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16th Feb '17 3:47:45 PM margdean56
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* One story from Myth/ClassicalMythology involves Helios's son, Phaeton, wanting to drive his chariot(which served as the actual sun in these myths) to prove he was really his son. Sources vary on whether or not Helios agreed(the versions where he doesn't tend to say Phaeton just took the chariot anyway), but they all agree on the aftermath: Phaeton lost control and the earth would have burnt to a crisp if Zeus hadn't struck him down.

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* One story from Myth/ClassicalMythology involves Helios's son, Phaeton, wanting to drive his chariot(which chariot (which served as the actual sun in these myths) to prove he was really his son. Sources vary on whether or not Helios agreed(the agreed (the versions where he doesn't tend to say Phaeton just took the chariot anyway), but they all agree on the aftermath: Phaeton lost control and the earth would have burnt to a crisp if Zeus hadn't struck him down.
16th Feb '17 3:44:57 PM margdean56
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* Granny Weatherwax, in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels, believes it's everything else's job to move out of the way of her FlyingBroomstick. This philosophy extends to birds, other witches, trees, tall buildings, clacks towers and mountains. And, because this is [[TheDreaded Weatherwax]] we're talking about, ''they do''. Birds have quickly evolve to fly on their backs so they can watch out for her on the sky. It's something of a minor plot point when public perception of witches as HumanoidAbominations has wavered, leading to her almost getting run down by a cart if she hadn't been tackled off the road in time, so used is she to being the one people go around.

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* Granny Weatherwax, in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels, believes it's everything else's job to move out of the way of her FlyingBroomstick. This philosophy extends to birds, other witches, trees, tall buildings, clacks towers and mountains. And, because this is [[TheDreaded Weatherwax]] we're talking about, ''they do''. Birds have quickly evolve evolved to fly on their backs so they can watch out for her on in the sky. It's something of a minor plot point when public perception of witches as HumanoidAbominations {{Humanoid Abomination}}s has wavered, leading to her almost getting run down by a cart if she hadn't been tackled off the road in time, so used is she to being the one people go around.



* In Creator/TanyaHuff's ''Literature/TheEnchantmentEmporium'', it alludes to Auntie Catherine driving like crazy because she charmed her car to act like something from NASCAR. Charlie also drives like crazy in one instance, but that was more of an result of driving said car and an improptu interrogation from her to her passenger. The sequel ''The Wild Ways'' confirms that all the [[NeverMessWithGranny Aunties]] drive like crazy.
--> No Gale ever said ''driving like an old lady''. Old ladies in Gale family drove like they owned the roads. And the other drivers. [[OverlyLongGag And the local police department.]] [[UpToEleven And the laws of physics.]]

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* In Creator/TanyaHuff's ''Literature/TheEnchantmentEmporium'', it alludes to Auntie Catherine driving like crazy because she charmed her car to act like something from NASCAR. Charlie also drives like crazy in one instance, but that was more of an a result of driving said car and during an improptu impromptu interrogation from her to her passenger. The sequel ''The Wild Ways'' confirms that all the [[NeverMessWithGranny Aunties]] drive like crazy.
--> No Gale ever said ''driving like an old lady''. Old ladies in the Gale family drove like they owned the roads. And the other drivers. [[OverlyLongGag And the local police department.]] [[UpToEleven And the laws of physics.]]



* Ingrid Brady, the anorexia monk and government spook of the comic neo-noir ''Literature/GetBlank'', certainly qualifies. Not everyone will play chicken with a bunch of Satanist gunmen.

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* Ingrid Brady, the anorexia anorexic monk and government spook of the comic neo-noir ''Literature/GetBlank'', certainly qualifies. Not everyone will play chicken with a bunch of Satanist gunmen.



* In ''Literature/TheNekropolisArchives'', one of Matt's friends is a demon cabdriver named Lazlo. He regularly drives through crowds at full speed, with the expectation that anyone in his way get out of it or get run over.
--> ''"Surprise me, Lazlo," I said, "and try not to drive like a maniac for a ch-" That's as far as I got before Lazlo slammed on the gas and I was thrown back against the seat.''

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* In ''Literature/TheNekropolisArchives'', one of Matt's friends is a demon cabdriver named Lazlo. He regularly drives through crowds at full speed, with the expectation that anyone in his way will get out of it or get run over.
--> ''"Surprise me, Lazlo," I said, "and try not to drive like a maniac for a ch-" ch--" That's as far as I got before Lazlo slammed on the gas and I was thrown back against the seat.''



* Creator/NgaioMarsh's Agatha Troy from the ''Inspector Alleyn Mysteries'' series tends to drive [[TheAllegedCar her van]] through the countryside in a manner that most of her (well-bred) passengers ask her if it would be alright to take over driving. Her TV incarnation, played by Creator/BelindaLang is arguably worse, driving said van worth of the infamous Moose Test. Curiously, the only one not bothered by her driving is Alleyn himself.

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* Creator/NgaioMarsh's Agatha Troy from the ''Inspector Alleyn Mysteries'' series tends to drive [[TheAllegedCar her van]] through the countryside in a manner that most of her (well-bred) passengers ask her if it would be alright all right to take over driving. Her TV incarnation, played by Creator/BelindaLang is arguably worse, driving said van worth of the infamous Moose Test. Curiously, the only one not bothered by her driving is Alleyn himself.
16th Feb '17 3:34:21 PM margdean56
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* Mr. Toad also drives like this ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows''.

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* Mr. Toad also drives like this in ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows''.



** While nowhere near Jurgen's standards (or lack thereof), Mari Magot seems to have developed a reputation for this - if Cain identifying her as the driver of an APC by it ''running over a Tyranid Lictor'' is any indication.

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** While nowhere near Jurgen's standards (or lack thereof), Mari Magot seems to have developed a reputation for this - -- if Cain identifying her as the driver of an APC by it ''running over a Tyranid Lictor'' is any indication.



* In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel ''Ghostmaker'', Ortiz has a tank driven into headquarters, scattering drilling soldiers and knocking all sorts of things astray. Then, he was inspired: a superior officer had ordered to him fire where Gaunt's Ghosts were, killing hundreds of them; Gaunt had [[TalkToTheFist attacked him]]; and the superior officer was looking to courtmartial and shoot Gaunt. Having gotten there quickly, Ortiz filed a report claiming that his injuries [[CutHimselfShaving sprung from his own guns' recoil]].

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* In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel ''Ghostmaker'', Ortiz has a tank driven into headquarters, scattering drilling soldiers and knocking all sorts of things astray. Then, he was inspired: a superior officer had ordered to him to fire where Gaunt's Ghosts were, killing hundreds of them; Gaunt had [[TalkToTheFist attacked him]]; and the superior officer was looking to courtmartial and shoot Gaunt. Having gotten there quickly, Ortiz filed a report claiming that his injuries [[CutHimselfShaving sprung sprang from his own guns' recoil]].
16th Feb '17 3:27:56 PM margdean56
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* Another joke involved the Pope, a popular televangelist, and a cabbie headed the Gates of Heaven, only to find a long line. St. Peter asks the Pope and preacher to wait while the cabbie is allowed to jump the queue. When the two clergymen protest, St. Peter pointed out that folks slept through their sermons, but passengers in his cab were praying through the entire trip. This joke was often retold in UsefulNotes/{{Israel}} in TheEighties with the crazy cabbie replaced by the driver of a Jerusalem-Tel Aviv bus, for [[ArabIsraeliConflict rather different reasons]].
* Another joke with the Pope involves His Sanctity asking to the Popemobile's driver to try the car. The Pope proceeds to break as many traffic laws as he can. A cop pulls them over... and then calls the HQ: "We have an important lawbreaker here. I don't know who he is, but his driver is the Pope!" UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan was apparently fond of a similar joke that switched the Pope with UsefulNotes/MikhailGorbachev. [[ActuallyPrettyFunny Gorbachev liked it]].

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* Another joke involved involves the Pope, a popular televangelist, and a cabbie headed to the Gates of Heaven, only to find a long line. St. Peter asks the Pope and preacher to wait while the cabbie is allowed to jump the queue. When the two clergymen protest, St. Peter pointed points out that folks slept through their sermons, but passengers in his cab were praying through the entire trip. This joke was often retold in UsefulNotes/{{Israel}} in TheEighties with the crazy cabbie replaced by the driver of a Jerusalem-Tel Aviv bus, for [[ArabIsraeliConflict rather different reasons]].
* Another joke with the Pope involves His Sanctity Holiness asking to the Popemobile's driver to let him try the car. The Pope proceeds to break as many traffic laws as he can. A cop pulls them over... and then calls the HQ: "We have an important lawbreaker here. I don't know who he is, but his driver is the Pope!" UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan was apparently fond of a similar joke that switched the Pope with UsefulNotes/MikhailGorbachev. [[ActuallyPrettyFunny Gorbachev liked it]].
16th Feb '17 3:19:43 PM margdean56
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* In one ''[[ComicBook/MarvelAdventures Marvel Adventures: The Avengers]]'' comic, Ka-Zar the jungle hero is visiting New York, and thinks he should get a driver's license (there aren't any cars in the LostWorld where he lives). Everyone is ''terrified'' at the thought having to be his tutor, since he fits this trope, and [[RaisedByWolves never realizes what their problem is]].

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* In one ''[[ComicBook/MarvelAdventures Marvel Adventures: The Avengers]]'' comic, Ka-Zar the jungle hero is visiting New York, and thinks he should get a driver's license (there aren't any cars in the LostWorld where he lives). Everyone is ''terrified'' at the thought of having to be his tutor, since he fits this trope, and [[RaisedByWolves never realizes what their problem is]].



* In some early issues of ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'', Dr. Mid Nite was sometimes shown to drive the car. The problem here is that Dr. Mid Nite ''is blind'', and while it was never really addressed most fans assume this was the result. Most likely the artist simply didn't think it through.

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* In some early issues of ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'', Dr. Mid Nite Mid-Nite was sometimes shown to drive the car. The problem here is that Dr. Mid Nite Mid-Nite ''is blind'', and while it was never really addressed most fans assume this was the result. Most likely the artist simply didn't think it through.



* ComicBook/SpiderMan didn't really see the point of getting a driver's license since he lives in New York and already had [[BuildingSwing a cool way to get around]]. When he finally did get a normal vehicle, it was a motorcycle, not a car. And then the Spider-Mobile came into existence. Despite being the worst case of TheAllegedCar ever and being completely unnecessary, the really awful thing was how much Peter sucked at driving. The Spider-Mobile was ditched and he's since gotten an actual license, but he still isn't someone you'd want driving you back from the airport. One story has Spider-Man driving the Spider-Mobile (which could [[WallCrawl drive on walls]] much like it's owner/namesake) on the Daily Bugle, covering the building with skidmarks, to piss off Jonah.

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan didn't really see the point of getting a driver's license since he lives in New York and already had [[BuildingSwing a cool way to get around]]. When he finally did get a normal vehicle, it was a motorcycle, not a car. And then the Spider-Mobile came into existence. Despite being the worst case of TheAllegedCar ever and being completely unnecessary, the really awful thing was how much Peter sucked at driving. The Spider-Mobile was ditched and he's since gotten an actual license, but he still isn't someone you'd want driving you back from the airport. One story has Spider-Man driving the Spider-Mobile (which could [[WallCrawl drive on walls]] much like it's its owner/namesake) on the Daily Bugle, covering the building with skidmarks, to piss off Jonah.
16th Feb '17 3:14:41 PM margdean56
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[[DiscreditedTrope To the extent that it is still a living trope]], this is often a stereotype of [[WomenDrivers women]], {{Asian|Drivers}}s, Southern Europeans, and elderly drivers. In Russia, this is associated with Caucasian drivers[[note]]as in, [[YouKeepUsingThatWord from the Caucasus Mountains]], not the commonly used term for white people in the rest of the world[[/note]]. (God help you if you're stuck behind... in front of... besides... or on the sidewalk near an [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs old Asi]][[NinjaPirateZombieRobot an woman.]])

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[[DiscreditedTrope To the extent that it is still a living trope]], this is often a stereotype of [[WomenDrivers women]], {{Asian|Drivers}}s, Southern Europeans, and elderly drivers. In Russia, this is associated with Caucasian drivers[[note]]as in, [[YouKeepUsingThatWord from the Caucasus Mountains]], not the commonly used term for white people in the rest of the world[[/note]]. (God help you if you're stuck behind... in front of... besides...beside... or on the sidewalk near an [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs old Asi]][[NinjaPirateZombieRobot an woman.]])
16th Feb '17 2:51:55 AM Nepeta
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*** TruthInTelevision since South European drivers are known for this.
13th Feb '17 2:37:17 AM Chabal2
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* Granny Weatherwax, in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels, believes it's everything else's job to move out of the way of her FlyingBroomstick. This philosophy extends to birds, other witches, trees, tall buildings, clacks towers and mountains. And, because this is [[TheDreaded Weatherwax]] we're talking about, ''they do''. Birds have quickly evolve to fly on their backs so they can watch out for her on the sky.

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* Granny Weatherwax, in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels, believes it's everything else's job to move out of the way of her FlyingBroomstick. This philosophy extends to birds, other witches, trees, tall buildings, clacks towers and mountains. And, because this is [[TheDreaded Weatherwax]] we're talking about, ''they do''. Birds have quickly evolve to fly on their backs so they can watch out for her on the sky. It's something of a minor plot point when public perception of witches as HumanoidAbominations has wavered, leading to her almost getting run down by a cart if she hadn't been tackled off the road in time, so used is she to being the one people go around.
12th Feb '17 5:10:13 PM StFan
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* Elwood Blues from ''TheBluesBrothers''. From the bridge jump at the beginning to his awesome parking skills (he flips the car ''around'' instead of backing up), Elwood is CrazyAwesome. But no mention of Elwood's driving would be complete without [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcv4T9Auy0U&feature=related the mall scene]].
** And if that's not enough, during the film's climactic ten-plus minute [[HotPursuit chase scene]], he managed to [[https://youtu.be/eGu2camh0WA reverse his car off an incomplete highway drop in a way that made his car pull a backflip of all things]] over some Illinois Nazis who were chasing him, which only astounded them, and made them completely miss the fact that they were running out of road, making them [[AbsurdAltitude launch off the incomplete highway into the air, before plummeting from a height that rivaled the height of the Chicago Sears Tower]].

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* Elwood Blues from ''TheBluesBrothers''.''Film/TheBluesBrothers''. From the bridge jump at the beginning to his awesome parking skills (he flips the car ''around'' instead of backing up), Elwood is CrazyAwesome. But no mention of Elwood's driving would be complete without [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcv4T9Auy0U&feature=related the mall scene]].
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scene]]. And if that's not enough, during the film's climactic ten-plus minute [[HotPursuit chase scene]], he managed manages to [[https://youtu.be/eGu2camh0WA reverse his car off an incomplete highway drop in a way that made makes his car pull a backflip of all things]] over some Illinois Nazis who were are chasing him, which only astounded astounds them, and made makes them completely miss the fact that they were are running out of road, making them [[AbsurdAltitude launch off the incomplete highway into the air, before plummeting from a height that rivaled rivals the height of the Chicago Sears Tower]].
8th Feb '17 12:02:33 PM EspyPsyche
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** They, as well as the Quilutes, are effectively immune to the destructive effects of car accidents on the human body. So they have an excuse.
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