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nate
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:44 am  Reply with quote
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Yesterday the article on Shag, today an article on Betty's, Bobs and Dulanos (with a picture of a Stella hanging from the ceiling...)

I need to find something more counterculture. This deal is so passe.

I think my new club will be open to peole that are raising twins. And riding scooters. At the same time.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:49 am  Reply with quote
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One scooter for each twin, or all the twins on a single scooter? I am trying to determine if I am eligible for you new exclusive club.
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nate wrote:
I think my new club will be open to peole that are raising twins. And riding scooters. At the same time.


Does Renee know you're taking the twins out for rides already???

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Derrick
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:16 am  Reply with quote
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Fight the boring and the mundane.

Ultra Elitest scooter clubs are the way to go!

"I ride alone" - Mark Roberts
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nate
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:19 am  Reply with quote
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Well, I haven't started it yet. So it's a pretty exclusive club right now, with no members and all.

I think if I had one in a snugli and one in a messenger bag, things would work out pretty well. And think of the built in advantage I'd have in a pile-on.

(My brother in law from Argentina tells of how he used to ride with his dad on his lambretta- while standing on the floorboard, mom on the back.

You'll see families putting our pile-ons to same, buzzing down the highway- one on the floorboard, dad driving, mom behind, and another kid between the two.

Back when kids were indestructible, as opposed to now when we have to have foam playground or our youth will self destruct. But this is a separate topic.
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Derrick
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:31 am  Reply with quote
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Aidan and I have a scooter side car club. We meet on nice days and ride to the beach. It is the coolest club ever.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:35 am  Reply with quote
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GEEZZZ!
GET OVER IT!!!
p.s.-an article on shag...what a surprise.. he's a great artist.
p.p.s.-sidecars are the new black.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:23 am  Reply with quote
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He's only a great artist because society has conditioned us to regard his wares as 'desireable' through this immersion in a consumeristic society. He's the next hot thing until the media culture shifts and the liberal elite force another 'great artist' down our throats!

Some people can't see the forest for the trees.

REBEL.
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...and pride will often times cloud good judgement.

STUPIDKID.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 12:22 pm  Reply with quote
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I don't care either way. I never really got the whole "Shag" thing anyway.

The public's scooter thing will never reach the level that I am at. Not that that is a good or bad thing. It's just I will never be able to relate to them. Not that we would care to relate to each other.

But I do get sick of all the attention. I much prefered the isolation when people would call me a "fag" for riding a moped. I am generally anti-social and it was easier than talking to the general public about the same things over and over and over...
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nate
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Some people also can't see my tongue because it's planted so firmly in my cheek.

The original subtext of this thread is "Lots of prss for things that I've come to associate with this little section of the subculture. Look at the validation that society is giving this group of people, as things that were 'subculture' are now finding more of a mass market appeal."

(I was using REBEL as a verb, rather than a noun. But that's cool.)
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I guess i should have just said "artist" instead of "great artist."
i don't really like Shag that much either but i don't understand the animosity towards the drooling masses. Bottom Line: Scooters are cool. Scooters have been cool since they were invented. Scooters have been "hip" for quite some time now. It IS unfortunate that Vespas are becoming status symbols, replacing Harley's for the white-collar suburbanite/urbane-ite. But the economic and social climates have changed considerably in the past five years (i.e.-the 'Bush Era'). With people moving back into the city, and fuel prices climbing, scooters are 'cool' for different reasons than they were before.
I agree with you, Derrick that some people will never have the passion for this stuff as you, or any of us do, and they might not know as much or have been around since it was 'uncool.'
BUT, can't the pop be just that, Pop? Can't we shrug off the 'societal conditioning' and rest easily knowing that interests are different for everyone, despite target-marketing and media hype?
(i'm probably gonna regret this post...)

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Derrick
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Nate, you may have said it "tongue in cheek" but we all now that there is validity in your argument. If you can't see it, it's because you are new to the scene and have a limited perspective.
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fair enough.
but couldn't it be 'youthful idealism' instead of a 'limited perspective'?

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Derrick
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 12:58 pm  Reply with quote
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Same thing. Isn't it?

I was thinking, we are just bashing the media and thats the big fun thing to do now and rightly so. The media is on everyones shit list.

But I still hate the hype and "Pop culture".
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