Friday, August 21, 2009

Runaway Bicycle (for M)

Movie link.

And an 1880 New York Times article about the real life terror of one particular runaway bicycle. Direct PDF of the original NYT printed story here.

1 comment:

  1. What makes this extra funny:

    the laugh track

    the perfect way the rider runs up a little hill then, arms flailing, disappears down the other side off into the horizon in pursuit, like a Chaplin routine

    the Asian graphics with exclamation point!

    The 1880 piece reminds me of a Mark Twain classic from the same decade, in which he recounts a bicycle riding lesson. He's talking about the Penny Farthing, or Hi Wheelers, of that era: