Tuesday, May 27, 2008

BSNYC Tuesday Fun Quiz: Memorial Day Weekend Test-tacular!

I don't know what was worse this past weekend--getting out of Manhattan on Friday in the dense holiday weekend traffic, or spending the holiday weekend in the city. All I do know is that I can at least spread the misery around by hitting you with a quiz on your first day back. Don't worry, though--it's a short one, and it should be pretty easy too. Simply study the photographs below and click on your answer. If you're right you'll see either the item or a clear indication you're correct. If you're wrong, you'll see corduroy.

Good luck!




The above vehicle, which I encountered on Friday, belongs to:

--The HairWeavingNYC Mobile Strike Force

--A Trinidadian diplomat

--Master Hair Weaver Clem LueYat

--Transportation Alternatives Executive Director Paul Steely White





What's going on in the above picture?

--A bunch of porta-potties are on their way out to the Hamptons for the weekend

--The DOT is making good on its "Coordinated Street Furniture Franchise" program by making mobile public restrooms available to motor vehicle commuters stuck in traffic

--A bunch of porta-potties are being rounded up and placed into internment camps for not wearing cones of smugness

--I've finally gotten past the hairweaving SUV only to get stuck behind a freaking flatbed full of plastic outhouses




What's remarkable about this tall bike?

--I encountered it in the genteel Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn

--There was no vomit on or around it

--Grant Petersen would no doubt approve of the handlebar/saddle relationship

--All of the above



Obey? Oy vey! The above t-shirt, spotted at an evening soiree, was remarkable because:

--The wearer was smoking heavily and the guy on the shirt is wearing a gas mask

--I did not vomit on or around it

--Grant Petersen would no doubt disapprove of the fact that both the wearer and the guy on the shirt seemed to be having trouble keeping their pants up

--All of the above

59 comments:

Brian said...

100% right and first!

smartypants said...

podiwhat?

Anonymous said...

Podium? Who knew.

Another stellar quiz that I bombed horribly.

Anonymous said...

particpant.

Anonymous said...

Fiiiiiif!

AH said...

75% -- that's a solid C, correct?

I passed!!!

Dylan said...

Clem LueYat. Brilliant! P.S.? Any impending signs of the bike-ocalypse this holiday weekend?

levi said...

see, im a whiner.
i mean winner

Anonymous said...

pass

BikeSnobNYC said...

Dylan,

Every one of those pictures is a clear sign we are doomed, and Clem LueYat will no doubt play an instrumental role.

--RTMS

g said...

I just returned from NYC (left in that stupid traffic on Friday) and was confused and excited to note that the cone of smugness apparently does not rest solely on the head of the Porta-let. I spotted no less than 3: mini-van, police van and (redundantly, I think) Mercedes sedan.
Didn't catch the Master, though. Something to see next time.

smartypants said...

I hereby blame Manhattan for the traffic I encountered on rt 80 in the middle of PA last night (scroll down, it's the last photo in the post).

And thanks, RTMS, for the convenient blog tie-in opportunity.

frilly said...

Obey? Not in this lifetime jackass.

RTMS-for some reason this picture really angers me. Even the freak in the sunglasses didn't bother me like this.

Guess I've officially jumped on the bbb wagon. Giddy'up.

Jim said...

Holy crap! They want us to take internet quizzes without doping, then they throw this at us? It's ridiculous! One quiz after another, day after day. And we didn't even get a transfer day between those two ridiculously hard weekend quizzes - "Which Diff'rent Strokes Character Are You?" (Full Disclosure: I'm Willis, 'People don't know what chew talkin' 'bout') & the Facebook "Do You Have Good Karma Quiz" (Answer: "No.") and this one? Cripes, I almost threw my mouse into the next cubicle and stomped off looking for the team car.

/Obscure Giro References

Commiecanuk said...

Nice shot of the plastic shit-closets. Corduroy is a man's material, "le cord du roi", or "thread of the king". I have a nice pair of Rapha bibs in corduroy..they can hear me coming...
swick
swick
swick
swick

Excellent for road safety, and fashion. A little Courvoisier cognac in the water bottle, Prolly's mustache, and I'm and insanely handsome chick magnet.

Hello ladiessss..

daddo.one said...

Uh...I mujst have missed a stage...
..what is RTMS?

Daniel! said...

Read the material, slowpoke.

leroy said...

A perfect score even though I had to violate my personal rule that you can never go wrong on a bike blog with a reference to Paul Steely White.

Validation of at least some minimal self worth and obscure competence before lunch on Tuesday!

Thank you BSNYC, it doesn't get much better than this!

Or at least my therapist has warned that I shouldn't expect it to get much better than this.

Hope you brought a bike to wherever you went this weekend. Having never ridden to the Columbia Street Esplanade in Red Hook, I took a short recovery spin down there Monday morning per your Time Out advice. Nice, but I think the pier at Valentino Park is nicer, was that on your route?

BikeSnobNYC said...

Leroy,

Yep, I definitely mentioned Valentino Pier.

--BSNYC

Anonymous said...

spandex clad weirdos

scott said...

@ anon 12:55 -

YOU'RE a spandex clad weirdo.

Anonymous said...

And so is your mother.

Anonymous said...

And so is your mother.

smartypants said...

Hey now! Watch how you use that ugly S-word. I paid good money for the unprecedented style brough to my bib shorts by their A430 fabric, which offers superior venting compared to even the mighty A340 used on the S2, much less ugly common spandex.

thefutureofamerica said...

I wanna hear more about the vomiting or or around the guy in the obey shirt.

Martin Van Nostrand said...

The HairWeavingNYC Mobile Strike Force looks like it's en route to the Trump tower. If only Spitzer knew of this.

Anonymous said...

damn you americans and your weird holidays. the long wknd was LAST wknd. no wonder there's been no geese to milk today, you bastards ate them all during your horrible "roast goose sunday" ritual. when will the cheese return? when dammit, when?

Kurt said...

Sorry, Cameron, I couldn't resist the urge to cheat. I got the first one wrong,then while vomiting all over the monitor I discover the mouse hovering technique. Not Catholic but I'll do twenty laps as penance for cheating, but first I'll eat.
Greetings from the left coast, Kurt

your boss said...

quit wasting time on the internet and get back to work!!!!!!

Time is money!!!!

broomie said...

I was having a good time with the quiz until I came across Little Richie Farey's latest abomination.

How appropriate that the worlds least creative 'artist' should be jumping on the FG bandwagon. What do you expect from a guy from Rhode Island?

I guess I became angry because of my lack of understanding.

Pedal Strike Force Agent Down said...

I'm with TFOA on this one. More about the vomit please.

bikesgonewild said...

...bsnyc/rtms...YOUR question is "what's remarkable about this tall bike ?"...

...MY first question would be "what's not remarkable about it ???"...from an engineering standpoint, it's a mobius strip of shark jumped fabricating...as a story, it's its own confabulation...

...which leads to my real question, "are we looking here at the glass being half full or half empty ???"...

...on one hand, i see a selfless & worthy case of recycling & reusing old bike 'stuff'...on the other i see a selfish 'chunkster' who's deprived countless others the use of so much valuable equipment...

...six, count 'em (6) stems, three (3) finely crafted framesets, two & a half (2.5) working headsets & two (2) forks...

...i guess i gotta go w/ awarding points for both the creativity & the deep philosophical questions raised...

..."remarkable ???...indeed !!!...

Sycophantic Backstabber said...

Rapha bibs in corduroy! Finally! A second reason to live!

rich said...

Hi there.

I'm Rich, masculine Corduroy.

Sean Lynch said...

It is an US holiday that was championed by a general who fought in our 'war between the states', General John A. Logan.

As a member of the US Congress Logan established Memorial day as a national Holiday. The Chicago neighborhood of Logan Square is named after him, as well as being the home of Ignaz Schwinn and Oscar Wastyn.

So you see how this leads us, through the path of bloody war, back to the subject of cycling. A sure sign of the impending alpaca-lypse.

Logan Square is second only to Wicker Park for its concentration of fixed gear cyclists in this small Midwestern town called Chicago. They gather here like moths to a lamp light or new age mystics to that sub-auraul hum in the mountains near Sedona.

They say animals can sometimes predict impending disasters like Earthquakes and tornadoes.

They are gathering.

mr.complaint said...

For clear roads - call ahead.......

Anonymous said...

oh bsnyc, i love your little computer drawn hand. you did draw that right? i think you should bless us with some more of your artistic,,, oh wait, that's not you're drawing!?
j

frilly said...

Commie-

As one with much roadie lust, I find the idea of cord bibs and courvoisier filled water bottles quite titillating. Swick-swick, indeed!

bikesgonewild said...

...sean lynch...you did make it nicely circular but the 'how emil & oscar wastyn were involved w/ ignaz schwinn' connection, adds to the overall american cycling picture...

...cool info...

OM Flyer said...

Thank you, Broomi, for summing up my thoughts exactly, regarding Fairy. It as bad enough when he started vandalizing Fender Telecasters. What a talentless putz.

Anonymous said...

way to go

douchebags

Anonymous said...

"Rich, masculine CORDUROY."

Most awesome phrase ever. All I can hear is Ricardo Montalban repeating, over and over and over...

Rich. Masculine. Corduroy.

Anonymous said...

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=544227
Baby 'put up for sale' on CRAIGSLIST...

Andy Pandy said...

Assos have stolen a march on the corduroy shorts market and now have the RF 1-13 constructed from Rastafarian hair collected by that little Jamaican entrepreneur Dr Fat Choy Boi. Especially low drag factor and throws drug testers into a frenzy. Available through Calfee Bike outlets only

evbart said...

I saw this last week in the Lower East Side.

What "luxury" beverages, hip-hop clothing lines, fixed gear bikes and snowbards have in common, I'm not sure.

http://flickr.com/photos/evbart/2521469851/

Anonymous said...

alllllright, my first 100%! Waddoo I git [*snort*]?

bikesgonewild said...

...anon 9:50pm...yer prize is a new job standing behind bicycle delivery trucks that are parked in nyc bike lanes...when a cyclist is dumb enough to run into the back of the truck, you slap one of the bsnyc/rtms, erik k or cameron stickers on their foreheads & push 'em off, down the road...

Anonymous said...

I finally found a response to the age old question, "whats the point of tall bikes?" Answer: They're for tall people.

Todd Colby said...

I saw that bike in Cobble Hill!

Anonymous said...

Snob, the Portland pistadex is at 717! Weird.

Anonymous said...

check out prolly's blog...the bike with the green aerospoke is back!

Commiecanuk said...

frilly said...

Commie-

As one with much roadie lust, I find the idea of cord bibs and courvoisier filled water bottles quite titillating. Swick-swick, indeed!


oh yeah..

[start generic porno guitar music] Wakka..wooowoo..waakaa ..wakka

Commiecanuk said...

swick-swick-swick-swick...swick...swick...

...swick

...swick-swick

[lights cigarette]

Ski Bike Junkie said...

Wow. 100% right for the first time. Now I need to go click a wrong answer to see the corduroy.

S.K. said...

It must have been too easy as it was my first aced quiz yet.

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