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Friday, March 27, 2015

Japanese Motorcycle Gangs


How terrified are you of Japanese motorcycle gangs?



Motorcycle Gangs in Japan
They have bikes, they just prefer to stand around instead of riding them.
The first Japanese motorcycle gangster that I ever saw wore an authentic looking black leather jacket covered with emblematic dragons. But he lost me when I notice his embroidered name tag (in English) that said, "Hi, my name is Yoshi". Then I saw more of them. All had the "Hi, my name is" name tags on their jackets. The hair was exotic, the outfits out of Hollywood - Central Casting, but they lacked the fundamental menace necessary for any bike gang to maintain credibility.

I'm not saying that three dozen of the little kung fu gangsters couldn't rat pack you and stab you. But looking at them and the bikes, I'd likely be laughing myself into a fit of hysterical helplessness and it would make their job all the easier.



As is clearly illustrated below, they also pride themselves on their abilities as break dancers in addition to riding (or not riding but standing next to) garish scooters.


It is fundamentally wrong that Japanese bikers paint their scooters neon pink and they are impossibly proud of having done so.



17 comments:

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    1. Marlon Brando is spinning in his grave.

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    2. He and James Dean got the ball rolling.

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  2. Are you sure you weren't in China Town is San Farnsissy?

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    1. Both of the above could be true, I guess, but this is home grown Yokohama Mama.

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    2. Coffee Pot -- I may have to quote you... "San Fransissy"...

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    3. John (as an old tin can sailor) is always worth quoting.

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  3. That guy doing the splits looks a lot like Elvis-san.

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    1. They are not in the Temple of the Living Elvis (Las Vegas) but I think that they aspire to it.

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    1. think you could grow out a white-haired version? you've got a cool bike coming your way soon. Very photo worthy!! I'll get a jacket embroidered for you...

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    2. I could never be THAT cool even if I did have an embroidered jacket and a custom made three piece pool cue.

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  5. Yeah, they're pretty much harmless unlike the Yaks.

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  6. Yeah, they're pretty much harmless unlike the Yaks.

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