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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Man calls 911 in search of missing remote, doesn’t miss Brewers game

Always worth noting when a Primate makes the news.

A 97-year-old man who wanted to watch a Milwaukee Brewers game called 911 to report someone had stolen his remote control…

The remote control was found after police responded, so the man was able to watch the Brewers game.

The District Attorney Posted: October 05, 2011 at 03:12 PM | 33 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: October 05, 2011 at 06:14 PM (#3952480)
DA, you may have switch sides and defend yourself against a libel suit. You'd better hope that a certain old cuss is in a jovial mood.

A Primey nomination, Intro Division.
   2. JJ1986 Posted: October 05, 2011 at 06:19 PM (#3952483)
I read the intro and then spent about two minutes trying not to burst out laughing. I failed.
   3. 'Spos Posted: October 05, 2011 at 06:22 PM (#3952486)
You won't be laughing so hard when he wakes up from his nap...
   4. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2011 at 06:23 PM (#3952487)
Lazy old man. Back in his day, people GOT UP OFF THE COUCH to change the channel. I hate to see the whippersnapperization of old folks.
   5. BDC Posted: October 05, 2011 at 06:27 PM (#3952490)
I can't imagine he owns a remote. I imagine him getting up, twisting the rabbit ears, and then slapping the TV a few times.
   6. Sam M. Posted: October 05, 2011 at 06:29 PM (#3952493)
The sad part is that the 911 dispatcher couldn't hear the old guy over the baying of the beagles. Word is the hounds had buried the remote out in the back yard somewhere.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 05, 2011 at 06:36 PM (#3952506)
I'm not sure you find stories more inspirational than that. Looks like we have Brad Pitt's next project.
   8. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 05, 2011 at 06:42 PM (#3952515)
I do indeed use a remote. Actually, too many remotes. Gets d*mn confusing.

Glad this dedicated fan was able to see the though the outcome may have caused him to reconsider that choice

Oh, and I appreciate good humor.

Too bad nothing in this thread qualifies.

Ha!!
   9. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: October 05, 2011 at 06:46 PM (#3952523)
(looking for the large print button, to respond to Harvey.)
   10. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2011 at 06:53 PM (#3952528)
Too bad nothing in this thread qualifies.

Sorry we're not entertaining enough for you, but we can't all be Lawrence Welk.
   11. DL from MN Posted: October 05, 2011 at 07:01 PM (#3952538)
Another Dairyland Diary...
   12. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 05, 2011 at 07:06 PM (#3952545)
Lawrence Welk's schtick was horrible.

Now if you want to entertain wow me with your knowledge of Herbie Nichols
   13. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 05, 2011 at 07:31 PM (#3952567)
Turned out the remote control was hidden under the onion he had tied to his belt - which was the style at the time.
   14. Rants Mulliniks Posted: October 05, 2011 at 07:38 PM (#3952573)
A buddy of mine does an awesome imitation of an old man using a remote..... you know, the looking at the remote, the deliberate press of the button, the looking at the TV, the pursing of the lips, the looking down at the remote, the adjusting of the glasses. Its hilarious.
   15. Guapo Posted: October 05, 2011 at 07:44 PM (#3952584)
Brad Pitt: We want you to change the channel.
Abe Vigoda: I don't know how to find the remote.
Brad Pitt: It's not that hard, Abe. Tell him, Wash.
Ron Washington: It's incredibly hard.
   16. Bob Evans Posted: October 05, 2011 at 08:54 PM (#3952654)
Too bad nothing in this thread qualifies.

When you get down to the Ben Franklin to test your TV tubes, I'll zing you good!

Now if you want to entertain wow me with your knowledge of Herbie Nichols

Lawrence Welk's chauffeur, I believe.
   17. Swoboda is freedom Posted: October 05, 2011 at 09:32 PM (#3952693)
A buddy of mine does an awesome imitation of an old man using a remote.....

My grandmother grew up on a farm in Ireland. The farm did not have electricity. She was pretty suspicious about electricity until the day she died. We set up a VCR to tape the soaps for her. It didn't work as we forgot that each night, before she went to bed, she always unplugged everything. VCR was always blinking 12:00.

She also wouldn't use the remote because she was afraid of fires, like it was going to set the curtains on fire if she missed the tv with bad aim.
   18. Rafael Bellylard: The Grinch of Orlando. Posted: October 05, 2011 at 09:45 PM (#3952714)
I think it was caused by memory loss from snorting too many cheese curds.

Would someone explain to me how anyone thinks those are tasty? They kinda look like yellow styrofoam peanuts, except the peanuts have better flavor. People are always trying to foist a bowl of those on me whenever I'm in Wisconsin. I always imagine the rest of the folks in the room are watching to see if I eat them, kinda like when someone is taken out snipe hunting.
   19. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 06, 2011 at 01:24 AM (#3952921)
Post 18

You should have deep fried cheese curds
   20. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: October 06, 2011 at 01:41 AM (#3952935)
Lazy old man. Back in his day, people GOT UP OFF THE COUCH to change the channel.


These days it's impossible without the remote.
   21. Rafael Bellylard: The Grinch of Orlando. Posted: October 06, 2011 at 01:51 AM (#3952948)
#19

What time is the snipe hunt?
   22. Walt Davis Posted: October 06, 2011 at 06:34 AM (#3953168)
Now if you want to entertain wow me with your knowledge of Herbie Nichols

Very nice player, excellent composer. I think of him as lying between Monk and Andrew Hill. The Blue Note box is a must-have although I must admit I haven't listened to it in a while. Considered a god by many among the Dutch jazz avant-garde although I don't imagine you'd care much for the ICP Orchestra's versions (though you never know). Don't know if you've ever tracked down the Herbie Nichols Project or Roswell Rudd's Nichols albums but they're quite nice and include a number of compositions he never recorded.

Swing by sometime, I'll pour a couple of nice NZ beers and we can listen to the lot.
   23. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: October 06, 2011 at 09:07 AM (#3953179)
#17 made me laugh for a good minute.
   24. Rants Mulliniks Posted: October 06, 2011 at 11:43 AM (#3953216)
I LOL'd at #17 too.

As for cheese curds, I can't think of a better-tasting way to eat dairy. They have to be fresh though, so they squeak between your teeth when you chew them.
   25. Stormy JE Posted: October 06, 2011 at 12:30 PM (#3953242)
My remote has fallen and it can't get up!
   26. BDC Posted: October 06, 2011 at 01:09 PM (#3953259)
I love to eat cheese curds when I'm in Wisconsin. Of course, the range of things to do in Wisconsin is pretty limited.
   27. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 06, 2011 at 01:17 PM (#3953266)
the range of things to do in Wisconsin is pretty limited.

Well, that's a statement either trying to be funny (fail) or trying to incite a spirited retort (fail again)

I will merely point out that Wisconsin has a lot of tourist activity, non-deer hunter related.

To help out the less informed here is a link of one of the many destinations popular with outsiders: http://www.doorcounty.com/
   28. Justin T seeks a heterospecific consortship Posted: October 06, 2011 at 01:20 PM (#3953269)
Obligatory poutine reference.
   29. BDC Posted: October 06, 2011 at 01:37 PM (#3953285)
OK, I'm not funny. Seriously, there are some pretty cool things in Wisconsin. Friday night fish frys. Beer Cheese Soup. The Mustard Museum. And Jurustic Park. And you have not lived till you have been to The House on the Rock ...
   30. chemdoc Posted: October 06, 2011 at 01:52 PM (#3953303)
I'm not sure you find stories more inspirational than that. Looks like we have Brad Pitt's next project.


Benjamin's Buttons?
   31. DL from MN Posted: October 06, 2011 at 01:56 PM (#3953309)
When I'm in Wisconsin I like to get New Glarus beer and come home.
   32. The Good Face Posted: October 06, 2011 at 01:59 PM (#3953314)
the range of things to do in Wisconsin is pretty limited.


There are two awesome things to do in Wisconsin. Get drunk, and...

One. One awesome thing to do in Wisconsin.

#17 was hilarious.
   33. Bob Evans Posted: October 06, 2011 at 07:00 PM (#3953692)
And here I thought the Mustard Museum was closed for good. But they merely relocated closer to Madison. Huh.

My step-mom went there. She said it was as boring as your worst suspicions. And she is quite un-cynical by nature.

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