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Old 10-09-06, 07:04 AM   #1
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I Am A Cyclist

For those of you familiar with the famous 'I Am Canadian' rant, this occured to me as I was riding in to work this morning (yes, on Thanksgaving) in gorgeous sunshine and on clear roads.

I Am A Cyclist!

Hey, Iím not unemployed or a student
I havenít lost my license nor am I too poor to own a car
And I donít know Lance Armstrong or Floyd Landis
Although Iím certain theyíre really really nice

I have respect for all others on the road
I obey as many traffic regulations as you do
And I donít go on sidewalks unless itís to park

I proudly ride my bike to work everyday
I believe in safety, integrity and personal responsibility,
The environment and my health
And that riding my bike is a positive and noble effort.
I belong on the road and am entitled to an entire lane
And I donít deserve to have my life threatened by aggressive and impatient motorists

There are almost one million cyclists in Toronto
We havenít killed anyone, caused traffic jams or pollution
We are fathers, mothers, sons and daughters just like you

My name is Joe
And I am a cyclist!
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Old 10-09-06, 07:41 AM   #2
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Didn't the actor in the "I am Canadian" commercial end up moving to California?
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Old 10-09-06, 08:00 AM   #3
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Didn't the actor in the "I am Canadian" commercial end up moving to California?
Don't they all?

There's probably more Canadian waiters and waitresses in LA than any other nationality. LOL
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For those of you familiar with the famous 'I Am Canadian' rant, this occured to me as I was riding in to work this morning (yes, on Thanksgaving) in gorgeous sunshine and on clear roads.

I Am A Cyclist!

Hey, Iím not unemployed or a student
I havenít lost my license nor am I too poor to own a car
And I donít know Lance Armstrong or Floyd Landis
Although Iím certain theyíre really really nice

I have respect for all others on the road
I obey as many traffic regulations as you do
And I donít go on sidewalks unless itís to park

I proudly ride my bike to work everyday
I believe in safety, integrity and personal responsibility,
The environment and my health
And that riding my bike is a positive and noble effort.
I belong on the road and am entitled to an entire lane
And I donít deserve to have my life threatened by aggressive and impatient motorists

There are almost one million cyclists in Toronto
We havenít killed anyone, caused traffic jams or pollution
We are fathers, mothers, sons and daughters just like you

My name is Joe
And I am a cyclist!
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Old 10-09-06, 08:04 AM   #5
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There's probably more Canadian waiters and waitresses in LA than any other nationality.
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Old 10-09-06, 08:08 AM   #6
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For those of you familiar with the famous 'I Am Canadian' rant, this occured to me as I was riding in to work this morning (yes, on Thanksgaving) in gorgeous sunshine and on clear roads.

I Am A Cyclist!

Hey, Iím not unemployed or a student
I havenít lost my license nor am I too poor to own a car
And I donít know Lance Armstrong or Floyd Landis
Although Iím certain theyíre really really nice

I have respect for all others on the road
I obey as many traffic regulations as you do
And I donít go on sidewalks unless itís to park

I proudly ride my bike to work everyday
I believe in safety, integrity and personal responsibility,
The environment and my health
And that riding my bike is a positive and noble effort.
I belong on the road and am entitled to an entire lane
And I donít deserve to have my life threatened by aggressive and impatient motorists

There are almost one million cyclists in Toronto
We havenít killed anyone, caused traffic jams or pollution
We are fathers, mothers, sons and daughters just like you

My name is Joe
And I am a cyclist!
+1
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Old 10-09-06, 09:09 AM   #7
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I Am A Cyclist!

Hey, Iím not unemployed or a student...[I'm not this or that]
[I do this, I do that]...
My name is Joe
And I am a cyclist!
So does that mean that those who are not like you, are NOT cyclists? Or maybe just not Real Cyclists?
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Old 10-09-06, 09:12 AM   #8
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So does that mean that those who are not like you, are NOT cyclists? Or maybe just not Real Cyclists?
Nope. Just means that I am not unemployed or a student.
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I loved those Molson commercials, but you didn't add my favourite line from the I Am Canadian commercial...

it's pronounced [skyoo-er]
not [skroo-er]
[skyoo-er]!!!!
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+1

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better still, this gem that never made the airwaves for miller high life...
perhaps my most favorite commercial ever.


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lol +1
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Forgive my ignorance, but what exactly do the + and - mean?
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Forgive my ignorance, but what exactly do the + and - mean?
+(n) means you agree with something someone else stated...

so people usually quote someone else and write +1 or +1000 or +infinity, etc.

-(n) is someone not agreeing and doing it in a quick way while poking at the +1 shorthand.
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That is a good Miller ad. But NOTHING tops the uncensored cat fight; this is the version that played on the cable stations with the "great" ending.
http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2459231
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Old 10-09-06, 03:43 PM   #16
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That is a good Miller ad. But NOTHING tops the uncensored cat fight; this is the version that played on the cable stations with the "great" ending.
http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2459231
As much as I agree with the message in the first commercial, I'll watch the other one ten more times than the first one.
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For those of you familiar with the famous 'I Am Canadian' rant, this occured to me as I was riding in to work this morning (yes, on Thanksgaving) in gorgeous sunshine and on clear roads.

I Am A Cyclist!

Hey, Iím not unemployed or a student
I havenít lost my license nor am I too poor to own a car
And I donít know Lance Armstrong or Floyd Landis
Although Iím certain theyíre really really nice

I have respect for all others on the road
I obey as many traffic regulations as you do
And I donít go on sidewalks unless itís to park

I proudly ride my bike to work everyday
I believe in safety, integrity and personal responsibility,
The environment and my health
And that riding my bike is a positive and noble effort.
I belong on the road and am entitled to an entire lane
And I donít deserve to have my life threatened by aggressive and impatient motorists

There are almost one million cyclists in Toronto
We havenít killed anyone, caused traffic jams or pollution
We are fathers, mothers, sons and daughters just like you

My name is Joe
And I am a cyclist!


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The miller commercial was still cool though
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Edit - the miller commercial with the bike ... you sick people.
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+(n) means you agree with something someone else stated...

so people usually quote someone else and write +1 or +1000 or +infinity, etc.

-(n) is someone not agreeing and doing it in a quick way while poking at the +1 shorthand.
Pretty much what I thought. Thanks.
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Edit - the miller commercial with the bike ... you sick people.
You better get your self checked out if the cat fight doesn't appeal. Unless you are of the female persuasion. Even then there is an inspiring lesson to be learned.

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As much as I agree with the message in the first commercial, I'll watch the other one ten more times than the first one.

On Brad Paisley's "Get a Little Mud On The Tires" video, they have one that went right to the mud. It was at his Mudstock concert.
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At the risk of feeding a troll, what's up with the -'s, Denny Koll?
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So is it worse to ride on the sidewalk, or to know Floyd Landis?
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If you feed a troll, it owns you.
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So does that mean that those who are not like you, are NOT cyclists? Or maybe just not Real Cyclists?
You need a new troll topic. This one is so old it has moss on it you retro walmart grouch!


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