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Old 07-12-07, 02:48 AM   #1
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forget high fives, true badassery lays with the bum five

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Old 07-12-07, 03:54 AM   #2
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Surprise surprise, some teenagers are jackasses.
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Old 07-12-07, 07:36 AM   #4
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maybe he was trying to retrieve a lost gummy treat?
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Wait a minute!

That gives us MEN a bad rep! The description says "man" but the age says "14 to 17".

little f#ckers!
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Old 07-12-07, 08:27 AM   #7
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haha! watching and waiting! now! to pretend that I am working...

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isn't there a difference between a cyclist and a guy on a bike?
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Old 07-12-07, 10:05 AM   #9
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isn't there a difference between a cyclist and a guy on a bike?
yes!

a guy on a bike is a guy on a bike, whereas a cyclist is a guy on a .. oh ..
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I thought the article was going to be about high-fiving homeless people.
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maybe he was trying to retrieve a lost gummy treat?
sweet sweet gummy venus de milo.
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Old 07-12-07, 10:23 AM   #12
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sorry, my point was more that it bugs me when the "media" uses the word cyclist as synonymous for just some guy on a bike. if that were the case, all the crack dealers in my neighbourhood would be considered cyclists...
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sorry, my point was more that it bugs me when the "media" uses the word cyclist as synonymous for just some guy on a bike. if that were the case, all the crack dealers in my neighbourhood would be considered cyclists...
I think my point is that they are cyclists. There's not a membership card anyone has to buy in order to be a cyclist.. So they're doing business and using a bicycle as a means of transporting goods. Legality aside, how is that different from messengers, who we typically regard as "cyclists?" Or messengers who double as weed delivery guys?

cy·clist (sī'klĭst) Pronunciation Key
n. One who rides or races a bicycle, motorcycle, or similar vehicle.

At least the story didn't say "cycling enthusiast." Besides, to most of the world, we're just dudes on bikes. delivering crack.
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14 to 17 year old man? Did someone forget where they left the word "teenager"?

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Besides, to most of the world, we're just dudes on bikes. delivering crack.
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I think my point is that they are cyclists. There's not a membership card anyone has to buy in order to be a cyclist.. So they're doing business and using a bicycle as a means of transporting goods. Legality aside, how is that different from messengers, who we typically regard as "cyclists?" Or messengers who double as weed delivery guys?
cy·clist (sī'klĭst) Pronunciation Key
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At least the story didn't say "cycling enthusiast." Besides, to most of the world, we're just dudes on bikes. delivering crack.
you're right. it's just that it perturbs me when i see that image perpetuated. i shouldn't be all down on the crackheads, considering i work with addicts. obviously there's no membership card as it were, but i still can't help but associate the word 'cyclist' with someone who has *some* sort of equipment whether it's a helmet, lights, or full on kit. anyway, i sound like i'm full of ***** and am taking away from the fact that it's really a shame that this "man" is doing this, and that women still can't walk down the street without being targetted.
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sweet sweet gummy venus de milo.
He was probably grabbing her sweet-sweet-sw-sw-sw-sweeet can.
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hahaha I totally had that happen to me.. I was unlocking my car one morning when I was going to work and had these tight a$$ hot pink leopard prints pants on..

a guy on a bike rode by behind me in the street and without slowing or even looking smacked my a$$ SO hard.. he got me really good too, sorta of a hard upward sweeping motion.. I sorta just gasped and laughed and looked up at him but he didnt stop, or even turn his head around, he actually acted like nothing had happened..

that sh** was so funny.. and I totally deserved it cuz I was wearing those pants...
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Old 07-12-07, 04:51 PM   #19
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hahaha I totally had that happen to me.. I was unlocking my car one morning when I was going to work and had these tight a$$ hot pink leopard prints pants on..

a guy on a bike rode by behind me in the street and without slowing or even looking smacked my a$$ SO hard.. he got me really good too, sorta of a hard upward sweeping motion.. I sorta just gasped and laughed and looked up at him but he didnt stop, or even turn his head around, he actually acted like nothing had happened..

that sh** was so funny.. and I totally deserved it cuz I was wearing those pants...
the world needs more pink-leopard-print-wearing women who know when they deserve a drive-by ass-smack.
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Old 07-12-07, 05:07 PM   #20
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