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Good morning, and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column congratulating all the drivers who have taken to stopping at every intersection in Frisco, not just those with stop signs. Whether it’s to stop at the yellow pedestrian signs when the closest pedestrian is in the toothpaste aisle of Wal-Mart or to stop at an intersection deeper in town to yield the right of way to a bird, six fleas or the booger we’re flicking at you from the stop sign we’re actually waiting at, we applaud you for bringing the pace of Summit Up Land down to what we find acceptable: virtually motionless. Seriously. Keep doing it.Some people – the road-ragers out there – might say, “You jerks, you’re going to cause an accident! What’re you doing stopping where you’re not supposed to be stopping?!”That’s because there are urgent, important things these people have to be doing. We like to laugh at these people, rather heartily, because in fact, we pity them. These are people ruled by stress, demanded by other people to be at a certain place at a certain time or face certain punishment. Our world, on the other hand, is much more carefree and lax.And plus, it’s nice when we people who aren’t familiar with the town or our strange traffic signs stop at an intersection when we’re coming the other way. We imagine it’s what the president feels like as police stop all traffic when his motorcade is puttering through town.These people stopping where they don’t have to probably feel a little sheepish, maybe even guilty, once they realize they’re stopped in the middle of the road for no reason. We try to make them feel better: We cruise right on through our stop sign with our cell phone to our ear or a Big Mac in our face, or both, so they say, gosh, I wasn’t supposed to stop there but I’m so glad I did – that stop sign-runner would have slammed right into us!We encourage all you other drivers out there to exhibit this same courtesy.***It’s Friday, and today’s password is “lipstick for mollusks.” Use it to receive your top secret instructions at, fax at (970) 668-0755 or just invite us to your cosmetic clambake on the voicemail at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237.We’re out building a new altar for Ullr …

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