Heh. The allegator one is my favorite.
When a motorist flings a door open in front of a cyclist passing in the bike lane, Chicago bikers call it a "dooring"...
He must've studied under the Yogi Berra.
Let's go get some pickinic baskets, Boo Boo.
Seattle will never be a big city like Chicago...
...unlike Seattle bikers who call it "karma."
As a driver, I call it "death wish."
ok, i realize this is a tad off topic,
but will Ted Kennedy be the "House Cracker" in an Obama Administration?
The first two are more like quasi-Zen malapropisms.
BAGHDAD -- Sometime soon, the U.S. military will suffer the 4,000th death of the war in Iraq.
When the 1,000th American died in September 2004, the insurgency was just gaining steam. The 2,000th death came as Iraq held its first elections in decades, in October 2005. The U.S. announced its 3,000th loss on the last day of 2006, at the end of a year rocked by sectarian violence.
Everything is Dan Savage's fault. Meanwhile, I have never been wrong and it is great fun to pick someone relentlessly and display my moral superiority.
Of course, I don't write columns all the time, so, on that never being wrong thing? You'll have to trust me. And, unlike Dan Savage, I don't put my real name, so you'llhave to trust me on that, too.
Trust me -- I'm never wrong, I'm morally superior, you can't check me out, nah, nah nah, and it's sooo much fun to say so, all the time!!!
Moral Outrage is fun! And knowing the body count make me look smart!
la la la, look at me!!! I'm so smart!!!
As a Chicago resident, I can tell you that many of the bikers here do not follow the laws. I can't tell you how many I've seen go through stop signs. I've almost hit a couple. They cross the road on a red lights, etc. "Death wish" indeed.
I just got back from Chicago and the headlines there this past week included the 19th shooting of a youngster for this academic school year (not all the shootings were at schools) and they are creating public boarding schools for the countless kids without a home or functional family. I hope Seattle Public schools get better...
I don't give a fuck about Mayor Daily or bike couriers or Yogi Berra. I just want to point out that the snorg tees models are *smokin* and not at all creepily pedophilic like the American Apparel models.
As a Seattle resident, I can tell you that many of the drivers here do not follow the laws. I can't tell you how many I've seen go through stop signs. I've almost been hit by a couple. They cross the road on a red lights, etc. "Death wish" indeed.
On another bicycle note, I road in Chicago's Critical Mass last month and experienced another zen moment while observing bike cops corking the streets.
If a mt biker falls in the woods does ...
I really don't have anything for this post, except I quit riding motorcycles on roads because idiots in cars scared the shit out of me and even the most polluted days didn't cushion the air around me enough to take a hard one. Bikes? Streets? In cities? No fucking way. I'm even jumpy in my pickup.
I'm very impressed that nobody's been called a "sheeple" yet in this thread.
yeah, what @16 said!
and may I add, "takes one to know one, buddy!" and "I know you are, but what am I?!!"
Well, Eastlake is still a fucking death trap. I was nearly hit by two cars that ran red lights and since there is no bike lane and half the fucking street is over run with construction....I would think that more bikers will be dead before Mayor Nickels does anything about it.
(Just for Bob)
"...bike messengers, who are (mostly falsely) used as an argument against any laws..."
Yeah, those bike messengers have never been known to flaunt traffic laws. (No, I'm not letting drivers off the hook, either...)
You should not flaunt your ignorance of the flout/flaunt distinction. Bike messengers surely break the law, but they are hardly the Urban Menaces anti-bike folks make them out to be.
@21 falsely because:
- Most Bicyclists are not messengers
- There is no data that says messengers break the law more then other cyclists or more than drivers
- Even if they did, why would that justify not making laws to protect all cyclists?
- urban cyclists are not just messengers, but also commuters
- one shouldn't kill the messenger
- if you can't say something nice, you keep your mouth shut
- i can't keep my mouth shut about cyclists being killed
therefore, i have something nice to say about the death of commuter cyclists
Let me commend you on your prowess at circular arguments.
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