April 17, 2018

"Before I die..."

A wall in Austin...

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... where there are e-scooters lying around to be activated with an app, ridden, and left wherever you want...

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29 comments:

Teller said...

Authorities in SF are now impounding them for extra cash because millennials just dump 'em anywhere like cigarette butts.

Lyle Smith said...

I wouldn’t sign that wall.

Daniel Richwine said...

Before I die I want to celebrate my 110th birthday by climbing Mt Everest and making love to my wife.

Etienne said...

Before I die... I want to hit the Mississippi in a boat I've yet to buy...

rehajm said...

LOVE/breast implants. No context needed.

rehajm said...

Meade’s handiwork?

madAsHell said...

Judging by the pictures, and aspirations proclaimed, then I can see that It's only women writing on the board??

Sally327 said...

I don't imagine a lot of older people writing something on this wall. It's the kind of thing youth would do because death is more of an abstract concept to them. When you're edging ever closer to that first step on the up escalator to the far beyond, it's more like before I die, I guess it might be a good idea to make a will and prepay my funeral expenses.

tcrosse said...

But, I eat right and exercise, so I'm never gonna die.

Ann Althouse said...

I like the answer: "Love Elise every day." It seems wrong, because it's not an item to be checked off.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Looks like a chick thing.

Anthony said...

Truly love someone who loves me back.

Bay Area Guy said...

Take Stormy Daniels out for a rigorous evening of bowling, beer-drinking and love-making. Not necessarily in that order.

john said...

Punch the person who coined "bucket list".

Infinite Monkeys said...

Now I'm going to have this going through my head all day.

Infinite Monkeys said...

Or this.

Big Mike said...

That’s funny. The only two things left on my bucket list are to take a cruise to Alaska and see the Burgess Shale.

JaimeRoberto said...

Was the image of "travel everywhere" chosen on purpose?

Chest Rockwell said...

They have those scooters in LA. Last I was there, I was walking down San Vincente , saw one, decided to try it. Made it about 100 yards before it died. Oh well.

Ron said...

What did Althouse write? "To write an opera about squirrels"

Ann Althouse said...

Althouse didn’t write. Althouse took pics. Only wanted to photograph the wall, but that big group of ladies was swarming the place so I had to include them. They were so into it. They were reading it out loud. When they got to “Meet Santa,” they went, “Aw!” Not ironically. They really thought it was sweet.

tim maguire said...

As expected, most are uninspired treacle. But I bet a few are brilliant. I just don't see them.

tcrosse said...

Think of the answers for "After I die I want to..."

William said...

I guess Stormy Daniels has been taken off many bucket lists. That woman is not discreet. I think she has probably ruined it all for the rest of the pornstars. I'm sure there are any number of rich guys who would like to to contemplate the ephrmerality of life on earth during a rendezvous with a pornstar, but all that hassle defeats the purpose of the rendezvous.

stlcdr said...

The problem is, with such notions, it’s an ‘or’ situation: you either write it down OR you do it. I suspect a lot of the people that write such things don’t do what they have actually written.

Real achievement comes from our secret desires, not from our announcement of how great we are going to be.

William said...

My bucket list is not for publication or, for that matter, realization. I'm hoping my life wil make up in quantity for what it has lacked in quality, but voicing such sentiments will probably hex my next biopsy. I never got to the sunny uplands but I dodged the abyss. Just the fact that you lived long enough to understand the pointlessness of your existence is an enviable achievement.

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Anonymous said...

The comments on the wall (that I can read) seem terribly bland and drippy, as if no thought has been put into them beyond watching a few TV commercials. They have no individuality. Everybody wants to pet a puppy and go to China.

I want to write a biography of Lord Brougham.

sdharms said...

and why is it only women writing on the wall? Men have more pride.