07 March 2008

One Got Fat


My American friends both here on these blogs and in real life all have theories about why bike usage in America dropped so dramatically since WW2.

After viewing the above safety video from 1963, I am quite convinced that we have found the root of all evil. It is my theory, this theory of mine which is my theory that this film scared the pants off of an entire nation and effectively killed any and all desire to ride a bicycle. :-)

I fear nightmares tonight. I'm staying up.

7 comments:

BendCommuter said...

this is actually quite disturbing.

Samuel said...

Awesome, absolutely awesome. This video is undeniable, conclusive proof that Monkey's with rat tails aren't actually better cyclists than humans. The debate is over, I can now retire from my post at the university.

2whls3spds said...

I wonder if the rat tailed monkeys were a by product of the nuclear age...

Aaron

Freewheel said...

I think that film was produced by General Motors right about the time they'd finished off the American trolley lines.

Andy B from Jersey said...

I've seen this before. Really disturbing particularly the monkey face thing. Straight out the Twilight Zone!

Somersetbiker said...

Mikael: About your theory, which is your theory, and your theory alone:

You are Anne Elk and I claim the £5 prize.

Zakkaliciousness said...

i empty my nose in your general direction...
:-)