July 21, 2008

"I enjoy it. It's not work. You get to meet interesting people. You get to do interesting projects."

So says Ron Burke, the owner of Cecil's Shoe Repair, one of 10 Madison characters profiled in the local paper (Isthmus).

7 comments:

MadisonMan said...

I hadn't heard of anyone profiled in this article. I'm not sure what that says.

gophermomeh said...

Same here.

rhhardin said...

Charles Addams as recorded by James Thurber

I have gotten a lot of letters about my work, most of them from criminals and subhumans, who want to sell ideas. I can rarely use them as they're in the worst possible taste, but sometimes in a grotesque sort of way ... A man in Boston sent a picture of a local shoe store, a very old one, with shoes for the club-footed, for shortened legs, etc.; underneath the window in gold-leaf on black it said, `Shoes for the entire family.'

vbspurs said...

Have you noticed that every Madisonian in the "gallery" looks of undetermined gender?

Especially Lena Enke with that little Amoco name tag thing going on.

Cheers,
Victoria

rhhardin said...

I've noticed, riding a bike all the time as I do, that when I spot a distant pedestrian (and I have as a bicyclist lots of time to think about it) I can tell the gender long before I can see any detail. I can't figure out what the cue is exactly. Hips?

I'd guess breast shadows except that I can do it from the back too.

chaz said...

who can spend a week in madison and not recognize free paper guy?

vbspurs said...

I'd guess breast shadows except that I can do it from the back too.

That's funny.

I had a straight-looking gay friend who was riding around on his bike in Rhode Island one day, and went to an adjoining neighbourhood.

When he passed by some kids, both male and female, they in unison shouted "f-ggot!" as he rode by, stunning him.

He tried to pick out any visual clues he might've sent out, but he was dressed in shorts and a t-shirt.

I told him that kids will be kids, but you know, it did make me wonder if they picked up something most adults don't.

Cheers,
Victoria