Hollywood Huggin’ Part II

So I saw the masterpiece that is Snakes on a Plane this weekend. There were some very obvious product placements in the movie, including Kawasaki Motorcycles, Dell Computers (all the overhead monitors on the plane have little Dell logos), and Red Bull.

Then, in the closing credits, I noticed a familiar name, Xootr, which makes some cool folding bikes and scooters.

Thing is, I don’t remember seeing any bikes or scooters in the movie. So, did anybody else spot Xootr’s contribution to the campiest film since Road House?

Update: Steve Kovalchik from Xootr says they sent a bike, cap, and a T-shirt. Did anybody catch any of them in the movie?

Hollywood night on the Hugger

TreeHugger’s search for celebrity cyclists is paying off. Interestingly, none of the submissions feature portrayals from film or TV – it’s all celebrities who ride in Real Life, including a post from G Living featuring Travis Barker (BMX frame), Elle Macpherson, Hilary Duff, and Lindsey Lohan (all on wide-whitewall cruisers), Chloe Sevigny on a folding bike, and Naomi Watts on a hybrid.

My favorite was a link to this video from Daryl Hannah on urban cycling, featuring her ride in L.A.’s Critical Mass. (If that link isn’t working, try this one.)

Move by Bike

How’d you like a herd of bike trailers to show up at your place to assist your move in a pedal-powered way? Then contact Portland’s Move By Bike, a crew that’ll move your house with bikes.

When I first started researching our sport utility bike project, I arrived at the Puppet Parade bike move and it looked way more fun than pizza, beer, and a U haul!

This Bike is a Pipe Bomb

Pipe Bomb Mark emailed this photo of This Bike is a Pipe Bomb, who played a The Vera Project gig last night. As Mark said, the band is “the origin of the infamous sticker that causes the police to crack down on bike punks with righteous fury.”

See the wikipedia entry for more on stickers that freak cops out.

Free Energy for Monkeys

If that free energy claim from Steorn is correct (and defies the basic laws of the universe), just imagine a magnetized motor assist for our sport utility bike project! Steorn claims, among other examples, that it provides five times the amount of energy a mobile phone battery generates for the same size, and does not have to be recharged. Not recharging a Stokemonkey would be fabulous or as they’d say on Wayne’s World, “monkeys might fly out my butt.”

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