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« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2010 »
The Daily Patdown







<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVOShwCtMP8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVOShwCtMP8</a>
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And the winner of the headline competition:
Woman claims breasts led to airport pat-down

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« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2011 »
Snapped: candid view of upstairs downstairs life on the Underground



The pedestrian version of Laura Domela's Fietsen.

My wife got snapped, second row from the left, first full pic from the bottom.

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« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2011 »
Story about us? Give it a happy ending, or the panda gets it.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CreEuaS8QY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CreEuaS8QY</a>

Spotted on Boing Boing. "Bookmarked in case I ever drop acid again."

Coupla bikes in there if that means anything.

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« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2011 »

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« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2011 »
Can sitting too much kill you?
Sedentary time is closely associated with health risk regardless of how much physical activity you perform on a daily basis. Further, it is entirely possible to meet current physical activity guidelines while still being incredibly sedentary. Thus, to quote researcher Marc Hamilton, sitting too much is not the same as exercising too little.

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« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2011 »
Everything You Wanted to Know About Dinosaur Sex
Dinosaurs must have mated, but just how they did so has puzzled paleontologists for more than 100 years. Lacking much hard evidence, scientists have come up with all kinds of speculations: In his 1906 paper describing Tyrannosaurus rex, for instance, paleontologist Henry Fairfield Osborn proposed that male tyrant dinosaurs used their minuscule arms for “grasping during copulation.”



They also had difficulty figuring out who leads.


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« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2011 »
Yesterday I was on this instrument of torture when my wife handed me a slip of paper saying that ObL was dead again. {She's my news ticker.} Later, I gravitated over to Glenn Greenwald, to find that the ghost of the star of Fox News had taken over Salon.



from the comments on Greenwald's article:
We have endured so much emotional manipulation in the ten years since 9/11. I'm surprised that anyone can gather enough energy to say anything other than, "big deal."

See also.

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« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2011 »
Think of a number between 1 and 20.


Evel ponders how many taxis to jump over

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« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2011 »
Mike Huckabee launches the greatest educational videos in human history:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5RbQYEX1-U" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5RbQYEX1-U</a>
Kids, travel back to a time when danger lurked around every corner!

In case there are any doubts, I should emphasize that this is, in fact, real. It’s not a parody and it’s not satire. Huckabee is selling these videos — for, you know, actual money — in order to “correct the ‘blame America first’ attitude prevalent in today’s teaching.”

Worst use of bikes ever.

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« Reply #42 on: June 16, 2011 »
Better than Mr Holland's Opus, not as good as Jaws:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu0lqUlHEko" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu0lqUlHEko</a>

via Techdirt

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« Reply #43 on: July 07, 2011 »
I began to wonder, how would holding my tongue -- or at least changing what came off it -- alter my relationships? Would I be forced into becoming a pushover or would I find more direct ways to deal with disagreement? Would I be less interesting? Would I still feel like myself, even? And in a bigger, moral way: Is it actually better?

There was one way to find out. I began my month-long campaign of kind with the following rules:

I cannot say or write anything that could be construed as not nice.

I do not have to school other people on being kind.

I am allowed to tease in a good-natured way.


My month of no snark

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« Reply #44 on: October 08, 2011 »
Spiegel gallery: Pedestrian Signals Around the World

With their distinctly round and simple design, the legendary figures on East German traffic lights were designed in 1961 by a man named Karl Peglau and his secretary. Eight years later, Peglau’s creation would finally get its big break, alerting pedestrians across the German Democratic Republic when to cross the street. In addition to the figures’ trademark hats, the East German lights differed from their counterparts in the West with their corpulence. Rather than having slim arms and legs, they enjoyed an almost plump appearance, something Peglau hoped would give the men a “brighter” look.



In Majorca, which happens to be a favorite vacation destination among Germans, pedestrian signals also wear hats.



In Austria, the signals include bikes.




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« Reply #45 on: November 17, 2011 »
Online cycle specialist Wiggle picks UBS to explore flotation next year
The owners of Wiggle, the online bicycle specialist, have appointed the investment bank UBS as book runner for a potential flotation next year.

Wiggle, which grew sales by 55 per cent to £86m over the year to January, has benefited from the growing trend of Mamils (middle-aged man in lycra) taking to the roads at the weekend.


The UBS 'Rogue Trader' Scandal: Just Who Is Kweku Adoboli?
By all accounts Kweku Adoboli was a quiet, affable guy. An amateur photographer who loved music and cycling, friends in his artsy circle hardly knew he was a banker, let alone one who'd be accused of losing UBS $2 billion in rogue trades.


Unrelated... or are they? My theory is that Adoboli bought way too much stuff from them and began recklessly trading in a frantic effort to increase his bonus; the bigger the risks, the bigger the rewards.

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« Reply #46 on: November 29, 2011 »
The primary social purpose of a blog is to save people from having to listen to you. If every time someone played a round of golf, for example, they had to write about it instead of telling you every detail to your face the world might be improved. It’s like being on the radio: not so much for the celebrity of it but because there’s an Off button and a choice of channels, and no-one has to feign interest or even attention. Now it happens that I actually quite like to hear, stroke by tortured stroke, about how well you were keeping your round together until your ball plugged in the fairway on the swampy 13th, but the point stands.

So the reason for setting up this blog is to be able to go on at as much length as I want to about bikes, bike gear and bike rides without boring anyone who, in honesty, doesn’t care.