i don't know fixed gear just attracts a certain type of person or what, but we seem to share more than just liking bikes that have pedals that won't stop turning and njs stuff and whatnot. for one thing, there seems to be a similar sense of humor shared here. which is why i highly, highly, highly suggest this book to you all:
shel silverstein--"uncle shelby's ABZ book". it doesn't have bicycles in it, but it does have a part that advocates putting sugar in your dad's gas tank.