Up the rebels!

Bog Trotters jersey

The famous Bog Trotters jersey, which sold about as well as Frankenhein’s fantasies about Big Tex once the deal went down.

It beats me how a guy with no job can have so little free time.

Today’s simple two-hour chore turned into a seven-hour slog, and tomorrow could be worse. Friday is traditionally a day under which PR types hope to bury unpleasant stories, and there are still a few of them shambling around out there post-Halloween, Lycra zombies badly in need of a hotloaded .44 Magnum round to the brain.

Today’s tidings brought a smile to my face, however. It seems that Paul Kimmage has filed a complaint against Fat Paddy and Frankenhein, the first for being a Guinness-soaked mouth attached to a prolapsed asshole with a reverse flow and no filtering apparatus in between, and the second for being a shameless striapach whose teeth fold back at the flip of a wooden nickel.

I considered it a delightful riposte to these spalpeens for having brought a similar action against the crusading Irish journo’ for merely calling them what they are. And so today, in Kimmage’s honor, I wore my Bog Trotters jersey on the daily ride, with a green headrag under the old brain bucket.

Some days previous I also kicked in a smallish sum to Kimmage’s defense fund, managed by the merry band of misfits at Cyclismas. It’s some of the best money I’ve ever spent outside a pub, especially considering that Fat Paddy and Frankenhein get to enjoy the hangover.

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11 Responses to “Up the rebels!”

  1. Khal Spencer Says:

    The faster that McQuaid and Verbruggen get their asses kicked out of cycling, the better our sport will be for their timely exit.

    In other good news, Mayor Bloomburg endorsed Obama after seeing half his city under water and the GOP denying climate change. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/nyregion/bloomberg-endorses-obama-saying-hurricane-sandy-affected-decision.html?hp

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Right you are, K. These Stalinists like airbrushing folks out of the team photo; I think it’s time for a whole new photo. And good on Bloomberg — and, God help me, Chris Christie — for arriving at reasoned decisions based on enlightened self-interest.

  2. sharon Says:

    Well you know what they say about Karma. Good for Kimmage.

  3. sharon Says:

    Good for Kimmage. Karma is a wonderful thing.

  4. Sharon Says:

    Sorry for the dupe. BB is on last leg.

  5. brokenlinkjournalism Says:

    Love that jersey!!!

    Anywho before I went MIA for a few days, I happened to send in my ballot for this ‘so-called’ election. And seeing as how I have been a diehard Libertarian for the past 20 years, I did what any right-minded person would do and voted for the best person for the CIC position who is not named for an article of winter clothing….and may just be a pirate according to that thing underneath that thing on the Donald’s head.

    And on that note I need to trot more bogs!

  6. Chris Says:

    Last time I wore my Bog Trotters jersey, you and MO and YT were trotting along through the dry red-dirt bogs outside of Moab, Ireland, and a leprechaun jumped out from behind a bottle of whiskey and knocked me off my bike, causing much pain and many trips to ERs and ORs and DRs and a subsequent life-long aversion to wearing that particular jersey. Life-long to date, anyway.

  7. Steve O Says:

    Meanwhile … turns out the GOP doesn’t only hate science. They got a beef with math as well.


  8. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    Great news about Kimmage! I was happy to toss in a few greenbacks to defend him and ever more happy to see he’ll be using the dough to take the fight right back at ’em. Hope he wins a fat settlement that’ll keep a roof over his head while he unearths more dirt on these crooks.

  9. khal spencer Says:

    Good fer kimmage

  10. Ryan Says:

    Watch out for that big ol’Karmic boomerang UCI schmucks. And hey when you bringing back that cool jersey and of course the classic “Fat guys who get old in winter” Kickstarter maybe?

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