25 April 2009

Probably the Most Sensible Use of a Cargo Bike in History

Kongens Have
So. There you are. Hanging out on the grass in the King's Gardens smack dab in the centre of Copenhagen. A popular hangout for Copenhageners since the beginning of the 18th Century [although there were considerably fewer topless girls in 1709 than there are in 2009]. The sun is shining bright and you're there with your friends. The beers are A. running out and B. getting warmer. The mood is festive and the evening beckons.

What to do. What to do. At some point you need to make a move into town for A. something to eat and B. more alcohol, but it's just not yet. The mood is perfect.

You, like 95% of the nation, are equipped with a mobile phone. You write an SMS [text message] that reads:
2x1L.Frozen Mojito
2x1L.Daiquiri
You send the text to a number.
Sensible Cargo Bike Usage
At an arranged time [12:00, 15:00 and 17:00] this Bullitt from Larry vs. Harry shows up at the corner entrance to the King's Gardens. You collect your two litres of Frozen Mojitos and your 2 litres of Daiquiris, pay the man with your credit card and head back to your friends.

Ah, bicycle culture.

Caribbian is a bar in Copenhagen that also has this great Drink Away service. Nothing's more irritating than somebody having to head off for beers or wine. Let the party come to you. They have a regular service for the King's Gardens but they also deliver wherever you may be, using this Bullitt. Speed is paramount when keeping a party alive.

Despite the usage of the Comic Sans font on the box [we are actually many who wish to see this font die] the Drink Away service is perfect for the Copenhagen summer. I've learned that the bike will soon be equipped with DJ gear so after the drinks arrive, the music kicks in.

13 comments:

Brent said...

Mojitos and topless sunbathers?

Hello, SAS? Yes, one seat for CPH leaving tonight...

Adrienne Johnson said...

Bring it on, baby!!!!

(my top is staying on. even after a litre of mojitos)

Anonymous said...

yes, death to comic sans! worst. font. ever.

Anonymous said...

great blog, yes I love cycling and without a helmet...but what's wrong with sans serif now?

Anonymous said...

Yes to refreshing drinks, snacks, etc. on wheels, a big NO to DJs on wheels. I rather listen to the wind in the trees than the obnoxious sounds from those lacking in musical talent. Real musicians would be nice.
Jack

Adrienne Johnson said...

Yes, but I am not sure that you could a first rate band in that box : ) They would drink all of the mojito before they got to the park.

Cycle chick said...

I agree with the last anon. Drinks on wheels is a fantastic idea. Dj'ing on wheels however sounds beyond obnoxious.

George said...

A brilliant idea. Can you believe there are cities that don't let you drink in public? Me neither!

Mikael said...

nothing wrong with sans serif... it's just Comic Sans that must die.

regarding laws against drinking in public... isn't it only backward nations with a strong religious lobby that pass such laws? :-)

Mikael said...

adrienne...
after 3 litres of mojitos... fine... but let's see what happens when you start working your magic on the daiquiris...

Anonymous said...

Yes, thank you for not using Comic Sans (this obviously doesn't include the cargo bike owner).

WestfieldWanderer said...

...regarding laws against drinking in public... isn't it only backward nations with a strong religious lobby that pass such laws?...Sadly not entirely true. Certain backward nations have inhabitants that only drink to get drunk and violent - known as "binge" drinking. (Until recently I thought that "binge" was where Sean Connery put his rubbish, but I digress...).
Hence, formerly "genteel" cities like Bath have outdoor drinking bans.
Civilised? Most of the prats can't even spell it, let alone know what it means...

Carl Boyd said...

BRILLIANT! and the DJ idea - even better! OK, if the Margarita Man was towing a trailer full of Mariachis, that might surpass the DJ.

And I don't care if the bike has letters scrawled in blood that look like Arial (the most oppressive font in history). It's got booze, ya prudes!