Friday, May 28, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

NOW I get it!

Mark pointed out to me awhile ago that no one drives with their windows down anymore.
Now, I can't not notice it.
I think it finally occurred to me today why these people are all sealed up in their aerodynamic little transportation pods.
When your trying to carry on a phone conversation in your satellite navigated, XM radioed, TV screen hanging from the ceiling, electronic doo-dadded status symbol, you certainly don't want to be distracted by that pesky out of doors stuff.
I sure would hate for these people to miss something.

Monday, May 24, 2010

For years now...

I've been yammering on about how I need to carry a tape recorder around to catch all the weirdo conversations I either overhear, or am directly involved in.
I have no idea how to make that happen of course...what with the tape recorder having gone the way of the phone chord and all.
Here's a few, just off the top of my head, from this past weekend.


Guy inspecting my bike: "So...the exhaust. Baffles yes?"
Me: "Sure."

Yuppie who pulls up to a store entrance in his Highlander, to some hipster kid on a moped, as I am passing between the two of them: "Hey smart guy! You're not the only one who rides a scooter you know! You just passed me on the right! You really should learn how to ride!"
Me, to said yuppie in Highlander: "That's the gayest thing I've ever heard."

Voice from a crowd, to a drunk guy in what can only be described as "Garanimals for Grown Ups" (Picture a Hawaiian shirt, navy blue background & a small,busy, pastel, geometric print, matching shorts and a navy pork pie...Oh! and flip flops)as he is trying to get on a too-tall for him mountain bike: "You're gonna ride a bike?!?!"
Drunk guy, without looking back at the crowd: "Shut up!"


Random attendee at a car show: "Wow!! What year is this bike?!?!"
Me: "1970...mostly."
Random guy: "I almost died on a bike just like this!"
Me: "Hey! Me too!"

Owner of a pretty neat '70 Chevelle: "Why the hell do people keep pointing out the dent in the fender to me? I know its there! I did it. 12 years ago!"
Me: "Awesome."

Saturday, May 22, 2010


I don't often post on Saturdays but I skipped off Thursday.
It all evens out.
You should go HERE today (30 years?!?!) and there:


Friday, May 21, 2010

For 2 days now

A local college radio station has been playing nothing but Tom Waits.
(Fuck you FCC....FUCK YOU!)
It's reminded me exactly how great the guy is....
Punk rock's Hoagy Carmichael.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Just five random pictures of motorcycles

I really haven't posted much in the way of motorcycles lately have I?
Oddly, its 3/5 German too.....go figure.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010's expensive....

but in my boss' own words, "There's kinda no better."
What do I always say about German sports cars?

Those wacky Europeans, willing to sacrifice view for cigarettes!

I think I am back up & running

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Gonna be a few days

Comcast tells me my modem is on the blink, so it may be a few days 'till there's anything new here.
In the mean time....I'm leaving this up as a reminder:

Friday, May 14, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Safety First 3.....

I wonder if they still ship cars on their noses.
Really...what could possibly go wrong?