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Guess this photo is obligatory.
posted by rolypolyman at 10:42 PM on November 1, 2006


That was totally awesome. Now what the hell are these?
posted by brain_drain at 10:57 PM on November 1, 2006


Not to poo-poo, because it never ceases to amaze me, but these pictures are truly everyday sights around here.

The other day I saw a guy with a tricycle with a pool table on it. He could stop and fold down a couple of ingenious, retractable legs and voila, instant pool hall.
posted by Pollomacho at 11:02 PM on November 1, 2006


Oh, those are bottles headed to the recycler, they get more stacked than that some times, I kid you not!
posted by Pollomacho at 11:03 PM on November 1, 2006


PETA isn't big in Asia, needless to say.
posted by leftcoastbob at 11:26 PM on November 1, 2006


PETA isn't big in Asia, needless to say.

Thank you for saying it, though.
posted by aliasless at 11:33 PM on November 1, 2006


PETA isn't big in Asia, needless to say.

The other day I say a woman stoop and wipe her dog's butt. Sure, she then dropped the tissue onto the sidewalk next to the pile and walked away, but hey...
posted by Pollomacho at 11:38 PM on November 1, 2006


I saw, I saw a woman.
posted by Pollomacho at 11:38 PM on November 1, 2006


While backpacking in SE Asia, I saw plenty of that family-of-five-on-a-scooter mode of transportation. In fact, it's pretty much the norm.
posted by zardoz at 12:06 AM on November 2, 2006


I saw a tricycle yesterday carrying styrofoam to recycling -- I estimate the volume was maybe 60 cubic meters, I've seen big volumes on small bikes before, but this one was quite a sight.

Here in China, everybody has their tires properly inflated -- these people mean business, no one is a casual rider and critical mass is business as usual.

Also: and to think that auto makers want us to buy pickup trucks...
posted by NewBornHippy at 12:19 AM on November 2, 2006


So that's what it's going to look like after peak oil gets the better of us . . .
posted by treepour at 12:24 AM on November 2, 2006


how about this?
posted by bob sarabia at 12:32 AM on November 2, 2006


bob, that's fuckin hilarious. That kid's gonna go far. (Hope he doesn't smoke while he does that, though...)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:52 AM on November 2, 2006


While traveling in SE Asia, I heard this one:

Q: How many Cambodians can you fit on a motorbike?
A: Just one more.
posted by redteam at 2:22 AM on November 2, 2006


wow, that was a great roup of images to start the day! thanks!
posted by tarantula at 4:28 AM on November 2, 2006


You'd be surprised how common these sorts of things are in Taiwan, a land where the scooter is the king of the road. Here's a picture I took (hastily cropped) of a family I know travelling together.
posted by clevershark at 4:46 AM on November 2, 2006


Ho Chi Minh Trail much?
posted by pax digita at 4:47 AM on November 2, 2006


> So that's what it's going to look like after peak oil gets the better of us . . .

I'm ready.
posted by jfuller at 4:55 AM on November 2, 2006


Now what the hell are these?

Plastic jugs and plastic bottles.
posted by furtive at 5:37 AM on November 2, 2006


I have seen a few things on documentaries about those crazy ravines people have to cross to get to market/school, etc.

A friend is calling shenenagins on the guy on the rope with a bike.

Anyone know where i can get another example for my doubting friend??
posted by beccaj at 5:41 AM on November 2, 2006


Haha, about half of these are from Vietnam. Not that you can't find this sort thing all over Asia - stuff's gotta get places, and not many people have cars.
posted by borkingchikapa at 6:07 AM on November 2, 2006


Way back when the Internets were first born, I remember seeing an image of a VW bug with about 20 feet of shit stacked on top of it. It looked like it was taken in Mexico. Haven't seen it since. Any help?
posted by nitsuj at 6:26 AM on November 2, 2006


Very cool. It took me a moment to figure out just what was going on here.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:57 AM on November 2, 2006


Neccessity is the mother of invention.
posted by caddis at 6:59 AM on November 2, 2006


Motorcycle accidents must be very messy in these places. Entire families, unhelmeted, shooting through the air with dozens of chickens and pigs and fish.

The Polish one (guy on bike carrying six bottles of fortified wine) is not surprising.
posted by pracowity at 7:27 AM on November 2, 2006


clevershark: I love how the parents have helmets, but the kids don't?
posted by RibaldOne at 7:45 AM on November 2, 2006


Speaking of PETA, I wonder how they would react to this? ;)
posted by caddis at 7:49 AM on November 2, 2006


In America too
posted by hal9k at 8:16 AM on November 2, 2006


PETA isn't big in Asia, needless to say.

Chickens and pigs are packed together just as tightly in the US. You just don't typically see them being transported by scooter.
posted by mikepop at 8:24 AM on November 2, 2006


Is it just me that doesn't see any bikes in the first photo?
posted by xmattxfx at 8:32 AM on November 2, 2006


Damn! I would imagine its really, really hard to lane split on one of those bikes with the big loads on top. Or turn or do much of anything quickly. But I've gotta say I'm impressed by the creativity shown.

I like the family of five on the motorcycle in the last photo. All it needs is a trailer for the kids and its a third world minivan!
posted by fenriq at 8:59 AM on November 2, 2006


The one with the two large truck tires actually looks pretty safe.
posted by chicobangs at 9:18 AM on November 2, 2006


some future-thinking individuals are doing it here, too
posted by anthill at 9:41 AM on November 2, 2006


not too shabby
posted by anthill at 9:42 AM on November 2, 2006


nitsuj, is this the photo you were thinking of?
Snopes: Photograph shows small car loaded down with 3,000 pounds of lumber and other building supplies.
posted by xiojason at 9:43 AM on November 2, 2006


a colder one
posted by anthill at 9:44 AM on November 2, 2006


my fave
posted by parmanparman at 11:46 AM on November 2, 2006


Heres' a rig for carrying your own big load on the bike you own. In action
posted by flummox at 4:31 PM on November 2, 2006


I wish I'd had my camera yesterday. Just after logging off and heading home last night I walked out of my office to see a man with not just a refridgerator but:

-a fridge
-a washer
-a dryer
-a microwave
-some other boxed large home appliance about the size of a washer under the pile

all on his trike.

Damn! I would imagine its really, really hard to lane split on one of those bikes with the big loads on top. Or turn or do much of anything quickly. But I've gotta say I'm impressed by the creativity shown.

Seeing as how they lane split in city busses and semi-trucks, I don't see a problem there. People tend to move at a different pace here in Asia. So what if he's only going walking speed on the super-highway...
posted by Pollomacho at 5:38 PM on November 2, 2006



Chickens and pigs are packed together just as tightly in the US. You just don't typically see them being transported by scooter.


PETA's job is to show outrage whenever animal cruelty is made public, not to prevent it.
posted by Citizen Premier at 7:05 PM on November 2, 2006


I call cheating on the dude carrying that car with him..that bikje has three..


Wait..is that a car?
posted by Cyclopsis Raptor at 1:47 AM on November 3, 2006


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