Transit Is Painless

SCENE:  Mitch BERG is mowing his lawn.  Avery LIBRELLE, fresh from a trip on the Green Line ,ambles up the sidewalk.  

LIBRELLE:  Hey, Merg!  Societies that impose punitive taxes on cars, like Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands, all have higher qualities of life than the US does!

BERG:  OK.  So?

LIBRELLE:  So we could do with fewer cars!

BERG:  Correlation does not equal causation.

LIBRELLE:  What are you talking about?

BERG:  All three of those countries have higher suicide rates than the United States.  Clearly high taxes and lack of cars make people want to kill themselves.

LIBRELLE:  Why do you hate science?


6 thoughts on “Transit Is Painless

  1. jpa, really? I seem to recall that Japan with very low private gun ownership has much higher suicide rates. They just use blades more.

  2. I think proximity to “Abba” might have something to do with that suicide rate. Either that, lutefisk, or surstromming. It’s science.

    I think JPA was joking. No way he moved to Texas if he’s afraid of guns.

  3. Loren, I was trolling for emerytheantisemiticsoci@list turd with his own meme and caught you. Bad jpa, bad!

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