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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Creature from the Mon

So, I've wondered in the past what monster causes Pittsburghers to drive like idiots through our city's tunnels.

You see, if you aren't from here, you might not know anything of this legendary beast as elusive as the Loch Ness Monster. Pittsburgh highways have an incredible amount of traffic entering the tunnels -- one can quite literally be backed up in traffic for HOURS.

Exhibit A: Example of Pre-Tunnel Traffic

Once in the tunnel, there is a strange rash of braking going on. Cars begin braking for no apparent reason. It starts with one or two little braking moments and moved to outright stoppage before you reach the end.

Exhibit B: Braking

Once through the tunnel, the traffic is amazingly gone. It's as if the last few frustrating moments never happened.
Exhibit C: Traffic Gone!

Well, on this specific excursion, I decided to bring my handy little high-speed camera to see what is going on. I'd never tried before, and the results are downright frightening. I was able to capture the frightening Mon River Monster attacking. This is something that has never before been caught on camera, and we barely made it out alive. Warning: Not for the faint of heart: Click Here

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At 2/18/2008 10:04 AM, Anonymous neill's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

thanks for clearing this up. it all makes sense now.

At 2/19/2008 2:47 PM, Blogger naechstehaltestelle's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

AHH! Terrifying yet snuggly.

At 2/19/2008 8:45 PM, Blogger Burnt Couch's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

Idiots. They're everywhere.

At 2/21/2008 1:45 PM, Blogger Karen's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

Don't you Pittsburgians know that you're supposed to speed up and NOT slow down when you see a scary NOMNOM Monster?!

I hear they're great on a stick.


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