“Now it’s a ‘72 with a hole in it…”

Have you ever pondered the actual physical manifestation of the idiom “talking out of one’s ass”? Well…problem solved. Solved by one of the most bizarre cartoons I’ve ever laid eyes upon. And made even more stunningly surreal by its cycling reference.

First, before you hit play, a bit of context. This clip is from an Adult Swim cartoon entitled Assy McGee. The eponymous title character is described as, “an ultra-violent and emotionally disturbed police detective who just happens to be a walking pair of buttocks”. In this episode, “Bikes for Bombs”, Assy McGee is trying to track down the thief who stole his beloved bike and happens to uncover a rogue element within the CIA.

All I know is that one (if not both) of the show’s creators, Matt Harrigan and Carl W. Adams, are fans of cycling. And my wife is seriously disturbed that I managed to ID the bike on the wall before its identity was revealed.

See the entire episode of “Bikes for Bombs”.

Read some more about Assy McGee if you so desire.

Comments (7) to ““Now it’s a ‘72 with a hole in it…””

  1. wow, thanks for helping me feel like a nerd too — just what it takes to make it over the friday hump.

  2. You, as well as Matt Harrigan and Carl W. Adams, are now honorary members of the Violet Crown Sports Assn. (no pun intended) of Austin, Texas.

  3. Oh wow!

  4. You can’t mistake that color and form. The ending was heart-break funny.

  5. …deeply disturbing to think some ass whole would shoot any bike, let alone eddy merckx’s hour record bike in order to get information on his own stolen machine…

    …& to think this assy magee is a cop…

    …badged as a mexican bicycle company windsor for the mexico city velodrome attempt, when in fact it was a colnago designed by both ernesto & eddy & likely built by the hands of ugo de rosa…not that i follow this kind of thing…

    …& i can only hope assy magee was seriously reprimanded by ‘internal affairs’ for his stunningly poor judgement…

  6. bikesgonewild_

    Assy McGee is above the law, unfortunatley. I’m sure Eddy Merckx had his goons out for revenge…but Assy is quite a force to be reckoned with.

  7. …undoubtedly, signor pietro, undoubtedly…

    …& i know you know, but the little history lesson was for the new guys…

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