Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Pentavirate and farewell Style man

BikeSnob NYC takes a week off blogging just as Style Man quits Bicycling? I smell a conspiracy in the making.

Stuart Mackenzie: Well, it's a well known fact, Sonny Jim, that there's a secret society of the five wealthiest people in the world, known as The Pentavirate, who run everything in the world, including the newspapers, and meet tri-annually at a secret country mansion in Colorado, known as "The Meadows".
Tony Giardino: So who's in this Pentavirate?
Stuart Mackenzie: The Queen, BikeSnob NYC, The Vatican, The Gettys, The Style Man, The Rothschilds, *and* Colonel Sanders before he went teets up. Oh, I hated the Colonel with his wee *beady* eyes, and that smug look on his face. "Oh, you're gonna buy my chicken! Ohhhhh!"
Charlie Mackenzie: Dad, how can you hate "The Colonel"?
Stuart Mackenzie: Because he puts an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes ya crave it fortnightly, smartass!

Style Man's first entry to Bicycling according to this entertaining article started with:

"a reader wrote in to Bicycling magazine to ask if it was okay to wear cycling shoes without socks"

"Sure, no socks looks cool — if you've got the physique of an NFL tight-end and are sprinting ten-second 200-meter times. But as with everything else, style ain't about right or wrong, it's about suffering and conviction. After all, a nerd is just a freak without confidence."

Genuis, pure genius... Of course, there were some that didn't think as much, after all Bicycling is a magazine aimed mainly at road cyclists, a group that often takes themselves too seriously as a whole anyway. Every comedy show I've been to, there always has to be one guy in the crowd who gets upset when a comedian pokes fun of something he takes too seriously, regardless of how funny or true what is being said really is. I have to wonder why those sort of people go to see a comedian in the first place.

But I digress, farewell Style Man, you've kept me entertained and kept me honest over the years as I read Bicycling, say hi to BikeSnob NYC for me when you see him at "The Meadows" this week, you will be missed!

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