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(Denver Post)   NYC vows to continue fighting lawsuit brought by unicyclist taking issue with ordinance, says no matter what the outcome city will make sure he's one tired guy   (denverpost.com) divider line 72
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2011-03-20 12:17:00 PM
OH CRAP, I agree with NYC?
 
2011-03-20 12:17:47 PM
You know who else liked unicycles?

/Fenton Crackshell
 
2011-03-20 12:18:58 PM
I know a guy who needs to be hit in the face.
 
2011-03-20 12:19:32 PM
Oh, f*ck, NYC. Just settle with the dude out of court and alter the ordinance in some convoluted way to incorporate all vehicles.
 
2011-03-20 12:21:35 PM
The wheels of justice.....
 
2011-03-20 12:25:48 PM
$3 million? Really? That circus clown needs that unicycle shoved up his litigious clown ass.
 
2011-03-20 12:25:51 PM
wheel your ass back to the circus and stfu
 
2011-03-20 12:26:10 PM

Shostie: Oh, f*ck, NYC. Just settle with the dude out of court and alter the ordinance in some convoluted way to incorporate all vehicles.


Careful. You don't want to outlaw wheelchairs and the like. Those gimps will tear you a new one.
 
2011-03-20 12:31:27 PM

Chinchillazilla: I know a guy who needs to be hit in the face.

With a pie?

Mugato: $3 million? Really? That circus clown needs that unicycle shoved up his litigious clown ass.


kasper03: wheel your ass back to the circus and stfu


What's up with you people and all the hate for unicycles?

/yes, I'm laughing.
//I hate clowns, they are pedos and serial killers and should all die in a fire.
///John Gacy was a clown
 
2011-03-20 12:31:36 PM

hogans: Shostie: Oh, f*ck, NYC. Just settle with the dude out of court and alter the ordinance in some convoluted way to incorporate all vehicles.

Careful. You don't want to outlaw wheelchairs and the like. Those gimps will tear you a new one.


Point taken.
 
2011-03-20 12:35:11 PM

the masked farker: The wheels of justice.....


Plural? Really?
 
2011-03-20 12:35:44 PM
"Shhh, kid! Some pigs are after me for riding my unicycle."

www.movievillains.com
 
2011-03-20 12:37:26 PM
'The city says the difference between a bicycle and a unicycle "is negligible." '

Then change the law. As it is, it only addresses 2 and 3 wheel vehicles. A unicycle (or wheelchair) is neither. Until it is changed, though...you're out of luck, NYC.

/$3M, though? dumbass
 
2011-03-20 12:38:50 PM
Well, Jesus H. Christ on a pogo stick!
 
2011-03-20 12:40:29 PM

AbbeySomeone: Chinchillazilla: I know a guy who needs to be hit in the face.
With a pie?
Mugato: $3 million? Really? That circus clown needs that unicycle shoved up his litigious clown ass.

kasper03: wheel your ass back to the circus and stfu

What's up with you people and all the hate for unicycles?

/yes, I'm laughing.
//I hate clowns, they are pedos and serial killers and should all die in a fire.
///John Gacy was a clown


John Wayne Gacy was indeed a clown, but was in regular clothes when he picked up, raped and killed 33 teenage boys. Teenagers are not into clowns.

/Was picked up by him hitchhiking in 1976.
//He didn't want to mess with a teen bigger than him
///Testified at his murder trial in 1979
 
2011-03-20 12:41:02 PM

Karma Curmudgeon: Well, Jesus H. Christ on a pogo stick!


Not on the sidewalk.
 
2011-03-20 12:41:16 PM
A unicycle hate thread?

/grabs popcorn
 
2011-03-20 12:43:11 PM

AbbeySomeone: ///John Gacy was a clown


clown or not - I wouldn't want to get near this guy

www.prairieghosts.com
 
2011-03-20 12:45:33 PM

AbbeySomeone: Karma Curmudgeon: Well, Jesus H. Christ on a pogo stick!

Not on the sidewalk.


0 WLY?
 
2011-03-20 12:47:56 PM
How many times has someone been convicted because he broke the 'letter of the law' and not the 'intent of the law'?

It works both ways, here. Even if this lawsuit is somewhat ridiculous, you should not be able to pick and choose which laws you take 'literally' and which ones you don't. If they want the law to include 'single wheel unicycles', then they should have specifically included that as they did with 3-wheelers.

Also, The city says the difference between a bicycle and a unicycle "is negligible" is a pretty absurd statement. Passing aside the argument that it's 50% less 'bicycle', the top speeds of each differ greatly. Indeed, the average speed of a bicycle is probably somewhere near the maximum speed of a unicycle.

/not much of a cyclist
//definitely not a unicyclist
///just likes consistency
 
2011-03-20 12:47:59 PM
If you're not a circus clown,

i.imgur.com
 
2011-03-20 12:48:12 PM
You know who else rode a unicycle?
 
2011-03-20 12:52:44 PM

bravian: A unicycle hate thread?

/grabs popcorn



I have no hate for unicycles. Hell, I'm sure I couldn't ride one. I have no opinion one way or another on unicycles.

My hate stems from suing the state for $3mill for not being able to ride one. And over-litigiousness in general. THAT has and always has pissed me off.
 
2011-03-20 12:52:55 PM
I should have RTA more carefully. The clown IS a circus performer.

Link with photo (new window)
 
2011-03-20 12:55:53 PM
I suppose the city can argue that they were enforcing "the spirit" of the law, but they do need to reword it to make it either a little more general, or just include all vehicles with wheels unless they are being used by a disabled person.

/I do agree that asking for 3 mil is going just a tad overboard, though.
 
2011-03-20 12:56:29 PM

mikdeetx: AbbeySomeone: Chinchillazilla: I know a guy who needs to be hit in the face.
With a pie?
Mugato: $3 million? Really? That circus clown needs that unicycle shoved up his litigious clown ass.

kasper03: wheel your ass back to the circus and stfu

What's up with you people and all the hate for unicycles?

/yes, I'm laughing.
//I hate clowns, they are pedos and serial killers and should all die in a fire.
///John Gacy was a clown

John Wayne Gacy was indeed a clown, but was in regular clothes when he picked up, raped and killed 33 teenage boys. Teenagers are not into clowns.

/Was picked up by him hitchhiking in 1976.
//He didn't want to mess with a teen bigger than him
///Testified at his murder trial in 1979


...seriously?
 
2011-03-20 12:59:24 PM
If they are enforcing the "spirit of the law" then riding his unicycle at 5mph, at 3am is hardly endangering pedestrians with a high speed vehicle.
 
2011-03-20 12:59:43 PM

mikdeetx: AbbeySomeone: Chinchillazilla: I know a guy who needs to be hit in the face.
With a pie?
Mugato: $3 million? Really? That circus clown needs that unicycle shoved up his litigious clown ass.

kasper03: wheel your ass back to the circus and stfu

What's up with you people and all the hate for unicycles?

/yes, I'm laughing.
//I hate clowns, they are pedos and serial killers and should all die in a fire.
///John Gacy was a clown

John Wayne Gacy was indeed a clown, but was in regular clothes when he picked up, raped and killed 33 teenage boys. Teenagers are not into clowns.

/Was picked up by him hitchhiking in 1976.
//He didn't want to mess with a teen bigger than him
///Testified at his murder trial in 1979


That is indeed a CSB. I read his bio.
In addition to my fascination with natural disasters, I also enjoy twisted characters/criminal stories.

/eip - would truly enjoy hearing about your experience
 
2011-03-20 01:02:34 PM
in a lot of places a unicycle is not considered a vehicle the way a bicycle is because there are no gears, and the pedals connect directly to the wheel. they can be ridden on sidewalks, as there is no specific law against it, especially in this case. make a new law if unicycles are that much of an issue.

/unicyclist
 
2011-03-20 01:10:25 PM

YouPeopleAreCrazy: 'The city says the difference between a bicycle and a unicycle "is negligible." '

Then change the law. As it is, it only addresses 2 and 3 wheel vehicles. A unicycle (or wheelchair) is neither. Until it is changed, though...you're out of luck, NYC.


THIS. Although what the city said about it being neglibile is true, the law says 2 and 3 wheels. He posesses an entirely different type of vehicle then the one in the law, hence it doesn't apply. This isn't rocket science. The fact that NYC can not fathom this is baffling. They deserve to be sued just for the stupidity sake.
 
2011-03-20 01:12:44 PM

zahadum party planner: YouPeopleAreCrazy: 'The city says the difference between a bicycle and a unicycle "is negligible." '

Then change the law. As it is, it only addresses 2 and 3 wheel vehicles. A unicycle (or wheelchair) is neither. Until it is changed, though...you're out of luck, NYC.

THIS. Although what the city said about it being neglibile is true, the law says 2 and 3 wheels. He posesses an entirely different type of vehicle then the one in the law, hence it doesn't apply. This isn't rocket science. The fact that NYC can not fathom this is baffling. They deserve to be sued just for the stupidity sake.


3M will get anyone's attention.
 
2011-03-20 01:22:50 PM

the masked farker: The wheels of justice.....


Just sent you the details Abbey.
 
2011-03-20 01:27:26 PM

mikdeetx: the masked farker: The wheels of justice.....

Just sent you the details Abbey.


Thanks.
 
2011-03-20 01:33:22 PM

mikdeetx: the masked farker: The wheels of justice.....

Just sent you the details Abbey.


Aw shoot. As a former hitchhiker, I was hoping for details, too...
 
2011-03-20 01:36:27 PM
I die of puns! Two in a row...
 
2011-03-20 01:43:06 PM
In 1976 I hitchhiked across the country, California, Florida and up to Alaska. In June of 1976 I was in Illinois about 50 miles outside of St. Louis when he picked me up. Back then, I was street smart and knew how to handle myself and the many prepositions I would get from gay men who picked me up. Gacy offered me money, a job and a place to stay. things that some others fell for. When he grabbed my thigh, I was able to take his hand and turn it backwards. He realized my strength and stopped. I was able to get out a few miles later but I made a mental picture of this guy. One strange thing he did do was he stayed where he dropped me off so I kept walking.

Segue two years later and Gacy gets busted. They put his photo on TV and I immediately said "That's him!" So I contacted the FBI and told my story. I was called to testify at the Grand Jury hearing, not the actual trial. I stopped hitchhiking after that.

That's about all I can say. I met John Wayne Gacy at 16 and lived to tell about it.
 
2011-03-20 01:45:29 PM
I'd be more impressed if he was a one legged unicyclist.
 
2011-03-20 01:47:49 PM

hogans: Shostie: Oh, f*ck, NYC. Just settle with the dude out of court and alter the ordinance in some convoluted way to incorporate all vehicles.

Careful. You don't want to outlaw wheelchairs and the like. Those gimps will tear you a new one.


They're already outlawed, all two or three wheeled devices are. Fortunately I can still drive my car on the sidewalk though.
 
2011-03-20 01:50:32 PM
"I was street smart and knew how to handle myself and the many prepositions I would get from gay men.."

That was the time period in which the gays were heavily into really degenerate grammar.
 
2011-03-20 01:52:52 PM

BarbadoSlim: "I was street smart and knew how to handle myself and the many prepositions I would get from gay men.."

That was the time period in which the gays were heavily into really degenerate grammar.


Damn gays, dangling their participles everywhere.
 
2011-03-20 01:54:28 PM

mikdeetx: In 1976 I hitchhiked across the country, California, Florida and up to Alaska. In June of 1976 I was in Illinois about 50 miles outside of St. Louis when he picked me up. Back then, I was street smart and knew how to handle myself and the many prepositions I would get from gay men who picked me up. Gacy offered me money, a job and a place to stay. things that some others fell for. When he grabbed my thigh, I was able to take his hand and turn it backwards. He realized my strength and stopped. I was able to get out a few miles later but I made a mental picture of this guy. One strange thing he did do was he stayed where he dropped me off so I kept walking.

Segue two years later and Gacy gets busted. They put his photo on TV and I immediately said "That's him!" So I contacted the FBI and told my story. I was called to testify at the Grand Jury hearing, not the actual trial. I stopped hitchhiking after that.

That's about all I can say. I met John Wayne Gacy at 16 and lived to tell about it.


Yikes! I had many scary rides in the late 70's-80's, but none quite like that. Thanks for the story...
 
2011-03-20 01:54:43 PM
I don't think he will ever be too tired.
 
2011-03-20 01:57:05 PM
So many Fark grammar cop pussies...so little time.
 
2011-03-20 01:58:14 PM
For my fellow Brits, in the US, as a noun, tire = tyre.
 
2011-03-20 01:58:37 PM
So, when an ex-felon gets caught with a single round of ammo, we have to prosecute him because that's technically the law, but when this guy gets in trouble for not technically violating the law, we all get mad at him? They can't have it both ways. The government will hold you to every single ridiculous technicality in all the millions of laws they've passed. We should do the same thing, or else we're all just suckers.
 
2011-03-20 02:00:24 PM

mikdeetx: So many Fark grammar cop pussies...so little time.


Hey, you should probably be a grammar cop yourself, with all the prepositions those nice gays gave you. Too bad they didn't include nouns and verbs and conjunctions and such as well.
 
2011-03-20 02:09:31 PM
"Both summonses were dismissed in court but Peterson says he wants the freedom to ride his unicycle."

You have the "freedom" to ride your unicycle, on the street just like everyone else with a bike.
 
2011-03-20 02:25:05 PM

Mock26: You have the "freedom" to ride your unicycle, on the street just like everyone else with a bike.


I'm assuming you see the difference here.
 
2011-03-20 02:36:28 PM

bravian: A unicycle hate thread?

/grabs popcorn


Write a separate law for unicycles. Change outcome for violations to either death penalty or institutionalization, either one is fine by me...
 
2011-03-20 02:36:33 PM

AbbeySomeone: Chinchillazilla: I know a guy who needs to be hit in the face.
With a pie?
Mugato: $3 million? Really? That circus clown needs that unicycle shoved up his litigious clown ass.

kasper03: wheel your ass back to the circus and stfu

What's up with you people and all the hate for unicycles?

/yes, I'm laughing.
//I hate clowns, they are pedos and serial killers and should all die in a fire.
///John Gacy was a clown



These clowns aren't pedos and serial killers you Coulrophobe.
img202.imageshack.us
 
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