old phone ringers

i was watching an old (late 80’s) live action movie of the popular japanese comic/anime series maison ikkoku (horrible movie btw)…i really miss old-school phone ringers…the analog ones…the digital ones have no soul, and a lot of the musical ring

flayed alive

i’m sitting in traffic and looking out the window. i see a “oh-i’m-so-cool” biker riding with his shirt off but with his helmet on. i’m trying to imagine his thought process…”yes, if i crash, my very flesh will be flayed