Has Anybody Seen Mike Rotch Lately?

“Although representatives deny any connection to the recent prank call on the governor, two [Wisconsin] legislators began circulating a bill Monday that would ban making trick calls masking the caller’s true identity… Lawmakers introduced the bill at the end of the last session but ran out of time to pass it, [a spokesman] said.” [Badger Herald, via Political Wire]


Will this law apply to guys like James O’Keefe (ACORN Jerky Boy) as well or just Demrats and Libruls?

I want one

Like a stripped-down Segway, Inventist’s new Solowheel is geared for the mobile urbanite. The “self-balancing electric unicycle” operates through gyroscopic technology, which a 1000-watt rechargeable lithium-ion battery powers. On a full charge (which takes about 45 minutes), the Solowheel lasts two hours—but the battery actually recaptures energy when going downhill.

Weighing only 20 pounds and consisting of little more than a simple wheel with a fold-up foot platform on either side, you can easily throw it in your backpack or briefcase once you reach your destination, or carry it by its convenient handle.

@JNOV: Oh yes, I will own it. Hafta sell my old one first though.

I’m more curious to see if this might apply to push-pollers; after all, it’s at least a little deceptive to pretend to be a survey organization when the real goal is to ask things like, “Would you be less likely to vote for PoliticianX if you found out he raped and murdered a young girl in 1990? What about if he just wouldn’t deny it?” to bamboozle people.\

A dumbass law on the whole, though – I don’t recall any similar protections afforded to face-to-face conversation…

@TCIwKMoTO: Your old one, I mean. Let’s barter.

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One: I’ll buy your used one, once you scrub all the pron off of it (except for Daniel Dae Kim pron, you can keep that on there for me). Or if you won’t sell, maybe I can buy Nojo’s, since he needs the tax write off of buying the new model. So long as the fish taco grease and coffee stains are wiped off of the iPad.

The puppy loves the Boxer/pit bull brindle dog. He follows her around with his ears pricked and blooming. I had no idea that pugs were quite so enchanting.

@Right Reverend Benedick: Wait, it’s a he? The puppy, I mean. In that case, Peter Lorre.

@mellbell: Puppy is she. Boxer follows pup. We are at Penny. Penelope. I have no comment to make. I would call her Blanco. But that’s just me.

@SanFranLefty: Not for a pug. Hence my resistance to Penelope. But she is enchanting. And very bright. The dachshund has gone total drama queen.

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One: DUDE! GIVE ME YOUR BEST PANTS WITH YOUR iPAD IN THE POCKET! You’ve got the girth, no?

@Capt Howdy: This is one of the dumbest things since … the Segway.

Get yourself a folding bike instead.

@SanFranLefty: maybe I can buy Nojo’s

Silent Creative Partner has dibs.

@karen marie has her eyes tight shut: Agree – and that’s saying a lot, cuz Segways are really really silly. I snapped a pic of a swarm of them on the Mall in the Fall of ’09.

I’ve looked at those folding bikes. Great idea, but dorky design. Tall folk like me, Dodge and Nojo don’t need that fact emphasized by the really funky geometry of those Bromptons. I like the Dahon, myself.

@Nabisco: Me wanty Dahon. I had a folding bike in London. Was a lot of work. But it folded. Which is really useful when…

About the one wheel deal. Not sure why it’s an improvement over walking. I suppose if one stocked the shelves at the Overstock warehouse it might come in handy but otherwise?

iPad 2. 2 times better than iPad 1.

@Right Reverend Benedick: When I’m reminded how much a Dahon costs, I just think “well, that’s only 5 iPads” and it suddenly seems affordablejustifiable.

@Nabisco: ‘Essential’ and ‘Bargain’ also spring to mind.

I had a meeting with a group of state government officials, and the memo said “Mike Cox” was going to come, but apparently, he couldn’t get there. One of the government people walked in and explained “I was supposed to bring Mike Cox, but he’s not going to be able to come.”

I am the only, the only person in the room who giggled. Does that make me bad?

@Prommie: Didn’t your boy Rush beat that game show computer the other day?

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