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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Fishnets & Safety Pins

A chirpy article by Zoe Williams: My way or the highway in last Saturdays Guardian.

Forget everything you learned as a kid. If you want to cycle safely nowadays, you need a pair of fishnet stockings, a mouthful of razor blades and Zoe Williams's rules of the road.

Note, an fascinating tangent here. I know of several cyclists in their 30's - 40's who are old/ex Punks or Goths. Yes, it's the tight-fitting attire, zips, buckles, clasps, metallic finishings and almost fetishitic adherence to technology. (ssshh, I won't tell if you don't) Or maybe not. Another tangent, here's some mischievous young people from Copenhagen North: punk bike thrash battle destruction mayhem derby till death Anyway back to topic, Zoe goes on to make several pithy cycling remarks, then concludes with this killer remark:

A social observation
The kind of person who routinely prefixes "cyclist" with "kamikaze" is exactly the kind of person who prefixes "asylum seeker" with "bogus"

Now on cue,
Tony Hadley shouts..........Gold!


  • UPDATE: I’m so gawdamn impressed I’m now using Zoe’s closing remarks as my new email sig.

    Little Naomi Leong experienced freedom for the first time in her short life today. Apparently she was gleefully spinning around on a new pink bicycle upon release from Villawood Detention Centre.

    Detention toddler released

    By Anonymous cileo, at 12:37 am, May 24, 2005  

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