Monday, February 05, 2007
HELMET LAND or, TIME TO GROW A PAIR AMERICA!
One of my comic drawing students & his mum saw me riding my bike to work the other day. About an hour into the class he asks me, "Mr. Sean, why weren't you wearing a helment while you rode your bike?" I took a moment & replied, "Because when i was a kid, we didn't care about safety. No one wore bike helmets. No one wore elbow pads & knee pads. You didn't even have to wear a seat belt. People smoked & it wasn't the end of the world." The kids were flabbergasted that people didn't wear seatbelts or helmets. If only the kid & his mom had seen me riding through Oakland drinking a 40 oz. of Coors & smoking a black & mild like i used to after work! These are the same kids that are spending more & more time interpreting reality through electronic boxes. If the kids are this conditioned to paranoiac wimp helmet culture, just think about their parents! Bloody terrifying if you ask me. There is a lot of talk about how sad it is that the middle class is shrinking, but if you ask me, they've never done anyone a lick of good.