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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Bicycle-Seat Holocaust on Capitol Hill?

posted by on July 15 at 11:37 AM

I just got this email from my intrepid intern Marti, about something she saw yesterday on Capitol Hill:

There was a mass herd of naked bikers on Madison and 12th, around 2:50 pm. I’d guess 40-50 of them. Mostly guys, although there were a few naked women donning ample amounts of body paint. The guys were buck-naked though (sans paint). I was completely fascinated by their schlongs as they floated past—I stared blatantly at them, because they were stacked into these weird little piles on top of the bike seats (ouch). One of them said something about defeating Bush as they went past, although the comment was isolated and whatever message they were trying to convey was lost (if there was a message at all.) Do you know what this was about?

Dear Marti: No, I do not, but thanks for asking and for your estimable schlong-noticing skills. Everyone else: Know what yesterday’s nekkid bike ride was for/about? Troops out of Iraq? Bush out of the White House? Bike seats out of buttcracks? Please share.

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Posted by ecce homo | July 15, 2007 12:13 PM

Glad people finally decided to "Do Something(tm)"

Posted by Giffy | July 15, 2007 12:22 PM

It's been going on for at least a few years... I always thought it sounded kinda painful.

Posted by Raven | July 15, 2007 12:41 PM

Seat sniffa is gonna strike again.

Posted by demolator | July 15, 2007 12:52 PM

I saw this pack of self-imposed retards at Seattle Center. Their message was: "We're protesting oil."

By riding bicycles naked?

Listen, I am a cyclists, I hate big oil too, but if your goal is to spread the word you are doing a terrible job of getting that message out because I am too distracted by seeing your hairy, disgusting naked hippie bodies.

Oh and to the GINORMOUS naked freaks amongst you, perhaps you should protest less and ride more cause your ass looks like it was made of rhubarb pie.

Posted by I'm a Nuclear Bomb | July 15, 2007 12:54 PM

I'm all for nekkid bikers. Well, nekkid anything, really. But as a form of political protest, the message seems to get a bit lost. Still, it was a nice day to ride a bike nekkid, if you're into that sort of thing.

Oh, and Nuclear Bomb @ 5... bitter much?

Posted by SDA in SEA | July 15, 2007 1:16 PM

Wow. My bike seat gets funky even when I wear cycling pants.

Posted by Nose Knows | July 15, 2007 1:23 PM

I will not rag on people simply for being fat and/or hairy and/or naked, but I beg you, folks, please stop trying to attach unrelated political positions to your fat, hairy nakedness. It doesn't work. It just doesn't.

Posted by tsm | July 15, 2007 1:29 PM

Since I don't own that particular set of equipment, I've sometimes wondered about the mechanics of sitting on a bicycle seat without risking harm to balls or schlong. I've also found it amusing that women used to have to ride sidesaddle. Wouldn't it make more sense for men to do so?

Posted by keshmeshi | July 15, 2007 1:30 PM

@9 - This is, in fact a real concern. Cycling has been shown to be correlated with erectile dysfunction, at least in certain men.

Posted by tsm | July 15, 2007 1:34 PM

Is is just me or are some of the pictures on that site awfully close to child porn. Such as say the one on this page

Posted by Giffy | July 15, 2007 1:49 PM

Someone should invent the naked bicycle seat, it could have a little mesh pouch at the front to support the junk. Kind of like a hammock.

Posted by huh? | July 15, 2007 2:07 PM

Finally a polite way for the well endowed among us to show off.

Posted by cool | July 15, 2007 2:16 PM

Can you explain to me why the word holocaust had to be used? It really isn't appropriate to compare the death of 6 million jews to a bunch of googs running around on bikes. It cheapens the innocent deaths of millions.

Posted by ecce homo | July 15, 2007 3:28 PM

What ecce, you don't think the Holocaust is hilarious?! "Arbeit Macht Frei! Get those dongs on bike seats, do it now Juden!" Not funny?

Posted by Jay | July 15, 2007 3:56 PM

Holocaust was a word in use before WW2. It relates simply to the act of destruction or ruin, chaos, often devastation by fire. Using the word in no way cheapens the innocent deaths of millions. In no way.

Posted by bazz | July 15, 2007 3:58 PM


It most certainly does, and those that use it in such a haphazard fashion only demonstrate their own anti-semitism. No big suprise though that there are many in Seattle, that despite their 'yuppieness', are nothing more than closet racists and anti-semites. I hope David rethinks his use of this term in a humurous way. It is fairly disgusting and offensive to many Jews.

Posted by ecce homo | July 15, 2007 4:15 PM

Let's not criticize any public action in this day and age when so many people are so very willing to remain silent about everything - even when their lives and liberties are slowly being taken away from them. I'm heartened to see anybody care enough to speak up whether the action is serious or kind of silly. Let's stop leaving matters to the ruling class, shall we?

And about all this "old, naked bodies....ew" crap - word: Everyone ages. Even you. Not only does your attitude promote and support ageism, it'll serve as your own retribution. You'll be eating your intolerant words one day and it'll be like eating a bowl of warm shit. Promise.

Posted by Bauhaus | July 15, 2007 4:16 PM


definately NOT funny.

Posted by ecce homo | July 15, 2007 4:17 PM

Whoa... ecce and I agree about something. I need another drink.

Posted by Dan Savage | July 15, 2007 4:17 PM

Oh Dan, now ecce is going to call you a bad parent (drinking on a SUNDAY?! Where's your impressionable child?).

Posted by Dianna | July 15, 2007 4:41 PM

Bitter? Yes at the sight of lazy, fat, assholes jamming their pathetic bumper-sticker politics in my face disguised as "political activism."

Ya want change? Get some people to vote.

Apathy, not big oil or nudity, is our biggest problem.

Posted by I'm a Nuclear Bomb | July 15, 2007 5:13 PM

Dan, I presume you agree with ecce simply that Jay @15 is not funny?

Posted by lostboy | July 15, 2007 5:25 PM

Giffy @ 11, simple images of nude children aren't porn, as long as they're not striking some kind of erotic pose. That's not to say that they won't excite pedophiles but then again a lot of nude images that aren't erotic are going to excite someone.

Ecce homo, you're just bound and determined to spread gloom and bad cheer aren't you?

Posted by Matt from Denver | July 15, 2007 7:02 PM

My comment wasn't be supposed to be funny. Jesus christ.

Posted by Jay | July 15, 2007 7:44 PM

Btw ecce: it's definitely, DEFINITELY! And if you want to make a little "offended" troll comment because you can't spell and because I'm a petty asshole for pointing it out, go right on ahead.

Posted by Jay | July 15, 2007 7:47 PM

I didn't understand the use of the term Holocaust here.

Posted by what | July 15, 2007 8:18 PM

OK Jay,

you are a petty anti-semetic asshole.

Posted by ecce homo | July 15, 2007 8:22 PM

Why yes,

Mr. Savage is a hypocrite. I never would have guessed.

Posted by ecce homo | July 15, 2007 9:24 PM

Jay @25, sorry, not trying to bust on you. Just trying to not believe that Dan agrees with anything else EH has had to say in this thread.

Posted by lostboy | July 15, 2007 11:51 PM

@14: "Like the passion plays, the visual depictions of the ecce homo scene time and again portray the people of Jerusalem as anti-Semitic caricatures, characterized by excited gestures and hideous facial features."

Therefore, following your stunted logic, your use of the handle "ecce homo" is anti-semitic, and you are a racist pig.

Posted by sketchy homo | July 16, 2007 9:08 AM

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