Just something to think about before buying your biker novelty souvenirs at Chopper World this year...
So, if no "laws" were broken, would you think it's ok to copy someone else's product and (along with modifying it to fit your own brand) sell said product? Even if it's legally ok, is it still something you want to support? Options are there for you to choose, but I choose not to, when it becomes apparent that someone (in the case below Harley Davidson) is blatantly (or is merely and obviously mass producing a "like" product) ripping someone else off. It's not done in ode to or in comic satire, which would actually be funny. In this case, the Mandana designed as a joke(*), now mass produced (with modifications sufficient to remain clear of patent and/or copyright infringement) to increase the weekend warrior "Skull Meter" ratings at the local Dealership Hot Dog Saturday... (insert face palm Picard image here). The most common reply is always; People have been and are ripping people off who have been ripping people off for years and years and years and years. That's just the "way" of the world. ...but that still doesn't make it something I want to ignorantly support.
* I don't have any actual first hand knowledge of this (wink wink)
The real joke...
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You might not agree with me. Zero fucks given.
Search out and support Originality.
Search until you die...
"Wait. How many fucks was that again?"
...maybe a half of one. But that's a half empty one at best.
Remember when those Star Trek nerds starting having conventions and it was fun to dress up and roll play? You're a member of Star Fleet and you're a Vulcan science officer and you've got the shirt and the rubber ears and you bought a over priced replica phaser to complete your fantasy. And if you were really lucky you could find a "girl friend" as much into re-runs as you were.... as if. Now, there's a fantasy... but eventually the women "got on the bus" too and now there's an equal amount of acceptance for Star Trek cosplay (read: boob attention).
But, I'll give you some credit. As retarded as you were attending Star Trek fan "meetings" in cramped studio apartments in Van Nuys, avoiding the Noid and ordering some pizzas and Jolt cola, with extra toppings and extra crazy bread (a lot of extra crazy bread), discussing Romulan-Klingon Neutral Zone politics and potential sexual relations with alien species, when Monday morning came, you took off your rubber ears, put your pants back on, stashed the lotion and went to work. Your screen saver might eventually have been a 3-D picture of Jeri Ryan (on the show as Seven of Nine)(her Dad's a real biker too btw, respect.) in her skin tight Borg leotard (once computers took over the world) but you existed in a pretty much normal world. Everyone knew you were a nerd, but they understood you understood the barriers between reality and make believe.
Not with the SONS OF ANARCHY fans. These guys dress up all day long playing Biker. So much so, even Sturgis (as if it's a all power "entity" unto itself) has recognized them as a viable revenue source, much like the Crystalline Entity sucked the power from everything it came across, Sturgis wants to suck your wallets in the same way. On a side note, next to mid teen to 30 something girls real proud of their own boobs, more SOA fans take selfies in the bathroom mirror than any other social group.
No motorcycle necessary!
So who's in with the Final Ride this year at Sturgis? Because if "this" is happening at Sturgis, it must be reality and not fantasy play. Sturgis isn't FAKE is it? No... Sturgis is the real deal, so this by default must be the real deal too. Be sure to wear your PRESIDENT Sons of Anarchy cut (vest)! Oh, you don't have one yet? Buy your patches online or swing by SOA Command (Hot Topic) and see if they have any pre-made vests still in stock.
Front of the Ride Package... sounds like some dudes are going to be making a "train!"
Just buying the line up of available packages is $400.00, man, what a deal! Food and booze and everything else not included. I wonder how bright your "after glow" is going to be once you're amongst these "living legends" of SOA for six whole days and nights???
SOA thuper friend finder on Instagram
I can't make this shit up if I tried...
Just another chapter in the Great Chopper Swindle taking America (and the World) by storm!
There used to be two worlds out there. The stagnant generic substance lacking corporate events you'd never think of going to or supporting, and the vibrant independent shop events, rides, and parties that never heard of Road Captains or dealership sponsors.
Now more than any time in the past, the two have merged, and much like being under the numbing influence of leech saliva, so many are apathetic or oblivious to the fundamental destruction occurring. So many retort with "there's nothing you can do about it..."
But I believe there still is. You draw a line in the sand and you don't cross that line.
Let the masses enjoy the fake as fuck AstroTurf, I'd rather search for the authentic grassroots events that would consider it selling out to be sponsored by a men's cologne body spray!
Don't believe the hype, the smoke and mirrors being pushed by dealerships, beer labels, insurance companies or anything from these corporate marketing strategists. They're offering you a prepackaged "lifestyle brand" you neither need to pay THEM for, nor need THEM to obtain.
Do it Yourself...
Still some of you prefer the salty fatty taste of the fast food industry on your palate over the value of a home cooked meals. You are what you eat and you are what you support; real or fake, the choice is ultimately yours (don't let them make it for you).
I can really appreciate a good photography blog, and this one is still pulling it together. Go check it out...
So many other blogs have folded over the last two years. Blogger really is a dead horse, and we'll keep on flogging it until it turns to dust, but I am going to have to go through my blog roll and delete about half the non-active blogs in there. I know social media changes, no doubt about it, RIP Blogspot.
Celebrating the "Grassroots of '69" made famous by Famous Stars and Bacon Strips worldwide supplies of Chopper Clothing and Chopper Clothing Accessories.
Chopper World will also be streamed LIVE via Pay-Per-View on The Oprah Winfrey Retinal Implant Network
CHOPPER WORLD is proudly sponsored by the following global corporations;
Coca Cola (try our new non-alcoholic Rum flavored line of carbonated refreshments)
Taco Bell (try our new boiled noodle tacos! in mild, medium, and Volcanic Diarrhea flavors)
Doc Martins (authentic chopper footwear) Hollister Brand Helmet-Body Shells (capturing the Freedom of Sturgis inside a carbon fiber full face, neck, and spinal protection device worn over your upper body)
The Kim Kardashian Memorial Foundation (Nobel Prize winner for humanitarian efforts in ending pornography throughout the great State of Van Nuys)
Honda-Davidson (the leader in global air-cooled electric vehicles)
Bud Ultra-Light (now brewed on the moon under Zero-G atmospheric conditions)
Soylent Green (it's not just a delicious and satisfying Relish for Dealership Hot Dogs any more...)
Once you're safely inside the protected shield generators of Chopper World be sure to visit the follow attractions;
The Instagram Museum, containing over One Hundred Thousand Trillion actual instagram feed posts before uploads to the Internet was closed when it became full.
The Denim Vest Exhibition. Watch as (actors portraying) actual 6 year olds cut and sew Denim Vests made* to order, just like they did in South East Asian countries before the Prime Minister of Malaysia put an end to child labor abuses. (* For legal reasons these Denim Vests may not be worn inside the grounds of Chopper World. Chopper World has a strict no-colors of any material; leather, denim, Alpaca, or Dolphin, etc., no-patches, t-shirts displaying any logo not an authorized sponsor of Chopper World, or any other non-licensed brand worn or displayed while on the property. Thank you for helping keep Chopper World a safe place to appreciate history and purchase novelty items)
Take a ride on the motion simulated "Kicker" Roller coaster! Probably the closest you'll ever come to riding an actual motorcycle, this ride will give you the feel of riding a coat hanger attached to two imaginary wheels made from a substance know back then as "rubber", with the added real-life simulation of having to stop every 25 feet to restart your ride by kicking a simulated Evo Sportster Kickstarter. **The Kicker Roller coaster contains no combustible parts, all engines are operated by an electronic simulation algorithm.
Handicap parking is available for surviving victims of motorcycle discrimination laws.
And be sure to visit the BJORN' FREEK STAGE where special guests will be signing*** color portraits between the hours of 11:15-11:30 and again at 2:20-2:35 (on openig day ONLY).
CHOPPER WORLD IS PROUD TO PRESENT... The only remaining living actors who portrayed pivotal characters on the greatest original historically significant chopper drama ever produced, for what was formerly recognized as cable television. (3D Holo Downloads of all 14 critically acclaimed Emmy Award Winning seasons of Sons Of Anarchy are available in our WEBSTORE, click HERE)
EVAN LONDO and RYDER LONDO Both actors portrayed SONS OF ANARCHY character "Abel" between 2011-2014
TYLER SILVA who also portrayed SONS OF ANARCHY character "Abel" between 2008-2011
and SOPHIA MARKOV and VICTORIA MARKOV who both portrayed SONS OF ANARCHY character "Baby Teller Thomas" between 2012-2013
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"When CHOPPER WORLD becomes Outlawed, only Outlaws will visit CHOPPER WORLD"
Tired of parking in the grass? Outlaw Passes receive preferred parking in our Skypark Astroturf Hover-port Facility with free Graviton Shuttle Services to and from CHOPPER WORLD!