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Friday, August 26, 2005

Schembri, He Wanker

Real Bicycle NazisDon't think this image is what Jimbo actually implied, but he doesn't know WTF he's talking about anyway.

From The Age: Join the Bike Nazi Party

I'm not even going to bother quoting Jimbo's so-called witty prose. Needless to observe though, he's clueless and embarrassingly out of his depth. Yawn. But one aspect amuses me about Jimbo, take a Captain Cook at his picture. We share the same decade of birth, and sweet creeping zombie Jesus, I look a lot healthier. Then again, I also share the same decade of birth with Old Rice and Monkey Nuts. Scarier. Apologies for paraphrasing this next well-known anecdote, but give me a bowl of alphabet soup and later on I could shit a better article than this.

Superb, ahem, tasteless timing by The Age, re: Thursdays terrible incident in Collingwood, Warning, this photo may disturb you. This brings back haunting memories of another frontpage photo, of an incident on the Merri Creek bikepath several years ago. A young man while out riding, with his dog running alongside, was stabbed and killed by a mentally-ill man. His loyal dog tried to protect the body when paramedics attended. Near Quarries Park there is a permanent memorial to him along the path.

Now, in a attempt to cheer myself up, Todays entertainment, watch this thread: The Age article on web site. Enjoy.


  • just sent this off to Jim

    Nice try son but if you are going to be funny at least base it some sort of logic, a cycling nazi would ride along in perfect prescision beating up anyone not riding. we are anachists, that is people who have a problem with authority. even you veiled reference to Critical Mass should have shown you that we aren't nazis, there is no organisation, no real control and no agenda, smells like an anachist, looks like an anachist is an anachist.
    The nazis are the ones who want me to ride the path or lane and not the road (wot the law says i can).
    so back to politics 101 and remember if you don't think before you write you're a bloody idiot.

    By Blogger surlysimon, at 12:01 pm, August 26, 2005  

  • Arrg just snorted hot tea up my nose! I am never going to look at alphabet soup the same way ever again!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:19 pm, August 26, 2005  

  • It wasn't a particularly well written article, it has to be said. I can see the point he was trying to make but he didn't put things into any sort of perspective.

    To read the article (which was more than a bit self-satisfying on the author's part), it would suggest every cyclist runs red lights, tries to run over people etc. etc. Whilst I have to admit I've seen plenty of people on bicycles running red lights and being generally inconsiderate, it's very much in the minority and the article was rather unfair in its depiction of cyclists in general. It didn't seem to be very responsible and is the sort of piece which could create problems for people's perception of cyclists (if anyone could actually take anything from such an obviously badly researched piece of drivel).

    More even than the content of actual article, the selfishness of it and the fact any editor would let it through in that form are what I find distressing.

    By Blogger 3Ply Stagliano, at 9:17 pm, August 26, 2005  

  • Poor little man thinks he's P J O'Rourke.

    By Blogger Helen, at 10:46 pm, September 01, 2005  

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