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September 10, 2011


Indian train travelled hundreds of miles in the wrong direction before anyone noticed

(Thanks to Janice Gelb)


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I guess he's waiting for his Florida drivers license now. I'm confused. Doesn't a train have to go in the direction that the engine is pointing?

It took them awhile to figure out what went wrong, because their call to technical support got routed to a call center in America.

I would hate to be on that train.

hey it's a sub continent after all. couple of hundred miles on way or another, what the heck? LOVED KJP's comment btw.

The Weinermobile is in Mayflower, AR today. Saw it as I drove by.

Something must have been involved.

This would explain why my calls to the technical experts at the customer service center for my computer usually point me in the wrong direction.

I bet it was a guy who refused to ask for directions, right cindy?

Let's see Arlo Guthrie write a song about that.

Please note that I highlighted 'he' Jeff.
For Clankazoid.
Riding on the city of Calcutta,
Bombay Central Monday morning rail
Fifteen minutes and fifteen restless riders,
Three lost conductors and yes they are all male.
All along the southbound odyssey
The train pulls out at New Delhi
Rolls past sacred cows, farms and fields.
Passin' trains that have no names,
Freight yards full of old Indian men
And the graveyards of the rusted automobiles.

That's all I've got. Apologies to everyone in India.

*holds up lighter*

Nice one. Steve Goodman is not spinning in his grave.

*wild applause for nc* I've seen Arlo several times, living in the same state and all. He's a legend. Something different every time.

Holds up lit pic in reverence for cindy's songwriting.

Having been in Idnia a number of times on biz, I so do not find this surprising.

Airline lost my luggage once. It took me six daily trips to the airport to try to retrieve it, even though I could literally see it. Every time I said "Look..that one...it's right over there!!!" I was handed another form and told to return the next day.

The Indians seem to be quite proud of the fact that they inherited British bureaucracy and added numerous layers to it to "improve" it.

#ahem" "pic" = "bic"

Thanks everyone. I'll be here all week. Tip your humor writer's assistant. I'm sure Arlo Guthrie isn't smacking himself on the forehead wondering why he didn't think of improvising those lyrics.

I saw Arlo in concert a few months ago, what a fantastic show!

My current favorite song by Arlo: Mooses Come Walking

This is a delightful kid's book based on his short story, and it takes less than two minutes to watch.

The illustrations are by Alice Brock. Yes, *that* Alice. You may have heard of her. She owned a restaurant. Folks say you can get anything you want there, 'cepting Alice.

When people are "training", you should not expect them to be perfect. Duh.

PirateBoy, we own Mooses Come Walking and have handed it out as birthday presents for years. It is a GREAT book, and hearing Arlo tell the story is even better. :)

Good one nc. New Delhi for Kankakee. Can you rhyme orange next? I'm a fan of the Steve Goodman version.

The engineer and conductor were playing Angry Birdslooking at scheduling charts on their laptops.

Nice riff, N.C.

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