn’t really matter to me, because as horrible as they are, KL/PJ signboards still work… even though they take you round and round and round, but hey, you get there eventually, no? :D

The thing that tickled my funny bone was the accompanying photo:

Seattle Bus Crash
Click the photo above for a slightly larger version

The expressions and poses of the two policemen are just classic. So whoever can come up with the best quips… well I have nothing to offer you. I could pimp your blog if you want though.

Kim can’t join; she already gave her take :D

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  1. -_-

    James Kim of Tech TV died because he followed his GPS also :(

  2. Caption 1: “Hmm, it was such a scary crash it’ll take us a week to dig that softball team out!”

    Caption 2: “Get us out, we can’t afford to miss the softball match, the winning team is getting their blog pimped by Suanie!!!”

    Caption 3: “That signs misleading. That bridge isn’t 9 meters high at all!!!!”

    Caption 4: “This isn’t the bank robbery Sarge! You sure you followed the GPS?”

    Caption 5: “Let’s arrest the driver for driving with an obscured view. There is no way he can see out the back window!!!”

    Caption 6: 9-11 terrorist practice run!
    Caption 7: “He said he wanted a convertible bus, Sarge!”
    Caption 8: Bus driver plays hardball with noisy soft ballers!
    Caption 9: “I told you girls to shut up! Next sound out of you and I’m driving it off a cliff!”
    Caption 10: “Aw, man! I had two more year to pay off on this thing!”
    Caption 11: “Score – Bridge – 997 : Trucks and Buses – 0″
    Caption 12: “It was supposed to be added to the National registry of Horrific places! Sigh! When will they learn!”

  3. wah Dab so desperate ah?

  4. So… anyone got a broom?

  5. Spiller – lol No, not desperate. Just love writing captions! :-)

  6. Ha! I’m glad my photo tickled your funny bone :)

    Nice captions, btw.

    http://flickr.com/photos/despeaux/2422776708/

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