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Friday, December 29, 2006

Bill's Self-Indulgent Post #873

Indulge me for a moment. I recently discovered these photos in my filing cabinet and I was struck by their similarity...

Exhibit A: The author as a youth astride his metallic-purple Sears Manta-Ray "muscle bike" ca. 1971...


Exhibit B: The author as a young man beside his fireapple red '61 Cadillac Sedan DeVille ca. 1986



It's all about the ride, man, all about the ride!
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7 Comments:

At 12/29/2006 2:25 PM, Blogger amoorefan2 said...

wait...are you the author?...cause if you are...why are you driving a mini-van?holy crap man...what a bute she was...

 
At 12/30/2006 9:12 AM, Blogger Ned at Comix Connection said...

heh heh...that car was a lot of fun. The pic of you on the bike is priceless, are you flashing the peace sign? Hey lets make some tribbles!

 
At 12/30/2006 11:00 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

amoorefan - HA! Yeah, I guess I should put up a photo of me and my current ride, the Ford Windstar. (What the heck is a "Windstar" anyway?) And yes, the Red Rocket was quite a brute... I drove that beast to California and back, and then the U-bolts holding the rear axle broke on the third day back in York, dumping the whole rear undercarriage in the street. I took that as a good sign because I wasn't somewhere in Texas or something when it happened...

 
At 12/30/2006 11:04 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Ned - yeah, that's probably my favorite car of all time... it looked like it was moving when it was parked. And, yes I am flashing the peace sign... it's what all the groovy dudes did back then.

Please don't mention the tribbles. Heh.

 
At 1/04/2007 12:27 AM, Blogger stymieresh said...

RE: Peace sign.
You are SUCH a tree-huggin' hippy.

RE: the car
Is that CHRISTINE???

 
At 1/04/2007 9:13 AM, Blogger Ralphie said...

I thought there for a minute that you had string hanging off your shorts. The closer I looked I realized it was your legs...hee....hee...peace

 
At 1/04/2007 3:31 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

stymieresh - The gas pedal had this strange metallic fang pointing upward that would suck more blood out of me the faster I drove...

ralphie - that's when I was graceful like a Gazelle... now I'm more like a giant ham...

 

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