Re: Comments from going over the hill again
In a message dated 6/24/02 2:02:53 PM,
<< … whereas, an American quite possibly would! I guess the (American)
expression “British sense of humour” [sic] has some relevance here…
hey! i loved monty python when nobody else in my hometown did!
I’ve always interpreted that comment to equal “American lack of sense
of humor”. >>
I have noticed a disterbing lack of monty python fans in some parts of the
US. I have found it to be less of a problem in Boston then some other places
I’ve been. Though I have to say, by far the largest monty python fan in the
world that I have ever met came from gorgia.
I feel strongly that monty python pioneired the type of comidy that the
country is currently obsessed with. examples: mad TV, austian powers
(brittish?), to some extent the evil dead series.
anyway, unicycle related content: left crank arm, traction=rider force-rider
flab/hill grade, I found your other weel, myiata air seat conversion.
sereous unicycle related content: I don’t feel that I have ever been
“insulted” by a passerby. I feel that they are compleatly astounded by what
they are seeing before them, and could not possibly let this pass by without
saying something. Most people are to socialyphobic to stop you and ask you
if they can have a go, so they are forced to come up with something totaly
original in a very short amount of time, wich 90% of the time amounts to
“wheres your other weel”. Some people who are better at being humans manage
to come up with “cool” or “dood thats awsome”. but you have to take into
consideration, most people have aquired and perfected the defence mechanism
of always hiding their true feelings. Better to seem like an ass but seem
strong then to appear astonished, and risk looking dumb. Of course its
irrational, but it happens.
I think that it is very possible that one of the many people who see us and
are astonished by us everyday, could very well go home that very day, still
in amazement, get online, do a google search for “unicycle”, find our
newsgroup, read by chance one of the threads about people who “bash”
unicycles, feel like a compleat idiot for being that amazingly unorigional,
and at the same time, feel really really bad that they said something that
these people apparently take so hurtfully, when in fact he had ment it to be
in some way encouraging, just couldnt come up with something better.