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things i couldve done if i hadnt bought an expensive bike(18 posts)

things i couldve done if i hadnt bought an expensive bikeishmael
Oct 8, 2001 3:52 PM
if all of us had pooled our cash we couldve saved the starving kids in iraq or one of the many other countries which are a living hell...but that wouldnt be any fun...what a bunch of liberal time instead of getting a third bike im going on a cruise through mexico, everything is really cheap down there..margaritas on the beach...yeeaaaaa!
more stuff i wantishmael
Oct 8, 2001 3:56 PM
bikes bikes bikes! i cant get this rude..who is offended..why...are you going to rude something rude back
I coulda sat on my a$$ and got fat! Thank god for plastic! (nm)Roxy
Oct 8, 2001 4:04 PM
ill say..i can eat tons and only get muscle..bring it onishmael
Oct 8, 2001 4:16 PM
feed meeeeeee
Here are things you could really have done....Tri-State Cycler
Oct 8, 2001 4:29 PM
Maybe if you didn't buy such an expensive bike you could..
A. Buy a pair of gloves that are more than $5 and not complain
when they only last 2 weeks.
B. Buy shorts without the pre-made hole in them.
C. Save for your cruise to Mexico so you can drink margaritas
and simultaneously think about starving Iraqi kids while
looking at starving Mexican kids.
D. Hire a speech therapist and linguist so we can figure out
what it is you're actually saying.
can u xlpane pleesishmael
Oct 8, 2001 4:39 PM
i dont understand any of it...except the speech therapy gloves cost 14 and they work fine and i dont know bout the hole in the you have me confused with another fellow poster..
Big Butter and Egg Manbreck
Oct 8, 2001 5:53 PM
john de,

money. where do you get it. how to spend it. what's it worth.
buy an item. think twice. no! shoulda' spent it there. once gone,
never retrieved. material and labor. labor and material. tax. tax. tax.
feed myself. feed the poor. here's my cup. want some too. fill it up.

bike store has a bike to sell. for money. not for eggs. not for butter.
so buy one dozen little chicks and some feed for ten dollars. at 20
weeks those that were chickens lay eggs which we sell. those that
were roosters kept one and butchered (not really :) the rest and sold
the meat. built the coop for them to roost at night. fed and watered them.

the roosters crow all thru the night but we don't mind. the cats get a
few of the chicks but still they multiply. soon we're in the chicken
egg business. save all the money and buy the bike, not for butter
not for eggs, but for money. so here's my cup. fill it up. some for me.
some for the poor. some for the bike.

"Big Butter and Egg Man"
-Louis Armstrong

"Now she wants...a butter an egg man
From way out in the West
She wants somebody...who's workin' all day
So she's got money...when she wants to play

Now pretty clothes...they'll never be mine
But what she told me the other day
I hope she don't change her mind
Now she wants...a butter an egg man
A great big butter and egg man
From way down South"

big egg manishmael
Oct 8, 2001 6:30 PM

yea i buy stuff, lots of it..its fun and im mostly relaxed about it..sometimes it gnaws on me though...for some others it doesnt... the true to life contrast between what we have and what we in a way deny others i think should be on the mind sometimes and it so rarely is...its just obnoxious though, no one likes to think about it..its our bad side...people are happy not to think about it...just want to be happy...nothing wrong with that is there?..i think our bad sides are coming to haunt us..bush says the terrorists are fighting against democracy..i hope he knows better...not looking for a fight, although im sure ill piss some i really say anything this the forum for it, maybe there a forum for it in this country..religated to 30 second pleas on america really that could be if americans would make it the america we know it should be...if i see another damn flag on a speeding car that almost runs me over ill puke..there, its about bikes
no egg manpee-a-boo
Oct 8, 2001 7:00 PM
it sure is fun to buy stuff. i love to buy stuff. i bought a bike and i think ive ridden it...lets see....maybe 7 times? its even more fun to buy when you use other people's money!!! being in debt is COOL! i can see you are getting lots of homework accomplished. way to go!
now you're just trying too hardheadDr
Oct 9, 2001 5:32 AM
pop a couple more Haldols and come back when you have something coherent to say
Ah, Ishmael, swimming upstream again. You are a glutton (forbill
Oct 9, 2001 6:23 AM
punishment, that is). Why do you expose yourself to this?
For whatever it's worth, I for one think that, while lucid communication and seductive persuasion may not be your strongest suits, you do have something to say. Contrarians are rarely popular, but, whatever is said to you and about you in the short term, I think that some of your thoughts (maybe not your words, but your thoughts) will reappear in the minds and words of others when they least expect it. Party on, my friend.
The consumerism and materialsim of this lil ol' sport bother me sometimes, too. But, the big picture is that it's been good for my health and good for my soul, and the niftiness of the stuff sometimes help keeps the desire to go out and do it burning when the other virtues fail me. So, as long as I lift my head once in awhile, I don't think that it's a bad thing.
And, I gotta say, you sometimes get me to lift my head.
re: things i couldve done if i hadnt bought an expensive bikeDog
Oct 9, 2001 6:37 AM
...die at age 51 from a heart attack and a million dollars in the bank, wishing on my death bed that I'd done something fun, healthy, and challenging in my life -- my worst nightmare.

I could of sent millions in food and money to SomaliaJS
Oct 9, 2001 7:09 AM
to feed the the hungry only to have the food sold off and the money redirected to the government to buy weapons.........wait the U.S. is already doing that. You need to educate yourself on the ways of the world before before making knee-jerk and uninformed statements. I know, you could take your money get a sex change operation and go and live in a fundamentalist Islam country, if you want to learn about oppression.
how did this guy steal my name?js
Oct 9, 2001 7:35 AM
why bother registering??
If you do a search you'll see I've been posting underJS
Oct 9, 2001 8:17 AM
this handle for a while( over a year). It does suck though.
its imposible to help?ishmael
Oct 9, 2001 8:14 AM
even unedubakated me can figue out that, for example,if you drop 50,000 meals over iraq there are only so many lamb chops sadiam can eat...its nice to think that there is nothing more to do, it makes it slide down the throat all for bikes, but wouldnt it be a nicer ride knowing that that everyone was accounted for before we ride off
Bought more w33dgrzy
Oct 9, 2001 8:35 AM
It ain't about the money or the bike - it's about the ride.

If you want to talk about sending money - how about volunteering your time and keeping the money? Money is good, but your time is a better donation. We Americans always want to put a price on everything and write a check so we can be done with it and stop feeling guilty. People in need really appreciate the human touch - not some faceless check. Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Red Cross are all good places to start.
Things you can do today...Kristin
Oct 9, 2001 9:13 AM
I don't personally feel responsible for starving people around the world--though if I knew one, that would be a different story. I am responsible to plan wisely for my future, plan for my present (i.e. pay bills) and, when I encounter someone with a personal need, give what I am able to (Note: This is always more than you think it is). There's lots that can be done if we just consider it.

This weekend, I saw an amazing thing. Someone from our club collects unused bikes. He stores them and once a year they locate some family's who can't afford bikes. A few mechanics gather with their tools and stands, the kids and parents choose bikes and those bikes get repaired, cleaned and used. This is something practical that any group can do! Its more tangible to me than giving to an organization I no nothing about and invovles complex politics.

Why do we talk about what we "could have" done, instead of doing?