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Old 09-21-08, 09:47 AM
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bike messengers

i searched so relax

has anyone got a link to the
Discovery channel show on bike messengers from last week? "Tribes of the 20th century"

k thx, thought someoen here would kno
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Old 09-21-08, 09:53 AM
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did they show messengers from the 90s?
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Old 09-21-08, 09:56 AM
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how the **** would i know i'm trying to see it, i think it is 21st century. all i get are tv guide listings but it was supossed to be videoed at the championship in torotno
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Old 09-21-08, 07:05 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT9Vx24Npec
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Old 09-21-08, 07:13 PM
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yeah I found them when I searched 21st instead of 20
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Old 09-21-08, 07:48 PM
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Wow. Everyone in that seems to take them selves a bit to seriously.
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Old 09-21-08, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by bradenCBC View Post
Wow. Everyone in that seems to take them selves a bit to seriously.
The majority of them yes, the only one I didn't feel like he was trying to be part of the scene is the guy with that ratty green mountain bike. He really seemed like he was struggling and was trying hard to survive not to fit in but to pay rent and eat.
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Old 09-21-08, 09:21 PM
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I am embarrassed to watch this. Seriously, it is a job, nothing more.
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Old 09-21-08, 09:24 PM
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that sunny d chick needs a hug
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"It's really cool to be part of something that's not mainstream."


Generic hipster talk, sorry.


Also, the Charlie "Lightning" guy needs to get punched in the face.
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Originally Posted by fluidworks View Post
"It's really cool to be part of something that's not mainstream."


Generic hipster talk, sorry.
true haha.
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Old 09-22-08, 12:26 AM
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i wanted to punch her in the face.

i feel like im not really part of the tribe IN TORONTO
and i dont know if people....IN TORONTO
sometime TORONTO messengers
they treat me in a negative way IN TORONTO

its in part 4 in case you want to witness the horror again.


like srsly. wth.
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Old 09-22-08, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by fluidworks View Post

Also, the Charlie "Lightning" guy needs to get punched in the face.
lol Charlie's probably the nicest guy ever, don't hate. He's only ever had nice things to say about you.
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Old 09-22-08, 09:34 AM
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Holy cow Jay.....

I'm gonna go over *here* now....
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Old 09-22-08, 09:46 AM
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Let's see how many times you can say "signing off".
I hope it's no more then two.
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Interesting show. Thanks for the link.
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Old 09-22-08, 09:50 AM
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no prob I thought it was interesting too, so much creepy MASH and stupid posiing stuff, this show had real people in it, they are probably out wokring and hanging today, wish i were
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Old 09-22-08, 09:55 AM
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I thought the show was cool as well. Thanks for posting.
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Old 09-22-08, 09:59 AM
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again no prob, my hate on was for the jealous haters not the whole bord, my bad.
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Old 09-22-08, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by jaysilent View Post
no prob I thought it was interesting too, so much creepy MASH and stupid posiing stuff, this show had real people in it, they are probably out wokring and hanging today, wish i were
Just an observation, but this post seems a bit redundant, don't you think? You say you hate all the MASH and poseurs and like, yet you wish you were hanging like the real people in the video?

And before you go hating on me, I was a messenger for a little while and I have the utmost respect for them as it's a tough job with crappy pay. I just happened to luck out and get a job paying $14/hour instead of the $30+ I was getting per day.

And I'm not hating on MASH or anyone else either. I could care less what you do or who you want to be or what you think of me.

Just sayin...
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Old 09-22-08, 12:09 PM
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nah i didn't say that, you did.

and I got nothing with giving up what I want for $$, so that's on you, I'll be back at work tomm or next after this flu

luck is what i got, you got a wage

can't see the diff between a human interest peice and Mash posing, ****ing easy to see for me, aint no human interest in mash cept a mirror mixed with a tv mixed with a pose
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Old 09-22-08, 12:11 PM
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Is that the narrator from Unsolved Mysteries?
Whatever. There are tons of jobs that are hard and dangerous. This is just the one that makes you cool with some people.
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Old 09-22-08, 12:13 PM
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yeah its a series too, comedians, cops, firefighters, bodybuilders etc

whatever fits on you, if you lucky you'll get older and it wont
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Old 09-22-08, 12:37 PM
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Yeah, I thought it's a good watch. I always like watching these things when I'm stuck behind a desk.

Honestly, of course there are people who say stereotypical things. It's in every work place. Messengers in places that have more than two seasons deserve a lot of respect.

Honestly, I'm considering going into lurk mode as well. There are a lot of judgmental pricks here who do not know when to stop their constant diarrhea mouth.
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Old 09-22-08, 12:58 PM
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Does anybody know whether the "tribe" being featured gets $$ from such a program? I mean, it's kind of in between a documentary and a reality program. Sort of a "Dramamentary" if you will. I seriously doubt these people sit around talking about their "tribe" or about securing status in their "tribe," or moving up in their "tribe," or about badges of honor in their "tribe" when they aren't being filmed.

I am not going to call them sell-outs as I suspect some people may - I hope they were compensated for being featured on someone else's television series.

I enjoyed watching the video but I thought the producer-imposed "tribe" stuff was a little silly.
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