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View Poll Results: Is the passenger in the SUV waving for the camera or angry at the cyclists?
yes -- waving - happy 34 89.47%
no -- angry 4 10.53%
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Old 09-17-05, 01:43 PM   #1
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Is the passenger in the SUV waving for the camera or angry at the cyclists?

http://feeds.thetampanews.net/?rid=6...36071412a0&f=1

Edit: Stupid me, I used "yes/no" for the poll and don't know how to fix it! So I'll say "yes" for waving for the camera, and "no" for angry at the cyclists.
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Old 09-17-05, 01:50 PM   #2
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Neither, they're sticking their hand out in the rain.
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Old 09-17-05, 02:01 PM   #3
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If they were angry, the hand would only have one finger, if American. Two, if Turkish.
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Old 09-17-05, 02:11 PM   #4
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Is the passenger in the SUV waving for the camera or angry at the cyclists?

http://feeds.thetampanews.net/?rid=6...36071412a0&f=1

Edit: Stupid me, I used "yes/no" for the poll and don't know how to fix it! So I'll say "yes" for waving for the camera, and "no" for angry at the cyclists.
Heck you're an LCI, doesn't a crystal ball for analyzing motorist/cyclists' motivation come with the kit?

If in doubt just repeat what you think "John" would say.
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Old 09-17-05, 02:13 PM   #5
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"…The inaugural parade included a garbage truck, two fire engines, a bucket truck, a flat-bed truck carrying a front- end loader and a 15-seat van for the dignitaries…"

I would say the reporter got the garbage-truck and the 15-seat van mixed up…

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Heck you're an LCI, doesn't a crystal ball for analyzing motorist/cyclists' motivation come with the kit?
No, the crystal ball costs extra, just like the blue League Cycling Instructor polo shirt!
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i'm sure they're waving at the guy standing there taking the picture
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Maybe he had a dirty hand and didn't want to get the interior dirty.
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The pax is waving at the photographer.
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Definitely looks like they're waving at the camera.
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Waving at the camera, didn't even see the cyclists. The hand is coming out the back seat window.
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Old 09-17-05, 08:55 PM   #12
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How did the passenger manage to get his left arm so far out the right window? Is he facing backwards?
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How did the passenger manage to get his left arm so far out the right window? Is he facing backwards?
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I noticed that. It's the back seat passenger, too.

Perhaps he was hanging out the window and his buddies just pulled him back in.....
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I suppose I really should ask "who cares?", but it looks to me like someone with something stuck on their left hand is hanging it out the window to get it off there.
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Neither, they're sticking their hand out in the rain.
Totally! That looks like a kid's hand anyway. I used to do that all the time when I was a kid. Until I was about 8 and we were studying about pollution in science class, and we were on the topic of acid rain, and I thought it was like battery acid or something and would eat my hand off if I stuck it out in the rain anymore. So I stopped.

Now I ride my bike in the rain all the darn time. Obviously I got over that childhood phobia!
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--- Trick question. It is not possible to answer an "either/or" question with a yes or a no.

And they're waving at the camera anyway.
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I always figure if I can see all 5 fingers, it's just a wave. 1 finger and think "angry" unless it'a a thunb's-up.
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--- Trick question. It is not possible to answer an "either/or" question with a yes or a no.

And they're waving at the camera anyway.
"Is the passenger in the SUV waving for the camera or angry at the cyclists?" got interpretted to the following...

If the person is waving,
or the person is angry,
Then True (Yes)
Else False (No)

Maybe I need to switch careers away from the computer field...

Since I thought the passenger was waving at the camera, I answered yes.
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....just threw a hand grenade.

I'd say waving, or feelin' the rain.
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Are we just looking for controversy?
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Hand is open, not a fist.

Thumb looks down, so the palm is facing backwards, towards the cyclists.

Therefore it's a wave. Or something completely random.
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Mugging for the photographer.
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