Tuesday, April 05, 2011
diatribe against urban cycling hosted by News Corp's dearth-of-humour broadsheet, the WSJ, makes one wonder why, with so many interesting events and ample public figures with foot-in-mouth disease providing ample fertile material, he has chosen to point his low-watt Petzl in the direction of the humble, utilitarian bicycle, and it's typically well-intentioned owners. One would be forgiven for wondering whether there is some personal hidden agenda which is at the root of his anger.
Was he perhaps vertically-challenged more than the average kid when his father removed his training wheels? Or maybe he has a simple case of Cyclophobia? Was he forced to ride his sister's pink two-wheeled hand-me-down with sparkly handlebar tassles? Did he have some traumatic accident while mid-teens involving a parked car attracting the unwanted attention of a female object of his desire? Was HE laughed at mercilessly in his own tight black shorts? Did some two-wheeled Sierra Club environmentalist best him by sleeping with his wife (or worse, marrying his daughter!)? The exploration of this petty tyrant, will, in any event, make for an interesting discussion with his T. next session.
It does, however, highlight a more general question: Do Conservatives and Progressives age more or less symmetrically?