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    A song for A&S...

    ...in light of the usual.

    To the tune of Tom Lehrer's "National Brotherhood Week:"

    Oh, the bike folks hate the car folks,
    And the car folks hate the bike folks.
    To hate all but the right folks
    Is an old established rule.

    But during National Cycling Week, National Cycling Week,
    John Forester and Clear Channel are dancing cheek to cheek.
    It's fun to eulogize
    The people you despise,
    As long as you don't let 'em in your lane.

    Oh, the nannys hate the ninjas,
    And the ninjas hate the nannys.
    All of my rules hate all of your rules,
    It's American as apple pie.

    But during National Cycling Week, National Cycling Week,
    Off roaders love the car-free bikers 'cause it's very chic.
    Dismount and shake the hand
    Of someone you can't stand.
    You can tolerate him if you try.

    Oh, the trackies hate the roadies,
    And the roadies hate the fixies,
    And the tourers hate the recumbents,
    And everybody can't stand Fred.

    But during National Cycling Week, National Cycling Week,
    It's National Everyone-smile-at-one-another-hood Week.
    Be nice to riders who
    Are inferior to you.
    It's only for a week, so have no fear.
    Be grateful that it doesn't last all year!



    I dare anyone to record it.

    EDIT: I dared myself:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25-YgQ5pwSw

    -Kurt
    Last edited by cudak888; 12-06-08 at 09:56 AM.

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    Brilliant! I bow to you.
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    Stunning! And great to see a fellow Lehrer fan too!
    The slow down is accelerating

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    I dare anyone to record it.

    -Kurt
    Done!

    I double dog dare you to watch it!

    This was the best of several takes. I transposed two of the lines, but they are symmetric, so I left it.

    One thing. While the lyrics are presented as close as possible to the way they were written, I don't understand the Forester/Clear Channel connection. I would have thought it would be more like

    The VCs hate the Artists

    As in Vehicular Cyclists hate The Art of Urban Cycling.

    Maybe this will go viral!

    Speedo

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    Excellent - I haven't laughed that hard (at the lyrics, mind you - you did an excellent job mimicking the "Lehrer" sound) in a while. It is most refreshing to see that some folks here do have a sense of humor

    Incidentally, "Clear Channel" is a reference to the radio conglomerate that A&S has criticized in the past for hosting a number of anti-cyclist shock-jocks. My intent was not touse the name of a company, but I could not find the name of any prominently known female banzai/fixie rider.

    Now all we need is some musical accompaniment that is just a tad better then the MIDI file that is circulating at present...

    -Kurt
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    Excellent - I haven't laughed that hard (at the lyrics, mind you - you did an excellent job mimicking the "Lehrer" sound) in a while. It is most refreshing to see that some folks here do have a sense of humor
    Thank you, and thank you for posting the parody. A much needed opportunity to lighten up!

    Speedo

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    I couldn't help but try doing one myself:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25-YgQ5pwSw

    -Kurt

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    Love it! Love it! Encore! Encore!

    LOL

    EVeryone hates fred! lolololol its funny cause its true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    I couldn't help but try doing one myself:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25-YgQ5pwSw

    -Kurt
    Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic!!

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    Brilliant!!

    This is going on my Meetup message board!
    Quote Originally Posted by MadfiNch on Commuting forum
    What's the point of a bike if you can only ride it on weekends, and you can't even carry anything with you?!
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    cudak888, any particular reason you didn't allow comments and embedding?
    Quote Originally Posted by MadfiNch on Commuting forum
    What's the point of a bike if you can only ride it on weekends, and you can't even carry anything with you?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    ...in light of the usual.

    To the tune of Tom Lehrer's "National Brotherhood Week:"

    I dare anyone to record it.

    EDIT: I dared myself:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25-YgQ5pwSw

    -Kurt
    Not enough COWBELL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBrooking View Post
    cudak888, any particular reason you didn't allow comments and embedding?
    Only because I don't care to moderate any potential anti-cyclist commentary if the video turns out to be popular (!) There is, of course, the possibility that it may pop up on anti-cycling websites too (hence the embedding ban), and frankly, I'd prefer that it not be used to justify some JAM's nonsensical "bikes ****" mantra.

    I've turned on the commentary in the meantime, but I'll lock it up if it becomes too much to moderate.

    -Kurt
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    Kurt-brilliant and hilarious. You hit the nail on the head (helmetted or unhelmetted)!
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