From: His Highness the TibetanMonkey, Creator of the Movement of Tantra-Hammock on 24 Jul 2010 22:53
Think about it and you will realize that the conflict that we cyclists
endure (the car just has the easy handle) is the result of the
contested strip "to the right of the road," which is to say THE AREA
BOTH PARTIES CONTEST, ONE TO SURVIVE, THE OTHER TO SAVE TIME. I've
been riding the minimum distance from the curb and they still blow the
horn. Medium distance, they blast the horn. TAKING THE LANE... THEY GO
INTO A RAGE. So it is that in this grinding war of nerves, some get
crushed, some survive with bruises...
"NO MAN'S LAND"
Headin' in or headin' out
Standing on the shore
Pause a moment to reflect
Which trip costs you more
Between the ever restless crowds
And the silence of your room
Spend an hour in no man's land
You'll be leaving soon
Victims come and victims go
There's always lots to spare
One victim lives the tragedy
One victim stops to stare
And still another walks on by
Pretending not to see
They're all out there in no man's land
'Cause it's the safest place to be
But sanctuary never comes
Without some kind of risk
Illusions without freedom
Never quite add up to bliss
The haunting and the haunted
Play a game no one can win
The spirits come at midnight
And by dawn they're gone again
And so it seems our destiny
To search and never rest
To ride that ever changing wave
That never seems to crest
To shiver in the darkest night
Afraid to make a stand
And then go back and do our time
Out there in no man's land
Someday the puppet masters of this world will realize the meaning of
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" -ML King
THE WISE TIBETAN MONKEY SAYS
"Never bother with the puppets"
COMING OUT OF THE JUNGLE
From: His Highness the TibetanMonkey, Creator of the Movement of Tantra-Hammock on 24 Jul 2010 23:33
On Jul 24, 11:02 pm, "J.R.Guthrie" <jguth...(a)pipeline.com> wrote:
> "His Highness the TibetanMonkey, Creator of the Movement of Tantra-Hammock"
> <nolionnoprob...(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message news:a25d3f74-
> > Think about it and you will realize that the conflict that we cyclists
> > endure (the car just has the easy handle) is the result of the
> Cyclists are uniformly idiots. They run down pedestrians. They cheat at stop
> signs and traffic lights.
> If the motorists get 'em -- all to the good (though I will agree that
> motorists aren't the nicest people in the world, so I can sympathize on that
> But the fact remains, cyclists are uniformly idiots -- and we really need
> coops to go after them and enforce the law. If they break the law (and since
> they are unlicensed so traffic tickets are a joke) haul 'em in and let 'em
> spend a night in Rikers to teach them manners.
> Jim Guthrie
You should do like the Taliban, but against the cyclists and other
"Money is our religion and we don't want people to get by on a bike or
set up a hammock"
From: His Highness the TibetanMonkey, Creator of the Movement of Tantra-Hammock on 25 Jul 2010 21:54
On Jul 25, 12:33 am, Miles Bader <mi...(a)gnu.org> wrote:
> "J.R.Guthrie" <jguth...(a)pipeline.com> writes:
> > Cyclists are uniformly idiots. They run down pedestrians. They cheat at stop
> > signs and traffic lights.
> Oh come on, that's just silly flamebait. Maybe it's a generalization
> that has some validity for "cyclists" where you live (though I expect
> even that's probably not true -- more likely, the only cyclists you
> _notice_ are the nutters), but it's hardly universal.
There are different "species" of cyclists. From those "survivors"
riding Huffies on sidewalks to those wearing lycra and riding almost
as fast as traffic for sport.
I'm talking though about the cyclist in the middle who doesn't belong
to any to those two species. I'm talking about the "Dutch style
cyclist" who rides for real purposes. The Huffies must go on the road
and the fast bikes... who cares.
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