Boing Boing has an article up about parking insanity:
Writing in the LA Magazine, Dave Gardetta visits the thinking of the world’s top parking theorists, who believe that parking causes people to go insane: “I truly believe that when men and women think about parking, their mental capacity reverts to the reptilian cortex of the brain. How to get food, ritual display, territorial dominance—all these things are part of parking, and we’ve assigned it to the most primitive part of the brain that makes snap fight-or-flight decisions. Our mental capacities just bottom out when we talk about parking.”
Which reminds me. When my parents were in Cyprus last year they emailed me this photo of “parked” cars from their apartment balcony (every car in the photo is parked).