Thursday, March 16, 2017

This Just In: Duty Calls, Sh*t Happens

I have good news and bad news.

The bad news is that if you're a fan of this blog I have to work on a project today, so there won't be a post today:



Although this is technically a post, so instead let's just say there won't be a comprehensive update today:



Okay, so what's the good news?  Well, if you're not a fan of this blog, then the good news is that there won't be a post today:


See that?  Every cloud has a glass that's either half empty or half full, depending on how you look at it.

And really it's all Moots anyway:



Since the project I'm working on will appear on the World Wide Internet eventually so it all balances out in the end.

In the meantime, I leave you with this:
And I'll see you back here tomorrow.

I love you,



--Wildcat Rock Machine


56 comments:

Mike O. said...

Enjoy the snow day.

Watch and Camera Guy said...

Podium?

Bryan Bracy said...

podium?

Ted K. said...

222. Leftists, especially those of the oversocialized type, are True Believers in the sense of Eric Hoffer’s book, “The True Believer.” But not all True Believers are of the same psychological type as leftists. Presumably a true-believing nazi, for instance, is very different psychologically from a true-believing leftist. Because of their capacity for single-minded devotion to a cause, True Believers are a useful, perhaps a necessary, ingredient of any revolutionary movement. This presents a problem with which we must admit we don’t know how to deal. We aren’t sure how to harness the energies of the True Believer to a revolution against technology. At present all we can say is that no True Believer will make a safe recruit to the revolution unless his commitment is exclusively to the destruction of technology. If he is committed also to another ideal, he may want to use technology as a tool for pursuing that other ideal (see paragraphs 220, 221).

ken e. said...

if i type 'speechless', does it make sense?

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

THIXT! SCRANUS!!!!

Skidmark said...

Rollie Feingers, where are you?

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

My glass is half full with yellow snow, is that an issue?

Anonymous said...

Top 20rd

Chazu said...

You're planning to leave us, aren't you?! You've been writing for other readers all along... no wonder you have seventeen (17) children.

JLRB said...

Dredging upna debate from earlier days posts
Electric cars too early?
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2017/03/14/commentary/world-commentary/electric-vehicle-rush-started-early/#.WMq2Sjz3bYV

Anonymous said...

When shit calls, doodie happens

None of My Biz said...

"...I have to work on a project today,..."

So...is the "Project" creating human child #18? 19?

And it will appear on the Inter Web because you are going to ditch this blog and start a Daddy Blog?

N/A said...

#howfullisyourglass?

N/A said...

I read in the NYT that BSNYC is transitioning to an extreme-couponing site. I can only assume that is the project that Wildcat is referencing. Good luck, Wildcat!

N/A said...

Also, we all love you too. Well, maybe not Mike O., but I think he "like" likes you. And Ted K. thinks you're a righteous dude.

JB said...

Thanks for posting something anyway - it gets another Ted K post out of the way.

The King of Park Slope said...

Extended snow daze?

Passing Faze said...

I get so irked when some fool on a elecrtic assist bike blows past me. I think what is so off putting is the rate at which they pedal seems disproportionate to the speed they are travelling, or the grade that they are ascending. I find mollification with the thought that their drivetrains and brakes might wear out in an accelerated manner.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Ah, Sweet! You're going to pick up your new Moots. So much nicer than that old rust bucket.

Frickus Rungus said...

Passing Faze,

It's not the electric bikes that freak me out, it's the electric skateboards. They make a weirder noise and the person seems to stand perfectly still. My brain can't process being passed by a mannequin who is moving at high speed.

I once had a couple of roadies accuse me of having an electric motor. I guess they couldn't figure out how I was moving so fast on my non-crabon commuter monstrosity. Large person + heavy bike + downhill + gravity = fast.

Victor Kaminski said...

vsk said ...

No ...

It's the SoloWheel and like contraptions. #whatlithiumyourunnin ?

Actually, Snobbie's gone on a listening tour for a 2020 Jill Stein run.

vsk

leroy said...

If I had a nickel for each time someone I know, I'm not saying who, attempted to excuse excrement, doggie dejecta, and canine carpet bombing with "Sh*t Happens," I wouldn't have to demand a refund for today's non-post.

Seriously, no s*mething.

Frickus Rungus said...

A description of the Moots Psychlo X from the linked review:

The Psychlo X from legendary titanium framebuilders Moots is a extremely talented bike, with bags of speed complemented by comfort and assured handling. It's adept at cyclo-cross racing but is really capable of rides of far bigger scope and imagination than an hour around a muddy field, the mainstay of 'cross races in the UK. It's a popular bike with the growing gravel race and adventure set in the US, and if you want a bike of such capability, the Psychlo X will fulfill your wishes.

Adjusted to describe my bike:

The cobbled together "Franken-Bike" from un-remarkable bike rider Frickus is an extremely talented bike, with bags for groceries complemented by comfort and slow handling. It's adept at cross town jaunts but is also sorta capable of rides of far greater scope and imagination than a trip to the grocery store or the library, the mainstays of middle aged cyclists in the US. It's a popular bike with the aging non-racer set in the US, and if you want a bike of such capability, you can build one to fulfill your wishes.

McFly said...

Nice work FR. Library and Lowes Home (Cash Hole) Improvement for me.

Anonymous said...

If your work on the new project is as good as your work on this blog it'll be...A GREAT PROJECT!!

Thanks for all the free giggles. One of the reasons your blog is so interesting is that you HAVE A LIFE and have to do other things occasionally, etc and write about that, too, in addition to the bike crap.

Anonymous said...

Good call on the BMW. #1 car choice among North American assholes.

Anonymous said...

I'm willing to bet that the project you are working on is 'projecting' who is going yo win the big Milan-San Remo cycling race this weekend; your new favorite spring classic.

Most people are putting their money on Sagan, but I am betting that the big horse Fabian Cancellara will be the fantastic surprise and break away for a victory. Tom Boonen will bust on the Poggio, and an American could surprise the Europeans with a podoi finale. Look forward to watching it live with you and your children Bike Snob. The classics have arrivio!!!
Ciao Italian!!
Cippollini still the best sprint!
Pantani loves panini!
Ciclismino!

Anonymous said...

The new ones made by Luna are pretty reliable and super fast. Imagine how it feels to pass a lightweight road biker in Lycra that easy! Or even a full gruopetto...exciting! On a 26" wheel mtb no less! In baggy shorts without an expensive chamois or European made chamois cream! Its like being on a motorcycle but you feel like you are pedalling it and fully powering it with your self-esteem, ego, & confidence! And you are saving the environment just like the pure pedallers also! Law enforcement is not cracking down on those who choose to run extra wattage, except in highly regulated NYC.

Anonymous said...

Ted k is always spot on and timely in his posts about leftists, I notice sometime they seem to coincide with Snobbies posts, so quick on the trigger and obviously a fast thinker and typer.

RiversideTim said...

We all know this "project" is just a good long Thursday of Wednesday weed . . . Clam-baking . . . Kief chiefin'. Smoke up Snob!!

RiversideTim said...

Also bagels. NYCBAGELSNOB

Jesus Christ Nailed to the Cross said...

Damn Beavers!!!

Ride Hard said...

I was riding my e-bike, enjoying an e-cigarette when I felt the stirrings of an e-rection.

Anonymous said...

Man that BMW makes me wish I still had my 1970 Ford Pickup with the push bumper; wrap that left front quarter panel around my bumper and take it with me without ever slowing down! You do know the difference between a porcupine and a BMW? With a BMW the pricks are on the inside.

Pist Off said...

Okay time for crowd wisdom- which drivers are more dickish and self-entitled: Audi or BMW? 10 years ago it was clearly the BMW club but the Audi contingent is steadily giving it their all.

Pathetic Old Cyclist said...

PO'd,
Don't let the Lexus or Infiniti drivers off the hook. They all drive like entitled fuck-os

Crosspalms said...

Frickus,
Those bags of speed -- are those the white lunch bags?

Very Slim Pickens said...

It would be nice if a snow plow came by and flipped the Beem'er on its roof.

Good luck with getting the home grown project started indoors for mid spring planting.

Trump Taxes 05, 100 million in loses wrote off, genius, sheer genius.

Anonymous said...

I think that Beemer has a bumper sticker that says: "My other car is an Audi"

Hill Slayer said...

Heads up on this, Bike Snob. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTA-yjGzf-o

JLRB said...

side project = dyeing the beer and bagels green

#whatcoloryoupeeing

Holy Roller said...

Some times I wonder, if Jesus had to ride into town in a car instead of on a donkey, what brand would he choose? A Telsa? An Escalade? A Prius? God only knows.

Holy Roller said...

Sometimes I wonder if my spelling is sinful.

Blaue Reiter liebt den Schnee said...

Holy Roller, you know that "What Would Jesus Drive" is (was?) a thing, right? I believe the conclusion was "not an SUV."
I'm betting Snob spent the day mounting a narrow slick front and wide narrow rear...
...um, what was I talking about, again?

Two in One said...

The elusive secret to optimum bike perfomance is the wide narrow tire! It's quick steering and light, yet it absorbs shocks in the terrain and can handle gravel.

Born Yesterday said...

Where can I find a wide narrow tire? I've looked online and no one seems to carry it.

Drock said...

Don't forget audi drivers, they're special cock faces as well, me me me me me me.

Grumpo said...

Hah... Drock, I was about to post "BMW what else? How about an Audi?"

Jeremy Clarkson said...

"You are now free to enjoy the best sports sedans made: The BMW M series.....because now all the assholes are driving Audis"

JLRB said...

SOCK GATE

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

Sometimes the assholes just drive Ford Explorers, and actually get arrested too!

I. AMNUTZ said...

RUMP: Well, let me tell you about Twitter. I think that maybe I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Twitter, because I get such a fake press, such a dishonest press. … I think Fox has been fair to me, but if you look at CNN and if you look at these other networks, NBC — I made a fortune for NBC with The Apprentice. I had a top show where they were doing horribly, and I had one of the most successful reality shows of all time. I made — and I was on 14 seasons. And you see what happened when I was not on. You saw what happened to the show was a disaster. I was on — I was very good to NBC. And I — they are despicable…

So, the news is not honest. Much of the news. It's not honest. And when I have close to 100 million people watching me on Twitter, including Facebook, including all of the Instagram, including POTUS, including lots of things — but we have — I guess pretty close to 100 million people. I have my own form of media. So if I tweet two or three or four or five times a day, and if most of them are good — and I really want them all to be good — but if I make one mistake in a month — this one, I don't think is going to prove to be a mistake at all.

Freddy Murcks said...

Satan. Gotta live for Satan.

Anonymous said...

WASHINGTON—Saying the extra income would be a major boon both for individual citizens and the country at large, a study released Monday by the Congressional Budget Office confirmed that a mass extinction of the world’s flora and fauna could free up billions of dollars in conservation funding over the next decade. “According to our projections, if the ongoing global extinction of the world’s 8.7 million species continues at current rates, the U.S. stands to pocket some serious cash, likely enough to cover most infrastructure projects we’ve been putting off,” CBO deputy director Robert Sunshine said, adding that the elimination of entire ecosystems, such as rainforests, would usher in the elimination of Medicare and Social Security funding shortfalls as well. “Even if we just lost panthers, we’d be almost $1 billion ahead. Take them and almost every other living creature out of the picture, and we could build a nationwide high-speed rail line and have some left over for a number of really amazing, top-of-the-line weapons systems.” Sunshine went on to confirm that the government has blueprints for fixing the nation’s education system “ready to go” the second humpback whales disappear.

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