Here we are in the middle of yet another week, and it seems like it was just day before yesterday that we were doing the exact same thing;
That opening photo references Bill Murray’s 1993 cinematic masterpiece ‘Groundhog Day’, which if you haven’t seen, you should, and if you have seen, you should again.
Speaking of things that are worth watching, this past weekend I finally got through the last season of David Duchovny’s ‘Californication’;
This program is shockingly similar to my own life, in that the lead character Hank Moody is an alcohol enthusiast who loathes blogs, wears shoes, and occasionally eats food. Beyond that, any comparisons get taped to a missile, shot into space and winds up blown into sky powder.
Anyway, as the final credits on the DVD were rolling, I quickly jumped to the extras section, because those always have bloopers, and if there is one thing that I enjoy more than watching clips of highly paid thespians fumble their lines, I have not found it. Sadly, there were none, but what I did find were two episodes of a Showtime program called ‘Gigolos‘, in which five high priced male escorts are followed around though their daily and professional lives, in what can only be described as a hair gel and Axe cologne soaked train wreck;
There might be no one on the planet who enjoys a bit of schadenfreude more than me, plus beyond that, who among us hasn’t at one time or another wondered what it would be like to makea the screw for a living?
Oh, it’s just me?
Well, regardless of my man-whoring curiosities, this is a fine bit of television that will most assuredly leave you nervously laughing, scratching your head, and watching the sky for God’s big hand to come wipe our Sodom V.2 off the map.
Enough with the ham fisted television reviews. Let’s get to some other kinds of meat.
One afternoon this past summer the good people from Handsome Bicycles and I began discussing the possibility of collaborating on a bicycle project together. As I looked through my stable, it occurred to me that that the one type of bike I currently am not in possession of is a hearty tank. You know, the kind of mashable steed that doesn’t shy away from a derby, a b-double-e-r run, a Homie Fall Fest, or a blazingly fast, and ear splittingly loud skid across a pristine marble plaza floor. With these qualities all written on a piece of paper, and fed into the Handsome Bicycle Bike Generator®, what we wound up with was the new Handsome Shop Bike, or what I affectionately refer to as ‘The Wakeman’;
Clearly, the difference between this version and the stock version is a slightly more sinister paint scheme, and an array of AHTBM decals with which you can mix and match and customize to your heart’s content;
As well as one of the dashing new cease and desistable seat collars;
The fine details of this project are as follows-
The retail for the baby will fall around $399.00 for the frame set, and will be available for consumption early April.
As for my own bike, Dylan from Deez Wheels (whose website seems to be sporadic these days) has assembled a wheel for me with the new Handsome Bogart hub, which I expect to be seeing any time. At that point I will lay a celebratory skid that might very well knock the earth off its axis.
Be sure to place your order before Budweiser sends its death squads after me.
In other newz, photog to the stars, Bob Croslin sent me an endearing collection of photos of a fellow who most assuredly is doing it right;
“Even though he was so far off the back he might as well have been on the front, this guy won the day in Tally.”
I don’t know who this guy is, but I suspect we would be friends.
And say what you will about him or his antics, but I would guess that his finish was equally spectacular.
Now then, being the half-assed spelling, grammar and punctuation nazi that I am, Jim from Vecchios Bicicletteria in BoulderColoradowhertheytakecyclocrossseriously came through with a sweet comic strip that made me smile;
Joe Parkin Has Nice Hair has mentioned in the past that he wanted to make a t-shirt that plainly reads ‘Your Stupid‘, though I suspect a fair percentage of the population wouldn’t understand it.
While I’m thinking about it, and so all five of you know exactly what’s going on should a Friday post be absent, I have to announce that I may be away from my post that day, and will resume regular activity upon my return some time during the weekend.
Thank you for your time and consideration on the matter.
Before I take my leave, I would like to mention that sometimes I am the fortunate recipient of varying fodder from readers, but occasionally I will randomly come across things on my own. Case in point is the following photo that I snagged from famed frame builder John Caletti;
It just kinda exemplifies everything that is right with the world.
I mean, if that was what we experienced yesterday, and could plan on for today, as well as tomorrow, living in a world of ‘Groundhog Day’ would be more than fine by me.