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Do the Sheikh and Vac

The Segway gyroscope-and-computer controlled super-scooter - the machine that's gonna do away with the out-of-date, dangerous bicycle as THE mode of intra-urban transport - is pretty much a parody of itself but the current edition of The New Yorker magazine can't resist linking the 17-mph upright vacuum with Usama Bin Laden and chums...
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Thanks to Ben Cooper of Kinetics for informing bikebiz.co.uk of the existence of The New Yorker cover and to Brant Richards for emailing the cover image.

The headline above just goes to prove that BicycleBusiness is willing to lampoon any world religion (a challenge thrown down to us by a recent contributor to the bulletin board). Anybody know any jokes about Bahai's?


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