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21 Nov

November 21, 2013


I won’t have much to add to this. It is the story of a young boy battling leukemia, and the Make A Wish Foundation, who made his incredible dream come true. It is also the story of the generosity of heart of thousands of people who came together to make this boy’s day special, and of a city that did the right thing.

If this does not make you smile, and bring a tear to your eye, your heart is stone.

It’s official. Adam West, you are now my second favorite Batman.

American Chopper: Now or Never

25 Sep

September 25, 2012

American Chopper (Season 8)
Now or Never

Brought together by a father-son bike build, Junior and Senior begin to open up. While their relationship grows away from the shop, OCC starts a bike for Wildgame Innovations and PJD unveils a five-wheeled trike for Loopster.

Is it you or is this show far less interesting now that things are all happy and sweet? The show isn’t really about building bikes, it was for a very long time about fighting. Now it is about sweetness?

Anyway, on with the show.

It is the last day of fabrication for the bike the guys are building together. Frankly I prefer to see them build a bike like that, without all the high-tech tools they have in the shops. While I admit I have no skills and the most amazing tool would not help me build a bike, I prefer to see people use their skills rather than lean on a machine.

Both men agree that things went well but, as Senior said, they’ve both been on their best behavior. They are both cautiously optimistic.  They may never be close, but I think both of them expect there to be no animosity, and that may be the best they can ask for.

OCC is (as Jason annoyingly describes) doing a bike for a hunting company, Wildgame, and they crew has a whole bunch of stuff, like crossbows, to play with. Discovery must really think that the fans like Jason. Memo to Discovery- he sucks. Anyway, the bike will have weapons on it, hunting gear, antlers, whatever.

PJD is working on a five-wheeled trike for Loopster. Is that still a trike? Anyway, it’s looking cool.

Meanwhile, Vinnie brought his son to the shop and I have to admit, he is cute. One of his daughters is sick and he hasn’t been in the shop too much.

Senior’s wife stopped in the shop an asked how things are going with Paulie. Or, as some of my readers would say, the producers sent her to the shop to ask how things are going with Paulie and I have to say, it did seem fake. An actress she is not. She suggested that Senior ask Paulie and his wife to a barbecue but Senior thought it was too early. and just by coincidence I am sure, Paulie’s wife had the same idea to invite Senior over. And Paulie’s answer? It is too early.

“People love drama but I think it is a family dynamic that brought the show to where it is today… and I think people really want to see the family get back together.” – Senior. I said last week I am rooting for them to get together, but take away the drama and what’s left? How many shows where they walk down memory lane can we see?

BTW- Paulie’s house? It is a mansion with a huge outdoor pool and a ton of property.

Uncharted Territory
PJD starts a build for technology company QUBX while OCC assembles and unveils a bike for Wildgame Innovations. Meanwhile, father and son continue their collaboration on a re-vamped version of an old school bike.

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