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Old 06-18-2008, 08:42 PM   #1
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Was it Wrong?

So I was at this someone's place watching this U2 Music Compilation and see something interesting. About 2:45 into the first song/video (below) you see them ask if it's ok to sit on the bike. She kind of dissuades them at first, and then slowly caves and says "how about off camera", and then eventually agrees for them to have a "personal" photograph. Talking about "you don't know what a Harley Davidson means to this man". When in reality you see bits of an interview with the drummer, obviously big-time into Elvis. Anyhow, regardless if it was seen as somewhat deceptive, you then see the video of the drummer (although caught off-guard when notified the camera was rolling) sitting on the bike for a while. And in the beginning of the next song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVjTO...eature=related) you see the guy over his grave and the admiration is a given.


My question is this. Was it wrong for him to take a video of sitting on the bike, or even to sit on it to being with? We are talking about Elvis, but does the fame of a person really matter? Is it disrespect to sit on someone's (or anyone's for that matter) bike that you don't know would or wouldn't let you, as they had kept it quite pristine? If you admire someone so deeply, wouldn't sitting on their bike somewhat constitute an infringement on their rights, living or not?

Any Veterans, Squids, etc care to shed some light as to whether there is a code of honor, or ethics among bikes, and the sitting there on?
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:48 PM   #2
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would it be wrong if they were sitting on a hood of a corvette that didn't belong to them? I say yes, doesn't matter who the person is.

are far as a dead person, I guess it depends. It you bought it from them sure. If it was on display at their funeral, definitely not.
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:30 PM   #3
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These think they are special and are entitled to what ever they want. I would have told the to beat it.
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I have to agree. It just seems like disrespect to be sitting on that bike. That thing is a piece of history. Shame on the girl for letting him do it too.
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yeah cause i was sitting there watching it and then when I saw that, I was kinda like...that's messed up....or is it? since he respected the guy so much?? Kind of torn in two.
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I have to agree. It just seems like disrespect to be sitting on that bike. That thing is a piece of history. Shame on the girl for letting him do it too.
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I see nothing wrong with it. He couldnt take it with him after all.
Just remember the rich and famous have extended liberties that common folk dont.. It is what it is...
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I see nothing wrong with it. He couldnt take it with him after all.
Just remember the rich and famous have extended liberties that common folk dont.. It is what it is...
That's about my take on it also. I could really care less what happens to my personal possesions after I'm gone. They are just tools that are used to get you through life, after that they are nothing more.

I think if Elvis were standing there he would of been more that willing to let Larry Mullen Jr. sit on his bike. Being a kindred spirit (musician) and all.

The rich and famous do have extended liberties and it is what it is. The majority of us on this board would probably expect the same if we had that much money and fame.
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Old 06-25-2008, 01:02 PM   #16
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