Dummer St. USA and some unrelated tips and observations.
Yes, so this is where they got idea for the most ridiculous SUV on the planet.
Personally I think they are just plain dummer both here and Iraq.
So support planet earth and tell people what you think about this gas guzzler.
This picture was taken in Bath Maine, about an hour north of Portland. (the sticker is mine) There is also a Dummer St. in Boston Mass. I wonder how many Dummer Streets there are in the US? Hopefully more than Dummers on the road...but that is unlikely...just count in LA alone.
There is also a website and blog worth checking out.
Based out of Brooklyn, this magazine is kind of a culture jammer and monitor of the wacky world of mass corporate marketing and evasive ram-it-down-your-throat advertising.
This disgust with capitalism and gross consumerism is what leads us to things like making dummer shirts and on the stayfree site you can buy a great t-shirt making fun of WAL-Mart.
In other unrelated news to bicycles:
The Band Nine inch Nails has pulled out of preforming at the upcoming MTV movie awards. The withdrawl came after the network refused to let them play in front of a giant poster of our president George W. Bush. The band informed the music video network that they were not altering the image of the president but the tv station responded by saying they didn't think it was appropriate for a band to take a political side. The song to be performed was from the bands new album With Teeth called "bite the hand that feeds." This song is about opposing the illegal occupation of Iraq according to the band's front man Trent Reznor.
Here is a quote from the band's website:
"Nine Inch Nails will not be performing at the MTV MOVIE AWARDS as previously announced. We were set to perform "The hand that Feeds" with an unmolested straightforward image of George W. Bush as the Backdrop. Apparently the image of our president is as offensive to MTV as it is to me. See you on tour this fall when we return to play in America."
Good for them. It is great to watch main stream America show it's true colors. Just like when a town pays the Band Marylin Manson NOT to play...now that's capitalism.
I wish I got paid for not working.
Here is a tip for you that I just discovered. You know all that change that is adding up in your piggy bank or hidding in the dark crevases of your couch? You might take it to one of these automated machines in the supermarket called Coinstar to convert that heavy change into bills. When Commerce bank of NYC does this for free whereas the other machines charge 8% of the pile.
There are a bunch of Commerce bank locations in Manhattan. The one I went to was on Broadway around Great Jones St.
So go get your change together and then take that cash and donate it to Time's Up or the Legal defense fund for the bike riders...hee hee.