Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Entrepreneurs: Let's Make America Grate Again

So I was watching the Presidential debate last night and I have to say that I'm very disappointed with both of the candidates.  Firstly, it was supposed to be about foreign policy, but nobody spoke about Canada.  My state shares a border with these people!  I can almost see Canada from my house!!!  Are we even still friends with them?!?  Are they finally going to give us Ontario back?  (That shit is rightfully ours, it was stolen from us by passive-aggressive mounties in the 1950s.)  And what about the whole "Pants for Poutine" scandal?  (We sent them duty-free blue jeans, they sent us whatever the hell poutine is.)  All the candidates talked about were places like Libya, which might as well be in the Middle East as far as I'm concerned.  Me, I'm far more worried about the Maple Menace.

Plus, this Obama guy has something against horses and bayonets, which is going to lose him the Amish vote, and the Romney one says he's going to support "small businesses," but is he going to put his money where his tongue hole is by giving incentives to douchebags in Brooklyn who make bayonets in their expensive live/work lofts, or by making Kickstarter profits exempt from federal income tax?  Kickstarter is going to make this country great again--it's our economy's business incubator.  If Henry Ford were getting started today he'd most certainly have used Kickstarter.  "Hi, my name is Henry Ford," he'd say in the video he made with his iPhone in his parents' breakfast nook.  "I hate Jews.  Now give me money so I can make you a shitload of cars."  So, what, are you going to crush Henry Ford with onerous income taxes and lots of nonsense about "equality" and "tolerance?"  Sure, maybe if you want to be President...of Canada!

If you don't believe that Kickstarter-born businesses are going to make Apple look like a Mr. Softee truck in terms of sheer revenue, just consider some of the entrepreneurs seeking your investment--like Greta Bell and her bicycle-powered art carousel:



Like most Kickstarter artists, Greta Bell is going to give you something you never knew you wanted:


Just as long as you give her money and do pretty much everything else for her too:


Now, the carousel was perfected in the early 20th century, and unlike most other stuff from that era, such as polio or the music of Al Jolson, kids still love them.  Nevertheless, apparently Greta Bell's brilliant idea is to chop one up and hook it up to a bicycle, which is the vintage amusement equivalent of doing a hasty fixie conversion on a classic road bike.  Here's her pitch:


...and what?


That happened to me once.  I'd had a few drinks and I was riding home.  Before I knew it I got a little too absorbed in my Twitter timeline, and then all of a sudden I crashed into a half-scale replica of Michelangelo's David in a front yard in Carroll Gardens.  Good thing I was wearing my helment--and an even better thing that I was wearing it down my pants, because one of the last remaining Italians in the neighborhood kicked me square in the "pants yabbies."  (Italians are very hot-blooded, just ask Henry Ford.)

Still, you've got to admit that those old turn-of-the-century carousels just aren't psycho-sexual enough, which is why Greta Bell wants hers to feature pained panels depicting strangers' memories:

r/evolve

 As the circus r/evolves I am inviting viewers to submit an image of their cherished object along with a description of why it is meaningful to them. I will then select from these and continually create new paintings to panel the carousel. 

I can get behind that.  In fact, I plan to furnish Greta Bell with one of my own cherished objects:



This cassette tape is deeply meaningful to me for two reasons.  Firstly, it was a mixed tape given to me by a girl in high school who wore lots of black clothing.  (Side one has lots of songs by bands like The Cure, The Smiths, and Depeche Mode.  Side two is just a straight 90-minute recording of the WLIR radio station broadcast, mostly featuring songs by bands like The Cure, The Smiths, and Depeche Mode.)   Secondly, shortly after she gave me the tape, there was "an incident" that I'll never forget:


It might take more than one panel for Greta Bell to tell the complete story of how the tape wound up there, but I can assure you it's perfectly plausible and that it could have happened to anybody.  (Provided they weren't wearing pants.)

Oh, and if all that's not convincing enough, keep in mind that the carousel also doesn't work:


re/joice… and disappointment

Our trial run went well. We had an enthusiastic and supportive home town crowd. Shortly after this I was headed to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York to unveil the carousel for its world premier. Unfortunately, the complexity involved in setup was to great and I had to face the real disappointment of failure.

It's easy to face the real disappointment of failure when you haven't paid for it.  It's like crashing a rental car.

Incidentally, remember the girl in high school who gave me that tape?  Well, she's all grown up now, and she's running her own Kickstarter:



"'Bike Love' is an expression of who I am, how I own who I am, and how I respond to the world that I live in."

In most places this would not warrant a documentary, since this is how things work for most Americans:

--Who I Am: I'm me.

--How I Own Who I Am: I lease myself to a Walmart for 40 hours a week, the rest of the time I "own myself" by mixing prescription drugs with beer and watching porn.

--How I Respond to the World That I Live In: When it makes me angry, I shoot it.

See?  Pretty simple.

However, this isn't the United States.  This is Portland.  There's a different gravitational field in Portland, and because of it even the most mundane act is imbued with significance:

Bike Love is an experiential narrative documentary film about Kara Minnehan's bike riding quest in Portland, Oregon. On December 1, 2011 Kara gave up her car for the purpose of experiencing the city's bike culture firsthand. Throughout the experience of living without a car, Kara is introduced to a new world, along with a range of challenges, allowing for self-exploration and personal growth.

I'm not sure giving up your car counts as a "quest" for "self-exploration and personal growth" when it's just the hand-me-down Volvo you got from your parents:


I bet someone got a sweet deal on a classic automobile.  The only problem with it is that there's a Smiths tape stuck in the auto-reverse cassette deck that plays eternally, but all you have to do is turn the volume down and you're free from the plaintive crooning.

Also, you know what goes well together?  "Feminism," "comedy," "performance art," and "sustainability:"


Paradoxically, comedy cannot exist in an environment that contains feminism, performance art, and sustainability; however, when you combine feminism, performance art, and sustainability, the results are generally comedic.  It's just chemistry.

Speaking of chemistry, if Hollywood has taught us anything, it's that there must be synergy, which is why we need a documentary and a book and a soundtrack and a fashion show:


The Book:

Bike Love Documentary Project will also create a companion photography book, "Girls on Wheels", which will feature the inside story of the production process and characters in the film, as well as a diverse array of photographs of female cyclists in Portland, Oregon. 

The Soundtrack:

Bike Love Documentary will compile a soundtrack for the film featuring local artists such as Tyler Stenson, Naomi Hooley, Luz Mendoza, and the Shook Twins. Following the premier of the film will be a show featuring live performances by a few of our artists.

Bicycle-Themed Fashion Show:

In June 2012, Bike Love hosted a bicycle-themed fashion show at Multnomah County Bike Fair to mark the end of Pedalpalooza - an entire month of daily themed bike rides in Portland, Oregon! On June 8, 2013 (the day of the film premier) Bike Love will host a 2nd Annual Bicycle Fashion Show, featuring local and international designers. Bicycles, bike apparel, bike vintage, and everyday fashion with a bike twist will be featured at the show!


I look forward to the theme ride about the documentary about the book about the soundtrack about the documentary, and to reveling in the triumphant success of an artistic endeavor that has yet to even happen.

Of course, we have our share of documentarians here in New York City, but they eschew the language of liberal arts colleges in favor of eerie voyeuristic earlobe POV:



I was completely riveted by this video since it felt like I was floating around New York City while attached to the side of a floating disembodied head:


As I watched, I also realized that to any onlookers this floating disembodied head probably looked like the Supreme Being from the movie "Time Bandits:"


And I was right!


And speaking of film, a reader tells me it's time for "Bike Smut 6," curated by "Poppy Cox:"


There will be plenty of schwul, a generous helping of lesbisch, and plenty of explizite szenen:


Abkürzungen

H · Hetero
S · Schwul
L · Lesbisch
T · Transgender
X · Explizite Szenen
NX · Keine expliziten Szenen
FT · Fetisch
A · Animation
F · Filme von Frauen
SW · Sexwork
D · Dokumentation

Though I'm guessing there won't be any of this:

EKM · Eine Kleine Nachtmusic

Nope, not even a little.

Lastly, another reader has forwarded me this campaign ad, in which we're threatened by a horrible future in which Americans are forced to ride bikes:



I agree this is a nightmare scenario.  If everyone's riding bikes, who's left to run them over?!"

149 comments:

theEel said...

weed!

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Podio!

Anonymous said...

Yay, podium

Anonymous said...

ok one of you is going to get your podium status taken away and i will step up!

Kenny said...

AND THAT'S HOW TIME BANDITS BECAME A CLASSIC!

McFly said...

That tape turned out pretty shitty.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

I'm so tired of campaign season I just watched monday night football.

Anonymous said...

gee, bsnyc. it's not any of my business how you run your blog or anything. But it seems like maybe your mix tape friend from back in the day deserves some anonymity.

geetus said...

From http://pvcycling.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/the-coming-confession/

"He will never apologize for tearing down those who opposed him or who rightly tagged him as a drug cheat. He will never say he’s sorry for the damage he did to Emma O’Reilly, Betsy Andreu, Paul Kimmage, David Walsh, Greg Lemond, Tyler, Floyd, or any of the others he tarred as disgruntled liars, media hacks, serial perjurers, prostitutes, and worst of all, as ugly fat people."

When will Bikesnob's apology to Lemond and Kimmage come? Answer -- never. He's a dick.

Anonymous said...

9th?

cycle

babble on said...

Tuesday Tuesday
So good to me
Tuedsay Tuesday
was all I hoped it would be...

I said...



WRM,

An 90-minute cassette tape is actually 45 minutes on each side.

NO WAY could sids 2 be90-minute recording of the WLIR radio station broadcast, mostly featuring songs by bands like The Cure, The Smiths, and Depeche Mode.

It probably just felt like it was 90 minutes...

Anonymous said...

Humbuggery!

BikeSnobNYC said...

I said,

Good point, it's been a very long time since I've used a cassette tape.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

Anonymous said...

Top 20 - I'd like to thank my RSS reader and I couldn't have done it without the little icon in my system tray and also of course, the little people.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

What did you have for breakfast today babble?

g said...

Given the way the folks in that commercial were riding those bikes, I don't think it would be very safe for anyone if they were to drive a car.

Comment deleted said...

This author was devoured by pumas.

BikeSnobNYC said...

Geetus,

Uh, okay, please extend to them my deepest apologies for cheating to win the Tour de France.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

Anonymous said...

NEED HELP:

what faunt is the "Suddenly Art Appears" bokeh slide?

wishiwasmerckx said...

Feminism comedy is when in the middle of getting head, you exclaim "Charlie bit my finger!"

wishiwasmerckx said...

Feminism comedy is when in the middle of getting head, you exclaim "Charlie bit my finger!"

Anonymous said...

Why does she talk out of the right side of her mouth? Did she have a stroke? Or is she a Drew Barrymore fan?

mikeweb said...

It will rain later. I won't take the bus.

babble on said...

RCT - sex.
oh, and a rather comedic blend of an artistic, sustainable, feminist favourite - blueberries, yogurt and hemp hearts. And a matcha latte.

Thanks for asking.

You?

Anonymous said...

I ride to work in Portland and did some self-exploration that helped me grow as a person while standing in the cold rain waiting for the fucking drawbridge to come down.

McFly said...

1) Never release a "Kickstarter" on the mean streets of Ithaca, "Upstate" New York.

2) My wife tells me you are WAAAAYYYY OOFFFFFFF if you think that's where the tongue hole is.

3) I am pretty sure Babble is a weekend volunteer "mountie". Whereever problems flare up, she is on top of them(it).

babble on said...

comment deleted - there are a worse ways to go than death by pussy.

Mikeweb - you're a hero

McFly - one of us is slow off the start today, and it's not you.

Rollie said...

IF YOU LET THIS GAS TAX HAPPEN, YOU WILL BE FORCED TO RIDE A BIKE SHITTILY! THERE'S GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY!

grog said...

pained panels depicting strangers' memories: painted horses and bayonets.

babble on said...

How DID you know? All this time I figured I was under cover.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

babs, I had a bagle toasted, and an orange. Not as good as your breakfast but it was ok. What's a hemp heart?

babble on said...

Mountie Me
Mountie You
Ahaaaaaaaaaa
there is something we can do

babble on said...

aw fuck. There are waaaaay too many old songs in my head today.

Comment deleted said...

Babs,

I now have exactly *one* item on my bucket list.

babble on said...

Hemp hearts? Only the best form of protein available in plant form. Plus, it's loaded with omega 3, which is really good for boosting your brain power.

Clearly it's not working on me this morning, however.

singlespeedwaster said...

Grating into the Top 40 Cheese line-up....

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

After the gas tax drops the streets will look like the worlds biggest transition area.

JD0g said...
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crosspalms said...

Working on experiential documentary about reading a bike blog. Exciting shots of me holding mouse and using down arrow key. Give me your money.

frilly said...

Reach out, touch faith

Aaaack--I can't quit humming--

Pick up the receiver, I'll make you a believer

Thanks, Snob.

McFly said...
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Anonymous said...

Babble....not just a man locked in a woman's body. Also a protein expert......wait...a....minute...

Rollie said...

As of a couple minutes ago, the gas tax scare-ad had 101 dislikes and 0 likes. So awesome. I like it actually, because it's the first piece of mainstream discourse I've seen that comes so close to admitting THIS IS YOUR FUTURE, FATTY.

Faith said...

Get your fucking hand off my tit...

mikeweb said...

Snob,

Some people (probably socialist liberals) claim that Libya is in North Africa.

Marcel Da Chump said...

Retro-sex tape.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Wildcat what a coincidence! I too had a friend in high school who wore black alot and listened to The Cure, The Smiths and Depeche Mode. We didn't do kinky stuff with our mix tapes like you guys but she did show me her boobs once.

Anonymous said...

Not a word about carbon fiber today. When is someone going to make bayonets out of some left-over 20 ton? Whoaa...see you on KickStarter!

Buffalo Bill said...

The national republican congressional committee is responsible for:
a) the content of this ad
b) poorly inflated tires
c) Robs Fords
d) all of the above

Jimboner said...

"How I Respond to the World That I Live In: When it makes me angry, I shoot it."

How did you know? Can you see me through this fucking machine?

McFly said...

That disembodied Time Bandits head looked eerily similar to Mirror, Mirror on the Wall. Who's the prettiest of them all?

Linus Gerderman, of course. That tender, young Randy Travis. Before the hit songs and naked cigarette procurement.

Dooth said...

I never make the podium because:

"these things take time
I know that I'm
the most inept
I've ever stepped"

Anonymous said...

WRM, I couldn't even focus on the rest of the post knowing you were carousing (if carousing means getting tapes shoved up your tuchus) with shiksas in high school. A shanda.

-tuff wheel IIz!

William R Pondsnot said...

Cat 6 Rules!

babble on said...

If I'm a man in a woman's body I must be a gay man...

Anonymous said...

Ok.
Now that was good bloggage.

Too many rim shots to call out and too many pathetic things made comedic by a twist of perspective.

Thanks again for the laughs, Snob, your check is in the mail.

McFly said...

Sometimes I'm a man in a woman's body. I was yesterday...'bout ten after five. Kids were gone.

jams run free said...

The earlobe POV documentarian would've really helped his cause if he'd let a fist smash into his face.

Anonymous said...

"this ad is paid for by the republican national"

Yeah, everything works out so much better when the entire American economy is floating on oil.

**dated a goth woman once and it was pretty fucking cool

ken e. said...

obviously someone didn't wear enough black as youth... but breakfast IS my favorite meal.

Anonymous said...

I thought a rim shot was when you aimed for the tongue-hole and bullseye'd it.

babble on said...

Me, too. Specially when it starts with sex.

2LiveCrew said...

I'm like a dog in heat, a freak without warning

Anonymous said...

Mr. Bike Snob, two things. Firstly, most Americans drive to our 40 hour a week Walmart jobs in our hand me down vintage Volvos, high gas prices or not. Next we drown the pain of seeing, on a daily basis, real life versions of "Walmart Shoppers" with gallons of cheap beer (it is all we can afford), because seeing real life "Walmart Shoppers" is TOO much for the psyches of even the most stalwart of Walmart employees to withstand.

dcee604 said...

Tell me, who is the President of Canada?


Ah ha, it's a trick question, we don't have a President, but a Prime Minister!

back to eating my Canadian bacon and maple syrup.

leroy said...

Sorry I'm late, had an acccident.

I was standing in Carroll Gardens waiting for my dog to do his business when I got hit by a beery guy on a bike engrossed in his cell phone.

My dog kicked him in the pants yabbies and started howling about calling PETA (he has them on speed dial).

It took a while to sort out.

Did I miss anything?

babble on said...

Just breakfast.

Anonymous said...

I was going to comment smugly on how terrible and patronising that political ad is, and how only American politicians could treat their voters with that little respect. Then I remembered the last political ad I saw in my country. Crap.

Anonymous said...

Canadans, poutine and smoked meets! plus "the best sausage he ever had" ??!?!! Jeesuz, Velobooze is sew totally rollin' with you're bikesmut themes tuesday...

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/10/video/behind-the-barriers-directors-cut-slingers_262342

Michael Schott said...

Interesting - http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/10/23/will-lance-armstrong-ever-fess-up-and-face-truth/

cycle

Anonymous said...

Did you listen to the tape later. I have heard that x-rays will demagnetize a tape.

Dennis said...
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Anonymous said...

Canada seems pretty cool. They drink alot. And smoke weed. VanCougar would be my first choice.

VanCougar said...

"Yeah the tape is stuck in the deck. It's Liscence to Ill. You mind trying to get it out young man?"

Freddie Five Towns said...

Did your rabbi shove that tape up your ass for making a goy mix?

P. Bateman said...

i once forced myself to attend a performance art performance because for a quick moment i was blinded by the artists blond hair and nice body, so figured i'd give it a go.

it was on that evening, once she had finished folding and putting away imaginary clothes, and had then laid pebbles at the feet of the audience/spectators that surrounded her, that i realized i hate performance art and feminism.

i do still kind of wish i could have gotten a quick b.j. in her imaginary kitchen. or feminist prison or whatever the hell she was in.

Chas Manson said...

To 'Bike Snob NYC' commentaratti,

How do I know if I am really insane or just faking it?

It's Chas! Not Charlie! Not Charles, etc.!

Smarten up or I'll have one of my Waffen SS storm troopers decapitate you mo-fo!

Dennis said...
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Anal Herschieser said...

Personally I prefer the anal insertion and subsequent removal of an 8 track tape as opposed to using a mere cassette tape.

Anus Young said...

Hardcore Music lovers prefer reel-to-reel insertions and removals.

Sean said...

Return the map. Return what you have stolen from me.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Pretty much everything I know about Canada I learned from the The Red Green Show

RANTWICK said...

I am a Canadian in Ontario who has no pants.

http://www.rantwick.com/2012/10/dauntless-and-pantless.html

I found it odd that you were on about pants (or lack thereof) today.

babble on said...

Red Green is a bit highbrow. Check out Bob and Doug if you want to see how real Canadians live.

McFly said...

Racer Dude says, "You can still ride it..."

Frilly says, "Do I HAVE to???"

True Story.

babble on said...

Looks like you'll have to leave it to us mounties...

I'll ride it for you.

frilly said...

Finish the story then...in a moment of badass bravado, I climbed back on & said "Let's Roll."

Recounting story of first MTB ride and subsequent first MTB crash.

JB said...

Imaginary b.j.

babble on said...

JB - there's a lot to be said for the real mcoy.

Frilly - atta girl. A little badass bravado never hurt anyone. ish

BjornBjornson said...

That looks like an early to mid 80's Volvo. The tape deck has long ago died and gone to Valhalla, or wherever Swedish car parts go to die (Boulder, Portland and Sarah Lawrence College are the Swedish car equivalent of purgatory).

Anonymous said...

Dennis @2:32

I kinda like the Ducks. Please tell me I can ride the Ducks without having to ride my ex first. PLEASE!

Anonymous said...

Early '80's Volvo 240 DL

I'm sure it's still running somewhere.

Just padding the comments so Snobby can hit 100+

Carry On.

JB said...

Babs: They're the very bestest.

leroy said...

Dear Mr. Manson @ 2:49 --

The poet philosopher Gilbert Gottfried answered that riddle a long time ago when he observed:

Last night I was having dinner with Charles Manson, and in the middle of dinner he turned to me and said, "Is it hot in here, or am I crazy?"

brodog said...

Plot of a feminism comedy:
A young woman in Portland is crowd funded
to spread bike love and in her travails discovers she owns who she is.

officeofsurrealistinvestigations said...

You can have Ontario back and Robs Fords with it.

Menemist said...

Isn't owning yourself slavery?

babble on said...

Yes. Please. Take the Fords.

Apparently both Ontario and Alberta are likely to need a euro-style bailout within the next twenty years.

Would you like some tarsands with your Jabbas?

office flunkie said...

The Poppy Cox link is blocked in my building!
Corporate prudes ruined my day.
I don't own myself.

office flunkie said...

The Poppy Cox link is blocked in my building!
Corporate prudes ruined my day.
I don't own myself.
But I own 100.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Is "geetus" German for "bitter & disgruntled"?

McFly said...

Oh dang I left that part out. My bad. "ONWARD TO THE BEER AND BAND AIDS!" Frilly yelled like a true trail warrior.

babble on said...

Girl after my own heart...

annonymoose said...

Geetus- please try to remember, no one cares about professional cycling. Only about the money they make from it. Do you ever wonder why professional athletes (baseball, football,oops,I almost said hockey!)don't get their World Series or Superbowl wins taken away? People care about them! They're National heroes! Kids emulate them, even if they cheat! NOBODY CARES ABOUT PRO CYCLISTS! Sorry to holler, but it seems you can't hear the deafening yawns coming from every other sports fan. (Except hockey)

leroy said...

My dog wishes to point out that there's only a short syllable separating owning yourself and onan yourself.

I told him it's not polite to interrupt.

Honestly, you'd think that someone who only reads the bible for the naughty bits would at least retain some of the lessons.

Anonymous Coward said...

"We can turn beans into peas master".

annonymoose said...

Kid to father: Dad, who was Lance Armstrong?
Dad:I think he walked on the moon, or something.
Kid: My teacher said he cheated to get there.
Dad: Yeah? Hey! Let's go throw the ol' pigskin around 'til mom gets supper,O.K.?
Kid: Yay! I wanna be Aaron Rodgers!
Dad: You can do it, Johnny! Just remember, never quit!

Anonymous said...

What happened to riding a bike for the sake of riding a fucking bike??? For fun??? Why riding a bike has to be about art, self discovery, sex, political statement, fashion, saving the world or some other bullshit???

ervgopwr said...

Good one moose:

ARMS TRNG

MOON WLKR

DOPE CHTR

Nebraska Bike Commuter (non DWI edition) said...

Oh! I hate having to appear like that! It really is the most tiresomely... noisy manifestation!

r/evolving circus said...

Thanks for all the support today and submitting your crappy mix tape to my project! I've added a new pledge level in your honor. With 10 backers, you can be the proud owner of an original painting that commemorates your "incident".

Anonymous said...

"How I own who I am." What does that even mean?! We need those pundits to stop talking about the candidates [they speak English, and are mostly comprehensible, anyway], and EXPLAIN this hipster, new-wave, old-hippie lingo. What is this girl trying to say, and why doesn't she just spit it out? [ha! I said, "spit it out" after Babble said, uh, nevermind...]

Alvaro Amat said...

@r/evolving circus : Great Comment! Honestly, I did not see the point of this post and the blog. Looks like someone just had a graphomania attack and tried to be an apocalyptic "hipster" I just don't get it

McFly said...

Went mountainous bike cycling. Broke chain. Rode buddies 29er. BIG mistake. I love it. I want it. I NEED it. I have Babble Syndrome. For a bike. Not pecker.

Anonymous said...

Kara Minnehan is amusingly bourgeois. I guess it's perfectly laudable if she wants to give up her car, but I have to draw the line at the need to make a goddamned documentary about it. Lots of people in this world lead car-free lives - and most of them do it out of need and not by choice because they can't afford a car. What makes her think that her experience with something that is quite prosaic is really that interesting.

max said...

Sweet now I'm really excited I get to vote for Bera... He's challenging a total incumbent douche.

Anonymous said...

Or, Alvaro, it juuuust might be a backhanded way for Snob to promote a project he find's pretty cool, since whatever mean stuff he writes, he knows full well he will drive a lot of attention to any site or project he links too. he did that kick starter a big favor just now you know.

Anonymous said...

Well we all know your a 'snob' and you don't even have to broadcast it. Ass-hat is written all over your blog. Picking on artists/entrepreneurs, really? Why because their doing something more clever than sitting behind a laptop ripping people apart? Why don't you do something more productive with your time-Go play with your bike parts, ya douche.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Snobbies got a softspot for carousels. Thats kinda funny.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Hey McFly that's your bike room I assume in your pic? Pretty cool set up.

JB said...

Anon @ 8:05pm: I really have nothing against artists, et. al., but it's not really any more clever or productive than blogging about one's scranus.

McFly said...

Thanks RCT. Yeah we don't even have a shop here in Paris(of all places) so it's known as McFlys Underground Bike Impound. MUBI. There are 4 off road motorcycles in there and 3 or 4 more cycles. I lose count. I run a machine shop in the next town over so I am constantly making improvements if you know what I mean and I believe you do.

Anonymous said...

Wow, bikesnob! You are like, the coolest person on the interwebs! What a joy to hear all about you, and your thoughts on how other people suck and have dumb ideas, because they're not you. I look forward to more mindless blather- no! -thoughtful insight concerning How Awesome and Unfathomably Cooler Bikesnob is than Everybody Else.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

That's cool with access to a machine shop there's almost no upgrade you can't handle. I was a late bloomer and didn't get into dirt bikes until I was in my 20's. Just do a little road riding on my Triumph these days. Motorbike's are a hoot when your not in the mood to pedal.

McFly said...

What year and model Triumph do have? Is it a triple? Kawi makes that 650 twin that's a Tri rip off but I still love it.

The Su said...

Yes, well, I am the nice one.

Sardonic Samo said...

I thought I stepped in dog shit on my way home...turns out it was poop art.
I love it when art poops out of nowhere.
Farty Warhol is my favorite poop artist.

McFly said...

9:50 p.m., skittles everywhere. I thought everything went perfect then she says "What the fuck is a babble and why did you whisper it?"

Anonymous Coward said...

I'm not sure which I have enjoyed more today, Snob's "Libya, which might as well be in the Middle East as far as I'm concerned" line, or the kickstarter trolls coming on over to comment and put WCRM in his place.

Worth the price of admission right there.

babble on said...

It is rather entertaining... :)

Mcfly...?
Babble is a word best yelled out loud.

Anonymous said...

I am so confused why someone would inject drugs into their private area?
Are all guys that ride bikes sickos?
I know they wear shorts like Richard Simmons, but I used to think they were macho and now that Lance Armstrong came out and is a gay cheat I feel like a victim.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

@McFly: '12 Scrambler 900 Parallel twin. Be sure to check out the video at the end of this post: I rode my Scrambler out to get some lunch

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Here's some more cool pics of places I ride: I like back roads

jams run free said...

That motorbike video rct posted is a welcomed relief to those douchey fixie edits.

McFly said...

I was checkin out yor blog. You take much better picture that Wildcat Say Cheese Machine.

Paul Bowen said...

OH MY GOD BIKE SMUT PICTURE WOMAN IS GORGEOUS.

Anonymous said...

Steve Tilford climbed Mount Ventoux with a 42/21. You bunch of pussies. Except Babble, she climbs on top of stuff while mashing a big one.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Thanks McFly. Yeah your right but WCSCM more than makes up for it with his witty prose.

Stevil said...

In terms of difficulty, riding bikes is second only to giving your donkey a ride up the hill on your back.

leroy said...

I used to think WCRM was nice until Anon 8:05 explained he was making fun of artists/entrepeneurs.

Golly, now I just feel dirty.

Oh well, I'm sure it will pass.

babble on said...

Wiggins said he won't defend the TdF title, opting instead to support Froome.

Says Chris will Have to grow some sideburns, though.

Anonymous said...

Seems like snob is a fiscal conservative. Does this mean he'll be voting republican?

Karla said...

I'm reading a day late, so nobody will see this comment, but I couldn't help but note the rare left-hand drive bicycle at 0:23 in the commercial. No wonder the orange lady was having so much trouble! The had to remark the white Volvo in the background, too. I wonder if it's the one that chick in Portland sold?

Anonymous said...


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It's not really any more clever or productive than blogging about one's scranus.
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