The 'skate or die' tag is inspired.
|Robin Kestrel |
They never did send me my promised copy of the taxi safety PSA I starred in as "guy who doors the bike punk" up in Boston a few years ago.
Anyhow, good for LA. In Boston they weren't allowed to even imply an off-screen accident because of a bicycle advocacy group that works with the Department of Public Safety and consistently shoots down any safety material with implied injury to bikers because it is offensive and triggering to bikers to suggest in a video meant to impress the consequences of not looking out for bikes on the taxi riding public that those consequences might include someone getting hurt.
The one I was in was their third attempt, so maybe I didn't get a copy because a fade to black after a shot of a cab door opening was too violent for the bikers.
"Ha ha, guess you won't be doing any Tony Hawk tricks anytime soon, huh, Jimmy? But what's important is that you learned a lesson!"
"FOR GOD'S SAKE, LADY, I'M BLEEDING TO DEATH."
"Uh, oh, looks like SOMEBODY is going to spend the last few minutes they have in this world in excruciating pain and horror as their lifeforce ebbs away into the cold and unfeeling concrete slab, recounting their memories, hopes, ambitions, times both happy and sad, and knowing that all of it will be no more, and all their hard work and investment of love from their ancestors will account for nothing, all while terrified onlookers either turn their heads or gather closer to satisfy their grim curiosity. 'Glad it isn't me', they tell themselves, 'Glad it isn't someone I know', but no one can fix Jimmy. No one will even try."
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