How to Drive a Long Distance

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Reader Comments (51)

I worked in the States some years ago, and my drive to work was about half an hour. Too long for just listening to music on the radio. I decided to be productive, and learn a language - Japanese!

It turns out that I can't concentrate very well on two things at once. Either I paid attention to the tape and learned something (Konnichiwa Scott-san), and risked blowing through every red light on the trip, or I paid attention to driving and totally tuned out the tape.

February 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDougall

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well, I couldn't resist the overwhelming and dangerous urge to correct the grammar of drivers when I drove a truck...could be why I wasn't altogether the most popular guy at my company.

February 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

This is a great satirical comic, you have a marvelous sense of humor.

February 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramuletts

A few years ago I passed a few days travelling listening to a 24 hour lecture series on Ancient Egypt, even now I irritate my wife by dropping little nuggets of unwanted Egyptian knowledge into the conversation..

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpantsofdeath

Yes! I am in Seattle, and was from Spokane. I have made that drive hundreds of times, and it's exactly too close to fly, but still takes about 5 hours to drive. (6 with small children. 4 if a young man is driving & doesn't get pulled over.) This made me very happy.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCassiSu

It's all cool, man . . . same thing happens to me: either you listen to whatever it is and tune out the teacher, or listen to the teacher and kill the music.

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterizzy_wolfe_13

i did the same thing for the year i drove a truck, the whole time, with the bible on CD as read by James Earl got to where not only could I spew biblical knowledge at unwitting passersby (and my family), but I could do it nearly perfectly in Darth Vader's voice!

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

sweet clive cussler rules super author best action stories ever

August 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdean

Of all the Instructions I've read (actually...that is all), this one is by far my favourite. All I need to do is think about it and it cheers me up within seconds. No matter how many times I read, it I'm in stitches every time.
Absolute genius.

If you're feeling like a break this would be one to repeat ad infinitum. :D

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterabarnybox

I just wanted to point out that I read this comic a long time ago and to this day I get nervous passing semis on the right. -.-

February 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNina
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