Before we get into anything, through Coach Fritz, I found this little slice of the weird;
It’s like ‘RAD’, but with more hair gel.
Aaaaaannndd speaking of hair gel, lookie what was presented to me by Lanolin, presumably for all of my love and devotion these last many months;
I don’t know why anything cool has ever been referred to as ‘the bee’s knees’, as I’m not totally clear on what’s so special about the knees of bees, but I would say that this jacket fits the phrase.
Now then, at the risk of stirring up the hornet’s nest (remember- bee’s knees are good, but hornet’s knees are not), you might recall last year that I made an initial charge stating my general opposition to the glut of vaccines that were being pushed upon the public en mass, which was followed by this rebuttal.
Well, it might please you, or (possibly cause duress) to know that I am still very much of my initial opinion. Especially after I learned that Dr. Julie Gerberding, the former director of the CDC, was at the beginning of the year presented a cushy job for a major pharmaceutical supplier. Now call me a conspiracy theorist whack job if you must, but doesn’t this seem to be a conflict of interest here, maybe smacking of a kick back for her Chicken Little like efforts last year?
It sure as hell does to me.
To quote Fugazi, “never mind what’s been selling, it’s what you’re buying… and receiving undefiled.”
To me what this means is that it’s the consumer’s own fault if all they have is soullessly faceless and sometimes dangerous medication (consumables/product/etc.), because that’s what sells, and they’ve bought into the product in question’s myth hook, line and sinker.
I look forward to what will undoubtedly be a spirited response from folks, the always outspoken Unholy Rouleur most notably.
And again, to the one who commented to me in response to my stance against what for all intent and purposes was government mandated vaccinations by saying “I can’t wait till you get the flu”, I have a nice piece of land in Florida you might like to buy.
In news that has nothing to do with shots, the flu, walking in line, scare tactics, or Fugazi, Carlos Alberto Del Castillo Cabeza De Vaca of the ever popular blog The Cycling Inquisition got in touch with me, simply to let me know that Glenn Danzig now owns the house that Lucile Ball used to live in;
That is huge news. Not only that, but we went round and round discussing the significance of having a water wheel in your front yard. Really for that matter, it would seem that old Glenn is just fond of having random eye sores in front of his house in general. Case in point? The ever humorous saga of his brick pile;
“But Stevil.. This is a bike blog about bikes, and bike parts and the whimsy of riding bikes… What does this have to do with anything?” you might be asking, and to that I say “exactly..”
Drew sent me a note on the AHTBM Facebook page (which, by the way is totally awesome. If you haven’t signed up for Facebook, you totally gotta. All the kids are doing it) concerning who is gonna take the next road World’s title;
“my pick for ’10 worlds: GREG LAMONT.”
DREW.. YOU BIG DUMMY!
Before I forget, I would like to extend a very humble thanks to Peter from Competitive Gear for a transmission that came in the form of a care package, my favorite aspect of which was a bottle of their own branded hot sauce;
I call it ‘Still Life With Green-Ball Vegetable and Butter Dish.”
It was an especially timely arrival, as the morning it landed in my PO box, I was seconds away from meeting up with JMac and Demonika for a cheesy, potatoie, scrambled eggy breakfast ho-down.
Well played Competitive Gear, Well played.
Finally in closing, while The Bike Snob has been busy filling his posts with amazing cockpits;
and The Drunk Cyclist has been hard at work posting a selection of photos of TDB sharing cocktails with an array of hard men;
I am left to my devices and will include a sweet photo of a condition that undoubtedly would make you both the best swimmer and high fiver in all of the land;
What can I say? Things like this just find me.
The end of the week is here. Wear some hair gel, or go buy a mansion. Whatever you do, steer clear of anyone with a needle.