Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Good Thing Happens In New Orleans!

RACK!New Orleans may be suffering under many burdens. The city is the subject of a rather terrible television show. It's, you know, still rebuilding from a severe recent rainstorm, you may recall. Also it's being surrounded by an immense and ruinous natural disaster which is going to destroy local economies, at least a thousand miles of shoreline, at least a couple of multi-billion dollar tourism industries and then permanently change the way we think of America. But they're getting bike racks! Totally cute bike racks, installed by cute boys, under what is actually called the Where Ya Rack? program. Yes! Yay bike racks. Focus on the bike racks.

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En Vague (#82)

"Treme": All the parts don't matter.

Dan Kois (#646)

Does everyone hate "Treme" except me?

I like "Treme" a lot.

saythatscool (#101)

Actually, I think it's pretty good too. I'm surprised to hear Choire doesn't like it.

deepomega (#1,720)

I am a very big fan. My theory is Treme:Caprica::TheWire:BattlestarGalactica.

deepomega (#1,720)

Also, the end of that last episode? With all the refrigerated trucks humming in the parking lot? Aaaaaaaaaaa

saythatscool (#101)

@DO: Right? I can totally see that line of thought. Good call.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Shouldn't that be Treme:TheWire::Caprica:BattlestarGalactica? Because otherwise I am confused.

deepomega (#1,720)


Treme is the more character-based, less adventure-plot-driven counterpart to The Wire. There will be people who liked The Wire for its depth of character but also for its gunfights, much like the people who complained that the last season of BSG had fewer space planes. That is fine! They won't like Treme because nobody gets shot! But it is also ok to like a more stately, less shooty character-driven story about post-Katrina Nola!

deepomega (#1,720)

Oh wait. You mean structure of analogies. WHATEVER, Dr. GRE, yeah I guess that is also a good way to say it. But I will leave my explanation of Treme here for all to ogle.

olegonzo (#3,922)

I keep waiting for the show to stop preaching. It's the old telling vs. showing thing. To much tell; not enough show.

Here's more good news about New Orleans. Hardly any fundie churches. Holla at me, Voodoo!


kneetoe (#1,881)

In a pinch, can you tie your canoe up to these racks as well?

saythatscool (#101)

Or a riot gimp on a leash?

You're with me scrolly.

Can you hang up your recently deceased raccoons, possum and gators? 'Cause now that the ocean is off limits, many of my relatives (by marriage) down in LA are going to get back to eatin' outta de swamp, cher dawlin'.

Mount_Prion (#290)

People need paddlebikes.

saythatscool (#101)

@MO: I like the ones that look like swans that you can rent by the zoo!

garge (#736)

If you can't lock up a swan paddle-boat to these things, then it is simply bad design.

Jim Behrle (#3,292)

I keep waiting for McNulty to show up

propertius (#361)

Lets not get all acerbic about this. Bike racks can tilt your civic karma toward the progressive movement.

Its working beautifully in San Francisco. We've got a great bike culture here, and on the evidence of last Friday's civic ride, it is starting to hook up with the public nudity culture.

I'm pro bike rack! I love bike racks. And especially cool little ones like these. Yay bikes, yay bike racks, yay racks. (!?) No, yes.

saythatscool (#101)

My Civic's karma hit three of you this weekend on the way home from the strip club.

saythatscool (#101)

I'm just kidding. I drive a Jeep.

propertius (#361)

You can still get some good karma points if you were still naked when driving.

Bittersweet (#765)

I don't know, propertius. Biking + public nudity = lots of racks. The painful kind.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)


HiredGoons (#603)

The little Fleur de Lis is a nice touch.

Van Buren Boy (#1,233)

Point of Contention: The oil spill is a man-made disaster, not a natural disaster. Carry on.

garge (#736)

I think you are missing the point that it was an accident. So whether there is a god or not, it goes back to nature, naturally.

lexalexander (#2,960)

Wrong, dude. It was neither natural nor an accident. It was criminal negligence, the utterly predictable result of intentionally weakened or bypassed safety measures. And 11 people died.

Someone(s) in the BP C-suite need(s) to do years and years of hard time.

Cajun Boy (#132)

And I just bought a new bike on Magazine St. over the weekend. My timing is PERFECT!

Make you some shrimp spaghetti before it all runs out, shug.

mathnet (#27)

I'm just confused about the fact that New Orleans is calling it Where Ya Rack? and not Nice Rack or something equally clever.

The South does not do vulgar double entendre, unless they do it by accident. Mr. BL is fond of telling the story of a billboard in Birmingham in the 1980s, advertising communion/graduation bracelets for young girls:


saythatscool (#101)

@BL:Oh Jesus.

@STC: Plenty of hilarious Jesus signs/billboards too.

cinetrix (#47)

Not afraid to be service-y: Yats. Yeah, you right!

HiredGoons (#603)

I feel like you're going to be using that last tag a lot more frequently moving forward.


laurel (#4,035)

Let's see: oil spill in the gulf, southern fishery and tourism economies in decline, unemployment, gas prices increase…

Bike racks may be rather useful.

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