Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bees ... what?

It appears that, once again, my locked bike has drawn unsolicited commentary from a passerby. Can anybody explain what someone was trying to communicate to me in this photo? Last time the message was pretty direct, maybe a little too direct. But this time ... I just have no clue.

  • Was a local child warning me about a beesnest under the pavement? I looked, but didn't see anything fly out.

  • The last time I locked my bike here, I came back to find the front tire totally flat. Have I infringed on someone's special rack, and they've moved on from simple vandalism to mind games?

  • The same day I took my daughter to a playground and there was a handmade sign in one corner reading "Here be hornets." Are gramatically eccentric apiphobes on the rise in Durham?
Or is this just some in-crowd phrase, like "Bears Beets Battlestar Galactica," which I still don't get. Bring me in, oh ye in-crowders.


DukePirate said...

I especially like the fact that it's written 'hear' as opposed to 'here.' Dunno know what that means, but it's a nice touch.

I see you're still trying to turn that thing into a road bike, eh?

co2cycle said...

I think it's a concert advertisement: The Bees are playing live. You should hear them.

co2cycle said...

Obviously, they think your bike is the bee's knees. They were just trying to illustrate this by drawing out the rest of the bee (non-knee parts).

co2cycle said...

In any event, it signifies that the English language is dead and that you guys have made terrible career decisions.

DukePirate said...

I'm not sure that chalk scrawled on a Durham sidewalk was the first sign that graduate school in English was a poor career choice, but it certainly is the most striking.