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Statesman or Skatesman
August 15, 2003 1:38 PM   Subscribe

Statesman or Skatesman "Last Christmas my Dad and me had a big argument. He'd found a picture of Enoch Powell on a pogo stick and claimed that politicians weren't as interesting as that any more ... " Jason Whiley disagreed and wrote to as many politicians as he could asking them if they'd ever used similar transport, such as skateboards, gokarts, BMX bikes and Space Hoppers. Over Eighty responded including "three Prime Ministers, five Chancellors, six Foreign Secretaries, four Home Secretaries, and three Speakers of the House of Commons. " [via B3ta]
posted by feelinglistless (5 comments total)

 
It's Friday, it must be b3ta day ;-)
posted by i_cola at 1:45 PM on August 15, 2003


Sad to say, I doubt someone writing members of the US congress would get nearly as comprehensive a reply. The letters would undoubtedly be handled by a junior staffer, who would most likely send a form letter in return.

Shame. Cool site.
posted by me3dia at 1:53 PM on August 15, 2003


Call the MeFi apostrophe police! Thatcher's secretary is rubbish!
posted by i_cola at 2:21 PM on August 15, 2003


This warmed the cockles of my heart. You've got to appreciate that (most of ) these people still have a sense of the ridiculous.
posted by skyscraper at 8:45 PM on August 15, 2003


Does George W. on a Segway count?
posted by palancik at 4:11 AM on August 16, 2003


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