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Cyclist Have Such A Sense Of Humor(32 posts)

Cyclist Have Such A Sense Of Humorcosmicallyconscience
Mar 5, 2002 6:45 AM
Here is to everyone who couldn't have a mature discussion on this board. I tried to continue my discussion of why we should be riding more bicycles, and driving less by posting my e mail address. To prove my legitimacy and to continue the discussion elsewhere I posted my e mail address and invited everyone to e mail me to find out more information how you can help Mother Earth. What I got was a ton of porno e mail. Obviously, some of you same people who claimed maturity in your Boycott Trek replies showed your actual maturity level by pasting my name to many porno e mail sites. Some of you went as far as calling me a child. Well, I guess you proved who the real child is. I still stand by my comments about global warming and how bicycles can help reduce global warming.
Eugene Kaudill
Overflowing with porno e-mail; that IS funny!Crankist
Mar 5, 2002 7:52 AM
RelaxBob in Indiana
Mar 5, 2002 8:11 AM
The real reason you got so many "responses" to your post that ridicule your views is, in my opinion, due to your extremist positions on environmental issues. It's folks like you, and P.E.T.A extremists for another example, that give a bad name to what otherwise may be sensible, worthy causes.

No one wants to cause harm to our mutually shared earth, and no sane person advocates harmimg animals, but your suggestion to ban a cycling company??? for giving a bike to our President??? Come on dude, that's just plain silly! It would have NO AFFECT whatsoever on any meaningful environmentally friendly issue...NONE. It's just inflammatory and silly.

Same as the P.E.T.A. wackos who suggest blowing up McDonalds retaurants in the name of saving the animals used in producing their food.

Views/extremist positions like these do nothing but turn normal folks off, who might otherwise be supportive of worthwile my opinion.

Take it EASY is what I mean to say. Be sensible.
Mar 5, 2002 8:37 AM
My discussion still doesn't justify the same people that called me a child putting my e mail address on every porn list they could.

I do respect your views, and I hope you respect mine, even though you disagree.
RESPECT something that doesn't make sense?Woof the dog
Mar 5, 2002 3:09 PM

Woof the real dog.
Mar 5, 2002 11:17 AM
Yes. Take it easy, be sensible, and do as you are told, already.
you got what you deserved...RobO
Mar 5, 2002 8:59 AM
Start a flame war, enjoy the consequences.
you got what you deserved...cosmicallyconscience
Mar 5, 2002 9:16 AM
You call it a flame war. I call it a discussion on the environment. It wasn't intended to become hateful. Hate will destroy mankind.
Eugene Kaudill
re: Cyclist Have Such A Sense Of HumorPaul
Mar 5, 2002 9:13 AM
I know how you feel, and I'm really in your corner, and others like you. Have no use for Bush and his stupid domestic agenda. I've supported organizations like Green Peace (love them), Sierra Club, Wild Animal Defense Fund, for years, and root for PETA. I guess I'm out on the fringe because other people in power are destroying what we have in the name of the economy. Bush Sr lost because of this, and his son doesn't want to repeat history. Be optimistic, Bush is a one-term president. Okay in war time, useless in peace.

Use common sense dealing with the other element, respect their feelings. Support you concerns by writing checks, calling your congessman when you disagree. I would have never given my e-mail address, that's just inviting retripution from others. If anyhting, you're a little naive, but that will change in time.

Hang in there, and lets get back to bikes

You sound like a nice person, but you can't take on the world. I live by the adage, "Don't get mad, get even."
re: Cyclist Have Such A Sense Of Humorcosmicallyconscience
Mar 5, 2002 9:18 AM
Getting even wouldn't be the right thing to do with these people. I called them on it, and hopefully they are grown up enough to cease this behavior.
re: Cyclist Have Such A Sense Of HumorTZ
Mar 5, 2002 9:30 AM
You are trying to argue with everybody and always to speak the last word - Sisyphus' labor.
Indeed. No matter how hard or how fast you pushmorrison
Mar 5, 2002 10:21 AM
that stone, it will return to the base of the hill.

Actually, when I read the original post, I was mildly amused, my antipathy for pornography notwithstanding. However, from one of the replies, I gather that certain posters actually added this guy's e-mail address to a series of porn spam lists. This is a bit more nefarious than merely sending you a few isolated pictures. Were I he, I certainly would be peeved as well.

That said, I do think your posts were a bit silly. First, this is a cyclists forum. I know we often get far afoot, but the central theme really is (and should be) cycling. Your posts, while related to cycling, were political posts, and probably should have been posted on a different sort of message board. People don't check in here to see other people's views on the environment; especially ones that are as 'hard-core' (no pun with the porn intended) as yours.

Finally, to those of you who placed this poor bugger on the spam lists: That's not funny. Once you get on those lists, it is so hard to get off. (again, no pun intended) Use some common sense, and try and remember that there are some very sensible people out there who really detest that stuff.
re: Cyclist Have Such A Sense Of Humorcosmicallyconscience
Mar 5, 2002 11:33 AM
I think you misunderstood me then. I don't wish to argue, but I wish to engage in conversation.
yyyaaaawwwnnh.. boring.colker
Mar 5, 2002 11:22 AM
we are closed for the hollydays. come back next year, please.
I don't think that you can be sure that any participant on thisbill
Mar 5, 2002 11:48 AM
board had anything to do with it. I get spam, including porn spam (and all sorts of stuff about supplements and generic Viagra and whatnot), from heaven knows where, but I always assumed it was because my e-mail is easy enough to obtain through this board.
I wouldn't take it personally. I think that you are giving your antagonists way too much credit. My bet is that the senders/perpetrators could care less about your visionary politics. They're expressing exactly nothing but their desire to get into your, er, wallet.
I don't think that you can be sure that any participant on thiscosmicallyconscience
Mar 5, 2002 12:09 PM
I respect your post, however, I never received on bit of porn with this e mail address. Then all of a sudden in the past couple of days I am being bombarded with it. I dont' think you can rule someone or a group from this board out.
Had I posted a Britney Spears In The Buff Photos For PETAcosmicallyconscience
Mar 5, 2002 12:15 PM
You know had I mentioned PETA and the Britney Spears anti-fur, in-the-nude photo shoot, I think people would have paid more attention to my environmental post. This is something that saddens me.

PETA has a "I'd rather go naked than wear fear" campaign. Celebrities like Pamela Anderson, Kim Basinger, Cindy Crawford, and Christy Turlington have posed naked for this cause. Personally, I don't feel like this helps our cause any. Unfortunatly, many people are more likely to notice our causes with this type of advertising.
Comically consciousdzrider
Mar 5, 2002 12:47 PM
What helps causes is making connections between your issues and people's lives. Calling on strangers to boycott products on behalf of an issue they don't see as their own is futile and righteous indignation over their refusal to do so looks foolish and intolerant. You may as well march around wearing a sign and shouting at passersby.

Unsolicited porn isn't all that different from unsolicited preaching. Look how the world views Jehovah's Witnesses.
Nicely said. nmmorrison
Mar 5, 2002 12:49 PM
Had I posted a Britney Spears In The Buff Photos For PETAmerckx56
Mar 5, 2002 12:54 PM
britney backed out of the shoot for peta. watch entertainment tonight once and while...jeez! oh, i forgot, tv gives off radiation and that too, is killing the earth!
i'm sure you'll answer this, since you have answered every other post that has to do with you!
Had I posted a Britney Spears In The Buff Photos For PETAcosmicallyconscience
Mar 5, 2002 1:04 PM
Would hate to prove you wrong, so I will answer this. I don't own a tv. If I did, I probably would not watch entertainment tonight.
Why do you reply to every post? nmmorrison
Mar 5, 2002 1:08 PM
Why do you reply to every post? nmcosmicallyconscience
Mar 5, 2002 1:26 PM
Should I reply to this? Isn't this a discussion board? I was just continuing the conversation? Is there something wrong with that? Why did you take the time to waste the boards time with a question like this. This is just typical. Everyone complained about my post about Trek, yet it generated over 3000 hits. It generated many people posting an opinion about it. No one got upset with everyone else posting. They got mad at me for posting? Why is that? If you wanted it to go away, then don't reply. People are still replying to the boycott Trek thread as of today. Apparently, either everyone secretly enjoys it, and yet it gives you something to complain about, or you just like to reply to post too.
Why did you reply to my last reply? nmmorrison
Mar 5, 2002 2:03 PM
Are you trying to go platinum?Slipstream
Mar 5, 2002 2:05 PM
You are wearing the number of hits you got like it is a merit badge. This is not a hit parade. Have you thought of why you got all those hits?

I have gone from defending you to being amused by your antics to growing weary. There are a number of people who support your rights (including yours truly) but you insist on digging a deeper hole for yourself.

Think about it.
Obvious sign: slightly off the dial I'said it before (nm)tempeteKerouak
Mar 5, 2002 2:49 PM
told ya!merckx56
Mar 5, 2002 4:02 PM
Caught your reply on the Jimmy.Leisure
Mar 6, 2002 2:15 AM
You're obviously pretty invested in it. I think I like the Corvette rim idea. The supercharger idea is kinda interesting, too. Couldn't you also use a complete Corvette head? Now, just get a Corvette chassis...;-)
Caught your reply on the Jimmy.merckx56
Mar 6, 2002 8:38 AM
no, unfortunately. the jimmy is a 4.3 v6. i have a buddy who wedged a 350 shortblock into his jimmy, and he has nothing but problems with it! i'd rather not have to open the motor unless necessary. the supercharger would give me about 100 extra hp. i think 340 is enough. the new thermostat came yesterday, so it'll run a bit cooler.
Would somebody please give me the address for this guy!Pack Meat
Mar 5, 2002 2:48 PM
People liked to respond to your silly boycott because they like being right and in they do like to argue. You gave them a chance to do both. You should really try to get to know your audience before presenting any material.

Share the Road and pass me some of that squirrel.

Mar 5, 2002 4:03 PM
send him some porn. he really digs it!
Yada Yada Yada!Ryan Prentice
Mar 5, 2002 9:27 PM
You pull out any number of "Scientists" who say we are causing global warming and I can find at least as many who say that it's a normal cycle for most planets. (Ever heard of an iceage?)

I am a fairly environmentally concious person but I gotta say, I draw no distinction between the hardcore green crowd and the hardcore religeous crowd. I think that in every group there are the fanatics who put their "mission" above all else, even human life.

There are another group of activists who have been getting alot of press lately, many call them fighters for the one true way of life and have attached a mandate from the almighty to their cause. We call them the Taliban.

I ride my bike everywhere. I'm not some cheesy Subaru driving, fair weather conservationist, I am a Bike Commuter. I love the forest, I love animals, I love trees, and I know that an acre of re-planted clear-cut produces more food for the animals than a square mile of old growth.

I guess my problem with fanatics of any kind is their tendency to use only the facts that promote their agenda while ignoring the rest.

Don't push your agenda on me!