Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Back to Motorcycle School

This is too priceless, I had to get this down on cyber-paper.

I was driving back from a stint of physio and groceries...

Up ahead is a motorcyclist waiting to turn left at the light across the intersection from me. He has a bright orange and yellow traffic vest signifying that he is being evaluated. Behind him or her, it's hard to tell with the mandatory helmet and gear, there is a smaller car, maybe a Hyundai Excel, with a roof sign. This is obviously the evaluator.

I'm pushing the tail end of a green light, and it turns yellow as I finish crossing the intersection, and no one behind me.

Out of the corner of my eye, I see the motorcycle moving off and behind me, so I watch closely in my side and read view mirrors.

Indeed, the evaluatee has launched on a yellow light, thereby losing his tail!

I can only imagine the evaluator's face when he saw his prey carting off, and losing him, on a traffic infraction no less.

I guess one had to be there, but I just about busted a gut. What exactly is it that they teach motorcyclists nowadays?

Friday, May 11, 2007

Good Guide - Good Grief

It rears its ugly head every couple years, an article - presumably - written in 1955 in Housekeeping Monthly: The Good Wife's Guide. <-(click on the title)

I sourced it from Wikipedia, because it explains what I believe of the original article.

By and large it is an excellent piece of satire, which was reproduced - as such - in the first copy of Playboy, no less, available in Canada in the early 60’s.

Def Satire: trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly

But here is the question du jour, is there anyone on this planet who does NOT believe this to be satire nowadays? And you know whom I’m referring to - email me if you don’t. Unfortunately, we already know the answer, so I will leave it at that.

A cute 2005 rebuttal was issued by Yvonne Prince.