links for 2008-09-22

September 23, 2008
  • "Weekend Edition Saturday, September 13, 2008 · YouTube has spawned many sudden sensations. Take scraper bikes, for example. A music video about the tricked-out bicycles posted to the site by some teenagers in Oakland, Calif., has attracted a cult following, with nearly 3 million views.

    The video spawned what is becoming a worldwide movement, even as it changed the lives of the young men who customized the bikes and made the video.

    "Actually, scraper bikes saved my life," says Tyrone Stevenson Jr., who prefers the title "Scraper Bike King." "

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