Thursday, August 04, 2005

Use Cards, They're Cheaper and Don't Invite Ridicule


We didn't need no stinkin' glow spokes. We attached playing cards to our back wheels with clothes pins so they'd sound like a motorcycle...well, to a kid it sounds that way. The ad shows a teenage boy with Glow Spokes on his wheels and talks about their "dazzling display of color." But I'd be willing to bet that any boy who put these on his bike would be taunted so unmercifully that the things would be in the trash by the end of the day.

2 comments:

Michelle said...

Dude, they GLOW in the DARK. Glow in the dark beats ANYTHING. Oh, maybe they taunt him during the day, but at night when he's cruising down the street on his Huffy, lighting up the night, they'll all sit on their porches moping because they are so hopelessly out of it compared to him.

What WAS a stupid bike dealie were those dumb plastic beads you could put on your spokes. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

M

Skinny Robbie said...

Wow...I never knew why we put cards on the spokes. I just did it because everyone else did. Of course, when you're a kid, the more noise you can make, the better. Another trick my older brother taught me was to nail soda bottlecaps to the heels of your shoes so you could make more noise when walking to and from your seat at the movies. That was almost as much fun as spitting Atomic Fireballs on people from the balcony!