June 13, 2001
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Father's day is almost here, and I KNOW that I deserve a great gift for being such a good Dad!

Not buying it, are you? Neither are my kids, which is probably why I won't be getting one of these. Any other fathers out there with a wish list?
posted by Sal Amander (17 comments total)
The "Blackhawk" was originally designed for a specific market off-shore

What market? Gotham City?
posted by CatherineB at 12:26 PM on June 13, 2001

The Mad Max version of a scooter...to much bike for me.
posted by dangerman at 12:26 PM on June 13, 2001

reminds me of the Honda Helix, but that had a higher top speed...

that rear passenger seat does not look very comfortable...
but as a long-time Vespa owner i'm just spoiled.
posted by th3ph17 at 12:30 PM on June 13, 2001

yeah, i'll just hang onto my lammies if that's alright with you. except the one that's for sale.
posted by cheesebot at 12:46 PM on June 13, 2001

kids are gonna get me a season pass to the gun range. a quart of Johnny red and 20 bricks of M-80's. man am i one lucky hombre. ohh...and a carton of luckies.
posted by clavdivs at 12:52 PM on June 13, 2001

A wish...brunch in the sunshine at Bridges (Granville Island) in Vancouver. But the boys are on the skateboard tour and only the baby is home here, north of 60.
posted by riley370 at 1:17 PM on June 13, 2001

How does that thing hold two adults and two children? I think that "and" may have been the wrong choice of words.

It's cool looking though, but we'll stick with our bikes.
posted by Dreama at 1:23 PM on June 13, 2001

It's going to be my very first Father's Day, and I am taking my baby girl down to the Ben & Jerry's in Arlington and getting myself a free cone.

I've been drooling over the prospect ever since Free Cone Day last month.
posted by briank at 1:24 PM on June 13, 2001

I got my father's day gift early (so I could use it at my sister-in-law's wedding) - an engraved hip flask. Trendy and useful. *sniff* I love my kids.
posted by CRS at 1:35 PM on June 13, 2001

<<* Prices does not include batteries, freight or taxes. Prices subject to change without notice. >>

Freight and taxes are pretty much standard for this sort of thing, but ... batteries not included? Isn't that the most expensive part?
posted by swell at 3:05 PM on June 13, 2001


my Vespa cronies used to call the Helix "a couch on wheels". This certainly deserves that label as well. Along with the term "Tupperware" which could be used to describe pretty much any Japanese scooter.

My friend had a behemoth German scooter called a Contessa which looked like the byproduct of an unholy union between a VW bug and a vacuum cleaner (let's hope they were both drunk).

As Lou Reed has been known to say: "Don't settle for walking"

and the *expletive deleted* girls say:
doo dah-doo dah-doo doo-doo-dah-doo doo-doo-dah-doo doooooooooooo!

sax solo............
posted by Kafkaesque at 3:36 PM on June 13, 2001

"tupperware" is good..."crayon" is another we would use, since the plastic ones would leave colored marks when they crash. Ah, the memories, i've gone from Vespa to VW to Volvo. Getting old i guess.
posted by th3ph17 at 3:43 PM on June 13, 2001

..."like the byproduct of an unholy union between a VW bug and a vacuum".

this is high comedy, and highly accurate as far as puttputts are concerned. (i was a Puch man once me self, could almost feild strip that devil and she'd still hum)
posted by clavdivs at 6:32 PM on June 13, 2001

Or you could go entirely in the other direction :
posted by dong_resin at 7:40 PM on June 13, 2001

I got my Father's Day gift yesterday (self-serving link to a slapped-together Geocities page -- hey, I wanted show the pics to friends and family ASAP and get back to the hospital, so stifle your criticism.) :)
posted by Dirjy at 11:07 PM on June 13, 2001

I got my Father's Day gift yesterday

Congrats to the new father! Great gift!
One note though; A motorcycle is less noisy....
posted by Sal Amander at 12:32 AM on June 14, 2001

Congrats, Dirjy!
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:00 AM on June 14, 2001

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