So there you go. Helmets don't just save lives, people. They save precious lives. It's things like this that keep my chin up as I strive to make helmet-wearing seem cool to the asymmetric crowd.
MacPherson had been in heavy training for his tilt at the upcoming Australian Ironman Championships when the chain on his bike jumped off while he was going downhill at 65km/h.
He was thrown over the top of his bike and his helmet took the brunt of the accident.
"The helmet was smashed to smithereens," a spokeswoman for MacPherson said yesterday."No one can believe he didn't have a lot worse injuries. His family strongly believes that, given the force of the impact, the helmet saved his life."
"The brain is a delicate and fragile organ. It contains all of your memories and your ability to form new ones. It is everything you were and everything you will be."We all know how these existential issues prey on the delicate and fragile minds of hipsters, especially when they're shitfaced drunk or coking out of their skulls. ("It's like, in I Heart Huckabee's...", "Omigod, Jason Schwartzman is so fucking hot...", "Yeah, I'd totally tell him I'm into Cum-ooh!")
So I found this colouring-in picture over at the Bicyle Helmet Safety Institute. It's actually intended to teach pre-schoolers how rad helmets are, but it's also perfect to create ironic hipster art posters. Here's one I prepared earlier.
Please bear in mind that this took me all of half an hour. But before you say, "That's crap!", please note exhibits A and B:
I'm sure you could do better. Which is why I'm uploading the original colouring-in sheet as a template for you to have a go yourself.
Right-click and save the image, pissfart about with it in Photoshop, Illustrator or MS Paint, and email it to your friends. Don't forget to send us a copy so we can start a gallery of shonky hipster art.
Actually, I'm really annoyed with myself that I didn't get some kind of wanton sex reference in my poster. Over to you, then.
Just picture yourself cruising the streets wearing this baby. Nobody is going to fuck with Spiderman, even if he does have one pants leg tucked into his sock.
Even if your name isn't Nick, I still think you're super. Really. I do.
Yowza! That snake is cold-hearted enough to attract a legion of Paula Abduls! And if you really wanna fuck with people, perhaps this is the helmet for you.
If we could just make the helmets glow, then everyone could be Jeff Bridges in 1982.
You can help keep the next creative generation safe and street! Here’s how:
Download our computer wallpaper, stencil and t-shirt designs as an entire PDF or as individual design elements for remixing! Then parade about at hipster events.
Email photos of sweet hipster helmet action, awesome helmet-related links, and your remixed Helmets for Hipsters artwork, to us here.
Petition your favourite celebrities to support this valuable community safety project.
Link to us, and pimp us on your blog. Sure we’re whores, but we’re good whores - because we have the wellbeing of the world’s hipsters at heart.