Embry Rucker knows what I’m talking about.
Unfortunately today is not one of those times.
At least for me anyway.
So with that said, let’s get onto business.
First things first- I have to give this top billing and a ‘what the heeeellll?‘
‘-A bill that is very likely to pass will let government and corporations censor the internet, take down sites at the behest of corporations.’
I don’t need to say that this is a bad thing. Simply based on the fact that a site has an opposing opinion to that of The Man, the plug could be pulled, presto chango?
Am I understanding this correctly? It seems to read that way, and since I think we’re all pretty partial to the rights granted to us in the first amendment, why don’t you get up on this piece and make your voices heard?
I don’t know about y’all, but it feels like the government continues a bit of an attack on the American people.
American comedian Bill Kicks courtesy of American The Movie (dot) com.
Somewhere Mr. Hicks is slapping his forehead.
As we get into the business of bikes, in news equalled in madness, but only in our tiny world of bicycle riding miscreantdom, I recently came across this Bike Rumor article about all of the many intricate steps one has to take in order to properly prepare for a cyclocross styled athletic pursuit.
I remember when all one had to do to race cross was show up to a race with a bike. My, how things have changed.
Leave it to cyclists to take something simple and rad and turn it into something complicated and not.
And if that weren’t bad enough, NorCal Cycling News has just done the unthinkable and published a list of heckling rules. *Editor’s note. It would appear as though appropriate amendments have been made.*
Right here is where I’m slapping my forehead, and Golf Clap is fist pumping next to his.
You know, in my experience, the action of heckling is supposed to be a riotous, and lovingly mean spirited, and creative expression of exuberance for the spectacle before you. It’s not about conforming to rules.
As was said recently by Furryknuckle on the matter, “hecklers are an uncontained force of anarchy. Attempting to contain them results in neutering, which basically defeats the purpose of heckling.”
You don’t want to offend children? Don’t stand next to one. If excessively drunk and obnoxious hecklers were asked to leave the races of my youth, the foundation for contemporary heckling would have never been laid. This is something akin to Kurdt Cobain suggesting that The Wipers continue to play music, just not so loudly, or for the anonymous photographer who discovered John Holmes recommending he stay in the porn biz, but to just not show so much penis.
Which can’t happen, because they’re both dead. Is that what NorCal Cycling News wants?
The name of the game is to go where no one else is, and let loose. You’re not preforming to anyone’s benefit but yourself. Anyone who takes exception to what you are doing has no one to blame but themselves, because they were a moth to the flame of your awesomeness.
If they get burned, or their babies get splashed by beer, that’s on them.
Abiding to rules in a ruleless activity is absolutely out of the question.
Upon speaking with my attorney, Loudass LLC on the matter, I was notified that our rules, which clearly state there are no rules, supersede this set, thereby nullifying them entirely.
I don’t take bike racing seriously, but I do take not taking it seriously, seriously.
Speaking of which, and I’ve made mention of this previously, but San Francisco is playing host to the 2011 running of the SSCXWC. There’s no telling how many people from other countries will be arriving, and to that end, if this will actually be a World’s event, but that’s neither here nor there because they have a dinosaur as a logo.
I will be there at some point, most likely in time to ruin the race for everyone and then win.
Never count me out until the race is fifteen minutes underway.
One thing you can always count on me for is to help support the ladies in any way I can because the more women involved in the bike world, the better.
One person of a female persuasion in particular who made the contact goes by the name Elizabeth. She turned me on to this thing that she’s got cooking which is sure to bring out the dames of every shape and size.
Here’s a photo of one of the Sheclismo henchwomen named Emily;
And Elizabeth herself;
Forces to be reckoned with, all of them.
As I skim some of the foam off the top of the mail bag, I find an announcement from Jeff of The Bike Jerks.
He’s the head jerk, if you will;
I just released two new shirts via the Bike Jerks shop. I’d sure appreciate it if you’d reblog this and help a dude drum up some business to pay some bills;
Bike Jerks shop.”
So there you have it. More quality directions to look when it comes to filling your Christmas shopping needs.
Finally, in closing I would like to present a gift that came to me from the quiet and creative mind of Lucho from Cycling Inquisition. While I might feel as though I’ve done some reasonably amazing things with my newly acquired Photoshop skills, they really are nothing in comparison to Lucho’s vision;
“Attached is what I still consider to be one of my greatest Photoshop achievements.”
I’d mentioned that I might like to see a hotdog floating in the water, but Lucho tends to be far more of a minimalist than I am.
It is with that, that I sincerely hope your weekend finds you camping under the stars, or swimming with hotdogs, just as long as you are blessed with the chance to get away.