Saturday, March 13, 2010


I'd like to take this opportunity to share a few of my favorite entries to have been churned out by fellow taxicab bloggers in recent times:

First of all, I want to point out a fairly new member in our driver-writer network, who has all but blown me away with his stupendous abilities as an author and as a Boston cabdriver. I know a few months ago I raved about a new taxi blog out of Boston, but this one is even newer. I've heard it said on many occasions that Boston is "one of the smartest cities" in the country (due in large part to its universities).

Since I am a strong believer that there are multiple (forms of) intelligence(s) across the human landscape, I believe it takes more than just plain book smarts and
over-rationalized lab research to pass as a "smart city." A (just as) large segment of the population must have certain (less logical) sensibilities, like appreciative
resourcefulness, interpersonal diplomatic xenophilia, and street savviness. That's what excites me when not one, but two of the best new taxi story-tellers have
come out of Boston. I don't particularly (personally) care for that city, but I am glad to see that it can now truly merit the title: "one of America's smartest cities" (at least in my book), thanks to its wise and word-prolific cabdrivers.
With no further ado, I present to you: HACKNEYED SOJOURN. A Boston taxi blog. Literally every one of his few entries are solid. By the way, the other Bostonian I was mentioning is THE HACK. He's also got back-to-back, masterpiece postings. And now we come to my favorite New Yorker in this worldwide network of ink-slinging
hacks. If you only have time for two entries, these are my recommendations:

Short and sweet (or honest) entries from two different drivers:
Here's an excellent one about the NYPD/TLC's heartless attack on cabbies:
A picture taken at the JFK holding lot. Dozens of nationalities represented and each
ethnic huddle of cabbies plays its own music loud while standing around, shooting

I haven't even had a chance to look at all the other blogs on my international roll,
so forgive me if I failed to include one of your remarkable taxi stories in my review.


  1. Well damn if that wasn't nice! Thank-you indeed Gil!

  2. :d one cant imagine how I listened to that music patiently and didnt tell them to lower the volume of that "noise". it was literally killing me but those guys were dancing and enjoying so innocently that I didnt have the heart to tell them "knock it off"
    thanks for linking. :)


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