The Daily Page is stretching its wings. Each Friday, we'll post the best of your Forum comments from the previous week. We will sift and sort to find the most absurd posts, as well as the most thought-provoking and informative.
Funny and absurd
Re: If the Shoe Fits...
by goodtimesroll on Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:36 pm
You gotta admit, the man's got reflexes! If you think dodging the shoe made him look weak and idiotic, how would you feel if he'd let himself get smacked in the face?
Re: Greetings from warm and sunny St. Martin
by Henry Vilas on Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:41 pm
A few reflection on our vacation so far... sugar birds like to fly low, saw mongoose a couple times, fantail palms everywhere ... fromage, Presidente cervaza, Guavaberry colandas... about a buck thirty for a Euro, although with the slowing worldwide economy some places will give you an even exchange... no sunburn yet, thanks to 30 SPF and a beach umbrella, just started my third beach book, yesterday we ran into someone we know from Wisconsin (small world, isn't it)... tonight we are having Italian at Spiga in Grand Case. Life is good.
Re: STUFF I SHOULD READ BUT STILL HAVEN'T
by Velvet Coffin on Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:03 pm
I haven't read The Kite Runner or Life of Pi yet. Get off my back.
MEREDITH YORK walks the State Street beat for the last time
by blunt on Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:43 am
Cops never listen. Cops don't smile. Cops aren't human.
Cops never let you have any fun.
You can't tip their cruisers over.
No drunken outdoor peeing.
Never grab their gun and dance away playfully.
And god forbid you should rob a band or kill anybody.
But Meredith is different.
She listens. She smiles. Always.
Even when you're face down on the sidewalk and she's kneeling on your neck.
She is very pleasant.
(Just don't tip, grab, rob, or kill.)
Meredith has been State Street's top cop for a thousand years.
And on Jan 1 she's moving to Florida.
She will be missed.
Sharp and smart
Re: Honor Zimmerman's parents' request?
by Bland on Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:22 pm
What are these facts of which the public should be made aware of?
Call placed to 911 Center.
Operator failed to take proper action or follow-up.
What else does "the public" need to know? What exactly do people hope to learn from this tape?
Because IMO, this smacks of morbid curiosity, not fact-finding.
Re: Nancy Mistele ONE BIG CONFLICT OF INTEREST
by David Blaska on Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:59 pm
Nice try, guys. But it won't sell, because no one is that stupid. Presumably everything the County Board does benefits Dane County. (Would anyone associated with the county claim otherwise?) Under that prescription, NOBODY could serve!
A North Beltline benefits everyone north of Lake Mendota -- the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker. By your logic, they'd have to sell or put into a blind trust the meat market, the grocery store, and the yarn barn to serve as County Executive. What IS a conflict of interest is if Nancy Mistele sells Dane County the concrete or gets the surveying contract or sells the paint for the yellow stripe down the middle. To argue otherwise is to say only eunuchs, trolls, or discalced Carthusian monks can run for elective office.
It's called the Statement of Economic Interest. It asks questions like "Are you or any of your immediate family members an officer or member of any organization (including non-profit organizations), other than social, political, or religious groups, which has a contractual agreement with Dane County?"
Read it for yourself: http://www.co.dane.wi.us/coclerk/pdf/statement_economic_interest.pdf
Review of the new Sequoya library
by Ashley on Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:28 pm
I'm at the new Seqouya library and I thought I'd give y'all a heads up about what it's like. It seems like a lot of people are eager to go to the new branch because it's pretty busy even though it's midday. When you enter, there is an emphasis on self-checkout with a designated library staffer to help people with it, kind of like at the grocery store. The design has an emphasis on light woods and grey-green shades, and there are lots of tables for studying or reading but not many big comfy chairs at all. In this sense, it reminds me more of a university library than a public library. This is a good place if you wanna use your laptop--there are lots of places to plug in devices and free wireless Internet. Sadly, one of my favorite features at Central Library, Books Too Good to Miss is not present at this branch.
Another random cool thing--the bathrooms have two options for flushing--low flush for liquids and high flush for solids. I've never seen this in the US before.
mid-January thru April, this will be one of the few branches open on Sundays.
Re: snow, snow and you guessed it...
by snoqueen on Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:47 pm
Speaking from experience:
A frozen door is tricky because you don't know where the problem is. It can be around the edge of the door (where the rubber seal runs), or internally where the window rolls down inside and various levers move the lock mechanism, or just within the keyhole itself.
If it's inside the keyhole sometimes the hair dryer trick works. Occasionally heating up the key with a lighter will work too.
If it's around the edge of the door, if your door handle is strong (but we know yours isn't) and you know the lock mechanism is unlocked (the button is up) sometimes you can pull the door out far enough to get something in the crack and work it around the perimeter, freeing the ice that formed between the rubber thing and the metal door edge.
If the frozen place is the levers within the door, pretty much all you can do is have it towed somewhere warm, such as your mechanic's garage.
Incidentally the through-the-hatchback thing works more often than you'd suspect if you have a hatchback car. You didn't say you did though.
THE MAMAs: 28 Days Left for Artist Registration
by rick on Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:43 am
There are only 28 days remaining for artist submissions for the 6th annual Madison Area Music Awards. The deadline is January 10.
As in the past, we will help you with registering and uploading if you request.
For fans and others who wish to vote only, membership will be open until the last day of voting, which is April 10.
The MAMAs have recently exceeded $30,000 in donations for instruments for kids and for music education. Your memberships go directly toward these efforts.