August 27, 2011

The Capitol Pedaler.



A familiar sight around the Capitol Square here in Madison. You'll know it's Madison from the outburst at 0:40.

27 comments:

c71ff said...

At least they have decent taste in music.

Michael K said...

Does anyone ever think what such outbursts look like ?

I remember saying something to teen aged girls on Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride who were in the seats behind us. They were loudly and obscenely having some sort of argument. I asked them to moderate their language and got a stream of abuse on return. Now, I would probably get stabbed. I don't think I've been to Disneyland since.

Defining deviancy down, even faster in Madison.

edutcher said...

You were recognized?

That's got to be a little scary.

PS Sounds like a little weather on the way.

(same gag as last post)

hoop said...

Madison, you are WEIRD.

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;-)

Palladian said...

I haven't seen that much pasty dough since I last made puff pastry.

EDH said...

c71ff said...
"At least they have decent taste in music."

Appropriately enough...

Dazed and confused

Been dazed and confused for so long it's not true
Wanted a woman, never bargained for you
Take it easy baby, let them say what they will
Tongue wag so much when I send you the bill?
Oh yeah, alright

Carol_Herman said...

OH, WOW!

Even at my age, I want to try that!

Chris Althouse Cohen said...

Hey, we have that in Austin but it's a bar! I think they stole the idea.

http://www.pubcrawlerofaustin.com/

Chris Althouse Cohen said...

Oh, wait, it's BYOB. But people always drink on it.

Wally Kalbacken said...

Oh man, do I see the liability in that! The seating (let me guess there are no seat-belts) and the (lack of) protection around the feet of the yahoos who are pedaling - this is just an accident waiting to happen - that will blow through the policy limits of the bar/microbrewery and clean out the business. Good frigging luck, you'll need it!

Milwaukee said...

Did you have a "Scott Walker for President" decal on your car? Or do they yell that at everybody with a camera? What is wrong with them that they would yell that apropos of nothing?

I can see fans of certain teams yelling out "Go Big Red" or "On Wisconsin" or "Bears Suck Donkey d...". Well, maybe not the last one. But to yell out a derogatory profanity without causation is beyond me.

bagoh20 said...

I love the contraption. That's a great idea. Would work real well in a lot of tourist areas. You get to share stuff with strangers who you don't have to hang around with any longer than you want to. It would make a great bar. I know, I know, it's dangerous. I don't give a shit.

I could see it catching on as a form of commute. Like minded people going to work. Coming home would be refreshing and dissolve some stress each day. It's a bus where you help with the power. No fumes. That's a lot of people out of cars and off their bikes. I like it. The contraption, I mean.

jacksonjay said...

If Ricky goes to D.C., can you send Scotty to Austin?

Titus said...

That thing is so stupid.

The Crack Emcee said...

"Fuck you, Scott Walker!"

That's liberals for you:

Happily working together to propel a contraption for no other purpose but to flip the bird.

Smug Alert: someone is going to attack a pedaler with a gun and the pictures are going to be more fun than the participants thought they were having.

Seems pretty obvious from here,...

Maximum Twine said...

I attended yesterday the Orton Park Festival off Williamson St. The official festival t-shirt has "Recall Walker" on the sleeve. I felt like grabbing one of the smug assholes selling the shirts and telling him this is my park to!

marylynn said...

The contraption looks like great fun. But the people on it reminded me of my vow to never ever spend a dime in that city again.

Sue D'Nhym said...

this is just an accident waiting to happen - that will blow through the policy limits of the bar/microbrewery and clean out the business. Good frigging luck, you'll need it!

Probably true, and probably a worse indictment about our society than the Walker outburst.

Hopefully, Walker will find a way to do to the trial lawyers what he did to the unions.

murgatroyd666 said...

Apparently "Fuck you, Scott Walker!" is the Madison equivalent of "Millennium hand and shrimp!"

Phil 3:14 said...

so if that vehicle violates a traffic law, who gets the ticket?

murgatroyd666 said...

I attended yesterday the Orton Park Festival off Williamson St. The official festival t-shirt has "Recall Walker" on the sleeve.

Hmm. The Marquette Neighborhood Association is a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

This doesn't seem proper. Perhaps something should change?

wv: repulac -- the planet of the right-wing Coneheads

murgatroyd666 said...

Bah. Your Capitol Pedaler seems to be a feeble imitation of this. And ours is amphibious!

Maximum Twine said...

Althouse should take her Flip camera and go confront the festival organizers about this.

Moose said...

Seriously Ann - what kind of idiots do you have in that town? And I don't mean the Pedaler. That's cool. I mean a group of alledged adults screaming "Fuck Scott Walker" in public? Good lord...

BISkita said...

We have those in Minneapolis, called the PedalPub. You can bring your own beverages. Couple of weeks ago prior to an afternoon Twins game,3 busloads of people cruised up and down Nicollet Mall having a grand old time in the beautiful late summer sun.

And I think Austin "stole" the idea from here ;-)

http://www.sundaramdesign.com/blog/ring-a-ding-ding

KenK said...

Aw. Who don't you see when you haven't got a super-soaker filled with cheap grape Kool-aid handy?

walter said...

Don't read too much into it. It's the Madtown equivalent of yelling "Peace!" or "Chug!"
But I appreciate the glimpse at the future of green transit. It's a step up from riding bicycles in the winter.