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Manfred’s story

Lol!!  BiFF, swallow your coffee before watching this. Sticky liquids will ruin your keyboard. 


“Wings, boys!”

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11 Responses

  1. That was good. 😥

    • IKR? There are millions of male Trump voters who think we are already living in that Utopia.
      I wish.
      In that place, I want to have the job using a cattle prod on the manspreaders. A girl can dream…

      • To the manspreaders, I would just say, move, make room for me/others. Just say what is on your mind out loud. Speaking of which, I am reminded of this little incident — we were coming out of the restaurant after dinner on Cordell, and this group of 4 (white) men (late 40s) are on the sidewalk walking toward us and one of them throws an empty soda can on to the sidewalk/road and I reflexively say out loud, ‘you can’t do that!’, loud enough for everyone to hear and the guy actually said, ‘you’re right’ much to my surprise and picked it up.

        • *I* could make him move. I’m pretty shameless when it comes to claiming a seat on the bus. But I’m also 5’9″, almost 6′ in heels, and I’m not easily intimidated.
          I suspect it’s harder for smaller women. Anyway, I didn’t see anyone challenge him. I was already sitting across from him.

          • Yeah, I was not necessarily commenting what should have been done in that instance. I can see you would be the type to stand up to guys like him for others if need be. I was just commenting on how I am. I am the type to pick fights on others behalf and become easily unpopular (or popular, if they understood me), 🙂

          • Yep. Been there.
            It’s safe to be unpopular here. Not only that but we welcome our unpopularity.

  2. So many crashes on Tour de France today.

    • Have you ever been to the Palio in Siena? I was on pins and needles watching the horses take an almost 90 degree angle in the square. Crashes are spectacular.

      • I have been to Siena but not the Palio and, it is a horse race, isn’t it? Do they survive the crashes?

        On the Tour today (stage 4), was unfortunate, close to the finish and it is not sure if Sagan elbowed Cavendish to cause that crash. For me it looked like there was not enough room for Cavendish to ride alongside Sagan and Sagan may have instinctively leaned and used elbow for balance which made contact with Cavendish throwing him into the barricades. There was another crash but they focused on this one more. Yesterday in Stage 3, it was wet and making a near 90 degree turn with one guy losing control in the peloton! That was massive.

        • Ayayayay! I have to confess I don’t follow the Tour de France as much as I did years ago because I’m never sure who’s cheating.

        • OMG. I have been devastated by this since it happened. It reminds me of what’s happening in this country now–rage, alternative facts which malign and destroy someone’s life, refusal to take responsibility or to change one’s mind, irrationality, blaming…

          PM317, I looked at every still photo and video. It is clear this was Cav’s fault, compounded by the French guy with no line, racing back and forth in the tight field. Cav head-butted Sagan (as he frequently does, without penalty!), got his handlebars under Sagan’s, and Sagan raised an elbow to right himself as his left leg flew off at 40 mph. Cav had actually already fallen at that point. There’s a great analysis/vids of it on NBC Sports, and on SBC (an Australian station), here: http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/video/984174147820/TDF-2017-Sagan-incident-breakdown It makes it heartbreakingly clear.

          I’ve watched every race since the first Tour of CA–love the ethos of the sport, that is, the one-for-all, sacrificing one’s individual gains for the group, and the sheer danger and courage of it and physical limits these guys endure. Saw Sagan in Monterey last year. Really nice guy. To see him maligned like this infuriates me, but the French are said to have wanted him out for a few years now, since he keeps winning the coveted green jersey, edging out the French. Commentators had only just started giving him his due. And now, with every expert and nearly all sprinters outraged at his disqualification… alas. No more Tour for me.

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