Sunday, January 14, 2007

Scooters are not cool

For a guy, or at least for a guy with my particular socialization, scooters are all right for kids, women, and gay men, but not for me. If you're not going to have a truck, a man needs a motorcycle, or at least a car. Scooters fall into the same category as the VW Beetle, wine coolers, and purple velvet sportcoats: just a little too metrosexual for a real man.

Until now, that is. Camila's neighbor is a college student who has a Honda Ruckus. That thing rocks. I'd ride one, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.



8 Comments:

At Sun Jan 14, 02:34:00 PM PST, Blogger si said...

so, it's a little hard to tell, dimension-wise, that this is a scooter. it looks pretty motorcycle-y to me...

and in referencing that you're too "manly" for a scooter, may i remind you of your *many* little parking blunders with your truck? maybe a scooter is EXACTLY what you need! (aren't you glad i was able to find this old post? you're welcome!) ;-)

 
At Sun Jan 14, 04:55:00 PM PST, Blogger brian said...

I ride a Ruckus. I'm glad you appreciate this type of scooter. However, I must comment on the first partof your blog. The Ruckus is not the only scooter I would ride. I'd ride a Vespa, Lambretta, or even a Yahama Vino if that's what I had.

See, I don't feel a need to validate,or otherwise prove my heterosexuality by riding a motorcycle or driving a truck. I guess you could say I'm secure in my masculinity to the point where I don't need a vehicle acting as my surrogate penis. But I guess some guys need those big trucks and motorcycles...

So the question one should ask onesself is: "Do I have the balls to ride a scooter?"

Since I have rolled through Baghdad more than a few times, and have seen IED's explode right in front of me, I will answered yes: I think I have what it takes to ride a scooter.

:)
Brian

 
At Sun Jan 14, 05:59:00 PM PST, Blogger Extrem4 said...

How about a pink Ruckus? Unfortunately, I couldn't find one quick in a google image search. I did find this one that looks pretty girly or something.http://ilmostro.smugmug.com/photos/40803518-M.jpg I can picture Bryan in the middle with his miniskirt on. I would also have no problems driving a Beetle as long as it has the Turbo. Of course I am a VW afcianado.
BTW somebody tell me how I am supposed to post links in comments that are hotlinked?

 
At Sun Jan 14, 08:12:00 PM PST, Blogger bryan torre said...

yeah, thanks, si. you're a great friend.

brian, if that line of reasoning comforts you, cool. i'm sure inside you're as alpha-male as all get-out. it just doesn't tend to be real obvious on a Vespa...
Just giving you a hard time, of course. I recommend not taking things posted in this space *too* seriously.

extrem, if wearing a miniskirt is what's required to be in the middle of that little group, i'd consider it...

 
At Sun Jan 14, 08:46:00 PM PST, Blogger Alan said...

I'm sure the Ruckus is a fine little scooter. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

 
At Sun Jan 14, 09:18:00 PM PST, Blogger Kylee said...

Is that safe? Looks kinda scary...

Personally I prefer this

 
At Mon Jan 15, 01:29:00 PM PST, Blogger si said...

any time, bryan, any time...

and yes, brian, one mustn't take things too seriously on this post. if one did, one would think that bryan was being sarcastic about me being a great friend in the above comment. *I* know that my comments "make his heart sing"... :D

extrem: see this link. i added the text "see this link" (without the quotes) after the ="url"> and before the closing tag. hope this helps.

 
At Tue Jan 16, 07:34:00 AM PST, Blogger brian said...

Yeah, yeah... I wasn't taking anything too seriously. I guess you couldn't see my sarcastic expression and tone of voice.

Extrem4 - That particular Ruckus belongs to a guy, and those three girls are the results of riding a Ruckus. That's right, ladies like the Ruckus. Here's the complete gallery. The guy looks sorta masculine, except for the muscle shirt. Damn, maybe I should get a muscle shirt... and a mustache. Ick, no.

 

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