Carmageddon!

It’s fascinating that the closure of the 405 over the weekend for a bridge demolition has captivated the national news.

I use to do some consulting work in Seal Beach.  I’d fly in and out of John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana.  While it’s only about 20 miles between Seal Beach and the John Wayne Airport, traffic on the 405 was always a problem.  You’d speed along for a couple of miles and then get caught in stop and go traffic for a couple of miles.

Not wishing to miss my flight out, I asked the people I was working with the best time to avoid rush hour traffic on the 405.  They said between 3am and 5am.  They weren’t kidding…

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17 responses to “Carmageddon!

  1. TempeBev

    It seems the word “Carmageddon” has replaced “Haboob” with the media this week.

  2. Dooty

    I used to fight that traffic every day of the week for several years when the wife and I lived in Anaheim. The after we moved back here I used to have to go out there maybe twice a month for a week at a time. some days you just were stuck.

  3. Breaking News Alert
    The New York Times
    Sunday, July 17, 2011 — 8:43 AM EDT
    —–

    Rebekah Brooks, Ex-Head of News International, Said to Be Arrested in Hacking

    Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, the British newspaper unit of the News Corporation, was arrested Sunday in the phone hacking scandal at The News of the World, a News International executive said.

    Ms. Brooks, 43, resigned over phone hacking accusations at The News of the World newspaper, of which she was once editor

  4. Dooty

    maybe the noose will tighten around Ruperts scrawny neck. someone wrote the other day that the extra skin around his neck looked like a scrotum.

  5. TempeBev

    Doots – Very good description – what a yucky visual 🙂

  6. doots I’m not touching that one!

  7. Breaking News Alert
    The New York Times
    Sunday, July 17, 2011 — 3:02 PM EDT
    —–

    Head of Scotland Yard, Paul Stephenson, Resigns in Phone Hacking Scandal

    The head of Britain’s Scotland Yard, Paul Stephenson, resigned on Sunday over accusations about the police’s handling of phone hacking investigations. In a statement, Mr. Stephenson said he had no knowledge of the extent of phone hacking at The News of the World newspaper, which was owned by News International, part of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.
    British police have faced criticism over claims that it did not do enough to investigate reports of phone hacking by the media.
    His resignation came a few hours after police arrested Rebekah Brooks, the former chief of Rupert Murdoch’s media operations in Britain.

    • dnd

      Today marks the 70th anniversary when Joe DiMaggio ended his 56 game hitting streak. One of those sports records that will probably never be broken.

  8. In the home stretch now, 24 hours to go before i leave for Rochester. Hard to believe it’s almost time to leave.

  9. Dooty

    good luck and write when you get work

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