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(Daily Mail)   The latest award from the "Well that's embarrassing" files goes to Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley (R-ingtone) for neglecting to turn off his cell phone before starting his speech on the Senate floor (w/video)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 23
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2012-06-07 02:14:54 AM  
Could be worse; it could have been this one:

http://www.geico.com/public/ringtones.php?filename=ring_ding.mp3
 
2012-06-07 03:08:43 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Could be worse; it could have been this one:

http://www.geico.com/public/ringtones.php?filename=ring_ding.mp3


Okay, that definitely worse than the "marimba" iPhone ringtone that Senator Grassley uses.
 
2012-06-07 03:57:16 AM  
Grassley so old... I bet he got a rotary-dial cell-phone.

Seriously, I like the talk he has always had about truth to power and fiscal accountability and sh*t... Dude is f*cking senile. How the sh*t are we supposed to run the most powerful country on earth with people from the 19th century?

Cream rises to the top? Jesus... We long passed that. We've got turds floating. Was not watching Jesse Helms and Robert Byrd defecate into that good light not enough? Why the f*ck are we electing our great-grandparents to the Senate? Do you not understand that these people who are afraid of the magic of electricity make up the very rules we live by?

Jesus Christ. I swear to god if you keep electing these people we're going to have a national holiday for Matlock and Quincy M.D.
 
2012-06-07 04:44:16 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Grassley so old... I bet he got a rotary-dial cell-phone.

Seriously, I like the talk he has always had about truth to power and fiscal accountability and sh*t... Dude is f*cking senile. How the sh*t are we supposed to run the most powerful country on earth with people from the 19th century?

Cream rises to the top? Jesus... We long passed that. We've got turds floating. Was not watching Jesse Helms and Robert Byrd defecate into that good light not enough? Why the f*ck are we electing our great-grandparents to the Senate? Do you not understand that these people who are afraid of the magic of electricity make up the very rules we live by?

Jesus Christ. I swear to god if you keep electing these people we're going to have a national holiday for Matlock and Quincy M.D.


He might be f*cking senile, but the article says he has an iPhone.

Hell, even I don't have a smart phone. :-D
 
2012-06-07 06:21:04 AM  
I like my ringtone; it rickrolls everyone in listening distance
 
2012-06-07 06:36:10 AM  
That's not embarrassing. It would have been embarrassing if his ringtone was "It's Raining Men".
 
2012-06-07 09:58:59 AM  
My humps?
 
2012-06-07 10:05:19 AM  
It would have been hilarious if it turned out to be Cannibal Corpse or Slayer.
 
2012-06-07 10:11:10 AM  
I had the GEICO "Ring-a-ding-ding-ding-de-donnnng" ringtone for a long time.

I also had Leonidas screaming, "THIS IS SPARTA!!!"
 
2012-06-07 10:13:34 AM  

Epoch_Zero: It would have been hilarious if it turned out to be Cannibal Corpse or Slayer.


If Grassley's phone suddenly went off with Tom Araya screaming "THE SPORT IS WAR! TOTAL WAR!", I think we can all agree this would have been the single greatest moment in the history of this fading republic of ours.
 
2012-06-07 10:21:03 AM  
I once ripped "in the garden of eden" long version into a ringtone. It made my life easier in that my phone would have to finish the ring tone before it would answer.
 
2012-06-07 10:29:16 AM  
I was in court one day and the bailiff's phone started playing "Get your freak on"

As you could guess, not everyone recognized the tune. Vut you could tell by the giggles who did.

The bailiff was a bit embarassed
 
2012-06-07 10:37:28 AM  
Senator Grassley... that's the guy that's proud of his illiteracy, right?

Doesn't surprise me that he doesn't know proper cell phone etiquette
 
2012-06-07 10:47:47 AM  
My old cell phone had a "vibrate three times then ring" setting. It was great. My smartphone does not.
 
2012-06-07 10:48:30 AM  
I'd act surprised or offended, but the fact that old people suck at cell phones is well known.
 
2012-06-07 10:53:25 AM  

pootsie: I was in court one day and the bailiff's phone started playing "Get your freak on"

As you could guess, not everyone recognized the tune. Vut you could tell by the giggles who did.

The bailiff was a bit embarassed


How old was he/she? The bailiffs around here all have one foot in the grave, so I'm imagining an octogenarian with Get ur Freak On blasting.
 
2012-06-07 11:00:21 AM  

PainInTheASP: That's not embarrassing. It would have been embarrassing if his ringtone was "It's Raining Men".


I was thinking Archer's ringtone.
(maybe NSFW)
 
2012-06-07 11:23:21 AM  

PanicMan: My old cell phone had a "vibrate three times then ring" setting. It was great. My smartphone does not.


If only these smart phones had some sort of way to download 3rd party applications to add functionality.
 
2012-06-07 11:54:14 AM  

Jack Mackbell: Senator Grassley... that's the guy that's proud of his illiteracy, right?

Doesn't surprise me that he doesn't know proper cell phone etiquette


He's the one who's Twitter is always damn nigh incomprehensible. Here's a few of his greatest hits:

wonkette.com

4.bp.blogspot.com

wonkette.com

wonkette.com

He's the only guy in history whose twitter account actually improved when it got hacked.

wonkette.com
 
2012-06-07 12:11:35 PM  

TheNyquilKid: PanicMan: My old cell phone had a "vibrate three times then ring" setting. It was great. My smartphone does not.

If only these smart phones had some sort of way to download 3rd party applications to add functionality.


Given that I'm probably a bit behind senator grassley in terms of being tech savvy, that doesn't help. Do you add functionality via angry birds?
 
2012-06-07 12:51:29 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: PainInTheASP: That's not embarrassing. It would have been embarrassing if his ringtone was "It's Raining Men".

I was thinking Archer's ringtone.
(maybe NSFW)


Archer's ringtone was the first thing I thought of. Can you imagine the collective freakout if a public official used that?
 
2012-06-07 02:21:35 PM  
Not watched the video or read the thread, but I sincerely hope his ringtone was "Face down, Ass Up" by 2 Live Crew for the lulz
 
2012-06-07 07:38:37 PM  

tnpir: Epoch_Zero: It would have been hilarious if it turned out to be Cannibal Corpse or Slayer.

If Grassley's phone suddenly went off with Tom Araya screaming "THE SPORT IS WAR! TOTAL WAR!", I think we can all agree this would have been the single greatest moment in the history of this fading republic of ours.


I think just about every song Slayer has written has something that could be interpreted as politicians bringing needless war and suffering to humanity, and they've written a lot of stuff.

Now what would be really classic is if it was some nsbm band, like Ad Hominem. Of course, nobody would understand what it was because those phones don't exactly have the best speakers for that kind of sound.
 
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