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    research paper on mesenger culture

    hey guys. im doin an ethnography for english composition on bike messenger culture. and since i have no vehicle and the closest city is,well to far to ride to, i was wondering if any of you messenger types could give me some insight into the world of messengering. thanx a bundle austin

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    first rule of messenger club...
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    hahaha

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    The Immortal Class is a good read.

    There's a messenger that goes by the handle horndude at bicycling.com forums. He has a good perspective on things, but he's a busy guy you may have to be patient.
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    Other good info:
    Rebecca (Lambchop) Reilly's "Nerves of Steel"

    http://www.messengers.org
    http://www.chicagomessengers.org/

    and various other Messer sites (try using google.com)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 165-48:17
    first rule of messenger club...
    make soap out of derailers and extra chain links

    Mayo had a plan....
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    Quote Originally Posted by William Karsten
    make soap out of derailers and extra chain links

    Mayo had a plan....
    that soap would suck...you'd scrape the **** out of your skin. Oh wait, that's the basic principle behind soap...
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    messengers have no culture.
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    neither do yuppies who ride their $1500 bikes only on the weekends.

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    Ooh, BUUUURRRNNN!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Stohler
    Ooh, BUUUURRRNNN!!!
    Is there culture in joblessness and siting on the computer all day taking pot shots at the employed?

    In case anyone wonders what I mean:

    Brother, can you spare a job?
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    sorry to interupt but does anyone have any info, stories, etc? if you are a mesanger can u briefly describe the courier community?

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    Hey Ectoplasm
    What's wrong with what has been provided? Those books/URLs are a great place to start. Do a little research. Dig. Get your pen out and dig.
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    dang son i was just asking a question! and i have been doing research i was just asking for any couriers input to add to what i already have but thanx anyways for wut u have provided it was helpful. austin

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    Quote Originally Posted by extomesm
    sorry to interupt but does anyone have any info, stories, etc? if you are a mesanger can u briefly describe the courier community?
    RTFM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Stohler
    Ooh, BUUUURRRNNN!!!
    i believe you mean:

    "Ooh, <font size=8 color=red>BUUUUUURRRRRRRNNNN!!!!!</FONT>

    EDIT: omfg!!! html NOT ENABLED!?!?!?! grrrrrr.
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    if you get a chance watch "Red Light Go". http://www.redlightgo.ws/ at least half the people in it ended up competing at worlds this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by extomesm
    dang son
    Yes. I am your son.
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    EDIT: omfg!!! html NOT ENABLED!?!?!?! grrrrrr.
    Sorry, they only go up to 7. OTOH, my amp goes to 11....
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    spinal tap fan? thanx alexs fer the link to red light go looks like a tight movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by extomesm
    dang son i was just asking a question! and i have been doing research i was just asking for any couriers input to add to what i already have but thanx anyways for wut u have provided it was helpful. austin
    wel boy ill jus shizzle this by sayin don hate the rider hate the bike....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 165-48:17
    Yes. I am your son.
    Evolution, defined.
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    does anyone know if they are goin to have copies of that mnovie available or are they just going to play it at festivals. i checked the site but didnt find anything but i will check again. austin

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    wouldn't a research paper based on movies and books really be about the movies and books, not about messenger culture?

    if you want to ask bike messengers questions, go ahead and post some questions and someone might answer... but there are not that many messengers on this board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orange
    wouldn't a research paper based on movies and books really be about the movies and books, not about messenger culture?

    if you want to ask bike messengers questions, go ahead and post some questions and someone might answer... but there are not that many messengers on this board.
    I deliver messages all day.

    In fact, only two minutes ago, I delivered someone a message that they were a complete moron.
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