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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 02-15-06, 08:49 PM   #1
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anybody see scrubs last week?
the black dude had a t-shirt with a fixed gear on it
thought someone should mention it i think

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Old 02-15-06, 08:50 PM   #2
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i did see that. my eyes widened and i smiled a little. then i went out and rode.
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Old 02-15-06, 08:53 PM   #3
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i saw it as well.
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the black dude had a t-shirt with a fixed gear on it
God, why do people have to classify others like this? You don't even know his name, so you just call him the dude with the fixed gear shirt. Sheesh.
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Old 02-15-06, 11:13 PM   #5
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God, why do people have to classify others like this? You don't even know his name, so you just call him the dude with the fixed gear shirt. Sheesh.
sheesh yourself. rope it in a bit, willya? he is the only black actor on the show. anyway, getting back on topic, the shirt in question was discussed to death here about a year or so ago. can't remember the website it was sold on.

edit: not quite a year ago, just last summer: We Can Shop At Macy's Now
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Old 02-15-06, 11:18 PM   #6
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if it was the white dude i would have said the "white dude", if it was the asain chick i would have said the "asain chick"
i was to lazy check imdb for his name


get over it
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wow.

When being "PC" goes bad...
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if it was the white dude i would have said the "white dude", if it was the asain chick i would have said the "asain chick"
i was to lazy check imdb for his name


get over it
Did you even read my post?
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Old 02-16-06, 12:33 AM   #9
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I didn't notice, but I did see the episode. What scene?
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Old 02-16-06, 01:08 AM   #10
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you guys watch tv?
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God, why do people have to classify others like this? You don't even know his name, so you just call him the dude with the fixed gear shirt. Sheesh.
What's the problem? That's like saying "the blonde guy" or "the guy with a beard" or "the tall guy" or describing any other physical feature.
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Old 02-16-06, 03:04 AM   #12
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there's a lot of subconcious racism in here.
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What the **** are you talking about? The chinaman is not the issue here, dude. I'm talking about drawing a line in the sand, dude. Across this line, you DO NOT... Also, dude, chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature. Asian-American, please.
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wow, am i the only one who read thriftcore's post?

anyway, on the topic of PC...i say **** PC, just be nice to people. i've known people who are PC as **** and not very nice, which sort of seems to defeat the purpose, and people who are as far from PC as it gets and perfectly good people.

so to sum it up...**** PC, just be nice. but don't get a stick up your ass about it either.
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Old 02-16-06, 06:08 AM   #15
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wow, am i the only one who read thriftcore's post?

anyway, on the topic of PC...i say **** PC, just be nice to people. i've known people who are PC as **** and not very nice, which sort of seems to defeat the purpose, and people who are as far from PC as it gets and perfectly good people.

so to sum it up...**** PC, just be nice. but don't get a stick up your ass about it either.

hells yeah.

INKDWHEELS is one of my closest friends. I always call him "the really big intimidating mean black guy"....he laughed about it and would then hit me. PC'ing it alittle hard around here


Oh, and nice work on the Big Lebowski quote who ever that was.
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What the **** are you talking about? The chinaman is not the issue here, dude. I'm talking about drawing a line in the sand, dude. Across this line, you DO NOT... Also, dude, chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature. Asian-American, please.
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His name is Dr. Chris Turkleton. aka Turk aka Choclate Bear.
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jeez Walter I'm not talking about the guys who built the ***king railroad here
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To clear up some confusion:

I "criticized" the original poster for classifying the character as a fixed gear fan.
It was a joke.
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To clear up some confusion:

I "criticized" the original poster for classifying the character as a fixed gear fan.
It was a joke.
Yes! I can't believe nobody caught that brilliant line: you start reading the sentence *thinking* it's going to mention *race*, but then it does nothing of the sort and focuses on the *bike shirt* instead.
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People have got a sensitive PC Clitoris around here. If you rub around it just so slightly, they go all nuts and start having convulsions.
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the t-shirt in question
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Trackstar had a post about that shirt. Its from Macy's
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