Philip Butler Smith (pbs) Tue 3 May 05 22:59
He's sooo much better than the Night Crappie.
Frances Loden (frako) Mon 9 May 05 14:35
> "I'll DIE for my art, you (rectal openings)!" chortle
I am proud to have made a profession of my pathologies. (su) Sat 14 May 05 13:48
really hope he gets the gig.
Your pseudonym here! (notshakespeare) Mon 13 Jun 05 09:33
A little taxi related news: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050613/od_nm/life_stripclubs_dc;_ylt=AkIIkQv3iUeFLPdROb0xfbgSH9EA;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl or http://tinyurl.com/7cu3g Las Vegas cab drivers should be able to earn bounties for steering passengers to strip clubs, Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn said on Friday.
Hasidic bra guy (static) Mon 13 Jun 05 14:55
As a 'day driver' I only received $5.00 for bringing a fare to a club. Not many people want lap dancers in the middle of the day, it seems. The 'night drivers' get $10.00 for every person that they supply.
durable if often-imperiled (bratwood) Tue 14 Jun 05 18:03
Go to Tahiti and drive turistas to the black pearl jewelers. They pay the big bucks.
S*L*J*O (chuck) Tue 15 Nov 05 21:13
Joe, I have a question of ethics. I know what my decision is probably going to be, but I wanted to run it past you. Today I passed a taxi on US-101 on its way from San Mateo to SFO. It had a top light, painted logos on both sides, and an SFO airport medallion painted/applied to the C-pillar. But it had regular, private-party license plates, not commercial plates. I feel for a lonely hack trying to squeeze out a living. But a taxi is on the road all day long, wearing out the pavement. I have the license number and other relevant information. So, in your opinion, should I report this? Or should I let the poor schmuck continue to hang on by his fingernails?
Hasidic bra guy (static) Wed 16 Nov 05 07:28
I suspect that it did not say "San Francisco Taxicab" on the trunk and that it was a San Mateo County cab. If so, the only agency suffering would be the DMV. There are, by the way, taxis with vanity plates, but regular (non-commercial) plates is a new one on me.
Cleave the general ear (ronks) Wed 16 Nov 05 09:32
I've seen large trucks with non-commercial plates on I-80 and the Bay Bridge from time to time also; I figured they were probably swapped over from a passenger car.
What a friend we have in cheeses (mcb) Wed 16 Nov 05 19:01
It's OK for a taxi to have "regular" plates. Many do, although the majority have "commercial" plates. The advantage has to do with parking in particular zones, I think. The main thing to remember is that the divide is *not* "regular" vs. "commercial", it's "used to carry passengers" vs. "used to carry goods or equipment". You can have passenger plates on a taxi, a bus, or anything used solely to carry passengers. (Except probably livery, which have special livery plates, not sure if they are optional.) I'm running off to dinner, so i can't provide chapter & verse from the Vehicle Code.