The Council’s Ruling — Transportation

May 14, 2007, 11:30 am; posted by
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This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

This week’s question — What is the best form of transportation?

Josh delivers the ruling of the council, joined by MC-B and Job:

Despite its limitations in speed and scope, walking is the best form of transportation. It’s free, universal, great exercise, environmentally safe, and completely flexible.


Tom also concurs in the judgment, joined by Mike:

Walking is the best – it’s the oldest, most pleasant, and most reliable form of transportation.


Chloe dissents:

The best form of transportation is the public transportation system because it’s cheap, cuts down on individual car usage (and therefore pollution) and provides jobs.


David dissents:

Nothing says “America” like a great road trip, and such an expedition demands a car and nothing else.


And Steve dissents, joined by Djere:

Flight is the best, safest, fastest, and most useful form of transportation, and soon it will be as common as driving.


Next week: the best time of the day!


9 Comments to “The Council’s Ruling — Transportation”

  1. Tom on May 14th, 2007 12:20 pm

    Never has the council faced such a multi-divisional issue.

  2. Chase on May 14th, 2007 5:02 pm

    What about the canoe?

  3. Job Tate on May 14th, 2007 5:05 pm

    I thought about that actually, Chase – water transport – but here in the Northeast you’d find yourself out of luck for 4 months or more.

  4. dsweetgoober on May 14th, 2007 8:26 pm

    Walking is great but it isn’t practicle anymore. In Soc 101 they taught us (25 years ago) that transportation had been added to the 3 basic neccessities of life (food, clothing and shelter) because of the way the world has developed. It’s no longer an option to walk everywhere.

  5. Steve on May 15th, 2007 1:53 am

    Any form of transportation (e.g., the canoe) I have to carry around half the time doesn’t qualify in my book…

  6. Karen on May 15th, 2007 8:42 am

    So bikes, scooters, unicycles and roller blades are out too?

  7. Steve on May 15th, 2007 10:40 am

    A thousand times yes. Roller blades chipped my elbow! My votes were for the airplane and the car, but I don’t begrudge walking its victory.

  8. Chloe on May 15th, 2007 8:14 pm

    Plus, canoes can’t be used in the south west. Unless you had a sand canoe. That would be so cool…

  9. Tom on May 17th, 2007 4:07 pm

    Karen, once when I was just getting to know my circle of friends freshman year of college, this guy rode past us on a unicycle. I subconsiously started whistling the calliope circus song. Now there’s an icebreaker.

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