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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 24 Aug 2007 9:21 pm

Superglide wrote:Image
Hot Damn! SPG Magnet!

Put something throbbing between your legs! :mrgreen:

Sorry but you left yourself wide open (boy do I have a rejoinder for that one as well! :wink: )
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Superglide » Sun, 26 Aug 2007 2:47 am

hehe....

I know sms....

A friend (well, no longer a friend, but that's a different story alltogether) took my bike for a few days when I was travelling and said: A PUSSYMAGNET.

Well, it depends. One sees what one wanna see.

I myself cruise and feel free, no pussies around... 8-) :wink:

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Post by PetiteTadpole » Fri, 14 Sep 2007 10:56 am

did'nt know SPGs existed!! ive been out and about for pretty long. so im married to a european (and many times my spouse hated being called "ang mo" & the term "caucasian" quoted him saying "im not fm caucasus region!")

so whats with the SPGs, are'nt they still human like us, why single them out?? come on, are u gonna say that im a SPG too? that's not even to those who are not!!

just my personal thought
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Post by sillingw » Fri, 14 Sep 2007 4:59 pm

I really cannot abide the stereotyping, I am caucasian and my wife is a singaporean - she has a masters degree from oxford uni in the UK and has lived for 7 years in the US, we have been together for 10 years and we still get the looks (from all races). Please don't make those assumptions just because it's a mixed marriage. I met her in the US, not in Singapore, we live here now and I'd like anyone to walk up to her and call her an SPG, it would be fun to watch.....

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Post by huggybear » Mon, 17 Sep 2007 10:11 am

sillingw wrote:I really cannot abide the stereotyping, I am caucasian and my wife is a singaporean - she has a masters degree from oxford uni in the UK and has lived for 7 years in the US, we have been together for 10 years and we still get the looks (from all races). Please don't make those assumptions just because it's a mixed marriage. I met her in the US, not in Singapore, we live here now and I'd like anyone to walk up to her and call her an SPG, it would be fun to watch.....
why do you care what everyone thinks?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 17 Sep 2007 12:50 pm

sillingw wrote:I really cannot abide the stereotyping, I am caucasian and my wife is a singaporean - she has a masters degree from oxford uni in the UK and has lived for 7 years in the US, we have been together for 10 years and we still get the looks (from all races). Please don't make those assumptions just because it's a mixed marriage. I met her in the US, not in Singapore, we live here now and I'd like anyone to walk up to her and call her an SPG, it would be fun to watch.....
sillingw, you make an interesting point. I would assume you are also a Yank as I am. I am also married to a local and will celebrate my 24th next week. As a Yank, I am sure you will understand the term Trailerpark Trash (and I daresay used the term as well). Of couse, not every girl who lives in a trailerpark is trash. No more than any asian girl seen with an Ang Mo is an SPG. We all hate stereotypes but there is a certain type of girl here in Asia that will "only" go out with Ang Mo's in search of that elusive one-way ticket out of Asia (they hope!) Unfortunately, you won't hear them say it to her. Unless you speak fluent mandarin or dialect that is. And, in order to avoid a confrontation you wife will negate the import of what was said. I know, mine has been doing it for several decades. :wink:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 17 Sep 2007 8:17 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Superglide wrote:Image
Hot Damn! SPG Magnet!

Put something throbbing between your legs! :mrgreen:

Sorry but you left yourself wide open (boy do I have a rejoinder for that one as well! :wink: )
Well, I cannot resist even though it is off topic. It's a new bike for the Harley crowd.

HARLEY DAVIDSON FACES STIFF COMPETITION FROM JOHNSON MARINE WHO INTRODUCES A NEW LINE OF MOTORCYCLES

At a press conference late Monday, the CEO of Johnson Marine,
makers of Johnson outboard marine engines and other recreational
equipment, unveiled a new line of heavyweight cruiser style
motorcycles designed to compete head to head with industry leader
Harley-Davidson.

Peter Long, Johnson brands marketing manager said, "We have studied
the market and determined that Harley, while highly successful,
has narrowly missed the mark when targeting motorcycle buyers". Long
added, "We at Johnson are convinced that our product hits the target
dead center and promises to draw sales away from Harley-Davidson
in a way no other motorcycle has been able to accomplish".

The new line of bikes, marketed under the name Big Johnson
Motorcycles, will, according to Long, deliver what Harley has
only promised. "Our research show that this, a Big Johnson, is
what Harley buyers are really after".

At the unveiling of the new line Monday, several current Harley
owners agreed. "When I bought my Harley, what I really needed was
a Big Johnson," said one Harley owner." But I see now that riding
a Harley is no replacement for having a Big Johnson."

Manager Long also said that his company would follow the lead of
Harley-Davidson and cash in on a huge market for non-motorcycle
related products. "We realize that not every guy can have a Big
Johnson," said Long, "But image is very important to people. If
they don't have a Big Johnson, they at least want to project the
image of having one."

Asked if he anticipated Big Johnsons showing up in the hands of
Harley owners, Long said it was unlikely. "I just don't see the
need to have a Harley if you have a Big Johnson," he said. "And I
can't imagine someone who spends all their resources to acquire
a Harley having a Big Johnson. I think it boils down to this -
You either have a Harley, or you have a Big Johnson, but you
are not likely to have both." "Given the choice," said Long,
"I think most guys will opt for the Big Johnson."

Another force driving sales for the company will come from women. A
survey of the wives and girlfriends of nearly 1,000 potential
motorcycle buyers indicates less than 5% would approve of their
partner spending $15,000 on a Harley Davidson. But, when asked if
they would be willing to pay the same amount of money to get their
partner a Big Johnson, nearly 4 out 5 thought that would be money
well spent.

One female present at the product unveiling was quoted as saying,
"There is no way I will let Lonnie drop 15 grand on another one of
those Harleys, but 15 grand to get him a Big Johnson? Well, that's
something we could both enjoy, and it's something he really needs."

Carla Roundheel, manager of the dealership network now being
established, said her motto is simple. "I service what we sell." Big
Johnson Motorcycles will be traded on the New York stock exchange
under the abbreviation PNSNV.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 17 Sep 2007 8:26 pm

And amazingly enough there is a company that actually produces a variant of the big johnson.

http://www.bigdickcustoms.com/home/

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Post by hagar » Tue, 18 Sep 2007 8:56 am

Thanks Strong Eagle.

I'll Keep riding my HD and not worry about the size of your Big Johnson. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Subject: Big Johnson Motorcycles

Saw this posted on another list:

Motorcycle Online Interviews CEO of Big Johnson Motorcycles

Following the unveiling of the all new Big Johnson motorcycle earlier
this week, M.O. took the opportunity to interview Peter Long, Big
Johnson product manager. The transcript follows:

M.O.: Mr. Long, essentially what distinguishes the Big Johnson from
other models, especially Harley Davidson?
Long: That?s easy, a Big Johnson has a longer stroke, bigger bore and
is, of course, shaft drive.

M.O.: What about servicing?
Long: A Big Johnson should be serviced regularly, and with proper use
of lubricants will last it?s owner a lifetime. In fact, the older a Big
Johnson is, the less frequently it is likely to need servicing. Some of
the oldest Big Johnsons in our fleet show almost no need for servicing.
As for regular care, wash you Big Johnson with warm water, mild soap and
a soft cloth. Never use abrasives of strong solvents on a Big Johnson.

M.O.: We have heard that some Big Johnsons are difficult to start.
Long: No more than any other model, really. After a ride, a Big Johnson
may be reluctant to re-start immediately. Let it rest a bit, and it
should be good to go again. In fact, don?t worry if you notice a little
smoke after a ride. This is common and smoking after a ride may help a
Big Johnson recover faster.

M.O.: A lot of Harley Davidson riders admit privately that would love
to have a Big Johnson, but wonder how their riding buddies will react.
Long: I understand their concern. I think your buddies will have respect
for a Big Johnson, and perhaps some envy. However, don?t expect to hear
a lot of comments one way or the other. It seems to be an unwritten code
among Harley riders not to comment on another riders Big Johnson. If
they have one themselves, they, of course, want everyone to know. Then
again, you might have a riding buddy that turns out to be really
attracted to your Big Johnson. He might even ask about taking a ride on
your Big Johnson. I can tell you right now that this is NOT the kind of
friend you want. When it comes to judging your friends, having a big
Johnson will separate the men from the?. Well, you know.

M.O.: What colors does a Big Johnson come in?
Long: This is a topic that is hotly debated, and quite frankly I would
rather not get into the subject at this time.

M.O: Thank You.

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Post by fitcher » Wed, 19 Sep 2007 10:38 pm

well, okay so its not about SPGs anymore but its kinda amusing when you see a local girl putting on a snooty face when walking hand in hand with a white guy or looking at her white bf to see if anyone is checking out her trophy. It goes to show how insecure local women are, not all. Its a funny mentality like local women put up an appearance to impress white expats or even feel the need for attention. No offence or grudge againts on mixed race dating but the girls I see here are the worst kinds .

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Post by keinicke » Thu, 20 Sep 2007 1:35 am

Funny thread :-)

But in the end all I feel like adding is that if you choose to be in a mixed race relation then you better be prepared to accept some stares or more - even in a placed like Spore you'll still be a minority although an increasingly common one :shock:

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Post by sourisso » Thu, 20 Sep 2007 7:31 am

fitcher wrote:well, okay so its not about SPGs anymore but its kinda amusing when you see a local girl putting on a snooty face when walking hand in hand with a white guy or looking at her white bf to see if anyone is checking out her trophy.It goes to show how insecure local women are, not all.
maybe she's pissed off that any single person they cross stare at them like they are seeing the Christ in a g-string walking hand in hand with his buddy Buddha ?

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Post by Superglide » Thu, 20 Sep 2007 11:16 am

hagar wrote:Thanks Strong Eagle.

I'll Keep riding my HD and not worry about the size of your Big Johnson. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Same here hagar! 8-)
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Post by Superglide » Thu, 20 Sep 2007 11:17 am

fitcher wrote:well, okay so its not about SPGs anymore but its kinda amusing when you see a local girl putting on a snooty face when walking hand in hand with a white guy or looking at her white bf to see if anyone is checking out her trophy. It goes to show how insecure local women are, not all. Its a funny mentality like local women put up an appearance to impress white expats or even feel the need for attention. No offence or grudge againts on mixed race dating but the girls I see here are the worst kinds .
I can't help thinking you are more talking about yourself here.
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a local girl's take on SPG

Post by ethang82 » Thu, 20 Sep 2007 6:53 pm

The talk about SPGs is rather interesting and somewhat depressing at the same time. I'm a local girl. Born here, educated here and overseas. I prefer hanging with 'caucasians' cos they tend to have a more open mind.

I do get looks when I walk around with my friends. And no I don't put on a snotty face. I'm just a tomboy who has an interest in sports, philosophy and life. Which is something most Asian men don't discuss or enjoy.

Does that make me a snob? I don't think so. Does that make me an SPG? Well I pay for my own meals, etc. I find it embarrassing when they offer to do so. And I sure as heck don't expect gifts.

I realise that yes there are girls out there after a ticket to a mansion or the 5Cs. However, it does make the majority of us, genuine girls, kinda crappy. We don't dress in mini skirts n heels all the time. We don't shop all the time. We don't act all girlie (think Paris Hilton).

Well that's my take on it. I have friends who are capable of having engaging conversation with. Whether its talking about the rugby, Socrates or about what we have planned this weekend. It just happens that they happen to be 'caucasians'.

Does that make me an SPG? I would like to think not.
And I sincerely hope that the sterotyping will end.

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