Brooklyn Traffic Sucks! Woof! / Charon

Brooklyn Traffic Sucks! Woof! - Charon

Last Wednesday, a tractor-trailer accident on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway during rush hour turned Downtown Brooklyn traffic into a nightmare for three hours. It took nearly two hours to reach my destination - normally a twenty minute drive. I wasn't the only annoyed one. Woof!

In Greek mythology, Charon is the name of the ferryman of Hades who carries the souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron to the underworld. It was believed that those who could not pay Charon's fee would not make it to the afterworld. Two hours in Brooklyn traffic is like a ride on Charon's ferry with short change.

Charon is also the name of planet Pluto's largest moon. Discovered in 1978, it was named by its discoverer James Christy, as a scientific-sounding version of his wife's name, Charlene. Well, I'm sure some guys might think that their wives are slowly sailing their souls to the other side...

Song of the Day: The Sails Of Charon - Scorpions (1977)
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