More from the Massholes: A cyclist named Christopher Long got jacked last Friday during a Critical Mass ride in NYC.
By a cop.
You are not going to believe this one:
And, wouldn’t you know it, the video of the incident did not please his employers.
Police stripped a New York City officer of his badge and gun Monday after a video posted on YouTube showed him body-checking a bicyclist who was part of a Times Square demonstration.
The video was recorded Friday at the Critical Mass ride, a monthly protest of urban reliance on motor vehicles.
The video, posted anonymously, shows the officer standing in the street as bikes whiz past. He moves toward a cyclist and violently knocks him to the ground in front of crowds of people.
You can watch the same vid and the nightly news coverage of this ugliness here: cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com
And now on to something completely different.
[street justice] kgw.com
[walker down] eastsidecyclist.blogspot.com
[american as apple pie] news.bbc.co.uk
[young vs. old] barbaralebey.blogspot.com
[the dreaded underwater stage] theonion.com
How ’bout a few emails? Yeah. I thought you’d say that.
From: Stevil Kinevil
Subject: Looking to spread some love around.
I’m sure you’re aware of the Pentabike design. Well, my old friend Dave who actually originally did the design way back in the day agreed to a Sockguy production run, of which he’s getting a small cut.
If you’d be so kind as to plug that shit on The Drunk Cyclist at some point, I’m sure he’d be wicked appreciative.
Here is a little bit of the history:
Bocce ball… Word.
I think it’s a fine design. And, yes, I’d wear them shits with pride.
Subject: bush jr.
voted for ’em. lesser of two evils in my mind…back then. everyone makes mistakes and it ain’t my first. …and yeah, I am the first to talk about “Amurika” being bought and sold. i am happy to sit and pay for my actions, though i see no difference in the end no matter who got the gig.
we ARE fucked either way. Obama, McCain, fuck. doesn’t even matter. the stage has been set and the people have their eyes, ears and mouth sewn shut by their own accord. the blinders are on so tight, the “soda straw” view is only looking at the only light left, and that light is the oil burning up in front of the world. the oil that is the heroin to the government, the people and the globe. there is not going to be a methadone clinic big enough to keep things the way they are, and what I am saying is just redundant anyway.
i just finished watching the extra entitled “INFORMATION WARFARE” on the Skinny Puppy “The Greater Wrong of the Right – Live” dvd. i would suggest everyone take a look at it. nice punch in the face on a sunday morning.
speaking of Skinny Puppy, youtube.com.
then Ministry Watch Yourself, youtube.com which is a nice musical version of being fucked by big brother.
yeah, well. just bitchin’ to one who knows anyway, but i needed to get it out. enjoy the vids.
Shit. We both need to get it out. Actually, what I need it to get out more. Anywhere.
Reminds me of an exchange I had recently with my friend and yours, the gnome:
I was also very uninspired by Obama. I thought his speech was shallow, arrogant and full of tactically questionable/obviously superficial rhetoric – the mention of Russia, that he “looks different” than the old guard etc… and to top it off, the metronomic rotation of his eyes from one teleprompt to the other sealed the deal that at this point, he is the poster child of the new socialist movement (or the current system) and of little personal substance. I’ll definitely prefer him to McPain, but he’s not winning me by a long shot although I will give him every opportunity to change my mind.
I should make clear that although I am voting for Obama, I ain’t exactly drinking the Kool Aid. He may own the word “change” at the moment, but that doesn’t yet mean he’s going to “change” all that much. The gnome and I have been having a conversation about how much one should really expect. If I expect too much, I will most likely be disappointed. On the other side of the coin, if you expect too little, or nothing at all, you can then expect to be pleasantly surprised by nearly anything the man accomplishes.
Jaded never sounded so good.
From: 40 Hands
Subject: billy penn project worked!!!!
Just wanted to offer my congratulations now that the curse of William Penn could be considered “over.” The city of Philadelphia thanks you for hanging a picture of a dead Quaker on a tree in your backyard. Thanks to the wonderful folks who came up with the idea of playing football inside, the city of Philadelphia now its first professional sports team championship in some time sports.espn.go.com.
Now the guy who taught us all about Livin’ on a Prayer and being Wanted Dead or Alive has done for Philly what Allen Iverson, Eric Lindros, Donavon McNabb, and Mitch Williams couldn’t do.
I will be celebrating for you by drinking Yeungling until the cows come home.
And, yes, I am 100% insane. Color me desperate. It’s the Philly in me.by