If you drive a vehicle.

28 05 2009

If you operate a motor vehicle or a “coffin on wheels” as they are commonly known please take the following quiz:

good luck and watch out for us on the roads, thank you.

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Columbus Named to League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Community.

28 05 2009

http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bicyclefriendlyamerica/
This is entertaining at least, im not sure where they are getting the information from but…Columbus is the only city in Ohio named, and it got one star for “encouragement”.

I suppose if horrible road conditions and some of the most uptight yuppie drivers of any city I’ve lived in are “encouraging” then sure it is. At least campus is a nice place for hipsters to do track stands…

It’s not all bad, but it has a long way to go to be a viable biking community, but i’d be willing to wager that its just another trend like everythng else in this city. The upside is that there is barely any traffic which makes riding on most roads really nice, if the roads are rideable anyway, the city is perpetually under construction so there is that to deal with and many of the roads arent terribly well cared for, but thats probably too much to ask. Once you get out of the city and sprawling suburbs its even nicer with less traffic but not much to see or do.

The mayor is sympathetic to bicyclists but depending on voters and the economy he may have a tough road ahead of him for furthering the cause.Columbus has a great potential if people are willing to invest the time that it will take to get it where it can go.  Hopefully that is the case but I’ll believe it when I see it.





In which Barca wins, more imporantly Man U loses.

27 05 2009

In all honestly I didnt much care about the outcome of this match. Man U was outplayed on the pitch, ronaldo’s radar seemed to be off as if he was honing in on something else…

classic.

i was hoping for at least a good match, oh well, maybe next year.

off to the crew game now, hoping for another victory!





Brilliant. Astounding. Massive. All those words describe something else.

27 05 2009

Today we have this little jewel from the marketing geniuses at Dell computers.

selling your idiocy back to you.

selling your idiocy back to you.

This is brilliant. Its more than brilliant. Its…its…I dont have words for what it is but it doesnt matter cause it speaks for itself. Whatever the marketing guys at dell are up to, one thing is clear, they are on target and deserve a raise. There are several hundred designs to choose from but its ones like this that are just too good to be true.

Nothing like selling hipsters “culture” back to them at high prices. Although I suppose no self respecting hipstershit would purchase it anyway because its not a mac. Hypothetically speaking of course if they were to, half of them would buy it and drool all over it for a few weeks until something else shiny catches their attention and the other half would bitch and moan “they are stealing OUR culture!” Come to think of it however, I suppose you have to put SOMETHING into your OFFICIAL ISSUE CHROME MESSENGER BAG.

Hilarious. Its exactly what they are doing to themselves without realising it day in and day out (i know its hard to admit, so you dont have to, just keep buying your culture shhhhhhhhh). Hipsters, I implore you, carry on with the whining about these types of assaults by the corporate world on your “culture” so that i may stay adequately entertained. Thank you.





Slap Chop / Sham Wow Remix

25 05 2009

So turns out theres actually a use for those shit informercial products. Remix fodder for DJ types. I dont know much about the techno scene but this sounds great to me, and it makes the commercial bearable to watch. Perhaps Vince and whatever company manufactures that garbage should get this over to the marketing team asap.

i cant decide which is best.

i could do without the cuts of various terrible 80’s dance scenes, they really dont and much but this is still brilliant.





And as long as we are on the topic of safety…

24 05 2009

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25510572-421,00.html

this is why i wear a helmet, even the smallest fall can end your life.

respect to the doctor who used a dewalt from the maintenance shop to drill a hole in the boys head to save his life. as much as the majority of adolescent boys annoy the piss out of me, and as many times as ive thought about taking a drill to the skull of one, this is one case that warranted the action.

needed a helmet like he needed a hole in the head.

needed a helmet like he needed a hole in the head...oh wait.

cheers doc.

if you really care about your safety on a bike you should consider a helmet so your head doesn’t do this:

chose poorly is right.





Why not to ride your bike on the sidewalk.

24 05 2009

As the weather is getting nicer there are more and more cyclists out, which is a good thing, but many of these muppets are riding on the sidewalk. Even some those I saw on the way to the ride of silence in full team kits were engaged in this deplorable, un-natural, depraved behavior. DISGUSTING.

Here are a few reasons from bicycle safety not to ride on the sidewalk (other than the fact that it is morally reprehensible):

“Crossing between sidewalks can be a fairly dangerous maneuver. If you do it on the left-hand side of the street, you risk getting slammed as per the diagram. If you do it on the right-hand side of the street, you risk getting slammed by a car behind you that’s turning right. You also risk getting hit by cars pulling out of parking lots or driveways. These kinds of accidents are hard to avoid, which is a compelling reason to not ride on the sidewalk in the first place.

And another reason not to ride on the sidewalk is that you’re threatening to pedestrians. Your bike is as threatening to a pedestrian as a car is threatening to you. Finally, riding on the sidewalk is illegal in some places.  If you do plan on riding on sidewalks, do it slowly and EXTRA carefully, ESPECIALLY when crossing the street between two sidewalks.”

Aside from the fact that it is more dangerous to ride your bike on the sidewalk than in the street, properly, with traffic, the police may punch you in the head.

at least he maced himself.

Heres the  link to Bicycle Safety a good, simple safety related site, with DIAGRAMS! ooooooooooh shiney………………………..