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Old 05-01-2003, 06:48 AM   #1
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OK Highwayman, where's your post describing how the beefy harley rider flings back the tassels from his armchaps as he hefts the robust chromed cellphone to his hairy ear while causing nearby atrociteaurs to cringe in awe.

I would like to hear the novel ring options especially the "potatoe potatoe" ring.
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Old 05-01-2003, 06:56 AM   #2
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What could be more frightening than a lawyer driving down the road on his Heritage Springer Special, longhaired wig flying in the breeze, fake tattoos festooning his arms, fringed armchaps, EZ Leaker(tm) and HD leathers, his $400 cellphone ringing to the tune of "Born to be Wild" as his stockbroker calls him up?



Maybe if he took his Heritage Springer Special off the trailer that his Lexus is pulling with his wife behind the wheel, that would be more frightening.



AT least the cellphone will get more mileage than most of the bikes owned by the geeks who would buy such a thing.



Truly the the Spirit of motorcycling, what?



There has to be a good Trailerman, er I mean Highwayman spoof in here somewhere.
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Old 05-01-2003, 06:57 AM   #3
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"potatoe" ? Either this is an inside joke or not only is Dan Quayle a moron, he's a MOron. Welcome to the list Mr. VP.
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Old 05-01-2003, 06:58 AM   #4
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"Leader of the Pack" comes to mind.



Or how about Jan and Dean's old song "Schlock Rod".



That way most of these weekend warrior accountants ride maybe "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena" would be better.
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Old 05-01-2003, 07:45 AM   #5
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Harley-Davidson understands the need for family and friends to stay in touch while away from home, especially during our 100th Anniversary events........"We believe that consumers will find the authentically-styled V60i anniversary mobile phone a must-have, and a natural extension of their Harley-Davidson mobile lifestyle."......"Motorola is excited to create a product that incorporates Harley-Davidson's brand and enables us to help celebrate their 100th Anniversary in a unique and relevant way," ........PUUUUULLLEASE STOP !!! What a load of marketing CRAAAAAP. Celebrate...by buying an overpriced piece of electronics manufactured overseas for a mere fraction of the MSRP ??? The only people celebrating are Motorola and HD, in fact they're probably rolling on the floor in all the dough they'll surely rake in. Money, money, money...that's what this is all about. Just another way to suck your hard earned dollars from your wallet, but frankly, if your into buying this kind of stuff...you deserve to have your money sucked from your wallet. This is not a celebration. HD and Motorola are only concerned about making you concerned about keeping in touch with friends and family (warm fuzzy feeling here) so you'll buy this crap they peddle. It's really sickening that Corporate America capitalizes on any conceivable anniversary, milestone, event (tragic or otherwise) or incident to ponder heaps of worthless crap to the public under the guise of celebration, remembrance or some other sappy emotional ploy. THEY DON'T CARE, THEY ONLY WANT YOUR MONEY !!!
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Old 05-01-2003, 07:57 AM   #6
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Default Outstanding American Institutions: Harley-Davidson and Motorola

Both Motorola and Harley-Davidson have contributed greatly to the fields they represent. Motorola still makes some of the best cell phones available, especially if you want a durable phone and Harley-Davidson has helped ensure that motorcycling is a part of American culture as apple pie. So for all you absolutely spineless twits ranting on either of these fine American institutions[b]...you can kiss my American ass![b]
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Old 05-01-2003, 08:27 AM   #7
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Oh, I don't know. I faced the NVA at one period in my life.



Maybe you should save the "spineless" comments, hero.
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Old 05-01-2003, 08:39 AM   #8
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Unfortunately, crap peddling is what makes the world go 'round. I like to think i have a little more sense than to buy this product, which really is nothing more than a regular Motorola phone with a harley badge and tassled case selling for a substantial premium.



What pisses me off is when no distinction is made as to the nature of the event. Crap peddling is an integral part of the Super Bowl. However, how many people bought US flags after 9-11? How many people still have them? Where are they? In the trash? On the side of the highway? I remember endless commercials for " American Patriot Flag packs" or something like that. Street peddlers are still to be found around the former WTC selling any worthless trinkets plastered with images of 9-11 or US flags. I realize people have to make a living, but I think stuff like this is downright disrespectful and insults our intelligence
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Old 05-01-2003, 08:44 AM   #9
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Nokia ring a bell! I worked for Motorola when Nokia was up and coming. We warned them about how user friendly their phones were but nooo! Check out declining market share data on Motorola.
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Old 05-01-2003, 09:02 AM   #10
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Yes, this clever and highly-valued marketing tie-in is worthy of the highest praise and respect. It makes my patriotic loins quake with pride to see giant corporate institutions coming together to provide The American People (TM) with this type of innovation.
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