[*BCM*] writing a bike story, looking for voices
koyfman at bu.edu
Sat Dec 13 10:54:25 EST 2008
That's alright, I'm really not offended. I'm sure you feel elated by your premature judgments (they felt a little knee-jerk to me), and so I think I see a beautiful, mutually beneficial relationship budding out of this. You're right, by the way. I don't ride a bike. I walk. I've also nearly been hit by cars (and bikers). Though your point is valid, I think the real core of what you're saying applies to just about anyone - that politics have nothing to do with survival. I guess the only difference is that I've never experienced it on a bike - so maybe that does make me a little ignorant - but I can't be everywhere at once. It was a school assignment that brought this on, but you're wrong in assuming that it's all it necessarily has to be. I also really don't care about getting an edge over other people, but I'm sure that's something you know all about.
Anyway, I wanted to thank everyone for your responsiveness so far (even you, JB). If I knew everything there was to know about bikes, I guess I probably wouldn't be asking in the first place. I will be writing this, by the way, from my own limited perspective. I'm pretty sure that happens all the time. If you think you can do a better job JB, I doubt that there's anyone that would stop you from writing it, and it might even help you get over your entitlement issue.
--- On Sat, 12/13/08, spikemccue at gmail.com <spikemccue at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: spikemccue at gmail.com <spikemccue at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Re: [*BCM*] writing a bike story, looking for voices
> To: "jb fentner" <symboliceon at hotmail.com>, koyfman at bu.edu, "BCM" <list at bostoncriticalmass.org>
> Date: Saturday, December 13, 2008, 6:53 AM
> Theres too much asshole in that to even begin to break down
> On Dec 13, 2008 3:23am, jb fentner
> <symboliceon at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > ehm, can you just answer this one little question?
> > ya didn't mention a damn thing regarding whether
> or not you actually ride
> a bike in this city. generally speaking, i think you're
> probably full of
> sh*t and, even if you do ride a bike, you're a
> sidewalker. so, the
> question: do you ride a bike? is this "enterprise
> story" regarding
> *cough* "bike reform" something you even remotely
> give two shits about or
> did you just happen to think it would be the idea that
> gives you an edge
> over the average BU student's absolute BS? if you want
> some input.. if you
> REALLY give a shit.. you'll get on a bike and actually
> see what the rest of
> us have to deal with on a daily basis. politics have
> borderline nothing to
> do with the choices you make on the road. you do what you
> need to do to
> survive when you're thrown in to situations that
> require it.
> > but i guess someone who's maybe been on a bike
> once or twice and barely
> understands the english language has more of a right to
> talk about that
> than anyone else.
> > *cough*
> > *coughcough*
> > *cough* *laugh* *cough*
> > you're an idiot.
> > -jb
> > > Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 14:16:23 -0800
> > > From: koyfman at bu.edu
> > > To: list at bostoncriticalmass.org
> > > Subject: [*BCM*] writing a bike story, looking
> for voices
> > >
> > > Hello all -
> > >
> > > I'ma journalism student at BU writing my
> enterprise story on the bike
> reform movement in Boston - this has mostly to do with
> Menino electing
> Nicole Freedman, what her life has been about, and how this
> creates a
> conversation with existing movements around the city. As
> you've probably
> already guessed, I would love to have your input on this. I
> already talked
> to Adam, who was listed on the site as the leader but he
> told me I might
> strike more gold speaking with any of you.
> > >
> > > I probably won't be sitting down to actually
> write this until Saturday.
> If you can get back to me at all by then, it would be much
> > >
> > > The questions so far:
> > > -When and where did Critical Mass take its roots?
> What were the
> conditions that prompted this? (I actually think I met the
> guy that coined
> the phrase in a documentary, sitting in a loft in SoHo, he
> was pretty old
> so I'm assuming it's been around for awhile.)
> > > -What is the overriding philosophy of CM?
> > > -What do you believe is the extent of your
> > > -How have people responded to you?
> > > -Are you involved with the City of Boston, either
> directly or
> > > -How do you feel about Mayor Menino's bike
> > >
> > > Again, I realize how short notice this is - my
> thanks in advance.
> > >
> > > -Steph
> > >
> > >
> > >
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