The thread where we count Robb's fatal motorcycle accidents

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by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:47 am

You forgot "not send cookies."

by RetroRomper » Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:13 am

I just wanted to say that if Robb dies and / or is involved in a motorcycle accident while riding on his half mile commute to work, I will:

1. Not send any sympathy / get well flowers while he is in the hospital, nor place any on his grave site or otherwise.

2. Hold it over his head in any and all contexts (even ones completely unrelated).

3. Sneer condescendingly at least once.

4. Advocate that no video games are dedicated to his memory.

Retro

by AArdvark » Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:43 pm

Like this.......only with more frying pans and stuff!


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkgRLuox_AA[/youtube]

by AArdvark » Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:39 pm

Awesome idea!

It doesn't even have to be real paper armor or anything. My nephew made all of the Halo guns out of regular copy paper and tape. I bet Paul could make some wicked paper armor and fry up crepes or something. Just add in a singing voice-over and he's got GOLD, baby. GOLD!

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by Flack » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:18 pm

I would like to see a video in which TDarcos attempts to make plate mail out of paper and then someone stabs him while he makes crepes and sings.

by AArdvark » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:50 am

Can you make a food video where you sing song lyrics?



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by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:02 am

Don't make jokes. Don't quote lyrics. That is not an order, it's a god damn request for the sake of humanity.

by Tdarcos » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:15 am

RetroRomper wrote:I just dropped $2500 on a set of plate mail
I hope you insured it. I've had plates mailed, and they got broken in transit. (Rim shot.)

Did you know they invented plate mail in China something like 5,000 years ago? And they made it out of paper! Overlapping pieces of paper soaked in squashed beetles, which is the basis for shellac. Stuff is about as soft as carbon fiber or fiberglass today, i.e. hard enough to deflect a spear, knife or sword point, or even an arrow through it.

"Ooh Baby, you wouldn't have found a more down hero / If you'd have started at nothing, and counted to zeeeeeeeeero."
- Paul McCartney & Wings, "Arrow Through Me."

by RetroRomper » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:36 am

I just dropped $2500 on a set of plate mail armor for martial arts practice, so for the forseeable future: I AM NOT ENTITLED TO JUDGE ANY OF ICJ'S PURCHASES.

Seriously though, it'll look awesome.

by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:14 pm

RetroRomper wrote:
Ice Cream Jonsey wrote: Yeah, I am at the point now where I need a bunch of items for the bike.
Serious question: for you, is owning a bike any different than owning a set of arcade cabinets? I'm imagining that both are money sinks and only exist to impart an intended experience as opposed to a truly functional role.
The motorcycle hasn't cost me too much money so far. It's actually saved me some -- by legitimately taking it to work on average once or twice a week, that's a lot less gas burned. If Flack's numbers prove correct, I can get a new battery and tires for less than two hundred bucks. Not bad at all.

As for the arcade games, well, I truly believe every arcade game I have offers the superior version of said game. It's more that the hobby as a whole is a ridiculous money pit than any one game.

Perhaps I am fooling myself. Perhaps.....................

by AArdvark » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:19 pm

That was a great album!


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by loafergirl » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:43 am

AArdvark wrote:Anger leads to fear
fear leads to hate
hate leads to medical bills and repair charges
"Emptiness is loneliness, and loneliness is cleanliness
And cleanliness is godliness, and god is empty just like me..."

by RetroRomper » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:33 am

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote: Yeah, I am at the point now where I need a bunch of items for the bike.
Serious question: for you, is owning a bike any different than owning a set of arcade cabinets? I'm imagining that both are money sinks and only exist to impart an intended experience as opposed to a truly functional role.

by Tdarcos » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:12 am

Flack wrote:What I found was that "regular" bikes have pretty cheap accessories and sport bikes have expensive accessories.
That statement works whether you're referring to motorcycles as "bikes" or plain bicycles as same. It also seems to apply to power wheelchairs as well.

by Flack » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:40 am

What I found was that "regular" bikes have pretty cheap accessories and sport bikes have expensive accessories. On my Honda Shadow, I got a battery for $49. (This has been years ago.) On my Yamaha R1, it was $149. On my Honda Shadow, I got a set of tires for around $150. On my R1, the rear tire cost me $300.

It's been so long since I bought parts that your prices are probably spot on and the R1 costs have doubled.

by Ice Cream Jonsey » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:01 pm

AArdvark wrote:Anger leads to fear
fear leads to hate
hate leads to medical bills and repair charges
Yeah, I am at the point now where I need a bunch of items for the bike.

I could use:

Two tires. $300?
A new battery. $100?
Two new grips. $70?

I feel I need to start selling arcade games to finance the bike.

by Flack » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:30 am

I forgot, I had one other bike fall over. Back in '93 or '94 I was going to college and living in a mobile home. I didn't have a garage or a carport or much of anything else to my name. Late one night "tornadic winds" came through the trailer park because, duh, it's a trailer park. The whole trailer was a rockin' and not for a good reason. There was no time to go anywhere and nothing to do except lay down, hang on and try not to shit ourselves. After the winds passed we went outside and my motorcycle was about 10 feet from where I had parked it. It was a Honda Sabre that I think I had paid $500 for and after that, it was worth less. The clutch handle was bent like a letter "C" and the windshield was in a million pieces. I never did find another windshield for it. I ended up trading that bike for a Fender Telecaster a fear years later and I always felt like I got the better deal.

by AArdvark » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:05 am

Anger leads to fear
fear leads to hate
hate leads to medical bills and repair charges

by Ice Cream Jonsey » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:13 pm

Flack wrote:Yikes! Were you moving? "Dropped" to me sounds like you were not moving. I hope that's the case and that you and the bike are okay.
I really was not trying to get people to ask, I just posted that and saw that I was late getting ready for work.

I had a day at work last week where I was so pissed off that I wanted to punch someone in the face. My girl took the energy level down a little when we spoke for a bit on the phone before I left, but in the time it took for me to get the helmet, I was fired up again.

I had to turn right to go north to get on the street that would take me home. I was about to go and saw a guy in a Jeep also going north waaay too quickly. Because I was mad, I was going to dart in front of him. Fuck that guy! But because I was sane, after gunning it, I realized he'd possibly hit me, so I stomped the rear break.

That combination of events caused the thing to fall downwards. I wasn't moving when it went down. I was standing, but had enough momentum transfered to me that I walked about 10 steps into the sidewalk. Fuck!

I picked it up and it started on the second try. It fell on the right side.
How bad is the damage?
Not too bad. The right mirror was out of adjustment, but I was able to correct that. Now that I know what it feels like, I should be better. But also... I know that if I am not mentally ready to get on that thing -- centered and at peace -- I shouldn't be on it. I was going to drive it like a car because I was angry. The bike basically said, "I wouldn't like you when you're angry."

by AArdvark » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:04 pm

How bad is the damage?

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