Incendiary Image of the Day: Just Try and Miss a Pothole Edition

 

My step-daughter recently mentioned Vietnam—as her step-mother’s latest vacation hot spot. “Wasn’t there a war there?” she asked. Let’s give Sasha credit; at least she knows there was a Vietnam War. At least two generations of Americans have never heard of the place. How times have changed. If someone had rolled up to a college campus on this trike in, say, 1968, there would have been instant strife. Nowadays, college kids are mostly mute on America’s military adventures (especially the ones supported or initiated by Barack Obama). They’d probably ask “What movie is that from?” Even so, this image remains incendiary, if only because there are still a few elderly hippies who’d find the rolling homage offensive or, worse, would shake their head in condescending sympathy. What gun is that anyway?

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  1. avatar -Hoff says:

    I find the basic knowledge of our country’s history in general to be… lacking. History in schools seems to be more geared towards hundreds of years ago. Romans, Aztecs, Egyptians, etc. I remember when I was going through my American History class back in high school, we covered all of the second World War in… maybe a week? Vietnam was covered in probably a day. Anything else was non existent. Korea? Whats that? Talkin to a new private just last night about a WW2 game he was playing, (as a Marine in the Pacific) “I thought we fought the Germans in World War 2?” “Well, yes, we did. You’ve heard of Pearl Harbor, right?” “ooohhh, yeah” After digging a little deeper to pick his brain, I gathered a few more memorable quotes. “The Revolutionary War? That was against the South, right?” I’ve never shook my head so much in a conversation before in my life. The vast majority of kids I talk to don’t have an inkling of a clue as to what their country has been through, and in this case, the country they serve.

  2. avatar JOE MATAFOME says:

    Now that’s a beautiful paint job, I’d love to own that bike.

    1. avatar karlb. says:

      I think trike, not bike.

  3. avatar A Critic says:

    Even so, this image remains incendiary, if only because there are still a few elderly hippies who’d find the rolling homage offensive

    There are also Vietnamese survivors who might be upset at the reminder of the death and destruction of those years.

    Let’s give Sasha credit; at least she knows there was a Vietnam War.

    Let’s give the education system credit, she probably knows little more than that and even that tiny bit of knowledge greatly exceeds the median.

  4. avatar naed says:

    Refresh my memory, what was the benefit to our country to be in Vietnam?

    Also, since Saddam Hussein contribution to the 9/11 attacks was ZERO, what is the benefit to our country to be in Iraq?

    Awesome paint job on the bike!

  5. avatar Bernard says:

    I’m going to try to win secretly over here.

    1. avatar Bernard says:

      Love

    2. avatar Bernard says:

      Is a burning thing

    3. avatar Bernard says:

      And it makes

    4. avatar Bernard says:

      A fiery ring

    5. avatar Bernard says:

      Bound by wild desire

    6. avatar Bernard says:

      I fell in to a ring of fire

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      I fell in to a burning ring of fire

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      I went down, down, down

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      And the flames went higher

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      And it burns, burns, burns

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      The ring of fire

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        The ring of fire

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        I fell in to a burnin’ ring of fire

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        I went down, down, down and the flames went higher

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        And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire

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          The ring of fire

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      The taste of love is sweet

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      When hearts like ours meet

    14. avatar Bernard says:

      I fell for you like a child

    15. avatar Bernard says:

      Oh but the fire went wild

    16. avatar Bernard says:

      I fell in to a burnin’ ring of fire

    17. avatar Bernard says:

      I went down down down but the flames went higher

    18. avatar Bernard says:

      And it burns burns burns
      The ring of fire

      1. avatar Bernard says:

        The ring of fire

    19. avatar Bernard says:

      I fell in to a burning ring of fire.

    20. avatar Bernard says:

      I went down x3,
      But the flames went higher

      1. avatar Drew in Michigan says:

        Way to go Bernard! Congrats on winning the weapon of your choice and with a cool song to boot. Awesome!
        Love that song, Johnny is surly missed by more people than we will ever know.

    21. avatar Bernard says:

      And it burns x3,
      The ring of fire

      1. avatar Bernard says:

        The ring of fire

    22. avatar COsigfan(Now in MA) says:

      Looks like your comment karaoke paid off, congrats haha

  6. avatar Bernard says:

    And it burns, burns, burns

  7. avatar Bernard says:

    The ring of fire

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      The ring of fire

      1. avatar Bernard says:

        The ring of fire

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          The ring of fire

  8. avatar Fuque says:

    Congrats Bernard!

  9. avatar foo dog says:

    Way to go Bernard, you were creative.

    1. avatar foo dog says:

      And sneaky, on a necro-thread…

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