“…AND DID MY WAY…” birds of a feather have blinders on

Motorcycle Helmet Law, ex-Protestor

2011 Darwin Award Nominee

Confirmed True by Darwin (July 2011, New York) Protesting motorcycle helmet laws, an Onondaga, NY man was participating in a bare-noggin protest ride when he was killed via flipping over the handlebars. The motorcycle accident injured the noggin of Mr. Contos, 55, fatally damaging a brain that was unable to determine the physics of the situation. Moreover, he’d do it again if he could, according to his elder brother.  He would have wanted it that way.

Certain laws have physics on their side, obviously, and the laws say one’s body cannot walk away from a high-speed physical impact. Laws not subject to repeal. Unprotected–you squash like a bug. Protected–you eat squash for dinner.

Since properly padded and protected men can walk away from a 90-mph crash, protection is prudent when you increase {mass x speed} above a critical threshold.

Prudent, but should protection be mandatory? Robert Frost says, “I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.”

Police said Phil “hit his brakes, fishtailed and went out of control, flipping him over the handlebars.” What we, the Darwin Awards committee, would like to know–and news reports don’t explain–is just how he went over the handlebars?

This story reminded me of the “Occupy” whatever movement that has found every loser in the country seeking somebody to blame for their particular misery.  You’re probably asking yourself, “zuki this is all well and good, but what does it have to do with the two or three geniuses that read this piffle?”  I’m hip.  Personally I thought the story represented very well the mind set of most people I associate with!  Dv’ant, Poo, Gigem, AA, Bagwan, Dee-Dee, Madcow,  and to a small degree myself.  All of us are going to do it our own way regardless of even the most detrimental of consequences.  That’s a fact!

I’ve taken another sick day today and hope it helps clear the mind and soul of this Monkey disease that has beset me.  I hope to be back to my old self soon.


  • Bagwan

    Sorry to hear you are still feeling a little punk. Too bad Suzie’s closed down, we could have had you up and running in no time.

  • Always ANONYMOUS

    MOI faithful Driver, Luke, was sick yesterday and today TOO!