Arsenal fan Osama behind France98 plan?

May 31, 2002

A recent book claims that Osama Bin Laden was behind the Algerian terrorists’ plan to attack American players at France98. Luckily for David Regis and Jeff Agoos, the plan was thwarted and they’ll have another chance to stink up the U.S. team in this tournament. Sad, but true: Bin Laden’s an Arsenal fan. MORE: stories from Pravda and the Washington Post.

Hell’s Dells Hotel Info

May 31, 2002

Hotel info for Hell’s Dells, in Wisconsin Dells, July 12-14th
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Senegal beats France!

May 31, 2002

f0-sn.gif f0-fr.gifWorld Cup 2002 is off to a fantastic start with Senegal’ 1-nil upset of titleholder France. Despite the fact that 1/3 of Arsenal plays for France, I couldn’t be happier. In your face, Le Beouf and Barthez! My sleeping habits are going to be insane for the next few weeks, so if i seem a little testy, I hope you’ll understand.

Hoosier Daddy?

May 30, 2002

Man, rally season is in full swing, the MASS race at Blackhawk Farms this weekend, and next weekend is Hoosier Daddy? already. Chad’s updated the site with campground info and more details.

Watt vs. Galewood

May 28, 2002

We all missed Mike Watt’s show at the Double Door because some ninny scheduled the Galewood rally the same night. But did Watt miss us? I think not. (From the mighty hoot page tour diary.) Sunday night, I missed my body double from The Reputation.


May 23, 2002

Thanks to everyone who came out! I’ll have some picures up soon!

If a scooter under a tarp is art?

May 22, 2002

OeMy garage is the Guggenheim. Another Akyana find: The BBC’s story about the Royal Academy’s “Paris” exhibit features Christo’s Wrapped Vespa. Here’s another view from Michelin Magazine.

Bajaj up, scooters down

May 22, 2002

Strange things are afoot in the Indian two-wheel market. Bajaj Auto’s long-held worldwide “#1 two-wheeler production” spot was taken earlier this year by Hero Honda, an Indian-Japanese joint venture. Bajaj is still #1 for scooter production, and reporting record earnings, but their scooter sales are losing share to the 900.000 Kawasaki-tech minibikes and motorcycles they plan to produce this year. Get the full story from BBC News. (Thanks to Akyana for the link)

Back from Niagara

May 22, 2002

evil kim Well, we’re almost clean, warm, and dry. I’ll post a full recap soon, but for now, here are a buncha Niagara Rally Pictures on There are so many pictures from so many people, you can relive the whole weekend, Memento-style. Whether that’s good or bad is your call. Sorry, no “glass” pictures from my camera, but Phil posted a few “arty” ones. Thanks to Ian and Rob, Michelle, all the ToSSers, sponsors, and friends, and to Phil for putting us up for the night.

Knackered from the Knees-up at Niagara

May 21, 2002

We haven’t had time to post everything about Niagara 2002. While you’re waiting, check out this online dictionary of British slang.


May 21, 2002

Another tip from James in NYC: “I cannot look, yet I cannot turn away. I am somehow drawn to the pure, unalloyed malevolence of this object. I feel it is trying to broadcast evil messages to me from afar, like that crazy obelisk in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey. (Did I mention that there are two of themothe scooters, not the obelisks?)”

Keep It In Yer Pants!

May 16, 2002

Italy’s national soccer team coach, Giovanni Trapattoni, has ordered abstinence for Italian team members (no pun intended) during the first round of the World Cup.


May 14, 2002

this is a test. ignore it.

Royal Tenenbaums DVD

May 14, 2002

Criterion is releasing a deluxe 2-DVD set of The Royal Tenenbaums on June 9th. If you don’t love Wes Anderson, your store could use some fixin’. In the meantime, here’s the best desktop background ever.

Malaguti does something kinda neat

May 14, 2002

Chris Esposito of Malaguti USA: “Unlike the other European brands introduced in to the U.S. market, Malaguti remains true to the Mod heritage of the scooter.” By making this? Ok, it’s quite cool looking, but someone needs to bone up on their scooter history, Mods didn’t invent scooters, they just turned them into a fashion accessory for spoilt teenagers. Oh, wait, maybe he is right.

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