NOT for the easily outraged



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Andre Jute

Guest
To my cycling pages at
http://members.lycos.co.uk/fiultra/BICYCLE & CYCLING.html
I have added a humour page, direct link
http://members.lycos.co.uk/fiultra/BICYCLE HUMOUR.html
I'm afraid it is not for the mouthfoamers, the fulminators, the
whiners, the hard men, the lefties, the environmentalists, the
conservatives, the contrarians, the morons, the owners of Brooks
saddles, riders in the dark, motor pacers, goatshead specialists, and
suchlike; for them a page of humour about them is a tautological
insult, which is itself a tautology, as the ooh-ah bird said when the
diamater of the circle it flew decreased to a black hole. Sorry.

Andre Jute
http://members.lycos.co.uk/fiultra/BICYCLE HUMOUR.html
 
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Tom Sherman

Guest
Andre Jute wrote:
> To my cycling pages at
> http://members.lycos.co.uk/fiultra/BICYCLE & CYCLING.html
> I have added a humour page, direct link
> http://members.lycos.co.uk/fiultra/BICYCLE HUMOUR.html
> I'm afraid it is not for the mouthfoamers, the fulminators, the
> whiners, the hard men, the lefties, the environmentalists, the
> conservatives, the contrarians, the morons, the owners of Brooks
> saddles, riders in the dark, motor pacers, goatshead specialists, and
> suchlike; for them a page of humour about them is a tautological
> insult, which is itself a tautology, as the ooh-ah bird said when the
> diamater of the circle it flew decreased to a black hole. Sorry.
>
> Andre Jute
> http://members.lycos.co.uk/fiultra/BICYCLE HUMOUR.html


Since the men are carrying their bicycles, does that not make them
hikers? Of course, even carrying a MTB off road will likely offend Mikey
V. (which is not a bad thing).

Of course, the term "iron steed" will likely offend the proponents of
other frame materials, particularly Kentucky Bourbon man.

--
Tom Sherman - Holstein-Friesland Bovinia
The weather is here, wish you were beautiful
 
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Michael Press

Guest
In article
<[email protected]>,
Andre Jute <[email protected]> wrote:

> To my cycling pages at
> http://members.lycos.co.uk/fiultra/BICYCLE & CYCLING.html
> I have added a humour page, direct link
> http://members.lycos.co.uk/fiultra/BICYCLE HUMOUR.html
> I'm afraid it is not for the mouthfoamers, the fulminators, the
> whiners, the hard men, the lefties, the environmentalists, the
> conservatives, the contrarians, the morons, the owners of Brooks
> saddles, riders in the dark, motor pacers, goatshead specialists, and
> suchlike; for them a page of humour about them is a tautological
> insult, which is itself a tautology, as the ooh-ah bird said when the
> diamater of the circle it flew decreased to a black hole. Sorry.


In short: a vanity piece.

--
Michael Press
 
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Andre Jute

Guest
On Apr 7, 11:18 pm, Michael Press <[email protected]> wrote:
> In article
> <[email protected]>,
>  Andre Jute <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> > To my cycling pages at
> >http://members.lycos.co.uk/fiultra/BICYCLE & CYCLING.html
> > I have added a humour page, direct link
> >http://members.lycos.co.uk/fiultra/BICYCLE HUMOUR.html
> > I'm afraid it is not for the mouthfoamers, the fulminators, the
> > whiners, the hard men, the lefties, the environmentalists, the
> > conservatives, the contrarians, the morons, the owners of Brooks
> > saddles, riders in the dark, motor pacers, goatshead specialists, and
> > suchlike; for them a page of humour about them is a tautological
> > insult, which is itself a tautology, as the ooh-ah bird said when the
> > diamater of the circle it flew decreased to a black hole. Sorry.

>
> In short: a vanity piece.


You should cultivate your talent for the obvious, Mickey. It is your
best feature. *Of course* all comedy is vanity: it holds up one's own
failings to those less fortunate and says, See here, look in my
mirror: you're a fool and don't know it; on the other hand, I know I
am absurd but self-knowledge makes me superior to you. That's one of
the points the first joke on that page makes.

> --
> Michael Press


Vanity is one thing cycling is not short of: too many self-important,
humourless arseholes cycle. Cruise the FAQ. Ask yourself why a
distinguished engineer feels obliged to explain why cyclists shave
their legs... (1)

Andre Jute
http://members.lycos.co.uk/fiultra/BICYCLE HUMOUR.html

(1) Far from knocking Jobst -- which will be the first and
characteristic reaction of the usual humourless clowns -- I'm just
having a quiet giggle at his wit. But, if I have to point out that the
entry is surreal, my point is doubly made.
 
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Michael Press

Guest
In article
<[email protected]m>,
Andre Jute <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Apr 7, 11:18 pm, Michael Press <[email protected]> wrote:
> > In article
> > <[email protected]>,
> >  Andre Jute <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> > > To my cycling pages at
> > >http://members.lycos.co.uk/fiultra/BICYCLE & CYCLING.html
> > > I have added a humour page, direct link
> > >http://members.lycos.co.uk/fiultra/BICYCLE HUMOUR.html
> > > I'm afraid it is not for the mouthfoamers, the fulminators, the
> > > whiners, the hard men, the lefties, the environmentalists, the
> > > conservatives, the contrarians, the morons, the owners of Brooks
> > > saddles, riders in the dark, motor pacers, goatshead specialists, and
> > > suchlike; for them a page of humour about them is a tautological
> > > insult, which is itself a tautology, as the ooh-ah bird said when the
> > > diamater of the circle it flew decreased to a black hole. Sorry.

> >
> > In short: a vanity piece.

>
> You should cultivate your talent for the obvious, Mickey.


By this you mean that it is obvious that I have done so.

> It is your
> best feature. *Of course* all comedy is vanity: it holds up one's own
> failings to those less fortunate and says, See here, look in my
> mirror: you're a fool and don't know it; on the other hand, I know I
> am absurd but self-knowledge makes me superior to you.


There is your characteristic mistake. Look to it.

> That's one of
> the points the first joke on that page makes.
>
> Vanity is one thing cycling is not short of: too many self-important,
> humourless arseholes cycle. Cruise the FAQ. Ask yourself why a
> distinguished engineer feels obliged to explain why cyclists shave
> their legs... (1)
>
> (1) Far from knocking Jobst -- which will be the first and
> characteristic reaction of the usual humourless clowns -- I'm just
> having a quiet giggle at his wit. But, if I have to point out that the
> entry is surreal, my point is doubly made.


--
Michael Press
 
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Tim McNamara

Guest
In article <[email protected]>,
Michael Press <[email protected]> wrote:

> In article
> <[email protected]m>,
> Andre Jute <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> > On Apr 7, 11:18 pm, Michael Press <[email protected]> wrote:
> > > In article
> > > <[email protected]>
> > > ,  Andre Jute <[email protected]> wrote:
> > >
> > > > To my cycling pages at
> > > >http://members.lycos.co.uk/fiultra/BICYCLE & CYCLING.html
> > > > I have added a humour page, direct link
> > > >http://members.lycos.co.uk/fiultra/BICYCLE HUMOUR.html
> > > > I'm afraid it is not for the mouthfoamers, the fulminators, the
> > > > whiners, the hard men, the lefties, the environmentalists, the
> > > > conservatives, the contrarians, the morons, the owners of
> > > > Brooks saddles, riders in the dark, motor pacers, goatshead
> > > > specialists, and suchlike; for them a page of humour about them
> > > > is a tautological insult, which is itself a tautology, as the
> > > > ooh-ah bird said when the diamater of the circle it flew
> > > > decreased to a black hole. Sorry.
> > >
> > > In short: a vanity piece.

> >
> > You should cultivate your talent for the obvious, Mickey.

>
> By this you mean that it is obvious that I have done so.
>
> > It is your best feature. *Of course* all comedy is vanity: it holds
> > up one's own failings to those less fortunate and says, See here,
> > look in my mirror: you're a fool and don't know it; on the other
> > hand, I know I am absurd but self-knowledge makes me superior to
> > you.

>
> There is your characteristic mistake. Look to it.
>
> > That's one of the points the first joke on that page makes.
> >
> > Vanity is one thing cycling is not short of: too many
> > self-important, humourless arseholes cycle. Cruise the FAQ. Ask
> > yourself why a distinguished engineer feels obliged to explain why
> > cyclists shave their legs... (1)
> >
> > (1) Far from knocking Jobst -- which will be the first and
> > characteristic reaction of the usual humourless clowns -- I'm just
> > having a quiet giggle at his wit. But, if I have to point out that
> > the entry is surreal, my point is doubly made.


Poor Andre, suffering again the fate of the self-congratulatory.