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November 14, 2010 12:13 PM   Subscribe

The Joy of Cycling, "Unfortunately [Transport for London] didn’t go for our take on the classic 70’s illustrated sex manual."
posted by furtive (17 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is unfettered awesomeness. I apologise, as a London-based taxpayer, for the lack of sense of humour by our transport overlords.
posted by MuffinMan at 12:19 PM on November 14, 2010


tee hee and eponysterically good post.
posted by The Lady is a designer at 12:23 PM on November 14, 2010


It is sometimes possible for parody to be... too good. The vivid... bearded... depiction of tandem cycling (where are his arms?!)... disturbed me.
posted by nanojath at 12:51 PM on November 14, 2010 [3 favorites]


(where are his arms?!)

His expression of "oh my God this hurts so good!" tells me that I don't want to know where his arms are.
posted by Forktine at 1:05 PM on November 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


(where are his arms?!)

Where is his neck?
posted by benzenedream at 1:07 PM on November 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Even as someone who loves cycling and has a sincere appreciation for Comfort's original books (they were the first depiction that I saw of what people looked like when they were having sex), I can give a hale and hearty DO NOT WANT to Steve Wozniak's O-face.

Tell me that that's not who Tandem Dude reminds you of.
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:18 PM on November 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


This could easily be extended into a whole series. I imagine an image involving the ecstatic use of a hand pump or a selection of "right and wrong" ways to double (Oh no! Not up on the handlebars!) at random locations would really get people's attention.
posted by Raunchy 60s Humour at 1:23 PM on November 14, 2010


This could easily be extended into a whole series. I imagine an image involving the ecstatic use of a hand pump or a selection of "right and wrong" ways to double (Oh no! Not up on the handlebars!) at random locations would really get people's attention.
posted by Raunchy 60s Humour at 1:23 PM on 11/14


Eponysterical?!
posted by Skeptic at 1:27 PM on November 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


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posted by nebulawindphone at 1:29 PM on November 14, 2010 [5 favorites]


This is turning into a most intriguing turn of thread.

And yes, eponysterical is what I thought as well
posted by The Lady is a designer at 1:34 PM on November 14, 2010


I found this very Comforting.
posted by grouse at 1:38 PM on November 14, 2010 [4 favorites]


You had me at "illustrated sex manual"
posted by Throw away your common sense and get an afro! at 1:39 PM on November 14, 2010


I don't know if seeing Alan Moore in this will forever scare me away from sex or bicycling.
posted by happyroach at 3:10 PM on November 14, 2010 [5 favorites]


Shouldn't this be in the "Ads that would never fly today" thread?
posted by infinitewindow at 3:14 PM on November 14, 2010


The top picture is not of two people on a tandem bicycle.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 4:24 PM on November 14, 2010


Alex Comfort was probably the most successful British anarchist author of the twentieth century (doubt Stuart Christie's recent sales topped the Joy of Sex's). Albert Meltzer should have spiced his (already a cracking read) memoirs up a bit more!
posted by Abiezer at 4:52 PM on November 14, 2010


The top picture is not of two people on a tandem bicycle.

Ceci n'est pas une pipe
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:06 AM on November 15, 2010


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