Harold Lloyd

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Driving in NYC 1928, Harold Lloyd

Say, you crazy nut — where did you learn to drive?

I didn’t. It’s a gift.

Next time you’re holding on for dear life in the back of a taxi, watch a few seconds of this video and you’ll likely feel a bit better about your fate. In this 1928 parody of what bad drivers New Yorkers are (some things never change),¬†actor Harold Lloyd, famous for his silent comedy films, assumes the role of a city cab driver who takes passengers on a bumpy ride, dodging street-level trains and weaving in and out of traffic. We then see that the alternative modes of transportation, horse and carriage or bus, are¬†just as dangerous.

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