Saturday, May 14, 2011

I Should Post Something

--The Indiana Supreme Court has given me a headache; anyway, I'm blaming them by default.

Let's see: my birthday's coming up, and I'd like one of these. Or even this. And a cargo carrier and saddlebags for it.

But what I'm gonna actually get is some cards and a whole lotta OT. Well, a little OT and darned few days off. Beats not workin'!

Elsewhere: Carl Bussjaeger links to the "Florida Outlaws Sex (only not)" reports but points out that the Sunshine State has recognized some Constitutional rights for pigs, which does give one to wonder just exactly with whom -- or what -- the Legislature has made sex not-illegal? (And here I thought thought the hip, modern bents for Our Elected Officials were pederasty and pedophilia; I guess there's always a traditionalist or two in the crowd? Certainly it is not a notion of which most of them have never been accused). It's for sure pig-rights are yet another reason why bacon (the real staff of life) is so darned expensive. (Y'know, there wasn't even any civilization as such before there was bacon. I'm just sayin').


Joe Allen said...

Those are cool - I saw one with a sidecar at a dealer and if I'd had the funds, I probably would have bought it on impulse.

The other groovy retro ride I've been drawn to are those Russki made Beemer knockoffs - the Ural. Those have a side car and have the advantage of a driveshaft link so you have 2 wheel drive in back. I'm dying to try that out in the snow...

Alan said...

A guy had a Ural at Boomershoot in 2009. It has a reverse gear!

Very cool.

Tango Juliet said...

Happy Birthday!

Roberta X said...

There's a Ural around here with a sidecar, and another semi-chopper one up the road. They look pretty kewl!

Roberta X said...

TJ: I have 'til the 28th. There's a whole cluster of family birthdays from the 19th through the 28th.

perlhaqr said...

I have heard, through the motorcycle grapevine, that those Urals come from the factory needing a lot of work. Something about broken drills left in oil passages, and other such delights. Word on the street was it was a good idea to take the engine completely apart when you took it out of the crate, and just sort of... double-check everything.

But, I don't have any personal experience with that, it was 10 years ago, so even if it was true it might be no longer, and hell, it could have just been one dude's bad luck that got blown out of proportion.

Stretch said...

You'll need a scabbard as well for what point is a Royal Enfield sans SMLE?
And the only thing the Russkies ever apply QC to is weapons.

Happy early Birthday. Your parents clearly did excellent QC with you.

Justthisguy said...

I voted against the Pregnant Pig amendment. I also voted against the High-Speed Rail amendment. Both of them passed.

What really chaps my Cracker ass, is that when I registered to vote, I swore to defend both the U.S. Constitution (cool, no problem) and the FL Constitution (uncool, lotsa problems)

WV: junta. Yup, that's the problem, we're ruled by a junta of good ol'boys.