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The Weekly DownLloyd: Get out of town edition

As the producer of Mac & Gaydos, this is my own unique, weird, wacky and, at times, warped look at the week’s seven biggest stories.

This week, Adam Green, Arizona Sports Web Content Editor extraordinaire, joins me.

Runners beware

If you run too far you could be toast. The Brits ran some tests on mice and they concluded changes (and not good ones) take place to their bodies when they run. They can wind up with abnormal heart rhythms.

I’m convinced all these tests do is freak people out and get non-runners up in the face of runners saying “See, see! It is bad for you!”

Professors even stressed that, despite the fact endurance exercise can having some negative effects on the heart, it’s outweighed by the laundry list of benefits.

Lloyd Banks loves to run and if I keel over in the process, know that I died doing something I love.

We’re short-sighted

Another day, another genius app. This one comes about because a woman’s husband left her after 19 years of marriage for another woman. This woman designed a color-coded app that will help you track how happy you are with your relationship.

Honestly, if you need this app, your relationship is toast. If you can’t think to yourself “Gee, am I happy or not” on your own, you’re in a heap of trouble.

This all comes down to fear. People don’t like to admit their relationship is a failure, because if their relationship is a failure they somehow think they’re a failure. Instead, they stay in miserable relationships until someone they like more comes along and then they hop along to the next one. It’s awful. Relationships with me are great, if you’re sick of me, tell me and then move on. I’ll do the same. My problem is, I can’t get one to last all that long. But at least I admit when it’s time to call it quits.

Parking space ripoff!

Phoenix is considering raising the price of its parking meters to $6 per hour. We’ve had it pretty good here for a long time. In most other cities, they run their meters on Saturdays and a lot do on Sundays too. Phoenix doesn’t.

Also, we’ve got a lovely $38 million budget deficit here, but that’s no excuse to charge six bucks an hour! I can see a raise of 50 cents or a buck, but not $6!

Apparently raising prices that high could also be a move to encourage people to bike or consider public transportation. Look, I don’t know anyone who wants to ride the bus. And light rail is great, but it’s not all that convenient depending on where you’re driving from.

Is it really so out of the question to just build bigger parking garages?

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