Got $600,000?

January 30, 2003

If you do, then you can probably afford the 6,120 C-cell rechargeable batteries needed to power this across the salt flats.

The 2003 Chicago Scooterist Music Festival

January 30, 2003

Ok, not really, but two bands featuring Chicago scooterists are playing at two different venues on Thursday, February 6. The Shifties, featuring Jeff Tudor, play at 10pm at The Wise Fool Pub, 2270 N. Lincoln ($2 off coupon), and Abe Villalobos’ Waxon Seven are headlining their debut live appearance, at the Mutiny (home of mixed-drink pitchers), 2428 N. Western.

Food, Sex, or Cars?

January 30, 2003

In honor of the the old SNL sketch, 2SB asks: “All the girls on this magazine cover, all the scooters on that magazine cover, or a Crave Case of White Castles.” You have thirty seconds. Thanks for the photo, myk!

Rhythm & Booze

January 29, 2003

ModChicago is hosting the Rhythm&Booze ‘zine (“For all the Suedeheads, Hard Mods, and Peanuts.”) on their site in fantastic Luddite photocopy black and white. Issue #4 is up for your perusal.

One Piece at a Time

January 29, 2003

Scooterworks’ Scooter of the Month Showcase gets off to a questionable start. Apparently P.J. and Chad are dating now.

“A Dignified Last Ride”

January 29, 2003

When I skid off a cliff on the 883 in Vegas, take me to the crematorium in one of these.

Rooney Signals for a Substitution in a Changing Premier League

January 28, 2003

onenil.gifIt’s not the Champions League or the FA Cup on the front pages of The Times, FourFourTwo, and Total Football, it’s Everton striker Wayne Rooney, the brilliant English 17 year-old that made Arsenal fans weep and Everton fans don “Roonaldinho” jerseys (in tribute to Brazil’s Ronaldinho). Rooney’s goal against Arsenal marked not only the first League loss this season for the Gunners and the belief that Arsenal keeper David Seaman is at the end of his days, it showed a footballing nation how beautiful a goal could be from the foot of a before-unknown, prodigious young talent.
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Bill’s Stella pix

January 27, 2003

if you haven’t seen a Stella in person yet, here’s the next best thing: Bill from took 106 photos of the Stella in Salt Lake City.

Why do we live here?

January 27, 2003

Jedi Chad’s research project for today:
State by state low temperature records:
IL -36 Jan. 5, 1999
HI 12 May 17, 1979
AZ -40 Jan. 7, 1971
Record highest temperature by state:
IL 117 July 14, 1954
HI 100 April 27, 1931
AZ 128 June 29, 1994
At least we’re not in Arizona.

Venus, Vegas, Vicious

January 24, 2003

The Jedi Knight Scooter Club has organized a Friday-night welcoming reception at Venus in the Venetian Hotel. Venus was designed by Bosko and Shag and Chad reports they make the best old-school tiki drinks anywhere. The party starts at 10pm.

“He’s off, like a bull with gas!”

January 23, 2003

Nike lacks the technology to make an Arsenal jersey that fits me, but they make great ads.

Stewart Nicol Week continues on 2SB

January 23, 2003

Just kidding. Here’s Stella’s new spokesmodel. Guess her name. Pretty hot in a Frida Kahlo-meets Audrey Hepburn kinda way. And she’s not a greasy-looking blonde stripper like those other scooter companies use. Print her and glue her to Myk to thank him for the tip-off.

Stock Class of 2002 Reunion

January 22, 2003

Oh, I almost forgot! The entire M.A.S.S. Stock class was at the Empty Bottle for The Patsys’ show, and I took a photo:
Seated: #1 Stewart Nicol (Supersonic). Standing, left to right: #2 Myk Rodriguez (2strokeBuzz/Primo), #3 Matt DeVries (2strokeBuzz/Primo), #4 Ryan Bastianelli (Moped Hospital/Ryetronics), #5 Tim Youngblood (Andiamo!), #6 Mike Durso (Solo/Speed Shed).

Warning decal #1

January 22, 2003

I blatantly stole this joke from someone on TSS. I’m sure whoever it was will take credit for it right away, unless it was Gome, who’s in Guatemala.

Bajaj Legend Ad

January 22, 2003

Dave McCabe sent 2SB a copy of Bajaj’s 1999-2000 interactive annual report a couple months ago, and I’ve finally figured out the video compression software enough to wedge one of the 24MB ads into a 1MB file. So, bootlegged for the first time on American public internet, 2SB proudly presents this silly, loveable, overcompressed Bajaj Legend ad from 1999. The Chetak ad’s on the way. Thanks, Dave!

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