Friday, June 14, 2013

BSNYC Friday Un-Quiz!

Here in the United States, when it comes to simple everyday life, we have a fortification mentality.  Need to get around?  Do the "safe" thing and drive the biggest gas-guzzling fortress you can.  Want to protect your family from crime?  Do the "responsible" thing and get a gun.  Want to engage in some esoteric physical activity like riding a bicycle?  Better not get within 20 feet of the thing without wearing your foam safety hat.

In some respects New York City is different from the rest of America, but not where the fortification mentality is concerned, and the latest bit of anti-bike hysteria is focused on a man who (gasp) gave a kid a ride on the handlebars of a Citi Bike!


View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com.

Never mind that nowhere else on the planet would this be considered a big deal.  Never mind a fully-laden Citi Bike goes about six miles per hour.  Never mind this is about as dangerous as putting your kid in a shopping cart and wheeling him around Key Food while you buy groceries.  Never mind your kid's just as likely to get hit by an SUV if she's in a stroller on the sidewalk.

No, doing something completely unremarkable like this in America calls for public shaming:

"The man riding a Citi Bike near Christopher Street obviously thought it was OK to take off with a young girl on the handlebars."

So wait, did he just nab a random kid off the street and take off with her on the handlebars?  If so then maybe they've got a story.  Otherwise, you know what?  It is OK.  Or at least it should be.  Sure, technically it's not legal, but so what?  (Oddly though, what is 100% legal is putting a child of any age in a taxi or car service without a child seat, which is about a million times more dangerous than this.)  You know what else isn't technically legal?  Driving your SUV onto the sidewalk and running down a kid in a stroller.  But you can't get in trouble for that, because there's no "moral blameworthiness."   You are, however, guilty of "moral blameworthiness" in this city and in this country the second you straddle a bike.  And you can forget about using it to transport a kid.

And what about the smug douchebag who took the picture?



I can't blame him for not passing up an amusing Citi Bike-related photo-op.  I can't even blame him for Tweeting it.  However, once your picture of a young girl goes viral and you start mouthing off about it on the local news you're officially an asshole.  Here's what he had to say about the act of raising a kid a few feet above the pavement and transporting her along Christopher Street by means of a slow-moving bicycle:

"That probably takes the cake for the worst decision of the week."


No, I think the worst decision of the week was taking a picture of a little girl and then standing there with a shit-eating grin on your face while the local news used it to fan the flames of anti-bike hysteria.

He's even bragging about it on Twitter:
I'm sure your mommy's very proud of you.

By the way, that SUV driver who ran over the kid in the stroller?  That happend a week ago too, and I'd say that was a pretty shitty decision on the part of the driver--but not as bad as this, the worst decision of the week according to Frank Hendler, the Village Asshole.

I'm also going to guess Frank doesn't have any kids, since those are usually the people who are first to tell parents what they're doing wrong.  He does, however, have a hairy weiner dog:


Walking a designer dog in the rain without a little doggie raincoat?!?  That probably takes the cake for the worst decision of the week.

In any event, I'm going to let you go without a quiz this Friday, and I give you permission to knock off work immediately and go for a bike ride.  Enjoy your weekend, ride safe, and if you let your child ride in the shopping cart, for Lob'ss sake make sure they wear a helment!!!


--Wildcat Rock Machine




123 comments:

Anonymous said...

Podium?

Anonymous said...

OMG!! I did it!!

Anonymous said...

HOLY CRAP ALL THREE SPOTS?

Anonymous said...

AND 4th as well? Time to smoke breakfast!!

biking viking said...

top ten

biking viking said...

2nd then, im gonna go drink my beerfast

Anonymous said...

Grundle!

yikesbikes said...

This is great...

Anonymous said...

cump

DB said...

Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads.
Take your kids for a ride on the handlebars.

Marcel Da Chump said...

Hendler takes the cake for the best shit-eating grin of the week.

Fred Nifacent said...

100% correct. The big mouths that have no kids and the bigger mouths have the worst behaved kids have no problem telling you what you are doing wrong. If everyone minded their own fucking business and took care of themselves and their families this world would be a much better place.

As my wife would say, "I think you need to go for a ride, a long ride".

Comment deleted said...

I'm pretty sure the worst decision of the week happened some place like Syria, and it involved some bastard nodding his head when asked if killing a passel of civilians was really necessary.

But, yeah, the handlebar ride was right up there.

theEel said...

weed.

Yarpo said...

Went the wrong way at the roundabout 'cuz that Gendarme was waving the flag in the wrong direction!

Merde!

At least I'll pass the doping test because i am...
...proenh adapted...

Scranus & Twatwaffles!!!

JB said...

Aced the quiz!

Anonymous said...

stopped to read, need more epo

Yarpo said...

Went the wrong way at the roundabout 'cuz that Gendarme was waving the flag in the wrong direction!

Merde!

At least I'll pass the doping test because i am...
...proenh adapted...

Scranus & Twatwaffles!!!

scranus juice said...

camn captchas

Anonymous said...

Mid-pack?

BamaPhred said...

Happy Father's Day to all, in advance.

Roille Figners said...

What the fuck, this shit's so early I can't even make the scrotio. I need to start doping etc. You've changed Wildcat, all getting up early with the birds, swaddling the young'uns, standing on the veranda sipping java while the servants prepare breakfast. I miss when this blog was REAL and had a snarky edge of edgy snarkiness, etc.

Had sex with a 10-year-old last night. OHHH YEAH BABY. Broke the "your age divided by 4" rule as well as the "generally adhere to written statutes of your state of residence" rule, but I'm feeling great about it!

Why are you telling us this shit?

ivedpon asked.

DerZoots said...

I wanted a quiz.
Oh well. Ne xt fridaysz.
AND I miessed Top Twoonty
Was late for the work too.
It's okay cause it's all bullshit now.
Fucking assholes.

Robot deflector:::::::: eaddlya 1.15

Tricky decimals and shit.

Frank Handler said...

Please insert your foot-long coney into my cloactol deformity.

Yarpo said...

Uh oh, double scranus comment-posting. Sorry, I'll do pushups for penance.

...grunt, grunt, THERE. WHEW!

Your New York Moral Blameworthiness laws suuuuuuuck!

Smug Douchebag in the photo looks like a smug douchebag!

Apparently...imereen Butzer...probably related to Dorothy Rabid-owitz and Her Hair...

DerZoots said...

All you commenting folks has the nice weekendings.

Robot tripwire - cafes ithhipti


BOOM! goes the captcha.

Esteemed Commenter DaddoOne said...

yes, she won't just fall out because there is a "back" to that "basket" and yes, lets assume her kidnapper, er, molester, er, uncle, er father is riding slowly and cautiously and yes this really is no big deal and yes it is overall ok and no no no it should not be sensationalized into ant-bike stupidity.....

but....given the "hyper aware" state that some of us (and me too when my daughter was young enough to be in the bike seat i used to carry her in) have when we "port" our kids, would we "experienced" cyclists do the same thing? I don't think I would - so on some level this isn't 100% ok.....is it?

Fritz said...


Frank Hendler = Perfumed Ponce

Anonymous said...

So ineffect your saying citybank bikes are the next white van with "free candy" spay painted across the side of it.

Anonymous said...

Frank would get more oral action if he shaved that hairy wiener.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Good call on clocking out early for a ride. Done and Done.

Happy Dads Day wildcat. Make sure each of your 17 kids gets a chance to bring you an adult beverage and/or hold out their hand to catch your cigar ash as you relax this weekend.

Blog Drafter said...

I just got back from a ride, and was looking forward to acing the quiz. What's the world coming too, no quiz on a Friday?

Max Schlachter said...

Love the post, W.C. Rock Machine. Keep on fucking chickens!

crosspalms said...

Bike-to-work day in Chicago. I've eaten my free banana and free bagel, I saw the mayor and Ray LaHood on the dais, I saw the first Divvy bike-share stand and a bunch of the blue Divvy bikes, and now I'm wondering if I'd put a child on the front of one and ride around. No. On my own bike? Maybe, I'm more used to it. Even though the Divvy is slower, heavier and has a basket. But worst decision of the week? I'm with Daddo, it's not 100% OK but it's not newsworthy either.

arise ssesseDe? When capcha speaks parseltongue, it can only mean trouble

crosspalms said...

And if that guy had been wearing a helment (or if both had), and if there were no taxi in the background? No story, no TV, and Hendler would have had to tweet something else to his mom.

ChamoisJuice said...

Gaaahhhh, I'm all crazy about new woman, and I think the feeling is mutual.

She is planning to move to Portland to made a go at getting her art out there.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO?!

STUPID FUCKING EMOTIONS. I THOUGHT I KILLED YOU WITH WHISKEY A LONG TIME AGO

Condolances to all who have slipped one past the goal keeper. Your life is over. In 12 years, you won't have to mow the lawn anymore, so that's a plus.

Defenseless in Da City said...

Frank Hendler is neither a good judge of current or future conditions if he thinks that is the worst decision of the week.

Nooo. The worst decision of the week is chosing to compare buying a gun for self defense, which is a constitutional right, with buying an SUV or a riding a bike without a helmet.

Just kidding. I with you on this one. Anybody who has the bad judgement to remain in NYC for any extended period of time, can't be trusted to defend themselves, or ride a bike safely for that matter.

Anonymous said...

Oh good grief, my Dad took me for a ride on the handlebars of a bike when I was a little girl. Big deal. I think a bigger worry is when you let your 10 year push a running lawnmower around the yard when he/she isn't taller than the handle. Oh, thats right, you city folk do not have lawns.

Yes, go ride your bikes. We are going to do that shortly.

Happy Dad's Day WCRM.

Etherhuffer said...

I am totally pro helmet. I really don't like smoking. And I love the idea of Rollie getting fluoride in his water......

But really, public nags of this sort are not useful. They just build the walls of self righteous smugness higher than the Great Wall and just push the side further apart.

Note: Wanna be a good citizen? Maybe chat with the guy for a few minutes and suggest a helment lightly and maybe influence his thinking just a little. Oh, but wait, that would require human interaction....

babble on said...

FRIIIIIIIIIIIDAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!

Oh wait. It doesn't matter when you're not working.

Dennis said...
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babble on said...

The US doesn't just have a fortification mentality, it is also a Weapon of Mass Consumption."

McFly said...

"The man riding a Citi Bike near Christopher Street obviously thought it was OK to take off with a young girl on the handlebar moustache."

babble on said...

The anti-bike movement is funded and fueled by petro-chemical and automotive interests. It's Goliath. We're David.

Snobbers is our slingshot.

McFly said...

Worst decision of the week?

Wednesday we were on a boat ride and the outdrive started making what we call a "racket."

So I thought, hmmmmmmmmmm, I will just "ease" 15 miles back to the dock.

So, anyway yeah, I am presently having the outdrive rebuilt. We flagged down some lesbians that towed us the last ten miles but I should have shut her down first thing. Not the lesbians, the boat. Bad decision Top Ten.

ge said...

Snob, thanks for the feel-smug story of the week. It's important to get all wound up about these little things to distract us from the real problems. There's nothing that can't be solved by buying shit. Heck, even minimalism is endorsed by corporate America, because sooner or later, your going to miss your stuff and you'll have to repurchase things you already would have had if you hadn't got rid of it all. I'm sure Babs post covers that, but my attention span is

Charlie Didrickson said...

Bike Snare

paulb said...

And what about all those people who never leave their apartments or do anything even slightly physically active but lay the disingenuous maternalistic concern on those of us who are. Ski? Oh, that's dangerous. I hope you're careful. Spend any time in the sunshine? Oh, that's dangerous. You're wearing a hat and using sunscreen, right? Ride a bike? Oh, that's dangerous, you wear a helmet, don't you? Run? Oh, that's dangerous. You should be careful about your knees. Golf? Oh, golf courses are terrible for the environment.

Feh. I love humanity, it's people I can't stand.

Cortelyou Anquetil said...

Frank Hendler is human dogshit...

Let me guess, however: he did NOT grow up in NYC?

Not everyone has to and welcome to most of emigres but this scumbag NARC attention needs to be checked hard for his idiocy and arrogance both.

IWishIWasScranus said...

Snob, I love it when you get angry.

Anonymous said...

Hey Snob, did you happen to notice that Frank Hendler is, in a roundabout way, a 'collaborator' with none other than the inventor of modern Biking... David Byrne?!?!

Also, anyone inclined to think Frank Hendler has been misrepresented should check this assholes twitter feed...

He even dares a riposte to WCRM, albeit a limp yet arrogant one.

White privilege motherfuckers will get you every time...

Anonymous said...

NO QUIZ?! Damn, I stayed up late studying. Jerk.

crosspalms said...

Paulb
And commenting on bike blogs? We're setting our knuckles up for early-onset arthritis with all that typing. It's dangerous, you know. Not as dangerous as writing bike blogs, but I think I'll take a couple of aspirin anyway.

savethechildren! said...

Has this Frank Hendler ever visited a foreign country?

If only Hendler was around to save this child that is too terrified to even watch: http://www.dwell.com/travel-reports/slideshow/cycle-china-week-2#7

Or to stop this father/monster, that hates his child: http://positivo-espresso.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-daddy-is-world-champion.html

balls™ said...

WCRM-
I'd love to see you use your Lob-given power to shame these shaming twatwaffles more often.

I really like the sound of "twatwaffles." I should work that into daily conversation.

We're all going to die. Eventually. Get over it.

Billy said...

Grumpy Snob is grumpy. Not even a quiz. I'm guessing all the questions you came up with were too depressing or morbid.

It kind of feels like the longer I ride, the less tolerance and patience I have for the sociopaths in metal cages making my streets insanely dangerous.

Seems like something similar has happened to you with the news coverage lately and riding with your seventeen (17) children.

BikeSnobNYC said...

savethechildren!,

If this is the craziest thing Frank has seen on Christopher Street then he really needs to get out more.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

Paul Bowen said...

Remembering that smug fucking face is going to anger-power me up more thsn one hill tomorrow. Ugh.
Thanks for another great week RTMS, nice weekend everyone.

Standardized Testing for Readers said...

No quizzzzzz..........

Snob missed NYT article about the Best Made Co. that sells Best Axe & more junk too, how could he? For hundreds of dollars they'll sell you clothing that makes you fit right in in Brooklyn. It's the best!

"...most of the clothing is suitable for late fall and early winter. The heavy waxed cruiser, the color of the Mojave ($590), felt as heavy as the fresh kill of a long hunt. The lighter one, in suave navy ($348), was more feasible, and had a pocket inside the jacket’s rear to actually carry the fresh kill of a long hunt." Big enough to hold a subway rat?

strated Deenago said...

I'm always making bad decisions and no one gives me cake.

Get me a bike. I want cake.

Anonymous said...

PORK AND BEANS!

DB said...

Leroy:
Waiting for your quiz. Or is it McFlys turn?

DB said...

My kids sent me two bottles of California Pinot Noir.
Trying to fit one of them into my water bottle cage for the afternoon ride.

janinedm said...

I wish I only hated drivers. One of these days, I'm going to clothesline a salmon and become a hated internet person. That is if I don't get arrested for running over an idiot walking in the bike lane.

Anonymous said...

Just to be clear, according to the website, all bikeshare users are entitled to snatch little girls from the sidewalk and keep them for a half hour; only annual members get 45 minutes before the surcharge kicks in.

JB said...

My wife asked me what I wanted to do for Father's Day. I said, "mountain bike all day." This is not feasible, so I'm going on a Sunday morning ride. Any one else getting in some F Day riding?

Also, my road bike cassette is 12-21 7-speed and I'm in the small front ring (42T) all the time and often low-gearing-out (42x21). Am I a pussy if I replace my cassette with a 13-28, or just smart?

Anonymous said...

JB,

Yes!

May I suggest compromising with a 12-26? Move to the 28 when all the girly men go to compacts.

Comment deleted said...

JB - Yes, the traditional father/son ride for breakfast, an easy 30. Can't wait.

McFly said...

FRIDAY POP QUIZ QUERSHTION #1:

Q: When should you take Cialis?

a)1-2 Hours before sexual activity.

b)2-4 Hours before sexual activity.

c)When your father in law goes outside on the deck to have a smoke and you snag one from the cabinet because you are going to pleasure his daughter that evening because the kids are going to YOUTH CHURCH.

Anonymous said...

Bike Scare

McFly said...

I run a 38/50 hybrid up front with a 12-27 on the back and it's perfect. Gone are the days of 42/23being my low because I AM A MAN. Screw that crap.

crosspalms said...

JB
My old road bike had a 52/48 in the front. When I finally came to my senses and took the 52 off (and put a 36 under the 48), I cleaned the 52 and found no signs of wear. None.

Not even

occasional orKofh

ge said...

JB, if you wanna impress your friends, get a Gruber Assist. If you're shameless and cheap (i.e. smart), gear it as low as you like. Downhills are for coasting.

CommieCanuck said...

McFly...

d) none of the above, Cialis is for woosies

CommieCanuck said...

Gee...I feel inadequate, my worst decision of the week was to buy that lemon poppyseed muffin Tuesday. It was stale.

I lead a full and rich life.

Capcha:
stupendous asseslo

Will Handsfield said...

There was similar furor in DC in the first year of BikeShare when a guy was photographed with his infant in a snuggly strapped to him while riding bikeshare. I don't think it's a good idea to do this, and I cringe at thinking of the kid sitting in the unpadded basket and hitting a pothole, but it's not newsworthy. A friend of mine actually figured out a legal child portaging rig for BikeShare, He found a front riding bike seat that mounts to the seatpost with a quick-release, and then the footpegs mount on the downtube. He could carry the whole rig in a backpack, and attach it to the bike in about 30 seconds. I wish I remembered the brand, but it was pretty slick. So long as his kid had a helmet, the whole package was legal. He used it to take his son to daycare, then would pedal into work.

Cipo sez Americans are Weird said...

McFly: Q: When should you take Cialis? "c...snag one from the cabinet because you are going to pleasure his daughter..." So you need to get your tongue hard?

POOPMOUTH said...

My heart hurts after seeing the little stroller wheel in the crime scene photo.

I am finding it harder to conduct myself with respect toward motor vehicle operators when riding. The more I experience their stupidity, the less I feel safe on the street.

FR8 said...

Snob,

I think you have every right to be grumpy given the retarded media response to the Citibike program and the musings of the host of other idiots who have crawled out of the woodwork.

On a more positive note, I just read (or more importantly bought and read)your latest book and thought you nailed it perfectly. I ride my WorkCycles around NYC with my kid on the back and it's one of the best feelings there is.

Thanks and enjoy the weekend.

JB said...

Re: cassette.
Thanks

leroy said...

Unprotected hairy weiner walking?

Exposing one's hairy little weiner to the elements?

Put a raincoat on that thing!

And ride joyfully all!

(Honestly, if that were my dog, I'd change his name to "Anthony" and teach him to text photos of his junk to the media. Now that I think about it, I wonder where my dog went with my cell phone.)







Anonymous said...

What about freaking school buses? I have seen none that have seat belts, and how many kid do they transport every day?

Dooth said...

NYC street law absolves one of any moral blameworthines for shoving a cake down Frank Hendler's throat.

yyz113 said...

zero quiz
lazy fuck

O said...

Frank Hendler, yet another example of a deuterostome who failed to develop beyond the blastopore stage.

McFly said...

Cipo do you have a hidden camera in my love cave? I have spoiled that woman.

CC, it's like EPO. Sure ÿòū can ride good without it but you can ride longer and harder with it. Plus you have something left for the uphill, windy sprint finish.

And then you could probably ride the whole stage again.

Dennis said...
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Pistol Pete said...

in your photos many New Yorkers appear to be related .what gives?

ChamoisJuice said...

I'm sorry I'm an immature dumbass. I don't know how to handle myself sometimes, and it is easier to do nothing.
I am attracted to you, and enjoyed our day together. But I feel guilty because you are too young for me.
---------------
Well I appreciate you being forward about it.
All the same, I am disappointed because I am genuinely interested in you. Our age difference isn't an issue for me but if it bothers you then I guess I can't do much about that.
If you have a change of heart, let me know.
--------------------
ok.
http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=572102
There is a lot of salient truth in this ^^^^

Essentially we are at different places in life.

There is one side of me that wants to see you and do all sorts of dirty things to you, make you understand how sexy you are.
But, ultimately I don't think it would be healthy for you or me.
-------------------------
I wish you hadn't tried to explain, it just makes me want to convince you otherwise.
___________________________
GIRLS ARE STUPID, I AM AN ASSHOLE

frankenpussy said...

enough with the bike share already.

leroy said...

Dear Mr. Frankenpussy - -

My dog wanted to let you know we have bike share in NYC now.

Anonymous said...

An adult bicyclist has five points of contact with the machine (in multiple planes), is looking in the direction of travel and can anticipate/control acceleration/deceleration. A little kid on the handle bars does not have these advantages. Just sayin'...

McFly said...

Some of the people I ride with don't always look in the direction they are traveling. Which results in SIX points of contact.

Anonymous said...

franky boy is douche asshole. Douchehole!

What a egonazi

Kevin said...

Frank Hendler has obviously never been to Asia where parents zoom around with 3 year olds straddling the center of the moped between their legs in traffic that makes NYC look tame.

Jasper 6six6 said...

We let our 12 year old son go snowmobiling while his arm was still in a cast. And tomorrow is Father's Day - I will be hanging my head in shame...

Animus De Froganus said...

Talking about obnoxious douchebags, did you know about this irritating muppet?:

http://www.youtube.com/user/durianriders?feature=watch

The guy eats 30 bananas a day and rants about whoever doesn't while using his girlfriend's hot ass to promote his weird cycling vegan cult. Kind of like a vegan pimp.

He used to hate crabon bikes but now he loves them.

babble on said...

hmmmmmm... one two three four five...OHLOOKOUT!!! sixpointsofcontactwiththepavement???

ah fuck have mercy on those of us with a small brain i so don't understand the sixth point of contact.

is it akin to the sixth sense?

babble on said...

blastopores the lot of em

McFly said...

Babble I have a 7th point of contact for you. 8 if you do the reach around.

leroy said...

Faux Friday Fun Quiz -- Somebody's Got To Do It Version

1. Sex and cycling are similar in that

A. Both are life's simple pleasures.
B. Folks who do neither always seem to want to make rules for folks who do either.
C. Neither can be improved with coal powered machinery.
D. There's always the risk you'll wind up on the ground flailing your legs ridiculously.

2. Sex and podium appearances are similar in that

A. You might get kissed.
B. You might get flowers.
C. Someone really should tell Chamois Juice that upon achieving either, one really should comport oneself as if one had been there before.
D. Some folks tend to exaggerate their experience.

3. My dog assures me that the phrase "clothing optional" in the title of the ride he registered us for only means we don't have to wear team kits because the event isn't sanctioned by the UCI. I should trust him because

A. He seems so sincere.
B. What could possibly go wrong?
C. This won't be like the time he and his buddies lost me in the first 10 miles of a "no drop" ride and he later explained that "no drop" meant they weren't ingesting LSD.
D. My dog explained that only someone with serious trust issues could doubt the word of his own dog.

4. Essay question. My dog greeted me this morning with "Happy Father's Day, Mutha." As usual, I'm not sure what he means. Discuss.

Comment deleted said...

Bravo, Leroy. Happy Father's Day, mutha.

I just got back from a beautiful ride with my son. Life is good.

DB said...

Thanks, Leroy!
Great quiz, as usual.
Had a great Fathers Day in Iowa City. We went to a wedding, but it was Gay Pride weekend and was celebrated by about 50 people. They were brightly dressed and energetic.
Iowa: 75% vowels, 100% awesome!

McFly said...

Fun quiz. Me and hunny bunny had the boat to ourselves yesterday evening after a nice LBL MTB ride. I took her tubing. The kind you do with the boat turned off in a nice quiet cove. She did not even fall off once. HAPPY FADDERS DAY ALL!

BamaPhred said...

Great quiz Leroy. Discuss. Sounds like someone's dog spent the night out with the boys, woke up with a bad attitude, and needs to hold a bar of Lifebouy in his mouth. Or just give him a hundred bucks and thank him for expressing himself. You know, the Snob parenting model.

The Land Sanity Forgot said...

>Never mind that nowhere else on the planet would this be considered a big deal.

You've got to get out more often. In Australia it would be the criminal offences of riding a bicycle without a foam hat and child endangerment. It would make front page news and TV. A huge amount of airtime would be devoted to how terrible the situation was. The parent would face serious jail time and the child would be removed from their family. And any supporters of the parent would be howled down in a wave of indignant protest.

I kid you not.

Anonymous said...

@Animus De Froganus at 1:47 AM said...

"The guy eats 30 bananas a day..."

Which just goes to prove, you are what you eat.

Yarpo said...

Leroy,
I think the answer to Question 3 should be, E. All of the Above.

Thanks for the quiz, I needed that.

leroy said...

Yarpo --

Now that you mention it, I think "E. All of the above" is the correct answer to all of the questions.

My dog better return the $10 I paid him for the answer key.

Hope your friend who got hit by the Lexus is okay.

Anonymous said...

Jeez, I'm sick to death of people telling me that kids have to wear helmets, or stay off the street or not play bull-rush. Guess what people? Life is fatal. For everyone. The joy of just hopping on a bike and going for a ride without thinking about clothing (I might not do the naked bike ride though. maybe with alcohol. Oh no riding a bike after consuming alcohol. I could fall off. Damn gravity.) is something to be cherished. Most people on bikes are hurt or killed by one thing - contact with cars. Not gravity. Not by falling off the bike. Cars. I think I'll go and watch one of those Dutch videos with people, like, doubling, with no helmets. They've probably been drinking too. Those lucky smug Dutch.

Yarpo said...

Leroy,

My friend had his right arm in a shoulder sling until today. He said it's feeling better but still stiff. The road rash is heeling. Our faith in humanity took a punch to the gut with this incident. Hit and run seems to be the rule nowadays instead of the shocking exception, but witnessing it firsthand when the victim is someone close to you still has a great deal of shock value.

May the Ass Monkeys Attack that Lexus Douchebag.

May your dog return your $10 dollars, although watch out, it may be Monopoly money with the little houses on the bills. It also means your dog is raiding the game shelf in your hall closet. Lob Help You if he finds your Scrabble set.

ce said...

If it isn't the leg humping Black Dog of Depression, it's the ankle biting Shivering Chihuahua of Anxiety.

McFly said...

............or the Testicle Nipping Phiranna's of Perversion.....

ce said...

... or the arse licking Dachshund of Deutsch Grade Perversion.

Dachshund of Time claims no relation.

McFly said...

.........or the Nipple Kneading Spider Monkey of Lust...........he has opposable thumbs.....and knows how to use them....

ce said...

+ opposable toes
+ prehensile tail

McFly said...

It's all fun and games until someone contracts HIV.

+AIDS

Anonymous said...

It is that damn Mutt of Meh come to visit. There will be an attempt to draw blood.

Yarpo said...

You guys are on a roll...chihuahuas...nipple kneading...Holy Shit keep running with it!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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elbanditodelnorte said...

Pro Cycling is so interesting they gave managing it a video game. I mean, the single-player gameplay is alright, but co-op blood transfusing is just way more dynamic. Plus the graphics!! http://store.steampowered.com/app/219800/

Verlene said...

This is cool!