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Peter Fonda -- We Harley Knew Ya

2/19/2009 4:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Too bad the original Harley Davidson from "Easy Rider" isn't around anymore. Peter Fonda thinks the US economy could benefit by selling it to "the Koreans." Yeah, we don't get it either.

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Regardless, for a dude who turns 70 next week, Fonda is very well preserved.

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Candy Cane    

This is not his wife. She's older and much much shorter than this lady.

1983 days ago
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TELLYMAE    

uuummm...what?

2009 days ago
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Wanda W.    

One more reason not to drugs ladies and gentlemen.......... youll have flashbacks and say STUPID,IRRATIONAL,NONDESCRIPT,LOONEY-TUNE things!!!!

2009 days ago
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Howard Robard Hughes IIV    

What a puke...WHO would not keep his HOG? a non-biker!.

2009 days ago
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monte87    

I think the Harley is actually at the Harley Davidson Museum in Niagara Falls Ontario.

2009 days ago
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LYLEA    

Harelys are very popular in Asia. Some bikes here in the US are stolen and sent to Asia by a large Asian gang. This is well known with the police.

2009 days ago
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Who Caresss!!!    

DAYUMM HIS WIFE IS LESS THAN HALF HIS AGE!!!! SHE'S KINDA HOT. MAN IS STILL PIMPIN!!!!!! NICE!!!

2009 days ago
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airlinemusic    

How about an "Easy Rider" prequel ending with the hint of a trip to New Orleans.
Ignoring the passage of time, as so much is ignored these days, Peter could star again.
Don't have a script cause I can hardly remember those days myself.
But I did drive into Manhattan and parked around the corner from the theater.
People walk and taxi in Manhattan and never drive in their own town to do anything
giving a break to some, at least in those days.
Saw "Monterey Pop" in Manhattan's Kips Bay Theater, easy parking those days.

2009 days ago
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simon    

In the uk only gay people wear leather, and ride hogs.

2009 days ago
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james buttonfield    

just a heads up hes not a racist... the koreans are into choppers and harleys big time now... hints why they would have bought the bike in a flash

2009 days ago
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puhllleeez    

Gotta love PF!

I don't think his wife/girlfriend is half his age. I just think she's had a little nip n' tuck.

2009 days ago
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watchingyou    

i hope he can survive with "the Korean" computer users.... .. is he gonna be the next generation of miley cyrus???? ... i actually came here to verify the word he actually said... I think Korean netizen(computer users) will do something since he gained popularity by saying "the Koreans"......

2008 days ago
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Devi0us    

Idiots,

Fonda's remarks may have seemed cryptic to some, but not to me. The entire biker culture evolved out of veterans returning from foreign wars and having difficulty reconciling returning to our phony and frivolous culture. The Korean war in particular. The "forgotten" war. Men went and died in Korea so that today's South Korea could enjoy the liberty and democracy they enjoy today. Koreans profoundly appreciate what we did for them. I know this for a fact because I have a Korean girlfriend and know many Korean people.

Because the Korean people believed in the transformative power that democracy brought to their culture, they actually sent 500,000 troops to Vietnam in an effort to help them achieve democracy. The Korean people believed in this so much that the majority of their soldiers willingly gave the majority of their paychecks to the Korean government to build their country and reconcile their war reparations.

South Korea today is a free and prosperous society filled with serious and hard working individuals with the freedom to choose. What Fonda seems to be saying is that the Koreans appreciate their liberty more than we seem to. If that makes him a crackpot in the eyes of people that don't even know basic world and American cultural history, I doubt he really cares. He seems to be doing quite well for himself for a man of 70.

2008 days ago

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