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Old 12-31-05, 04:32 PM   #1
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a short onion article

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/43906
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Old 12-31-05, 07:12 PM   #2
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LMAO, The Onion usually has it right on!...check outThis one,which is even "cycle" related
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Too Damn Funny!!! =)
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"America means having a right to cheap gas without having to say please," said Augusta, GA resident George Rizner, idling in his Hummer H2 in a protest near the Georgia State Capitol. "What are we supposed to do, walk?"

reminds me of a lady I saw while on a ride last week... I'm on my road bike heading down a dead end street where a bike path connects to another street though a stand of woods... the path wasn't cleared of snow so I dismount and carry my bike while slogging through the mid-shin deep snow... up ahead on the street I'm heading toward I notice a garage door go up... out backs a SUV and it rolls down the drive and into the street where it stops in front of the mailbox... I watch as the window goes down and the lady retreives her mail, puts the window up, and then proceeds back up the drive into the garage.... here driveway was maybe 60- 70 feet long or about 10% the length of the path I was slogging through when I witnessed this
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you've got to be kidding. ok you're not...

there's a netflix or blockbuster commercial which spoofs that exact same thing. "honey i'm going to the video store" and does exactly what you described above...
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reminds me of a lady I s"America means having a right to cheap gas without having to say please," said Augusta, GA resident George Riznaw while on a ride last week... I'm on my road bike heading down a dead end street where a bike path connects to another street though a stand of woods... the path wasn't cleared of snow so I dismount and carry my bike while slogging through the mid-shin deep snow... up ahead on the street I'm heading toward I notice a garage door go up... out backs a SUV and it rolls down the drive and into the street where it stops in front of the mailbox... I watch as the window goes down and the lady retreives her mail, puts the window up, and then proceeds back up the drive into the garage.... here driveway was maybe 60- 70 feet long or about 10% the length of the path I was slogging through when I witnessed this
I have seen this many times out in the country. So pathetic!
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But the Onion article was priceless!

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you've got to be kidding. ok you're not...

there's a netflix or blockbuster commercial which spoofs that exact same thing. "honey i'm going to the video store" and does exactly what you described above...
i've seen that commercial... had me shaking my head, as do most things I see on the TV... Blockbuster... the Walmart of the video world
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reminds me of a dude in new zealand who drove a tractor into the beehive
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beehive = new zealands presidential building
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hahaha, I was wondering what running into a beehive would accomplish...
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hahaha, I was wondering what running into a beehive would accomplish...
A sensation that makes roadrash feel like a massage. And about 30,000 p!ssed bees.
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hahaha, I was wondering what running into a beehive would accomplish...
what make it funnier is... he was protesting against 'fart tax' they were trying to push through a tax that the farmers had to pay because of the damage the cows farts do to the ozone my country is nuts ...
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LMAO..this is a funny thread...its pretty sad though, the mailbox thing...makes me sad...makes you wonder what kind of mass hysteria woud result if all the cars just disappeared for a day...just a day...im pretty sure the suicide and murder rate would go up 1000 times...

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LMAO..this is a funny thread...its pretty sad though, the mailbox thing...makes me sad...makes you wonder what kind of mass hysteria woud result if all the cars just disappeared for a day...just a day...im pretty sure the suicide and murder rate would go up 1000 times...


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kind of like the movie "A Day Without A Mexican". looked interesting and funny but i didn't see it, the title of the movie really IS the concept of the idea.
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LMAO..this is a funny thread...its pretty sad though, the mailbox thing...makes me sad...makes you wonder what kind of mass hysteria woud result if all the cars just disappeared for a day...just a day...im pretty sure the suicide and murder rate would go up 1000 times...

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The cars may not disappear, and more's the pity. Yet the gas they live on sure is, slowly and steadily.
The Onion's article may be prothetic about the public reaction when gas starts costing more than the car that burns it.
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The Bike: Simple, silent, clean, inexpencive, agile, conservative, elegant.
The Car: Complicated, noisy, dirty, overly expensive, clumbsy, wasteful, ugly.
Choose wisely, young jedi.

Imagine how different those movies would have turned out If Alec Guiness had instead handed Luke an English 3-speed and said: "Your father's Raleigh; a more elegant vehicle, from a more civilised time"
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I love the fact that satirical ( onion, daily show) has more accurate news than "real news" ( propaganda networks like FOX and NBC
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The cars may not disappear, and more's the pity. Yet the gas they live on sure is, slowly and steadily.
The Onion's article may be prothetic about the public reaction when gas starts costing more than the car that burns it.

true that.
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http://www.theonion.com/content/node/43696

What can I say, that says it all.
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Imagine how different those movies would have turned out If Alec Guiness had instead handed Luke an English 3-speed and said: "Your father's Raleigh; a more elegant vehicle, from a more civilised time"
Get this. My first adult bike was the Raligh tourer that my dad rode to work. And well... You said it.
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