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Hey Scooter Trash! We Have a New Hero!!!

You want freedom? Enjoy living dangerously? This happened in my hometown (at least where my Mom and Dad live). Take a look: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/ODD_NUDE_MOTORCYCLIST?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2009-02-11-20-46-29

And before anyone asks, No! This wasn't a member of the Skunk Crew.

Any one remember seein' pic's of Rollie Free flyin' down th' Bonnieville Salt Flats wearin' nuthin' but a pair of speedo swim trunks and a shower cap at 150 mph, laid out flat over th' bike like "Superman"!! Th' thought of what would have happened to him if that had gone wrong just makes me shiver
skunkbait (author)  gearhead19515 years ago
Rollie Free is one of my heroes! I think that record stood for quite a few years, like till the big Kawasaki's hit the market. My dream bike is an old Vincent Black Shadow or Rapide.
Kiteman5 years ago
Why are naked people as naked as a jay-bird? Jays are as feathered as any other bird.

I always hear the phrase "jay bird" in a hillbilly drawl, since the first time I heard it was as part of that record about a streaker.("He wus NEKid as a jay buurrrd!")
That one.
This phrase, and its British counterpart naked as a robin, do not have clear origins. Naked as a robin appears in writing in the mid-19th century, while naked as a jaybird is first recorded in wartime America. The only plausible, yet undocumented, reason that a simile about nakedness might refer to these birds is the fact that bluejays and robins, when they first hatch, look quite naked, even though they do have a small amount of down on them. Like bluejays, this "robin" is an American thrush and is unrelated to the European robin.

For some reason, it was fashionable in the 14th century to give personal names to birds. Thus we have the robin, the martin, the jay and the magpie (i.e. Margaret-pie). It is interesting to note that the name jay here is probably also the same as in jaywalking. These words come from the proper name Jay, which was considered a common enough name in Britain that it came to be used to refer to provincial folk in general. In the U.S. it referred to unsophisticated rural people, and jaywalking was something those country folk did when they got to the city because they weren't accustomed to dealing with traffic back home. Jaywalk is peculiarly American and dates from the early part of the 20th century. Oh, and by the way, Jay as a name comes ultimately from Latin Gaius.

Take Our Word for it....
skunkbait (author)  Kiteman5 years ago
Yeah, it shouldbe something like "nakedas a 'possum tail'.
KentsOkay5 years ago
Road rash on my ****?? I don't think I'll be trying anything similar...
skunkbait (author)  KentsOkay5 years ago
Oh come on RS, where's your sense of (mis)adventure?
Absent at times like this....
lemonie5 years ago
The original article is here at thedailycitizen.com

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skunkbait (author)  lemonie5 years ago
Oh yeah. Around here we call it the Dailly Disappointment.
Is it one of those 'local' papers which is full of nothing very much, except occasionally when this sort of thing happens?
New street-sign = big news, cat stuck-up-tree = full page feature?

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skunkbait (author)  lemonie5 years ago
Yeah, it's one of those papers with little REAL news, and a bunch of small-town politics. But occasionally something wonderful happens: http://www.loweringthebar.net/2006/07/arkansas_chicke.html

I couldn't find the original Daily Citizen article, but this was BIG NEWS!
It was unclear from the report whether Peter Griffin was one of the assailants.

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skunkbait (author)  lemonie5 years ago
LOL
lemonie lemonie5 years ago
And it adds: "The report estimated damage to Bowman's 2006 Dodge Charger at $3,000 and to Clark's 2007 Honda 600 motorcycle at $500. Places on the report showing whether Clark or Bowman were transported to the hospital were left blank." L