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The Seven Blunders of the Parking World

Posted by Do Your Park on February 23, 2017.

In the annals of bad parking jobs, seven monumental achievements of douchebag parking jobs stand out among the rest. Bust out your pen and paper, history buffs, and prepare to take some bad parking notes as we dive into the Seven Blunders of the Parking World:

Hanging Dump Truck of Babylon

From antiquity to the modern day, no example of awful parking was more precariously placed than the Hanging Dump Truck of Babylon. How did it get there? Did it ever come down? Can someone please get this guy a bad parking magnet? These are the questions historians will be left asking for decades.

Colossal Douche of Roads

Sometimes, awful parking goes past the realm of art and straight into the world of ruthless professional efficiency. If anyone deserves...

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Tao Te Park: A Path to Parking EnLOTtenment

Posted by Do Your Park on February 22, 2017.

Years ago, when Do Your Park was looking for a way to make its mark on the parking world, we were faced with a choice – crank out some snarky, often offensive, magnets or set up a spiritualistic self-help center aimed at healing the emotional trauma of caused by bad parking. Note that we never would have come up with that sweet doodle shaming fat folks on airplanes if we had gone the way of the eight-fold path, but it’s fun to think about, right?

The first step toward healing is always understanding the problem, so let’s have a gander at our Five Stages of Parking Grief:

  1. Denial, or “Are You F*cking Kidding Me?”

You know the feeling. You’re rolling through the lot when you come upon something that makes you question the very nature of humanity....

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Havin' a laugh over a terrible parking job

Posted by Do Your Park on February 22, 2017.

Apparently the only thing these lads love more than an awful parking job is filming it vertically.  But thats another type of shame for a different day. 

Listen, we're not here saying parallel parking is easy (it is.), but knowing which way your tires turn takes about as much knowledge as a slice of cheese.  How do you go through life without being greeted daily with a parking ticket? Fake it till you make it, they say, but you're not fooling anyone.

Forget bad parking business cards - this clown show called for the local version of the neighborhood watch to step in.  Nothing says "you park like an asshole" more than an entire second story of rowdy lads cheering and jeering at your every move.  And you can tell they're well-versed in insults as they note the "Hefers comin" (3:07).  

After watching for who knows how...

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Our Amazon Expedition

Posted by Do Your Park on February 16, 2017.

Captain’s Log Day 49:

Our expedition into the depths of the Amazonian rainforest has brought catastrophe. Late yesterday evening, the keel of our vessel struck a hallowed out canoe carelessly double parked alongside the river’s banks. We took on water and within minutes the ship had gone under. Our crew swam to shore, but sadly, Dave from HR was claimed by the river.
Dave drowns, oh well...

He was always a bit of a downer, and butterfingered our last pack of smokes overboard - so all in all, not a huge loss. As we ventured into the jungle, looking for shelter, the familiar sounds of packing tape and folding cardboard echoed through the thick trees.
Natives are strangely efficient...

The natives, we would later learn, have a cultural disposition to...
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Found on the Web: Parking Job-ception

Posted by Do Your Park on August 09, 2016.

It's not everyday we see our bad parking cards come to life. And even though this happened way back in 2011 (prior to Do Your Park's founding) our design still happens to be a wonderful coincidence.  Great minds shame alike?

Solving bad parking the Lithuanian way

"This is the incredible moment a frustrated mayor drove an armoured vehicle over a Mercedes-Benz S-Class parked in a cycle lane. Arturas Zuokas became infuriated with motorists parking their luxury cars illegally around the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. So the 43-year-old politician drove over this Merc in a Russian tank to set an example. The mayor said: "I’ve had enough of these drivers parking their luxury cars on bike lanes and pedestrian crossings. This tank is a good tool to solve the problem of parking in the wrong place." We think it was probably a set-up, but we certainly wouldn't take a...

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Found on the Web: Major Parking Fail

Posted by Do Your Park on July 21, 2016.

Whoooaaa Nelly. Check out Mario Andretti here. 

It's not every day you come across a real goat rodeo like this parking fail. Not only does it take forever, but it makes you wonder - how does this person survive on a day-to-day basis?  Do they struggle with doorknobs and sink faucets? Do they throw handfuls of food wildly into the air with their mouths open?  

Luckily, it ultimately ends in a shameful retreat (he/she probably went searching for the nearest open field to park in), leaving that parking space open and available to someone more.. capable. 

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This Month in Parking History - February

Posted by Do Your Park on February 05, 2016.

February 5, 1971:
Apollo 14 parks directly on top of Armstrong's original footprint, destroying the iconic symbol of man's greatest achievement. 

Flustered, astronaut Alan Shephard draws the first thing to come to mind - his cat, Herbert.

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