Duck! Or Get the Popcorn. October 29, 2011 7:15 PM   Subscribe

Could this be the very first helmet thread on Metafilter?

It's every cyclist's favorite topic here on the blue.
posted by computech_apolloniajames to MetaFilter-Related at 7:15 PM (12 comments total)

Is there any reason at all for this to be in MetaTalk? Here is the helmet tag (yes, no bike helmets). Here is my calendar showing it's late on Saturday night. Here is me asking why this needs a Meta thread....
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:19 PM on October 29, 2011 [10 favorites]


This is my first post anywhere on Metafilter. If I have not followed decorum, you can pull this down.

I do think it's remarkable that a forum around as long as MeFi wouldn't have had a dedicated helmet occur previously.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 7:25 PM on October 29, 2011


computech_apolloniajames: This is my first post anywhere on Metafilter.

I think the helmet may be too tight.
posted by gman at 7:28 PM on October 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Actually, the main link of today's post was actually linked previously in a longer thread about bicycle safety/laws. So, it's not really a first anything.
posted by hermitosis at 7:31 PM on October 29, 2011


Strange what kinds of randomness people will think is salient.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 7:37 PM on October 29, 2011


Does the mod admin interface include an open bar yet?
posted by zarq at 7:37 PM on October 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


(FYI, It's Sunday night in Aukland, NZ.)
posted by crunchland at 7:41 PM on October 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


"Strange what kinds of randomness people will think is salient."

Wow, that sentence doesn't include u, the twelfth most common letter in the English language.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 7:41 PM on October 29, 2011 [39 favorites]


Now all I can do is look at all the comments to find one without 'u'.
posted by Sweetmag at 7:46 PM on October 29, 2011


This helmet thread is fairly pithy.
posted by drjimmy11 at 7:49 PM on October 29, 2011 [8 favorites]


HEYYYYOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
posted by drjimmy11 at 7:49 PM on October 29, 2011


Yeah, this is not the first discussion of bike helmets and certainly not by far the first discussion of bike culture of bike/car culture clash or so on. Not a huge deal or anything, computech_apolloniajames, I can dig the whole thing with being excited about observation of community behavior, but between the lack of any real good reason for this to be open and the tendency for bike stuff to be kind of contentious in general for whatever reason, I think it'd probably make the most sense to just close this up.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:53 PM on October 29, 2011


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