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Mr. Motorcycle

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I live at 1 Frozen place in, Minnesota, United States
My real name is Mark. For many years now my wife has called me Mr. Motorcycle. When I started my Blog I was looking for a catchy blog name, so I went with it. I'm happily married and I'm also a father of 6 children. I have two human offspring, one dog, two cats and one custom Harley. I believe that makes 6 children. When I'm not doing my real full time job, or going for a ride, I like to do art, custom paint jobs, and of course BLOG. If you would like to contact me, my e-mail address is phonetically spelled for avoiding spammers. (I actually do use the number 1 in the beginning.) 1mrmotorcycleATgmailDOTcom

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"Kenny" started life as a stock '97, 883 Sportster. It's been a work in progress since the day I bought it many years ago. Its mostly custom with a built, "slightly juiced up" 1200 motor.
The Metal Fabrication, bodywork and custom paint was done by me.

How the Hell did I come up with a name like Kenny for my bike you ask?...... Most people who name their rides, go with chick names. I of course had to be different. I think bikes look tough, cool and masculine; not feminine. Plus, my father "Ken" has helped make me who I am today. Therefore with a little twist on the name, my bike was named "Kenny".


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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Star Wars...... Weekend review

Star Wars stole the day.

There are Trekies, and there are Star Wars nuts.

My son is a Star wars nut. He has Star Wars collectibles, and ALL of the movies. He's got multiple sets, special editions and so on. Although I don't really get it, I did enjoy the movies, and I can appreciate them.
When my son found out that the Science Museum here was having a Star Wars exhibit, he was dying to go. So, Mrs. M. and myself got tix to go and brought the young ens with.

We started out with an Omni theatre movie about movie magic, and technology, primarily based on star Wars, but not exclusively. Got to see ton's of stuff blow up. That was cool. The movie screen is Ginormous, and round so you feel like you are watching everything around you literally.
Kinda can make you motion sick if you aren't careful.
Then we went onto the exhibit portion where they had actual characters, costumes, and real props used in the Star Wars movies.

All in all, we had a great time. I especially like spending time with my family doing stuff like this, even if I'm not the Star Wars freak that my son is. I know it made his Universe, at least for one day anyway.

Here is a mix of photos that I took of things I thought were cool. I didn't want to post them all, as I took a ton of them, and barely caught everything they had.

Excuse some of the quality. I had to shoot through glass.



Skybob said...

Cool stuff! My best friend is a star wars nut.

Unknown said...

Yoda rocks!

Ann said...

And may the force be with you...

That's very cool! I'm not a Star Wars nut, but it's definitely from my era. My very first radio-controlled toy was R2-D2, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever!

Great pics. I wonder if this exhibit is coming to Phoenix anytime soon? I'll have to check it out. It's great that you made your kid's day...that's really one of the big payoffs of being a parent. :)

Anonymous said...

My nephew is a total Satr Wars feak!! I think he was 2 yrs old when the final 3 (or first 3) episodes started coming out. My brother-in-law gave him all of his original action figures that had been long since stored away. The kid was amazing! He was just learning to talk, but if you had any questions as to what was going on in the movies he could explain it to you.

I think he is 8 now, and he's totally into Baltimore Ravens football. But I bet he would still love that exhibit!

B.B. said...

That is really cool. I'm not a Star Wars freak, but I did enjoy the movies. Looks like it would be a cool exhibit to check out.

Dean "D-Day" said...

Just because I can recite most of the lines from the original three movies plus tell you countless useless trivia, does that make me a Star Wars geek?

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Thanks, There are lots of Star Wars nuts out there. I never knew so many till I went to the exhibit!

Yoda is my favorite too.

And may the force be with you...
I never owned anything Star Wars. but my brother, now that's a different story. Major S.W. geek!

mrs rc,
Cool, it seems as though the younger generations now just finding S.W. think it is just as cool as folks from our generations did. It's kinda like rock -n- roll.

Re:"Looks like it would be a cool exhibit to check out."
I enjoyed it far more than I thought I would have. I'm no S.W. freak either,but it brought back a ton of memories.

Dean "D-Day",
...Yep! But that's O.K., We love ya anyway. You fit in with millions of other just like you. You might actually be the Norm. I saw cars there from Canada!

Dean "D-Day" said...

Ughhh...I knew it. I guess that I never wanted to admit to myself that I had a problem. But I guess I do.

Hello everybody.
My name is D-Day and I'm a Star Wars geek.

Ann said...

Admitting the problem is the first step Dean...great job! :)

"Joker" said...

I have only seen the original Star Wars Trilogy. I've been waiting for my "home theatre" to be completed, at which time I plan to settle in with the family on a rainy weekend and do them all, including the new ones.

Truth be told, I do like Star Wars, but since '72 I've been a Star Trek fan. When I was a little kid, it was the first time I ever saw anything that made you feel like being in space could actually be real. I guess it's kind of like you never forget your first girl. I don't mind letting the force be with me now and then, but for me it will never beat Shatner's voice saying, "These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise..."

My Name's Joker, and I'm a Star Trek Nerd...

(Group altogether) "HI JOKER...."

Can you smell the burnt coffee??

Mr. Motorcycle said...

O.K. Joker, now you even sound like my son. He plans movie marathons, and yes Star Wars has been done at our house.

Re: "My Name's Joker, and I'm a Star Trek Nerd...

(Group altogether) "HI JOKER...."

This reminds me of what I feel like when I get all stressed out. I feel like saying... "My name is Mr. Motorcycle, and I'd like please to become an alcoholic."

(Group altogether) "HI Mr. Motorcycle...."