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Old 12-17-2014, 09:20 AM   #15
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Who said ''words can never harm me''? These words would send me to an early grave, as well as ''My mom used to do it........'' Even the thought makes me shudder.
I should have quoted the thred title but my mind was reminiscing of past experiences...thank god I could run fast when I was younger and dumber.
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:44 AM   #16
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I must be getting old. I was so fixated on the Vespa and wishing I could go back in time and bring it home, that I didn't even notice the ladies' details.
Think it is a Lambretta???
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:46 AM   #17
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I noticed that the film clip was dated 1959. That's well over a half century ago. I guess that those ladies would have been considered quite progressive for that time. It is sobering to think that those young women in the film would be almost 80 years old today.

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I searched for the name of the actress, seems she passed away of Alseimers disease years ago...
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:29 AM   #18
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I must be getting old. I was so fixated on the Vespa and wishing I could go back in time and bring it home, that I didn't even notice the ladies' details.
Watch it again. The ladies are very pretty.
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:30 AM   #19
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Driver Venia Bottono was a ringer. She was not only a shorthand typist (age 20 as of the date of the video), but also a scooter racer, having won the Women's division of the Loving Cup competition on the Isle of Man in 1960.

—Info from Chapter 4 of a book entitled "Scooter Mania! Recollections of the Isle of Man International Scooter Rally," avaialble for preview on Google Books
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:43 AM   #20
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Watch it again. The ladies are very pretty.
I did, and you're right....but I still kept getting distracted by the Vespa.
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:46 AM   #21
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Think it is a Lambretta???
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I think you're right, the seat configuration looks more like a Lambretta. I'll have to re-review on a bigger screen.
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I did, and you're right....but I still kept getting distracted by the Vespa.

I guess it's a sign of advancing years when one notices the scooter and totally disregards the pretty young girls.

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I guess it's a sign of advancing years when one notices the scooter and totally disregards the pretty young girls.



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I concur. But I'll call it advanced versus advancing.

Time marches on and this hiker is footsore. He would, in the competition between young men and old , grab the Vespa and be miles down the road before the younger man so naturally distracted now learns he must tote her things as well as his own.
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Wow Bruce that's a nice can of worms ya got there
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Wow Bruce that's a nice can of worms ya got there
As I said in my original post, I found this on a Facebook post in Tin Can Tourists. It seems that one person in that group was offended by the "even a woman..." comment in the video and things deteriorated from there!!! The entire post was deleted.

I truly hope no one here is offended by the title of this post. I am simply amazed when I think of just how the world has changed in 55 years. I like to believe that no one takes this seriously and that we can laugh at ourselves...
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"Even a woman can do it..."

Editors and moderators have weak spines. Excuses for censoring speech are no longer rational. The Vespa clip was nothing but fun. We can find plenty of posts on this forum far more critical of men in general.
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Yes, the Vespa was awesome, too. I still want to own one.
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Yes, the Vespa was awesome, too. I still want to own one.
Lambretta!
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