Jun. 9th, 2007
Important PSA  
I just passed a tourist on the street trying to flag a cab.

Unless it's 2 am (when the bars close) or you're in front of a hotel, that rarely works here.

You (usually) need to call a cab.

This isn't Manhattan, and they don't just drive around for shits and giggles!

If you're in W Hollywood, call Beverly Hills Cab @ (310) 273-6611. Write it on your arm or something. They're super quick. BUT, you need to have an address. Telling them to meet at the corner of x and y usually won't fly. They want an address.

Remember the info you gave them, because they may quiz you when they show up (people will steal your cab). The BH cabs are so awesome they generally check to see if you are whom they're supposed to be picking up.

If for some reason Bev Hills Cab doesn't work, backup is: Yellow Cab... (877) 733-3305.

Anywho... that's my good deed for the day. Write the shit down. Live it; love it; drink it.


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location: W Hollywood, CA
Mood: drunk
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sisyphus238: eyesisyphus238 on June 10th, 2007 - 01:59 am
A little too late for Paris though.
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(no subject) - (Anonymous) on June 10th, 2007 - 02:02 am
The People's Exhibit Adavidology on June 10th, 2007 - 02:04 am
silver patron margarita rock salt, ftw!

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sisyphus238: Smilesisyphus238 on June 10th, 2007 - 02:06 am
That sounds mighty tasty!
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Primus Dorrajimus: At the bargethenix on June 10th, 2007 - 02:10 am
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hUcKiEhuckie on June 10th, 2007 - 02:40 am
Yeah, I noticed the total lack of cabs the other day when I walked like half-way across the city to go shopping. Though I did end up picking one up by total luck for the ride back.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on June 12th, 2007 - 02:09 am
yeah if u head to a hotel or a club near closing you can often score one, but otherwise you can wait a while. The other thing is the lights on the "Taxi" sign pretty much mean nothing here. lol
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sisyphus238: TVsisyphus238 on June 10th, 2007 - 02:53 am
Too bad LA doesn't have a Cash Cab, but then, as you say, LA isn't Manhattan.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on June 12th, 2007 - 02:10 am
I love that show!
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sisyphus238: TVsisyphus238 on June 12th, 2007 - 02:20 am
Isn't it awesome. I would so score if I were on. I took the online quiz the other day and got 100%.
definitely not a hard test by any means but easy cash would be hard to turn down.
I watched today, though, and he asked some sports questions which totally blew my theory.

I take it your mood improved as the weekend progressed?
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on June 12th, 2007 - 02:33 am
oh yeah... it was just a ill-timed brief downturn in the mood.
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Bobby: We can do itshouldvesmiled on June 10th, 2007 - 03:03 am
When I lived in Windsor, I used to always ride withCanadian Checker Cab. You almost always had to call for a taxi, as they also only drove if they had a fare and didn't just go around popping wheelies or whatever bored taxi drivers do. They also let you ride shotgun if you were the only person and the drivers were always talkative, which was just fine with me.
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Markmahka42 on June 10th, 2007 - 03:28 am
good thing it worked for my friend and i way back when after the bus didn't finish its route...
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Firemaplesong...a song reference.....Gene: Dame Ednafiremaplesong on June 10th, 2007 - 03:59 am
Thanks for the PSA. Are your cabbies from this country? j/k
Here in Chicago its very rare to get a U.S. cabbie. My favorite ones are the Russians/Poles...speed seems to be their motto.
I have several cab #'s in my cell for the places I've visited/will visit again.

The Bars close at 2AM?! Most in the city of Chicago...4Am weekdays, 5AM weekends.

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mark or marky: baggy jeans big shirt ballcapmarkormarky on June 10th, 2007 - 04:35 pm
just when i think i'm gonna need a cab to get to the airport, the limo arrives.
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Davidsebastian86 on June 13th, 2007 - 07:21 am
i..flagged down a cab in weho.. well, more like ditched the cab that i called when a cab slowed down for me.. pretty quick ride to chinatown, though it was like 6 in the morning
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