Were you wondering why it was taking so long to get on Stemmons Freeway this morning? Did you try to find out and discover that The Dallas Morning News' traffic report took 16 minutes to load on their new, improved, streamlined, easy-to-use Web site? (Hey, I really was going to link you, there, but it literally took the thing four minutes to come up on the screen, and I'd already typed this entry.)
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