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(Wisconsin State Journal)   Meanwhile, in Wisconsin: Thong Cape Scooter Man   (host.madison.com) divider line 54
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2013-05-24 06:00:56 PM
This is giving me some very bad ideas.
For the sake of freedom, I should use my fast wheelchair. But without a cape or a thong, things could get hairy.
 
2013-05-24 06:43:50 PM
Thongs are aerodynamic!
 
2013-05-24 06:46:07 PM

SpdrJay: Thongs are aerodynamic!


He does not in fact look aerodynamic.  Unless I do not understand what aerodynamic really means
 
2013-05-24 06:50:32 PM

JohnCarter: SpdrJay: Thongs are aerodynamic!

He does not in fact look aerodynamic.  Unless I do not understand what aerodynamic really means


Well aero just means air.
And dyna means that it blows up - hence dynamite.
And mic is short for microphone.

So when you interview this guy, everyone listening (and by extension watching) explodes.
 
2013-05-24 06:54:56 PM
Thongs you don't want to see trifecta in play.
 
2013-05-24 06:56:05 PM
This seat smells like ass.
 
2013-05-24 06:57:23 PM
I live in Madison, work for State government. I got a new position last fall, I sit with a big window facing Williamson St.  The prior occupant of this space told me about seeing Thong Cape Scooter Man, and I'd heard tale of his exploits, but at the time it was too cold for thongy activities.  For awhile I thought he was a myth, a brat-fattened chupacabra.  Spring arrived, I watched, waited...

I finally saw him fly by my window just this past Tuesday, thongful and proud.  My coworkers thought I was nuts when I raised my arms, "YEAHHHHH!!"

/i am easily amused
//your tax dollars at work
 
2013-05-24 07:01:59 PM
Remember back in the good ole days when police would know you were breaking the law before hassling you? Now shoot first questions later is policy.
 
2013-05-24 07:05:17 PM

FrancoFile: JohnCarter: SpdrJay: Thongs are aerodynamic!

He does not in fact look aerodynamic.  Unless I do not understand what aerodynamic really means

Well aero just means air.
And dyna means that it blows up - hence dynamite.
And mic is short for microphone.

So when you interview this guy, everyone listening (and by extension watching) explodes.


No no. Dyna means power in Greek. When you are talking air into this guy you feel empowered.
 
2013-05-24 07:11:36 PM
The spirit of Easy Rider throbs through his veins.
 
2013-05-24 07:12:44 PM
Not news: Badgers are hairy and not that majestic to look at.  Especially in thongs.
 
2013-05-24 07:14:42 PM
Hell, around here we call that any day that ends with a Y.

\San Francisco
 
2013-05-24 07:14:58 PM

strathmeyer: Remember back in the good ole days when police would know you were breaking the law before hassling you? Now shoot first questions later is policy.


The cop "had a brief talk" with him because parents were flipping out, and then said he was doing nothing wrong. They didn't even pull him into the station. Maybe where you're from that's shooting first, but I think most places that's called reasonable (and rare).
 
2013-05-24 07:26:50 PM
I only visited Madison once, but I remember half the people there looking or acting like that.

If fat or old women get to show nasty cleavage, and frequently do, then semi-nekkid mens should be legal.
 
2013-05-24 07:29:24 PM
I must live in his neighborhood. My wife and I have dubbed him Super G. He has a large wardrobe of capes, such as the zebra, the have a nice day face, the UW logo, and the obligatory holstein cow. Sometimes he has a matching g-string, sometimes not. Good character.
 
2013-05-24 07:36:30 PM

BolshyGreatYarblocks: I only visited Madison once, but I remember half the people there looking or acting like that.


It's because they're f*cking weird in Madison.
 
2013-05-24 07:40:11 PM
You know, you see people who get tattoos all over and put chunks of metal through parts of their faces and pelvis and what have you.  They tell the world it's because "F.U. I don't care what you think! That's why!"  But you know what?  They're strictly amateur hour.

This guy could not possibly care less if he tried:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-24 07:51:02 PM
I miss living in Madison.
 
2013-05-24 07:58:52 PM
Ride on "Thong cape scooter man". Ride on.
 
2013-05-24 08:04:24 PM
He gives no f*cks.
 
2013-05-24 08:07:40 PM

thewitchking: Ride on "Thong cape scooter man". Ride on.


But can you imagine the road rash if he takes a spill?
 
2013-05-24 08:14:57 PM
Where I live, we got a guy who rides around on a Harley, usually no shirt, does thankfully at least wear shorts, and has an American flag tied around his neck like a cape. He loves to smile and wave at people as he rides down the street.
 
2013-05-24 08:18:03 PM
There was A miral painted on a 2 story wall just off wash ave, in madtown.

Merlin with his wand in one hand and the planet in the other.
planets and stars all about.

Beautiful.     But a bunch of zanies complained so much they had it white washed.

(maybe by Tom and HUCK)
 
2013-05-24 08:32:04 PM
Because he's the hero America deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a scooter guardian, a half-naked protector. A thong knight.
 
2013-05-24 09:03:23 PM
img833.imageshack.us
 
2013-05-24 09:15:57 PM
On a farking Ruckus. Somehow that just does not surprise me.

This dude is the antithesis of all the gear all the time. Wonder if he's wearing sunblock?
 
2013-05-24 09:18:05 PM
Police were called on May 16 by staff at John F. Kennedy Elementary School after the man police call "Thong Cape Scooter Man "rode by when students were walking to a bus after school.

He didn't do anything more than ride by, according to a Madison police news release. "But parents who were there said to school staff, 'Aren't you going to handle this?,'" said police spokesman Joel DeSpain in the release.


I get a tear in my eye every time I se a story with a bunch of uppity assholes involved that DON'T live in Utah. It's nice to know that ALL of the freaks don't live here. Seriously though, fark you people. What did kids see? The side of his leg? He didn't get off of his scooter and prowl the halls of the school, he rode by, sitting down. Nobody got a peak at the twigs and berries.

"He said he exercised poor judgment by going by the school at that time of day, it was unintentional and he just happened to be traveling through the area," DeSpain said.

NO, don't do it!! Don't give in to these assholes. If all you're doing is riding by, then go wherever the Hell you want. By them getting you to "admit that you exercised poor judgement", they might as well have ordered you to suit up. YOu had every legal right to be there, you did nothing "inappropriate", and these douchebags don't get to win here. Ride where you want, WHEN you want.
 
2013-05-24 09:23:08 PM

ravenlore: On a farking Ruckus. Somehow that just does not surprise me.

This dude is the antithesis of all the gear all the time. Wonder if he's wearing sunblock?


Probably tanning oil...
/trygettingthatimageoutofyourhead
 
2013-05-24 09:52:30 PM

strathmeyer: Remember back in the good ole days when police would know you were breaking the law before hassling you? Now shoot first questions later is policy.


Right, it's the cops, not the citizens who constantly call and complain TO the cops.  Right.
 
2013-05-24 09:59:28 PM

catmandu: I miss living in Madison.


I've lived in Madison, Eugene and Portland.  Madison had the most free spirits and overall fun crazy folks by a longshot, and nothing beats the Terrace on a warm afternoon.  That said, I'll stick to mountains and oceans over near-naked dudes on scooters.

/is scanner Dan still around?
 
2013-05-24 10:16:29 PM
NOT AMUSED BY THE CAPE:
i42.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-24 10:17:18 PM
There is only a brief window between hypothermic temperatures and rapid frostbit, and the flesh-eating mosquitos to enjoy this sort of thing.   So Carpe Diem scooter man...Carpe Diem!
 
2013-05-24 10:18:58 PM
He's got nothin on Milwaukee's own Milverine
 
2013-05-24 10:20:03 PM
Tomorrows headline: "Rednecks beat the crap out of thong cape scooter man."
 
2013-05-24 10:26:29 PM

strangeluck: Where I live, we got a guy who rides around on a Harley, usually no shirt, does thankfully at least wear shorts, and has an American flag tied around his neck like a cape. He loves to smile and wave at people as he rides down the street.


Where I work, we have a guy who carries all table lamp (minus the lampshade but with the lightbulb) with him & a small American flag. He stands on the corner wearing headphones that are not attached to anything and dances very dirty (slapping his ass & lots of pelvis thrusts) for a while. He does this during rush hour in the morning. He is a very cheerful person.
 
2013-05-24 10:34:33 PM

caddisfly: catmandu: I miss living in Madison.

I've lived in Madison, Eugene and Portland.  Madison had the most free spirits and overall fun crazy folks by a longshot, and nothing beats the Terrace on a warm afternoon.  That said, I'll stick to mountains and oceans over near-naked dudes on scooters.

/is scanner Dan still around?


Scanner Dan is still around. And still hates showers. I like most of the 'personalities' around town, but can't stand that guy.
 
2013-05-24 10:52:52 PM

ravenlore: On a farking Ruckus. Somehow that just does not surprise me.

This dude is the antithesis of all the gear all the time. Wonder if he's wearing sunblock?


Actually on his Facebook page the other day he wrote a whole article warning people to wear sunblock.

Also, this makes me so farking proud to live in Madison.
 
2013-05-24 11:00:41 PM

styxroxhades: caddisfly: catmandu: I miss living in Madison.

I've lived in Madison, Eugene and Portland.  Madison had the most free spirits and overall fun crazy folks by a longshot, and nothing beats the Terrace on a warm afternoon.  That said, I'll stick to mountains and oceans over near-naked dudes on scooters.

/is scanner Dan still around?

Scanner Dan is still around. And still hates showers. I like most of the 'personalities' around town, but can't stand that guy.


When did you first run into Dan?  He was less annoying at one time, believe it or not.
 
2013-05-24 11:06:49 PM
 
2013-05-24 11:07:13 PM
Also - S. Park St. Running Man smells wayyyyyyy worse

ew
 
2013-05-24 11:12:57 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-24 11:42:19 PM

Mikey1969: Police were called on May 16 by staff at John F. Kennedy Elementary School after the man police call "Thong Cape Scooter Man "rode by when students were walking to a bus after school.

He didn't do anything more than ride by, according to a Madison police news release. "But parents who were there said to school staff, 'Aren't you going to handle this?,'" said police spokesman Joel DeSpain in the release.

I get a tear in my eye every time I se a story with a bunch of uppity assholes involved that DON'T live in Utah. It's nice to know that ALL of the freaks don't live here. Seriously though, fark you people. What did kids see? The side of his leg? He didn't get off of his scooter and prowl the halls of the school, he rode by, sitting down. Nobody got a peak at the twigs and berries.

"He said he exercised poor judgment by going by the school at that time of day, it was unintentional and he just happened to be traveling through the area," DeSpain said.

NO, don't do it!! Don't give in to these assholes. If all you're doing is riding by, then go wherever the Hell you want. By them getting you to "admit that you exercised poor judgement", they might as well have ordered you to suit up. YOu had every legal right to be there, you did nothing "inappropriate", and these douchebags don't get to win here. Ride where you want, WHEN you want.


If it is so important to you, send him a message. According to TFA he has a website.

Tell him I agree with you.
 
2013-05-24 11:52:27 PM

caddisfly: catmandu: I miss living in Madison.

I've lived in Madison, Eugene and Portland.  Madison had the most free spirits and overall fun crazy folks by a longshot, and nothing beats the Terrace on a warm afternoon.  That said, I'll stick to mountains and oceans over near-naked dudes on scooters.

/is scanner Dan still around?


Scanner Dan is still hanging around on State Street, usually by Potbelly.
 
2013-05-24 11:53:26 PM

Torqueknot: If it is so important to you, send him a message. According to TFA he has a website.

Tell him I agree with you.


Linked just above here for great justice ^_^
 
2013-05-24 11:59:00 PM
A 56-year-old Madison man who likes to ride around town on a scooter wearing a thong, a helmet and a black cape with red trim might be a disturbing sight to schoolchildren and teachers,
 
No, I think he's pretty f*cking disturbing to just about everyone.

I think it's that smug grin that bothers me. And that belly.
 
2013-05-25 12:53:10 AM
i208.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-25 02:00:01 AM
BTW I ended up at a party w/ Joel DeSpain when he worked as a reporter at our CBS affiliate, so I've seen Madison's police spokesman both projectile vomit off a 2nd-story flat and walk around with his pants down. I've got that going for me.
 
2013-05-25 03:15:11 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
need more eye bleach
/used to live in madison, don't miss it
 
2013-05-25 03:46:06 AM
'thongcapescooterman'.

Can you tell Wisconsin was settled by (mostly) Germans?
 
2013-05-25 04:53:50 AM
Thong thread.

Whar "Sherlock Holmes' Elemetary"?
 
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