Archive for November, 2010

Sometimes, Logic Gets Ignored

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

This video is funny, but it demonstrates how some people get certain thoughts and ideas stuck in their head…

Watermain Break Halts Subway Operation: A Reason To Never Build Subways!

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

This morning, the Bloor-Danforth subway line was shut down between Woodbine and Broadview because of a broken watermain near Greenwood station. Since water has a tendency to flow downhill, it made its way to the subway tunnels where its level quickly reached the height of the third rail.

That is sarcasm, in case it is not obvious, so please don’t add comments about why this is so wrong (LRT can be underground; subways can use overhead power, etc.), unless you are making a satirical point.

My intent was to throw out the sort of stupid argument that often comes from subway-or-nothing types when trying to shoot down LRT. That’s not to say there are no stupid arguments made in favour of LRT, just that one must consider that not all arguments should be taken at face value.