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Ossessionato
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:16 am quote
OK, Bill, I'll share my opinion.

I agree that a change was needed to the "respectable" thread from the previous one, with scantily clad women somewhat in proximity of a scooter.

But I think somewhere along the way it pushed the boundaries from "respectable" (of course we all have our own definition of that), to something else. To me it still feels like 50% of the images are "garage level pinups" that the tool salesman would pass out in calendar form.

Me? I'd say that when my daughter was in middle school they had a rule that made sense to me and was easy to understand. It was called the 6 B's....

no bras, no boxers, no breasts, no backs, no bellies, and no butts

I know we're all adults here (for the most part, I don't recall any teen members), but maybe coming a little closer to the 6 B's would be more in line with "respectable". And yes, I am aware that we are a worldwide forum, and we Americans shouldn't force our puritanical attitudes towards the human form on everyone....

OK, I'm getting a bit lost here. I'm gonna get back to hanging out with the three naked ladies that inhabit my house right now.... relax, they're a chihuahua, basset hound, and a terrier.
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:47 am quote
znomit wrote:
One of the cool features of the karma system is is you click on a users name you can see their bias rating. This tells you if they are dishing out lots of good or bad karma.


Itís very insightful
Great to know about this! Now I can see whether I'm some sort'a jerk or not.
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:54 am quote
Route 66 Lawdog wrote:
znomit wrote:
One of the cool features of the karma system is is you click on a users name you can see their bias rating. This tells you if they are dishing out lots of good or bad karma.


Itís very insightful
Great to know about this! Now I can see whether I'm some sort'a jerk or not.


C'mon, you don't have to check. You've been an upstanding citizen of MV all the time I've been here.
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:59 am quote
Larrytsg wrote:
OK, Bill, I'll share my opinion.

I agree that a change was needed to the "respectable" thread from the previous one, with scantily clad women somewhat in proximity of a scooter.

But I think somewhere along the way it pushed the boundaries from "respectable" (of course we all have our own definition of that), to something else. To me it still feels like 50% of the images are "garage level pinups" that the tool salesman would pass out in calendar form.

Me? I'd say that when my daughter was in middle school they had a rule that made sense to me and was easy to understand. It was called the 6 B's....

no bras, no boxers, no breasts, no backs, no bellies, and no butts

I know we're all adults here (for the most part, I don't recall any teen members), but maybe coming a little closer to the 6 B's would be more in line with "respectable". And yes, I am aware that we are a worldwide forum, and we Americans shouldn't force our puritanical attitudes towards the human form on everyone....

OK, I'm getting a bit lost here. I'm gonna get back to hanging out with the three naked ladies that inhabit my house right now.... relax, they're a chihuahua, basset hound, and a terrier.
+1 I'm no prude, maybe I'm getting a bit long in the tooth, but some of the content here pushes the envelope a bit, especially considering the provenance of this thread.

Maybe we need to start another NSFW thread to make everyone happy.
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:25 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
+1 I'm no prude, maybe I'm getting a bit long in the tooth, but some of the content here pushes the envelope a bit, especially considering the provenance of this thread.

Maybe we need to start another NSFW thread to make everyone happy.
+1 for using the word provenance in a sentence
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:56 am quote
Two comments -

1. The daily respectable pictures thread replaced one that most acknowledged had problems. For the second one to revert to the same problems as the first one would be a bit discouraging (you'd think we'd get better at this stuff over time). I notice BurgerBob doesn't visit the thread anymore even though he started it.

2. My own preference is for real scooter riders and those genuinely enjoying scooters. I appreciate it when others post family members or club gatherings. A fashion model or actress wannabee lounging around in a racy outfit and using a scooter for a prop seems to miss the mark. If that was all you were going for, why not use a lawn mower or tractor as a prop?
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:04 am quote
Dooglas wrote:
My own preference is for real scooter riders and those genuinely enjoying scooters. I appreciate it when others post family members or club gatherings. A fashion model or actress wannabee lounging around in a racy outfit and using a scooter for a prop seems to miss the mark.
Alright, that about wraps it up for me.

Also....we need to remember that this isn't a boys club here.... plenty of ladies hang out here and both seek and provide help and opinions... maybe we shouldn't be so quick to defend our "boys being boys" attitudes
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:07 am quote
But those lovely DO have a thread of their own for males on scooters........ remember that too.

Hope we do donít go down the latest UK craze of are assuming my gender
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:13 am quote
Larrytsg wrote:
Dooglas wrote:
My own preference is for real scooter riders and those genuinely enjoying scooters. I appreciate it when others post family members or club gatherings. A fashion model or actress wannabee lounging around in a racy outfit and using a scooter for a prop seems to miss the mark.
Alright, that about wraps it up for me.

Also....we need to remember that this isn't a boys club here.... plenty of ladies hang out here and both seek and provide help and opinions... maybe we shouldn't be so quick to defend our "boys being boys" attitudes
Regarding the models. The more modern pics aren't really needed as you can see that sort of thing with a simple Google search even with the filter on. The older pics with models I do enjoy as some of the old advertising has a certain flair and more importantly I love looking at the old scoots. I look at the scoots way more than the models.

As far as how many women are on MV.... My guess would be probably very few? It doesn't mean we should be pigs though by any means. I'd be curious to know what the ratio is. I will say that the few women that do post are great contributors. Back to missing Judy I guess and there was another poster that I though was great that seems to have disappeared. Hey Bex or something like that... I always enjoyed her posts.
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:06 am quote
northernerbill wrote:
But those lovely DO have a thread of their own for males on scooters........ remember that too.

Hope we do donít go down the latest UK craze of are assuming my gender
But I *DO* have to assume gender; there's a place for it right in the report form and everything.......
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:10 am quote
Route 66 Lawdog wrote:
znomit wrote:
One of the cool features of the karma system is is you click on a users name you can see their bias rating. This tells you if they are dishing out lots of good or bad karma.


Itís very insightful
Great to know about this! Now I can see whether I'm some sort'a jerk or not.
It doesnít tell you if youíre a jerk or not. For example even fledermaus has a positive bias.



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Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:16 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
Regarding the models. The more modern pics aren't really needed as you can see that sort of thing with a simple Google search even with the filter on. The older pics with models I do enjoy as some of the old advertising has a certain flair and more importantly I love looking at the old scoots. I look at the scoots way more than the models.
I agree that older scooter poster art such as Vespa sales posters is quite interesting and surely has a place on a scooter site. You puzzle me in one sense though. You say you don't see any point in the modern commercial model or wannabee photos, yet a quick look at the recent postings on the "respectable" thread shows that is the majority of the pictures posted. So, do you think the thread is going fine as is or has it veered somewhat out of balance?
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:26 am quote
Dooglas wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Regarding the models. The more modern pics aren't really needed as you can see that sort of thing with a simple Google search even with the filter on. The older pics with models I do enjoy as some of the old advertising has a certain flair and more importantly I love looking at the old scoots. I look at the scoots way more than the models.
I agree that older scooter poster art such as Vespa sales posters is quite interesting and surely has a place on a scooter site. You puzzle me in one sense though. You say you don't see any point in the modern commercial model or wannabee photos, yet a quick look at the recent postings on the "respectable" thread shows that is the majority of the pictures posted. So, do you think the thread is going fine as is or has it veered somewhat out of balance?
Maybe a little out of balance but this isn't my site and I'm not pro censorship. I don't "think" there is anything pornographic in the thread but I don't look at it all that often. We don't need any girlie pics here TBH but maybe some members enjoy it. That decision has to come from above and really has nada to do with me as I'm not a moderator or involved in the back end and running of MV. I honestly don't know who runs this site. Jess I'm assuming is still involved somewhat. However if it is moderator driven that's all good but I would hope there would need to be a consensus when it comes to pulling a large thread down. No matter what the earth still spins and I come here for the people, conversation and the sharing of the passion I have for Vespa.
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:28 am quote
znomit wrote:
Route 66 Lawdog wrote:
znomit wrote:
One of the cool features of the karma system is is you click on a users name you can see their bias rating. This tells you if they are dishing out lots of good or bad karma.


Itís very insightful
Great to know about this! Now I can see whether I'm some sort'a jerk or not.
It doesnít tell you if youíre a jerk or not. For example even fledermaus has a positive bias.



Who? Me?
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:46 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
ÖÖ... if it is moderator driven that's all good but I would hope there would need to be a consensus when it comes to pulling a large thread down. No matter what the earth still spins and I come here for the people, conversation and the sharing of the passion I have for Vespa.
Gosh, I hope most all of us can agree with that. You do raise an interested point about how this site is guided. Yes, Jess set a series of posting guidelines years ago, and moderators do enforce those guidelines pretty much as rules. But does it end there, or is there value in having a "soft" approach to consensus as well as a "hard" approach to guidelines? I think that was the point of the karma/bias system, but I also think that members offering their opinions about how things are going on the board is part of the sense of community which sets this board apart from many other on-line sites.
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:01 pm quote
Dooglas wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
ÖÖ... if it is moderator driven that's all good but I would hope there would need to be a consensus when it comes to pulling a large thread down. No matter what the earth still spins and I come here for the people, conversation and the sharing of the passion I have for Vespa.
Gosh, I hope most all of us can agree with that. You do raise an interested point about how this site is guided. Yes, Jess set a series of posting guidelines years ago, and moderators do enforce those guidelines pretty much as rules. But does it end there, or is there value in having a "soft" approach to consensus as well as a "hard" approach to guidelines? I think that was the point of the karma/bias system, but I also think that members offering their opinions about how things are going on the board is part of the sense of community which sets this board apart from many other on-line sites.
Yeah for sure the members should have a say but do they/we? Here I think maybe we do but there really is no knowing that.

So for instance can one Moderator decide to take a large thread down without consulting the other mods? I don't know if there is any communication between them or if there is any hierarchy. Is Jess even involved anymore? I think this site is run well and kudos to what I think is a great community. However we are pretty much in the dark as to how it is run. That's fine, they/Jess decide how it is run and we decide if we participate or not. We aren't owed anything for being members and it's a free service. Absolutely invaluable to the Vespa/scootering community and I hope it is around for a long, long time. Jess and the ones close to him really built a great place for us to hang out. Is it perfect? Hell no but what is in the online community? I like it here and that is good enough for me

This isn't me kvetching, more just me putting my thoughts down in words.
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:40 pm quote
I must be old, slow and visit the MV site too seldom

It took me awhile to get what this thread is about....not say food and bubble paths distracted me in any way....but when I finally did, I of course had to go and see the place with pics and no talk.

This reminded me about a discussion just a week ago.

We had a long "boys" dinner out with old friends. Can't remember how we ended up doing that, but at some point, around the half way through a long multi-course menu and some wine, we not only discussed about modern Finnish music but also played some samples. It was the kind of restaurant where this is OK...I hope.

Soon we entered the rap scene. X-rated songs that....damn, when you really listen to the lyrics, are actually quite good Made us think a lot about norms in general, ours, the next generations, the previous generations, "others'". Quite like in the Tdrake's picture. Not the one with bubbles.
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:22 pm quote
Now back to the important stuff! In case anyone was wondering here is the Saag Panner. In case you're wondering it's not low cal. Tasted great though! A little on the spicy side but that's how I like it.

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Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:16 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
Now back to the important stuff! In case anyone was wondering here is the Saag Panner. In case you're wondering it's not low cal. Tasted great though! A little on the spicy side but that's how I like it.
Boy, that took a bit to finish. At least you're finally out of the tub.
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:28 pm quote
What is the definition of "respectable"?
It would certainly differ from society to society.

To a liberal Muslim it is only the face and arms below the elbow visible.
To a conservative Muslim it is only the eyes and hands.

Take breasts, for example:
South Africa is a multi-cultural society where, for example, it is socially acceptable for a mother to nurse her baby anywhere she wants, with or without a shawl covering her actions. Employers are even encouraged to provide "mothers rooms" where nursing employees can either breastfeed or can express milk for their babies away from disapproving eyes - of other women! Certain beaches are "topless sunbathing tolerated" but not full nudity. Conservative Caucasian women still find this "not respectable" or even "offensive" but African women are most likely to apply the standard.

(I recall being at a social dinner party where I was in conversation with a woman who was holding a baby. I only realised she was nursing the child when she changed sides mid-sentence!)

I have bigger (and hairier) breasts than most fashion models.
Yet I may walk about in public bare-chested and they may not...?

I put it to this forum that it is WOMEN who determine what is "respectable" or not and it is those same WOMEN who will change the rules at any time depending on how they respond to any given situation involving MEN seeing other women or viewing images of other women.

It's all about jealousy and their own self image.
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:56 pm quote
I've read all the posts on this thread, and I am totally confused about what is or is not supposed to be posted here. Do I post a pic, or am I not supposed to post a pic? If so, probably more about bikes than boobs? Big fan of both, so I'll be good either way.

That said, I'm all for more posts and threads about food, esp incl. pics....

I remain your humble, hungry servant...

D
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:54 pm quote
Fencing Fan wrote:
I've read all the posts on this thread, and I am totally confused about what is or is not supposed to be posted here. Do I post a pic, or am I not supposed to post a pic? If so, probably more about bikes than boobs? Big fan of both, so I'll be good either way.

That said, I'm all for more posts and threads about food, esp incl. pics....

I remain your humble, hungry servant...

D
I think we can all agree Fudmucker canít post pics of his boobs.
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:13 am quote
znomit wrote:
Fencing Fan wrote:
I've read all the posts on this thread, and I am totally confused about what is or is not supposed to be posted here. Do I post a pic, or am I not supposed to post a pic? If so, probably more about bikes than boobs? Big fan of both, so I'll be good either way.

That said, I'm all for more posts and threads about food, esp incl. pics....

I remain your humble, hungry servant...

D
I think we can all agree Fudmucker canít post pics of his boobs.
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:47 am quote
northernerbill wrote:
Whatís amazing is now you have a portal to vent on the pictures thread, your all talking about bubble bath and curry
to paraphrase one of my favourite time travellers ..

People assume that MV threads are a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:22 am quote
Fencing Fan wrote:
I've read all the posts on this thread, and I am totally confused about what is or is not supposed to be posted here. Do I post a pic, or am I not supposed to post a pic? If so, probably more about bikes than boobs? Big fan of both, so I'll be good either way.

That said, I'm all for more posts and threads about food, esp incl. pics....

I remain your humble, hungry servant...

D
I couldn't find the daily respectable meal cooked by loving husband for his wife thread so I figured this one would do :-\ . Actually I do about 75% of the cooking at home. Riding bikes and cooking are my 2 escapes in life. Still trying to figure out how to combine the two...
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:14 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
Maybe a little out of balance but this isn't my site and I'm not pro censorship. I don't "think" there is anything pornographic in the thread but I don't look at it all that often. We don't need any girlie pics here TBH but maybe some members enjoy it. That decision has to come from above and really has nada to do with me as I'm not a moderator or involved in the back end and running of MV. I honestly don't know who runs this site. Jess I'm assuming is still involved somewhat. However if it is moderator driven that's all good but I would hope there would need to be a consensus when it comes to pulling a large thread down. No matter what the earth still spins and I come here for the people, conversation and the sharing of the passion I have for Vespa.
I have always wondered who moderates the moderators. I think if you get on the wrong side of certain moderators, your karma is toast.
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:18 am quote
EN82pg wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Maybe a little out of balance but this isn't my site and I'm not pro censorship. I don't "think" there is anything pornographic in the thread but I don't look at it all that often. We don't need any girlie pics here TBH but maybe some members enjoy it. That decision has to come from above and really has nada to do with me as I'm not a moderator or involved in the back end and running of MV. I honestly don't know who runs this site. Jess I'm assuming is still involved somewhat. However if it is moderator driven that's all good but I would hope there would need to be a consensus when it comes to pulling a large thread down. No matter what the earth still spins and I come here for the people, conversation and the sharing of the passion I have for Vespa.
I have always wondered who moderates the moderators. I think if you get on the wrong side of certain moderators, your karma is toast.
I see you're sticking with the topic of karma and food
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:47 am quote
EN82pg wrote:
I have always wondered who moderates the moderators. I think if you get on the wrong side of certain moderators, your karma is toast.
But then who moderates the moderators moderators?

The fact that you can only rate someone once per day/hour/week(?) makes it difficult to rort the system.
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:58 am quote
Yeah, you'd need a real ax(e?) to grind to hammer someone's karma.. you'd have to come back time after time to search for their posts and neg them. Most of us just don't have the drive to be that vindictive.
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:15 am quote
Oh youíd be surprised the depths that an internet troll will go to. I used to be pretty involved in online competitive gaming (CSS) and have dealt with many a troll. It boggles the mind how some people can be so vile online but wouldnít dare act that way if it was face to face.
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:46 am quote
znomit wrote:
Hereís a user I selected completely at random to show you how it works. Pretty much everyone else here has a positive bias.


http://modernvespa.com/members/vintage1
Wow. Completely at random.
I guess my bias will have to go a bit more into the negative...
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:16 am quote
Larrytsg wrote:
Yeah, you'd need a real ax(e?) to grind to hammer someone's karma.. you'd have to come back time after time to search for their posts and neg them. Most of us just don't have the drive to be that vindictive.
On rare occasions, people have successfully gamed the karma system. I recall at least once when a someone on the Not So Modern forum took exception to someone else there and came back daily and weekly to continuously neg that one person. He didn't post or contribute to the forum in any way... he just negged that one guy. Jess finally caught on and banned the guy and purged the other guy's karma rating of all the unwarranted negs.

On another note, I don;t think anyone is suggesting the scooter girl thread is pornographic. And I personally don't find it offensive from a visual standpoint. After all, you see far more on most public beaches.

I can;t speak for anyone but myself, but the thing that has made me uncomfortable is the commentary.

Let me put it this way:

Back when I was a kid I remember sneaking into the service bay at the local garage to catch a peek of their calendars because they were everywhere and invariably had nude, or at least topless, women. Those calendars were there and not, say in the garage office for the simple reason that women didn't venture into the service bays. Those were predominantly male-only domains, and like locker rooms, they allowed - and even encouraged - a certain level of deliberate coarseness that would never be allowed in mixed company.

The comments that have followed some of the more provocative photos have been pure locker room banter... but MV isn't a men's locker room. It is an international forum made up of men and women from a wide range of cultures and religions. Different rules of conduct and discourse apply (or should apply, anyway).

Just my 2 cents.
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:39 am quote
znomit wrote:
Fencing Fan wrote:
I've read all the posts on this thread, and I am totally confused about what is or is not supposed to be posted here. Do I post a pic, or am I not supposed to post a pic? If so, probably more about bikes than boobs? Big fan of both, so I'll be good either way.

That said, I'm all for more posts and threads about food, esp incl. pics....

I remain your humble, hungry servant...

D
I think we can all agree Fudmucker canít post pics of his boobs.


I'm taking this as an anything goes thread. If you just got to, even an NSFW bodacious scooter babe-or dude. Your chance to thumb your nose at convention. Or cats on scooters.

Or just carry on and tell us what's for dinner.
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:40 am quote
I think this needs to be said: I bought my Vespa based on all the photos I've seen of Vespas... mostly with pretty girls draped on these scooters. I have been riding for over 50 years, but only came to appreciate the joy of scooters about 5 years ago. Oh, I was happily enjoying my Honda scooter, not considering a change. When I would come across scooter images, they often had pretty girls on or near the scoot... and about 96% of those photos were Vespas.

Either I was sold a bill of goods or there is something defective with my Vespa - not one single time have I come back to my parked scoot and found a lovely lass, scantily clad or respectably attired, draped upon my Vespa!

That ain't right!

It probably doesn't matter - not only does my wife not let me date anymore, but if I were 40 years younger, I'd still be too old for the majority of girls in these photos. Plus, I'm pretty sure I would be saying things like, "If you want to ride with me on this scooter, you are going to have to put on pants," or something similar that bursts that dream.

I think everyone is entitled to their own ridiculous opinion, but if one does not like a particular thread, it is possible to just skip over that thread.

It reminds me of a time in the late 70s when things got a bit rowdy during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally... there was a radio reporter "on scene" describing a scene of debauchery with naked girls dancing on an old school bus in the middle of the city park. He said something along the lines of "the good citizens of Sturgis should not be subjected to this," yet he had trekked well into the park (which was closed off to car traffic during the Rally), with his binoculars, to report on it. Apparently, he was not aware that he could turn his gaze away.
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:42 am quote
Vintage1 wrote:
znomit wrote:
Hereís a user I selected completely at random to show you how it works. Pretty much everyone else here has a positive bias.


http://modernvespa.com/members/vintage1
Wow. Completely at random.
I guess my bias will have to go a bit more into the negative...
Totally under your control, dude.
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:27 pm quote
Vintage1 wrote:
znomit wrote:
Hereís a user I selected completely at random to show you how it works. Pretty much everyone else here has a positive bias.


http://modernvespa.com/members/vintage1
Wow. Completely at random.
I guess my bias will have to go a bit more into the negative...
Hereís another one I selected completely at random.
http://modernvespa.com/members/web-tech
Ossessionato
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 4883
Location: Downtown Toronto
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:03 pm quote
znomit wrote:
Vintage1 wrote:
znomit wrote:
Hereís a user I selected completely at random to show you how it works. Pretty much everyone else here has a positive bias.


http://modernvespa.com/members/vintage1
Wow. Completely at random.
I guess my bias will have to go a bit more into the negative...
Hereís another one I selected completely at random.
http://modernvespa.com/members/web-tech
Just don't mention Alec Baldwin .
Molto Verboso
2009 GTS 250, 2013 Buddy 125, 2014 Triumph Bonneville
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Location: North Jersey
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:17 pm quote
znomit wrote:
Vintage1 wrote:
znomit wrote:
Hereís a user I selected completely at random to show you how it works. Pretty much everyone else here has a positive bias.


http://modernvespa.com/members/vintage1
Wow. Completely at random.
I guess my bias will have to go a bit more into the negative...
Hereís another one I selected completely at random.
http://modernvespa.com/members/web-tech
Why can't you just grow up and let it go? Seems like most of the responders here think the thread is going along just fine. I don't know what battle you're picking or why. Life's too short dude.
Molto Verboso
2009 GTS 250, 2013 Buddy 125, 2014 Triumph Bonneville
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Location: North Jersey
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:25 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
Vintage1 wrote:
znomit wrote:
Hereís a user I selected completely at random to show you how it works. Pretty much everyone else here has a positive bias.


http://modernvespa.com/members/vintage1
Wow. Completely at random.
I guess my bias will have to go a bit more into the negative...
Totally under your control, dude.
So, in the end, what diff does anyone's rating make ?
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:08 pm quote
I'm just going to keep posting pics here of my culinary adventures, seems more fun. Sorry tonight is leftover homemade soup with some burrata, tomatoes and basil to go with. Maybe accompanied with some small sammies on rye.

Until then all I can offer is a pic of some of the tools of the trade.

Hey probably another tub as well. Life's been stressful lately and it helps a lot. I'm thinking Band of Brothers in the tub. I actually never got around to watching it and it's supposed to be good.

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