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Old 02-16-06, 01:36 PM   #1
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NY Press "One Less Fixie" Column

http://nypress.com/19/7/news&columns/feature.cfm

I didn't particularly like it, but some of you guys might get a kick out of it. And one of you might even be the subject of the article. Heh.

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Old 02-16-06, 01:45 PM   #2
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i always hate it when articles and essays end with some pseudo-witty use of the phrase or word that is the title (or, in this case, the subtitle). it seems so cheap to me.
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Old 02-16-06, 01:48 PM   #3
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meh.
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- so the whole point of the article is: "I was careless, didn't pay attention while cleaning my bike, and almost lost part of a digit." ???

- i guess if he had been in Wood Shop in high school and working on a table saw, the article could have been titled, "One Less Woody" ???

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Old 02-16-06, 02:03 PM   #5
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHQW#IRH#HRAHAHA..........!@#>!@#?!

that's me
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Old 02-16-06, 02:06 PM   #6
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wait. so he was in a wheelchair because he got his finger stuck in the chain?
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Old 02-16-06, 02:08 PM   #7
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nice one. talk about a nightmare.
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Old 02-16-06, 02:10 PM   #8
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHQW#IRH#HRAHAHA..........!@#>!@#?!

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Letter to the editor time. Campagnolo hat?
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Old 02-16-06, 02:14 PM   #9
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that dude needs to get over himself

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campy hat, yes..... BUT... the article says:

"a dominatrix belt, and an enormous messenger bag that had a patch that read “one less fixie.” The patch was a take on to the bike activism sticker, “one less car,” a movement predominantly filled with bike punks (that look just like him) who ride fixies. During the show, he always seemed to end up in front of me and I couldn’t take my eyes of that “one less fixie” patch. It felt directed at me."

this is untrue! i wore no such belt. that's an exaggeration, and i also stood off to the side for the whole show, up on top of the ice machine, so i could take pictures. the author's "artistic license" is a bunch of lies!

anyway, here's the evidence!


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Old 02-16-06, 02:16 PM   #11
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a weak article, imho.
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But it's definitely you? You should be The Smoking Gun to this guy's James Frey.
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Old 02-16-06, 02:21 PM   #13
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wait. so he was in a wheelchair because he got his finger stuck in the chain?
never been to the ER have you?
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this is untrue! i wore no such belt. that's an exaggeration, and i also stood off to the side for the whole show, up on top of the ice machine, so i could take pictures. the author's "artistic license" is a bunch of lies!
what sort of belt was it? i mean, could it have been exaggerated to be a "dominatrix" belt? studded or some such?
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never been to the ER have you?
Once, when they told me i was lucky to be alive considering that my tonsel had nearly cut off my breathing passage. But no, no wheelchair. I've twice been in a wheel chair both after scheduled surgery to repair things on the bottom half. (no wheelchair for the broken collarbone either)
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Old 02-16-06, 02:32 PM   #16
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that story sucked ass compared to the one about cuddle parties
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What a piece of junk.
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what sort of belt was it? i mean, could it have been exaggerated to be a "dominatrix" belt? studded or some such?
no studs, plain brown leather with a plain metal buckle. screw him!
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Old 02-16-06, 02:35 PM   #19
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I must be getting old, cause I don't get it
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yeep that was pretty bad.
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Old 02-16-06, 03:11 PM   #21
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why is the guy riddled with inferiority issues? so self-imposed..
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Old 02-16-06, 03:12 PM   #22
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hahah that would freaking suck my thumb started to hurt thinking about that. hahahah but this guy sounds pretty funny.and brunning it sounds to me like this guy had the eye for you. he was totally checking you out
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i always hate it when articles and essays end with some pseudo-witty use of the phrase or word that is the title (or, in this case, the subtitle). it seems so cheap to me.

especially crappy for the writer. it's the editor's job to paraphrase the article wittily in the hed and dek, not just to lift the best line, which in this case was also the payoff. yet another reason why that paper sucks

edit: but the writer is obviously a gigantic ****** so **** him too
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Wow, that hurt to read.
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edit: but the writer is obviously a gigantic ****** so **** him too

**** yes, I am glad someone said it
that **** made me vomit all over myself
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