Free Rick

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by Gas Gauge, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Gas Gauge

    Gas Gauge Junior Member

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    Well, today is my birthday and my wife bought me this "Free Rick" T-shirt from Mikey, Pauls Jr.'s brother at Paul Jr. Deisgns (PJD). I got a big kick out of it, and it's a really cool shirt, so I put it on, jumped on my bike, went up to Starbucks, grabbed a free coffe for my birthday, sat and smoked a good cigar, and watched all the people milling about...life don't get any better for an old man.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Happy birthday bud!

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  3. Gas Gauge

    Gas Gauge Junior Member

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    Thanks Glider (and thanks for the cake!)
     
  4. JBC2565

    JBC2565 Junior Member

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    Sounds like a great birthday Mr. Gas!!
     
  5. T wrecks

    T wrecks Junior Member

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    Many happy returns GG. You'll have to explain to a not too bright Aussie what the "Free Rick" thing is about? :dknow
     
  6. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

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    Don't feel bad T wrecks, I didn't know what it is about either and I live here in the States! :p
     
  7. Gas Gauge

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    American Choppers is a reality TV show that is pure drama and entertainment (with a couple cool choppers built on the side). The drama is highly produced and hyped by the Discovery Channel purely for ratings.

    Basically it pits Paul Teutul Sr. (OCC) and Paul Teutul Jr. (PJD), once partners, against each other as bike (chopper) builders. The younger brother Mikey aligns himself with Paul Jr. and is basically a sidekick who doesn't seem to have much ambition, but has a somewhat latent talent for art.

    Rick is a talented fabricator who works for Paul Sr. at OCC, but maintains a relationship with the fabricators and staff at PJD. PJD would love Rick to work for him so, as a joke, Mikey "created" some T-shirts with the likeness of Rick and the words "Free Rick". The T-shirt seems to have taken on a life of it's own.

    Anyway, my wife saw the episode and ordered me a T-shirt. I got a kick out of it....you can read about the drama associated with OCC and PJD on the web (wikipedia linked).

    Orange County Choppers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If your still reading this, please accept my apologies!
     
  8. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    Happy Birthday Gas Gauge!, may you have many more!
     
  9. Charlies Harley

    Charlies Harley Active Member

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    Happy Birthday, I agree Free Rick
     
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Happy belated Birthday Gas Gauge :s