Badge Of Honor Badge Of Geek

OK so if it wasn’t absolutely clear that I am equal parts little kid and bike geek extraordinaire, then this latest acquisition will pretty much make it indisputable:


Indeed, it is correct that not only did I actually pay real money for this (somewhere around $40-$50), but I designed it from after seeing a post on Boing Boing on the business of phony or quasi-offficial badges being displayed by persons impersonating law enforcement with a link to the place.

There was some talk at tonight’s IAAL•MAF river ride that the authentic looking and high quality shield could have the potential to be misinterpreted by some to be something official and that may be, but other than wearing it proudly on my pack I don’t plan on flashing it around. That and I was deliberate in not using any misrepresenting terms like “officer” or “police department” ” or deputy.”

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."