Re: Schoolgirl/fixie crossover

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Epic tale of young fixed-gear freestylers on the run: Vertical Dropouts

Sordid tale of 20-something fixie riders pretending to be high-school aged vagabonds: Forged Dropouts

The first all-drag-queen fixie crew: Campy Dropouts


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 1:58 PM
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Hipster cosmetologists: Beauty School Dropouts.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 1:59 PM
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Oh, hey, what a great post!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 2:02 PM
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Horizontal Dropouts 2: Quick Release

In which the girls go on the lam after escaping from reform school.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 2:02 PM
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JP is banned!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 2:04 PM
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Horizontal Dropouts 3: Chain Whip

After running afoul of the law in a small town in Georgia, the girls wind up on a chain gang in a women's prison, where they must deal with the tender mercies of the dreaded Warden Locknut.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 2:08 PM
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Horizontal Dropouts: Crank Puller


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 2:10 PM
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Horizontal Dropouts 4: Rear Shock

In which -- never mind.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 2:12 PM
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Horizontal Dropouts 4: Back in the Saddle

Still on the run, the girls get more than they bargained for when they pedal into the middle of a dispute between BMX riders and ranchers in West Texas.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 2:14 PM
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Horizontal Dropouts V: Seat Tube Reamer


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 2:17 PM
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Horizontal Dropouts VI: Something Vaguely Dirty Relating To Bicycles


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 2:19 PM
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Switching to Roman numerals did reinvigorate the series, but most critics agree that the salutary effect quickly wore off.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 2:21 PM
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Horizontal Dropouts VII: Deep V Rims


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 2:22 PM
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Switching to Roman numerals did reinvigorate the series, but most critics agree that the salutary effect quickly wore off.

Was it Jaws II that started that trend? Prior, they had to come up with an actual title like Return of the Thin Man, or Son of Dracula.


Posted by: Tasseled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 2:24 PM
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I really thought the first 15 sequels had burnt out the concept entirely, but the Stalag series still had some life to it.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 2:39 PM
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Horizontal Dropouts: Crank Puller

Released at the same time as Horizontal Dropouts: Bat Chain Puller, starring Don Van Vliet as the chain. (Sort of like Octopussy and Never Say Never Again.)


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 2:39 PM
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Head tube? I hardly know her!


Posted by: Todd | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 3:26 PM
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Horizontal Dropouts: Double Butted


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 3:34 PM
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Horizontal Dropouts: Track Ends


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 3:37 PM
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On the topic of general bike news, my brother got me a pair of thes pedals for my birthday.

They still seem extravagant to me, but I suppose that makes them a good gift. I haven't put them on my bike yet (and it's been raining), but I'm looking forward to trying them.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 3:53 PM
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Darn linkrot: These pedals.

And, I see, the price has dropped significantly compared to the last time I checked.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 3:56 PM
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21: now you need holdfasts!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 3:58 PM
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Horizontal Dropouts X: Spokes and Nipples


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 3:59 PM
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Nick Cave + Robert Fripp

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Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 4:00 PM
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21: now you need holdfasts!

Indeed I do.

Though it may be a while before I get around to it (changebad), they look very cool.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 4:13 PM
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I am really not looking forward to Spike Lee's Malcolm XI.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 4:13 PM
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26: Totally. Popular or not, the zombie-movie craze does not need to go there.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 4:19 PM
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OT: How long, driving, does it take to get from Austin to College Station? Google Maps says 2 hours. I am revising my Austin plan -- I have to be in College Station on a Sunday afternoon in a few months, and am thinking of flying into/out of Austin, staying there, and driving to CS for the day.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 4:21 PM
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26: I thought it was going to be called Malcolm X 10.2 "Jaguar".


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 4:24 PM
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29: "Jagwire".


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 4:40 PM
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A significant source of referrals to my blog is lfgss.net. What? London Fixed-Gear and Single Speed...

I'm not sure whether this is good.


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 4:46 PM
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31: come to think of it I think I've seen them link to you before.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 4:47 PM
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14:

"The first use of a number without "part" was probably The French Connection II (1975), though Quattermass 2 appeared decades earlier as an alternate title for the first Quattermass film."


Posted by: micah | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 4:50 PM
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28 - depends whether you are driving a la Captain Slow, or Jezza on the autobahn.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 5:03 PM
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re: 28

I can't speak for the US but in the UK the Google route planner significantly over estimates how long journeys take. I don't know if it's programmed with some dumb average, or what, but Google maps will say 2 hours, the sat nav will say 1hr and 15*, and it'll end up taking me 1hr and 25.

* for long journeys the cheapo sat nav I have seems to assume you are going to break the speed limit by a shit-load, or something. I've never beaten its estimated time.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 5:29 PM
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35: My little GPS unit seems to assume I'm going to drive ten miles under the speed limit, with the result that time keeps getting shaved off. This made for great entertainment on a recent trip to DC to drop my roommates off for a 10pm bus. Time was really tight, so there were constant updates. "We're down to 9:49 ETA. No, wait; traffic! Back up to 9:50. ACK!"

(Lest I leave you in suspense, they made the bus with time to spare, time to find five dollars even.)


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 5:45 PM
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ITYM "they made the bus with time to spare five dollars".


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 5:50 PM
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re: 36

Yeah, I usually check the estimated time on mine when I leave and then amuse myself as it ticks up and down when I hit traffic, etc. But I don't think I've ever significantly beaten its starting estimate on long journeys; and like most people I drive fairly quickly on the motorway [i.e. freeway] so it's not that I'm hovering along 10mph under the speed limit.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 5:58 PM
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How long, driving, does it take to get from Austin to College Station? Google Maps says 2 hours.

Sounds about right to me.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 6:10 PM
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I'm wondering what one of these GPS/sat nav things would do for a longer drive, on the order of 8-9 hours.

Gah! Heavy traffic for the next 100 miles! 8 hours becomes 9.5! Oh, wait, alternate route, recalibrating ... alternate route also heavy but not as bad: 9.25 hours!

Yet drat! Snarl-up for the next 40 miles, recalibrating: let's call that 10 hours now. Remain calm ....

I think it might drive me batty to be looking at the estimate throughout the drive. Going from Baltimore to central Massachusetts here can take anywhere from 6.5 hours to the horrible, awful 11-hour occasions. In the latter cases, you emerge from the car (auto) staggering and spent, not really wanting to talk about it. To have a device talking to me about it throughout the trip itself would be, let's say, not good.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 6:26 PM
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I love that in 35 it is assumed that trip of 1 hr 25 min is a "long journey." Though if I remember right, that's the length of ttam's commute, no?

(I know, it would be better for the environment if we all thought that way.)


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 6:35 PM
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To have a device talking to me about it throughout the trip itself would be, let's say, not good.

This is why you select the sultry Spaniard, who calms you throughout your journey. En thincuenta metros, doble a la ithquierda.

"Oh, Juan Carlos. I would doblar any which way for you," you'll be thinking.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 6:38 PM
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As long as this movie has a mavic fixie dream girl, I'll watch it.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 7:04 PM
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42: You can select a voice?!? Awesome.

Can you select the nature of the dialogue? I'd want to cycle through: Yep, okay, no worries. There are snacks, right? Sure, how about some grapes? That's good. Oh! And we're in the NY vicinity, let's check for that excellent radio station. Ah. Ah, yes. (6 hours to go.)

To: Fuck this shit. Alright. At least the landscape is improving. That is one awesome cliff, nu? Also more evergreens, smells better. Don't drink too much water, dummy, 'cause you'll just have to stop to pee again. (2.5 more hours to go.)

To: Hey! I have always been in this car, I will always be in this car, this car includes snacks and radio and, I dunno. (45 minutes to go; elapsed time, 11 hours.)


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 7:08 PM
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Shorter 44: Wow, I can relive those drives at the drop of an eye.

I didn't really intend to go in that direction: rather, as I was putting dinner together, I's been thinking of Laurie Anderson.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 7:11 PM
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You can select a voice?!? Awesome.

"Claire, you have left the road."

Tonight is the first real fall-ish (or non-summer-ish, at least) night at my house. I am ecstatic. Oh, my, I even have the windows open.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 7:25 PM
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I've been ecstatic over the weather lately as well. Wait until you decide to don comfy socks of an eve, Populuxe: it's wonderful.

(The typo in 45.last made me laugh.)


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 7:32 PM
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I only wear sox about two or three months out of the year. But, yes, it is delightful.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 7:45 PM
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History and Logic Dropouts

"This Statue of Liberty was gifted to us by foreign leaders, really as a warning to us, it was a warning to us to stay unique and to stay exceptional from other countries. Certainly not to go down the path of other countries that adopted socialist policies," Palin said to cheers from the crowd.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 7:49 PM
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43 is great.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 8:21 PM
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Horiztontal Dropouts MXLLI: Granny Gear


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 8:27 PM
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Horizontal Dropouts 2.218 x 105: Two Girls One Fixed Cup


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 10:03 PM
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Horizontal Dropouts: Dandy Horses and Boneshakers


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 10:07 PM
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Horizontal Dropouts Too: Spandex On The Banana Seat


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 10:14 PM
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The Statue of Liberty, by the way, was donated by the people of France by public subscription, not by political leaders.

(Public subscription as a way of paying for art was common-ish in 19th century France.)


Posted by: Keir | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 10:44 PM
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55: Fools! We'd have sold it to them as a 144-part series of commemorative plates or some shit.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 10:46 PM
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re: 57

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3473/3252321989_08e13ef7da_b.jpg


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-14-10 12:40 AM
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57 is awesome no only for its self-referentiality.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 09-14-10 1:52 AM
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Didn't they already make a schoolgirl/fixie crossover? BMX Bandits?


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 09-14-10 3:22 AM
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55: was donated

Was "gifted" Keir, "gifted".


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-14-10 7:23 AM
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