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Oddballs of Madison

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Oddballs of Madison

Postby Huckleby » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:30 pm

I knew a grown man who carried an FBI card (female body inspector) in his wallet that he would frequently show people. Leonard. Lonesome Leonard.

Lonesome Leonard had an ex-wife in Black River Falls that he obsessed over. He knew that she hated bats more than anything, so he somehow got his hands on some bats and mailed them to her in a box with holes punched in it. I remember him musing that he would not mail them from Madison, but rather drive closer to Black River Falls so he could ensure next day delivery. "They'll be fresher!", his eyes glowing with hate.

Leonard looked just like the stapler guy in "Office Space"
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Anyway, who are the bizarre characters you have met in Madison?
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Re: Oddballs of Madison

Postby Galoot » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:51 pm

Well, there's some overweight middle-aged guy who runs along the lakeshore path barefoot, sometimes wearing a kilt.

Oh wait. That's me.
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Re: Oddballs of Madison

Postby city2countrygal » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:59 pm

Mr. Meade,

I got some schoolin’ for ya. How do I know what’s going on in other people’s heads? Because I pay attention, read, and listen. I also empathize. Unlike YOU.

You see, a-Hmong my degrees, I have minors in philosophy and Women’s Studies. Those minors help me in my daily life. If only the one(s) who don’t appreciate me knew more about Women’s Studies! So why, Don, cha-cha just let me tell y’all.

Women and minorities are in the same “boat,” so to speak. Lawry, you consider yourself a “white man.” Everyone who is not a “white male” has been in the same place: sub-serve-ient. I’ve been a waitress and a bartender, and served some real a$$holes, like thou. You see, Lawry, we read facial expressions, body language, tone, and the words between the words. So if I quote my favorite rappers, just put me in the same boat as Mark Twain (a Fabolous-ly funny fellow), because I edited his autobiography too, dude. And maybe all of this is why I love B-dogs, and why I gots such an A-tit-tude.

Always learning and listening; always a student of life. Along with Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy, I also wrote about being “a sponge” in high school (and I’m not talking about the kind Elaine Benes uses, ha ha). And I’m a friend of the Māori, Mayans, the people of Mu, the Rapa Nui, and the Pompeiian [I was a burn victim too].

The one(s) who didn’t appreciate me used to call my hometown a ghetto, and if you read my post under “Your Foron Name” you know how much my neighborhood meant to me, and how much the Jewish people are a part of me; and, Lawry, I also edited a book on the Holocaust and thoroughly researched Speilberg’s website: http://www.ushmm.org/research/collections/

The Roots, “Game Theory,” (2006; check out the album cover)
Then blast my enemy, head for the Caribbean
Militant guerilla camp is ready for war
Lay your corner [stone] face down, place down your jewels cash and four four
When I score prepare for toture
Fuck around and make your town Warsaw [Wausau]
I'm from Illadel the land where the killas dwell
My technique is to ambush you guerilla style
My instinct is of a killer whale bang you up from head to toe
With lyrics I pack like a nine millimal
My types subliminal mentality switched to criminal
Importing heroin internash from Senegal
A soldier takes a stripes from a general
Used the mike of iron or lead
You choose your mineral

Lawry, never(more) call me a racist again. I see color, and it’s Biutiful (see the 2010 movie with Javier Bardem; or Life Is Beautiful, 1997, also applies). Don’t follow me to the grocery store or Home Depot,
or I might have to turn Sharon Stone on you’re a$$ and go Basic Instinct, or like her and Stalone in The Specialist; remember, *Bowwinkle* I like boxing too! Laila Ali, you are another hero to me! A strong black woman who loves her Daddy and *saved* some friends, kinda like me and my friend Dee! I love you too, sweetie, you help me more than you can Imagine.

A.P.F.

Sidenote # 1: Dr. Tyson, you are my favorite Astro-physicist, butt
I still think Pluto is a planet.

Sidenote #2: With a *wink* and a nudge (on your elbow;) watch your pronouns, please. I might be dumb as a Dodo (ask my friend Jen, butt I can whistle its song) and blind as a bat (my lens numbers add up to my lucky #13), butt I *see* everything, Mr. Dude.

Sidenote #3: R.I.P. Sage Moonblood.
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Re: Oddballs of Madison

Postby Petro » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:19 pm

What just happened?
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Re: Oddballs of Madison

Postby Igor » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:55 pm

city2countrygal wrote:Mr. Meade,

I got some schoolin’ for ya. How do I know what’s going on in other people’s heads? Because I pay attention, read, and listen. I also empathize. Unlike YOU.

You see, a-Hmong my degrees, I have minors in philosophy and Women’s Studies. Those minors help me in my daily life. If only the one(s) who don’t appreciate me knew more about Women’s Studies! So why, Don, cha-cha just let me tell y’all.

Women and minorities are in the same “boat,” so to speak. Lawry, you consider yourself a “white man.” Everyone who is not a “white male” has been in the same place: sub-serve-ient. I’ve been a waitress and a bartender, and served some real a$$holes, like thou. You see, Lawry, we read facial expressions, body language, tone, and the words between the words. So if I quote my favorite rappers, just put me in the same boat as Mark Twain (a Fabolous-ly funny fellow), because I edited his autobiography too, dude. And maybe all of this is why I love B-dogs, and why I gots such an A-tit-tude.

Always learning and listening; always a student of life. Along with Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy, I also wrote about being “a sponge” in high school (and I’m not talking about the kind Elaine Benes uses, ha ha). And I’m a friend of the Māori, Mayans, the people of Mu, the Rapa Nui, and the Pompeiian [I was a burn victim too].

The one(s) who didn’t appreciate me used to call my hometown a ghetto, and if you read my post under “Your Foron Name” you know how much my neighborhood meant to me, and how much the Jewish people are a part of me; and, Lawry, I also edited a book on the Holocaust and thoroughly researched Speilberg’s website: http://www.ushmm.org/research/collections/

The Roots, “Game Theory,” (2006; check out the album cover)
Then blast my enemy, head for the Caribbean
Militant guerilla camp is ready for war
Lay your corner [stone] face down, place down your jewels cash and four four
When I score prepare for toture
Fuck around and make your town Warsaw [Wausau]
I'm from Illadel the land where the killas dwell
My technique is to ambush you guerilla style
My instinct is of a killer whale bang you up from head to toe
With lyrics I pack like a nine millimal
My types subliminal mentality switched to criminal
Importing heroin internash from Senegal
A soldier takes a stripes from a general
Used the mike of iron or lead
You choose your mineral

Lawry, never(more) call me a racist again. I see color, and it’s Biutiful (see the 2010 movie with Javier Bardem; or Life Is Beautiful, 1997, also applies). Don’t follow me to the grocery store or Home Depot,
or I might have to turn Sharon Stone on you’re a$$ and go Basic Instinct, or like her and Stalone in The Specialist; remember, *Bowwinkle* I like boxing too! Laila Ali, you are another hero to me! A strong black woman who loves her Daddy and *saved* some friends, kinda like me and my friend Dee! I love you too, sweetie, you help me more than you can Imagine.

A.P.F.

Sidenote # 1: Dr. Tyson, you are my favorite Astro-physicist, butt
I still think Pluto is a planet.

Sidenote #2: With a *wink* and a nudge (on your elbow;) watch your pronouns, please. I might be dumb as a Dodo (ask my friend Jen, butt I can whistle its song) and blind as a bat (my lens numbers add up to my lucky #13), butt I *see* everything, Mr. Dude.


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Re: Oddballs of Madison

Postby Huckleby » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:12 am

Not surprised, there are some outliers in the Loyal Order of the Moose

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