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LeeFlower
05-22-2008, 02:13 AM
Thanks to the amazing and incredible Library of Congress Flickr Page (http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/) (which you should seriously check out if you haven't yet--they've uploaded thousands of photos from their collection for the public to use and enjoy), I've just learned about an early twentieth-century sport, long since lost to time.

My friends, I give you Auto Polo (http://memory.loc.gov/service/pnp/ggbain/11100/11115v.jpg): a heretofore missing link in the evolutionary chain of Darwin Awardian stupidity.

Williebee
05-22-2008, 02:26 AM
Further proof that, as a people, we've been stupid for a really, really long time.

or

Fools, You know you're supposed to play that on motorcycles.

choppersmom
05-22-2008, 02:28 AM
Further proof that, as a people, we've been stupid for a really, really long time.

or

Fools, You know you're supposed to play that on motorcycles.

Motorcycle polo? O - M - G, how much FUN would that be??????

*runs off to check prices on cheap dirt bikes*

choppersmom
05-22-2008, 02:29 AM
AWESOME page, BTW, Lee! Thank you so much for sharing it. I just bookmarked it for future perusal.

Soccer Mom
05-22-2008, 07:03 AM
How much fun is that!???!

choppersmom
05-22-2008, 04:25 PM
How much fun is that!???!

I know, right??? I so want to try it. I know it's probably really dangerous, but it looks like an absolute blast.

JimmyB27
05-22-2008, 05:28 PM
How about this game?

http://www.sundive.co.uk/eric/index.php?k=topgear_football

James81
05-22-2008, 05:33 PM
Now, imagine playing football in automobiles.

Bmwhtly
05-22-2008, 05:40 PM
*ahem*
http://www.autofolie.org/data/media/33/toyota_aygo_football.jpg

LeeFlower
05-22-2008, 08:05 PM
On Motorcycle Polo: my poor helmet just whimpered. With a dirt bike, maybe, but I'd never do that to my baby girl.

Choppersmom, when you go back for a look, check out the 1930s-40s early color photograph set. Lots of pictures of Rosies riveting away, and some truly beautiful photography.

Bartholomew
05-22-2008, 09:22 PM
*ahem*
http://www.autofolie.org/data/media/33/toyota_aygo_football.jpg

Football with cars? What the...!

choppersmom
05-22-2008, 09:53 PM
On Motorcycle Polo: my poor helmet just whimpered. With a dirt bike, maybe, but I'd never do that to my baby girl.

Choppersmom, when you go back for a look, check out the 1930s-40s early color photograph set. Lots of pictures of Rosies riveting away, and some truly beautiful photography.

Cool. I will definitely be browsing that site.

Do you ride? What do you have?

Old Hack
05-22-2008, 10:04 PM
Now, imagine playing football in automobiles.

Jeremy Clarkson and The Hamster did that a while ago on Top Gear, and it was fabulous.

Almost as good as Caravan Conkers. Now that show was a peach.

LeeFlower
05-23-2008, 06:35 AM
Do you ride? What do you have?

I'm on a Suzuki GZ250. She's small, but she's adorable in that "I want to be a cruiser when I grow up" sort of way. I'm picking up new reflectors for her saddlebags tomorrow, which I'm more excited about than I should be (actually I'm excited about the rust sealant I'll be grabbing at the same time-- the winter salt on the roads was unkind to her. I scrubbed the rust off her pipes a week ago, but I didn't seal it, so now I have to go do it all over again >_<).

How about you, what are you riding?