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Kiddie rides: not just for the children
Apparently you can also use them just to look and sound really super-duper cool when you're making phone calls in Chinatown, as seen above. The best part of this whole moment, which doesn't show up in the photo, is that he had put quarters into the motorcycle so the whole time it's making this mechanical "vroom vroom!" sound and rocking back and forth. And he's chatting away on some business type call as if he were in an office. Every time the thing ran out of money, he put more quarters in. Ever read The Mouse and the Motorcycle? Pb-pb-b-b-b....