Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Just say No

I called in at an office that publishes a lot of Britain's biggest motorcycle titles. I saw this on the wall of one of the newest magazine's containment cells. It says 'Flat track - Just say No'
I didn't bother asking for an explanation. Underneath was a photo of one of Shinya Kimura's beautiful bikes. That was slapped with a slogan exclaiming 'Say No To Steampunk'.
I left wondering why can't there be more love in the world? G

14 comments:

steve gayton said...

Sounds like typical herd mentality to me, they are more to be pitied than hated. Much love

BlackCountryBiker said...

What? My dream bike would be a steampunk street tracker - no wonder the only bike mag i ever buy thesed days is sideburn!

dave skooter farm said...

Starting out as they mean to go on....Picking on the little guys!!! Do they really feel that threatened by the outer fringes of motorcycle culture? I agree with Mr. Gayton about the herd mentality...but I don't feel any pity......these goons are in a position of power!
SAY NO TO YET ANOTHER DULL,UNINSPIRED,NARROW-MINDED, WIPE-ASS THROWAWAY MOTORCYCLE MAGAZINE!!

Paul Baleta said...

They publish the kind of magazine that excitedly informs us of the cubic capacity of the latest, most incredible GSX-R's screen washer bottle... AND that it holds a whole 150ml more than last year's amazing tupperware GSX-R's screen washer bottle... AND that you'd be silly not go down to your local bike supermarket to buy one on finance just like the bloke down the street did... so then you won't have to avoid him because you'd be embarassed on your 2 year old plastic bling machine.

Adriaan said...

Yes, let's keep sliding down the slope of selling less and less of the same bikes every year..
I met a journo once who made jokes about a mag made at GI's kitchentable when I said that it is not all internet nowadays, but that some people will still pay for print.

747 said...

Haters shur dont have as much fun as my flat trackin punk ass.

Austin said...

well, as he's also got a photo of Grange Hill's Roland Browning on the same wall, maybe he's bitter that he was a former fat kid that got bullied and this is his way of feeling slightly empowered!!!!

motorcycho said...

Im pretty sure my friend Jimmy Mac took that foto of the flatracking chopper! funny how pics make their way around the world now!!!!

dave skooter farm said...

On a more positive note with regard to marginalized, minority cycle-culture subliminally breaking thought to the mainstream......Just saw the new TT3D: CLOSER TO THE EDGE Movie and couldn't help but notice Guy Martin sporting a Sideburn 'Dick Mann' shirt for a brief moment and John McGuiness in a Flat Track shirt too!
So theres at least two universally known, very credible, stand up NON-HATERS!

stevie coles said...

have pity, it's jus poor education!!.

Griff said...

Hopefully the Shorttrack races at the Silverstone MotoGP will go some way to educate the blinkered sport bike masses.

kawa said...

educate the sportbike masses? do we really want the likes of them to try and take over the left turn fun!!

Davidabl said...

Dude, don't say anything..get a print of yer favorite
Picasso..do the same thing a "Just say no to Picasso"
and put it up right next to the "just say no to steampunk" thing.

Davidabl said...

.and .if it doesn't seem clear enougha few days later another sign "GREAT ART GETS A PASS.

I believe that in your part of the world guys like this guy in your office are called "wankers."