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The Walrus the_walrus at BLOCK.bigfoot.com
Fri Feb 12 05:05:22 EST 1999

Chris Malcolm wrote:

> Michael Edelman <mje at mich.com> writes:
> >Humans can drive a car, smoke a cigarette, drink coffee and carry on
> >a phone conversation simultaneously.


>  The police are also likely to
> prosecute if you try this, since they don't believe it can be done
> with adequate safety and reliability by anyone not trained in police
> driving techniques.

I have this strange mental image of the police driving instructors ...

"Mirror, signal, inhale, did you see the football last night? Ok, give it
some clutch and swallow. I thought Arsenal were bloody atrocious ... NO!
flick the ash out of the window, not into the coffee cup ... here's your
mum on the phone, by the way ..."



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