What the . . . December 22, 2005 2:02 PM   Subscribe

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posted by loquacious to Etiquette/Policy at 2:02 PM (35 comments total)

As I was walking home this evening, a little girl was riding her bike in the middle of the street. She still had the training wheels on as she wobbled and struggled to peddle. It reminded me of when I was little and how badly I wanted a bicycle but couldn't get one. My parents wouldn't let me have a bike until I was 12; my mom was too afraid I'd hurt myself. I'd pass the bike section in the store and just look, having given up asking my parents about it long ago. I eventually did get one after much pleading and begging. Amazingly, getting my driver's license at 16 and the subsequent borrowing of the family car passed without incident.
posted by jjg at 2:10 PM on December 22, 2005 [1 favorite]


Well, that explains it.
posted by graventy at 2:11 PM on December 22, 2005


Not sure why people need to be re-directed to an unrelated thread right below the on they are in. It wasn't even funny. The first one is just odd and confusing why someone would have that thought in response to the FPP. The second one at least has the virtue of being mildly funny as a mocking of the first one.
posted by dios at 2:12 PM on December 22, 2005


Um, if you don't get that, lodurr posted in the wrong thread, dhartung posted in the wrong thread on purpose to poke fun at lodurr. I think.
posted by graventy at 2:12 PM on December 22, 2005


Beedogs.com is the premier online repository for pictures of dogs in bee costumes.
posted by wakko at 2:17 PM on December 22, 2005


Excellent! The target has accepted the bait!

*tepidly prods dios with pointy stick*
posted by loquacious at 2:17 PM on December 22, 2005



posted by gramschmidt at 2:33 PM on December 22, 2005


I thought you were suggesting that Lodurr and dhartung were the same person?
posted by ParisParamus at 2:44 PM on December 22, 2005


jjg: That is a truly sad story. Having overprotective parents must have sucked. BTW, it's pedal, but no matter. They were doing a story on my happy local news today where they were asking people 'what's the best gift you ever got?' For me, it was really easy. A yellow Schwinn StingRay with a white glitter banana seat that I got for Christmas when I was 11.
posted by fixedgear at 2:53 PM on December 22, 2005


A yellow Schwinn StingRay with a white glitter banana seat that I got for Christmas when I was 11.

Ah, but did the seat have the extended sissy bar on the back, with the white glitter pad on it?
posted by StickyCarpet at 3:03 PM on December 22, 2005


My family bought a stationary exercise bike for Christmas when I was around 13. I was tasked with assembling it. While trying to dislodge a part that got wedged in another, my screwdriver slipped and stabbed me right below my nose and above my upper lip, piercing all the way through and hitting my top front teeth. I was bleeding all over the bike. My parents took me to the emergency room, where I received stitches. When we got home, I finished assembling the bike. It wasn't a very good piece of equipment.
posted by brain_drain at 3:08 PM on December 22, 2005


I have thought about getting an exercise bike, but we live in a one-bedroom and I don't know where we would put it.

It occurred to me at one point that our building does have a secure bike room on the first floor. I could make the argument that, well, this is categorically a bike...
posted by cortex at 3:28 PM on December 22, 2005



posted by fandango_matt at 3:48 PM on December 22, 2005


OoooH it's a snaaaaaake! It's a snaaaake oh it's a snaaaaaaake!
posted by loquacious at 4:12 PM on December 22, 2005



posted by Smart Dalek at 4:24 PM on December 22, 2005


Oh DEAR!
posted by Mr T at 4:58 PM on December 22, 2005


Cilantro.
posted by konolia at 5:17 PM on December 22, 2005


Oh no you didn't!@!

SNOW PENIS!!
posted by loquacious at 5:26 PM on December 22, 2005


Ah, but did the seat have the extended sissy bar on the back, with the white glitter pad on it?

But of course.
posted by fixedgear at 5:26 PM on December 22, 2005


My .02$.
posted by snsranch at 6:11 PM on December 22, 2005


...stationary exercise bike ... my screwdriver slipped ... piercing all the way through ...

Anyone remember that horrible story about the fat lady on the excercise bike, where the seat broke off and she was, um, stuck on the supporting pipe for 5 hours until her husband came home?
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:39 PM on December 22, 2005


Anyone remember that horrible story...

No. How does it go?
posted by Bort at 6:57 PM on December 22, 2005


posted by StickyCarpet Anyone remember that horrible story about the fat lady on the exercise bike

Ah yes. It ain't over 'til the fat lady Schwinns.
posted by fandango_matt at 7:04 PM on December 22, 2005





posted by gramschmidt at 7:20 PM on December 22, 2005


Ah yes. It ain't over 'til the fat lady Schwinns.

Bingo! I'm still cracking up!
posted by ericb at 7:22 PM on December 22, 2005


Canadian geese take it turduckenstyle.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:23 PM on December 22, 2005


It's a boxing day tradition.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:27 PM on December 22, 2005


I want to test something. Can you point me to users that make annoying and obvious uses of the img tag?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:37 PM on December 22, 2005



posted by yerfatma at 7:53 PM on December 22, 2005



posted by Slithy_Tove at 8:40 PM on December 22, 2005


As for linking to comments in other threads, I think its much funnier if you link to comments in future threads instead of past ones.
posted by StickyCarpet at 7:09 AM on December 23, 2005


Like this?
SportsFilter has implemented a three minute window to edit your own comments.

posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:12 AM on December 23, 2005


or this
posted by StickyCarpet at 8:02 AM on December 23, 2005


oh well, that didn't work
posted by StickyCarpet at 8:09 AM on December 23, 2005


It was a future thread.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:11 AM on December 23, 2005


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