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Motorcycle Bob Completes Journalism Mission

Motorcycle Bob Completes Journalism Mission

Yes, when I woke Brian the Dinosaur up to go on the fruitless mission to find some dumb quote that is posted on the Times Tower he initially said to me:

“Why don’t you just look for it on the internet?”

Of course, I said no way, and something about the internet being the slayer of missions.
Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
in Brooklyn, New York City- September 24, 2008
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The Dinosaur and I could not find the quote anywhere we looked, but Motorcycle Bob came to the rescue and did find what we were looking for:

“I want to always fight for progress and reform; never tolerate injustice or corruption; always fight demagogues of all parties; never belong to any party; always oppose privileged classes and public plunder; never lack sympathy with the poor; always remain devoted to the public welfare; never be satisfied with merely printing the news; always be drastically independent; never be afraid to attack wrong, whether by predatory plutocracy or predatory poverty.”

He found it on the internet.

I must sadly tell the Dinosaur that he had the right idea.

It is a sign of our times – and perhaps a sad state of affairs – when it is far easier to find information on the internet than it is at the grassroots source; when the virtual world is far more easier to use than the real one. I went to the place were this quote was written, I looked the Times Tower up and down, asked a dozen people, and could not find it. Whereas Motorcycle Bob gets wind of my hunt and does an internet search and, what do you know, he completed my mission from the comfort of his own home.

Motorcycle Bob is in Connecticut, I am in New York City.


Links to previous travelogue entries:

  • Another Concept of Journalism
  • Businessmen Cellphones
  • Cockfight Video Censured by YouTube

Motorcycle Bob Completes Journalism Mission
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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 80 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3167 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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