Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Bicycle Abuse

In a recent post I figured out that I am incapable of being annoyed by bike-related things. Once again I have proven to myself that my theories and thinking are completely flawed, because the day after I wrote that stuff, I found this:


I am not completely certain why this video bothers me, but my annoyance upon viewing it was beyond all proportion. People do all kinds of silly things with bikes... why would this get me all worked up? The title calls this stuff "Unbelievable", but sadly it is completely believable that a few people would get together to fashion something that doesn't appear to work very well, and test it using a bike and a person that don't fit each other at all. The guy can barely control the bike thanks to concentrating on keeping a cigarette butt clenched between his lips.

Does this video bug you too? Or should I just mellow out? Let me know.


Thanks for reading,

R A N T W I C K

10 comments:

Crank said...

Initially, not so bad. But as I watched ,it began to hurt behind my eyes. Soon, the burning had become a searing pain and voice screaming "icky, icky ICKY!". I did a face slam down onto a fork and let it penetrate my left eye. After gouging out my now useless eyeball, the stank of that video oozed down my cheek and onto the floor and my dog licked it up. She soon began running in circles and howling. Her bowels erupted onto the kitchen floor in a steaming mass of dog excrement and devil video. Fortunately it's trash day, so I wiped it up with a towel and ran it outside to the trashcans. I hope it doesn't harm the landfill.

Rantwick said...

Wow. Er... thanks. I'm thinking you didn't really dig it either.

nick said...

I don't know, the disconnect between the guy's apparent self-image and the way his knees go so high is a little amusing.

BikeLemming said...

I share your disdain. It reminds me of the really weird, and awkward, dildo bike video. Interesting, but you ask yourself why....

Rantwick said...

Nick - too true. Those knees are up there, man.

Lemming - I'm not sure I want to know about the dildo video.

ChipSeal said...

Dear Rantwick, one of the things we have learned about you is that you appreciate the elegance and efficiency of the modern bicycle.

The sheer joy of translating such small effort into exhilarating speed is intoxicating! Some compromises are acceptable, if they are also functional, like a basket or a kickstand.

But this, THIS!, it's a, a... a obscene violation of the natural order of all that is good!!! This perversion is sick, sick I tell you, SICK!

(Excuse me, I have to go lie down now.)

Rantwick said...

Lemming - Now I'm sure... I didn't want to know. No offense, but I'm going to remove that comment... I like to think some kids may read this blog once in a while, and I don't want any angry parents after me.

BikeLemming said...

No offense taken, I didn't put it on my blog.. :) Just another perversion of the bike...

Anonymous said...

You’re old enough to know it's counterintuitive and counterproductive to universally expect everyone to possess a valid reason to exhibit foolish behavior, no matter how benign.
Your initial instinct to ignore aberrant behavior shouldn't be marginalized, however, if this principle was pervasive, blogs, youtube and/or other asocial virtual networking sites would immediately collapse under the perceived weight of their ultimately empty influence.
Documenting any ridiculous activity tempts the simple and encourages imitation; only temporarily flattering the shallow egos of those responsible.
Do my comments effect any lasting positive influence? Ultimately, I doubt it. I can only hope any reader might consider thoughtful contemplation and discretion the next time some silliness is observed, virtual or otherwise.

Rantwick said...

Um, huh? And how do you know I'm old enough?

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