Bad News From the Past: blog devoted to century-old bad newspaper stories

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7 Responses to “Bad News From the Past: blog devoted to century-old bad newspaper stories”

  1. SkullHyphy says:

    From the article it looks like SARS is a much older problem than I realized.

  2. apoxia says:

    Interesting. As a global society presently we seem to have gotten over the vampire car concept and now accept thousands upon thousands of deaths and injuries every year in order maintain our unbridled access to personal automobiles. Some may even consider driving a right rather than a privilege. Certainly the older drivers with dementia that make up part of my PhD research are pretty annoyed when they are sent for a driving test.

  3. Moriarty says:

    I have to assume the death toll is much lower today, what with cars loaded with safety features, traffic laws, and almost everyone having a lifetime familiarity with cars. Still, driving is the most dangerous activity most people engage in.

  4. Boba Fett Diop says:

    Moriarty,
    You’re probably just as likely to get your ass run down at 45th and Cottage Grove today. Summer in Chicago always brings an outbreak of “hit-and-runs,” particularly in the evening. Chicago is also known for having cross-walks where drivers are not required to stop for pedestrians, a feature that is particularly common on the South Side. My theory is that the city is attempting to breed especially fast children.

    Some of the authors’ comments on Chicago drivers are also right on the money.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Remember the adage, Be quick or die????

  6. gnosis says:

    This reminds me of the Futurama episode where Bender has to spend the night in the haunted castle and is stalked by the vampire car :)

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