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02:35 pm: Earlimart, CA

Earlimart, CA

As of the census of 2000, for every 100 females there were 107.7 males; for every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.9 males. Males had a median income of $20,653 versus $18,438 for females. The average household size was 4.39 and the average family size was 4.61.



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From:azoto_moto
Date:February 20th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
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The Chinese have the same sex disbalance but earn even less. So these fuckers should count their blessings.
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From:badula
Date:February 20th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
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Shamefully shitless, the cost of living in China is even lower than the same in Canada. Nevertheless, suckers in Earlimart do consider themselves blessed. Hail Mary, Jesus is Lord. Still, it was uncomfortable to ride through a hole like that.
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From:azoto_moto
Date:February 20th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
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Isn't riding through various global orifices the whole point of adventure travel though? :)
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From:badula
Date:February 20th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
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A line between a venture and an adventure gets incredibly thin in a place like that.
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From:azoto_moto
Date:February 21st, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
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Have you seen "Long way down" yet? It's a bit disappointing.
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From:badula
Date:February 21st, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
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Exactly — a disappointment. Not a huge one, but still it is. Interesting enough, though, this time they didn't break the frame tubes. BMW still couldn't get it right with the shocks, but the load bearing constructs were an improvement.
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From:azoto_moto
Date:February 21st, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
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Yeah, the bmw saga keeps amazing me. Apparently it's nothing new to those in the know. In the "Adventure Motorcycling Handbook" they say that it's pure insanity to take these beemers off-road without substantial additional bracing.

Also I honestly didn't quite get their obsession with overloading the bikes, given that they were followed ba a whole crew on trucks.

The best moment though IMO was where Charlie threatens them with a bomb in a London airport. That fat obnoxious fuck is worth his weight in pure gold for all the laughs he provides.
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From:badula
Date:February 21st, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
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Also, the cameraman deserves way more credit than the actors; yet he is barely present in the commentary and "dvd special features".
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From:azoto_moto
Date:February 21st, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
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Isn't that the same guy they had the last time around (the long way). The guy who rode bikes for like 30 years but didn't have a MC license (like your CA gov). From those series it was pretty clear that he rode way better than the actors themselves. I remember a river in Mongolia or Siberia, where Ewan and Charlie navigate it and circumnavigate it like frigin' Columbuses, takes them forever and ever and then 15 minutes more. And then this guy just rides through it with a cup of coffee in his hand and while reading a newspaper.
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From:badula
Date:February 21st, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
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Our governator had backflipped a heavy motorcycle on a four lane city street while having his kid in the back :) Perhaps, he hadn't been riding much outside the sets of his movies. But the cameraman is the very same guy from the original video; doesn't pull wheelies, doesn't speak much but half the time he has to be ahead of the characters far enough for dust to settle, the other half is catching up, constantly packing and unpacking all the video shit, carrying extra weight in delicate cameras and batteries. After all that they gave him about three minutes of the screen time.
About Boorman, I think most of his ass-eyes antics are scripted. They have screenwriters, script supervisors and continuity editors on the credit roll for some reason.
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From:azoto_moto
Date:February 21st, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)
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Looks like they learned from their old mistakes. In the first movie the camera guy is a much more likeable character than either of those two. If Boorman's antics are indeed scripted, they are realy lame. They should be a lot funnier in that case. Maybe Africa is just inherently not funny. I don't know. Even Mongolia was funny.
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