Since the first time I heard the phrase “Loud pipes save lives” I wondered where someone gathered the data needed to make the claim. After discussing the concept with several of it’s advocates, I quickly realized the concept was a PR/marketing device – designed to persuade normal citizenry that the outrageous behavior had a positive benefit. In other words, the narrative is a prima facie example of the stereotypical, narcissistic biker. Yet no one seems to ever challenge the concept, for some reason? The lack of challenge motivates me to create my own spin, and develop an equally absurd assertion – Loud Pipes Kill Puppies.
Oh sure, it sounds ridiculous when first read, but in reality, the idea is just as valid. Saving Lives vs. Killing Puppies. The numbers do not speak for themselves, but the propositions, spoken often enough, might actually make a difference in perception. So to counter a ridiculous notion, I present one of my own. My hope is that a bit of rational thought *gasp* might reverse the trend of Louder-Is-Better mentality. Perhaps we can reverse the trend and the effect ridiculous noise-makers have on on your ears. Maybe we can return a bit of the tranquility of living without daily explosions. So I think the new narrative might discourage rattling the world’s cage, especially when they consider, only for a moment, their impact of destruction – Think About the Puppies!