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"People treated it with respect, but didn't particularly enjoy it."

In 1973, The Who released their sixth album, Quadrophenia. The epic double album tells the story of a boy named Jimmy Cooper who deals with mental illness on top of the run-of-the-mill stresses of teen life. But Jimmy Cooper isn't just any London teen.  Jimmy Cooper is a Mod. [more inside]
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey on Jul 29, 2013 - 68 comments

Shiny scooters.

Retro-future scooters. You can't buy them but you can try to make one. [more inside]
posted by damn dirty ape on Feb 12, 2008 - 22 comments

Whatever it is, it’s better in the wind.

40 years ago, the Vicious Cycles motorcycle club assaulted a construction worker before taking to the road. Fortunately, filmmakers Chuck Menville (father of voice artist Scott Menville) and Len Janson were on hand to film the gang's misdeeds. Menville and Janson's picture would ultimately become part of a trilogy, with Blaze Glory and Sargent Swell of the Mounties produced wit similar eye-catching style. Decades later, the filmmakers' work would be echoed in another tale of conflict, in addition to a product-themed homage to more recent hipster subculture.
posted by Smart Dalek on Mar 19, 2007 - 10 comments

Now With 50% Less Death-trappiness!

They look slick to cover up the garbage. With the increasing popularity of scooters in North America, many people are trying their hand at vintage Vespas and Lambrettas. However, there's an increasing number of quick and dirty restoration jobs showing up on Craigslist and eBay. Now, there are those that are trying to warn the noobz.
posted by Extopalopaketle on Jun 17, 2005 - 22 comments

You know he was driving stick shift, honey...

So that's what "Organ Donor" means on my driver's license - Gay tourists are hereby warned to butch it up at Italian car rental offices. [via mofi]
posted by AlexReynolds on Jun 8, 2005 - 26 comments

This is what

This is what the Segway should have been. (It's still in prototype but it works.)
posted by Steven Den Beste on Jan 16, 2002 - 20 comments

Somebody get that man a Segway.

Somebody get that man a Segway. Talk about a killer app.
posted by precipice on Dec 7, 2001 - 8 comments

Mini cars making it big.

Mini cars making it big. As an owner of a vintage scooter, I can appreciate the affection these folks have for their cars.

I also wanted to link this as a nice example of how MSNBC has been using flash presentations in their stories.
posted by o2b on Sep 1, 2001 - 8 comments

Mom, can I get a scooter?

Mom, can I get a scooter?
posted by tiaka on Dec 7, 2000 - 21 comments

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