Thursday, September 3, 2009
Your Monthly Male
This month's dudecake was chosen to honor the makers of Cycles Gladiator wine who are proudly standing up to persecution in the state of Alabama for their supposedly obscene label.
Clearly, wings and nakedness just went together with bikes in people's minds during a certain era. I think this one is very tasteful.
Wings, bikes, naked ... having thought about it in light of some books I've read dealing with the early history of cycling I realize that the wings and the naked went with bikes because, when they were first invented, they symbolized a kind of magical freedom for people. Sort of like how you feel when you first get a bike as a child or realize as an adult that, actually, you don't need a car after all.