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    Posted: 07 Jun 2011 at 10:03pm
I just saw a new Hoveround commercial touting its latest accessories, a cup holder and tote bag.  At the end, someone says, "They thought of everything!  That's why I called them--and you should, too!"
 
I have mixed feelings about these ads; I know power chairs/scooters are a godsend to those with mobility issues, and I kind of feel guilty laughing at the cheesy production values, since it's almost like I'm making fun of folks who need help geting around.  In addition, I have some mobility issues myself, and I'm afraid that if I ever got a scooter, I'd face the "fat person on a scooter who wouldn't need if if they got up off their ass once in awhile" stereotype. Ouch
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The folks over at Hoveround aren't very nice. Somehow, they got hold of my number and called me incessantly. One time, I decided to mess with them and pretend I was a large, stinky shut-in in dire need of the mobility Hoveround could offer me.

The rep was annoyed from the start.
 
I recorded the call. Here's a link: http://www.virtualsink.com/2011/03/wheres-my-hoveround-wheelchair.html
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ConfusedI can't wait for the first report of a DWI in a 'Hoveround'; "ol'Spanky" forgets to toss the beer from the cupholder.

I'm thinkin' we should all hold out for the forthcoming model that will surely have the 'detachable colostomy bag'.

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Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

ConfusedI can't wait for the first report of a DWI in a 'Hoveround'; "ol'Spanky" forgets to toss the beer from the cupholder.

I'm thinkin' we should all hold out for the forthcoming model that will surely have the 'detachable colostomy bag'.



I'm asking both of these questions the next time they call me. I'll be sure to record it.
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Originally posted by thesink thesink wrote:

The folks over at Hoveround aren't very nice. Somehow, they got hold of my number and called me incessantly. One time, I decided to mess with them and pretend I was a large, stinky shut-in in dire need of the mobility Hoveround could offer me.

The rep was annoyed from the start.
 
I recorded the call. Here's a link: http://www.virtualsink.com/2011/03/wheres-my-hoveround-wheelchair.html

I salute you, you magnificent bastard :)
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Originally posted by thesink thesink wrote:

Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

ConfusedI can't wait for the first report of a DWI in a 'Hoveround'; "ol'Spanky" forgets to toss the beer from the cupholder.

I'm thinkin' we should all hold out for the forthcoming model that will surely have the 'detachable colostomy bag'.



I'm asking both of these questions the next time they call me. I'll be sure to record it.
I want in on the resultant royalties surely to be had from what comes of the certain-to-be popular short educational/comedy film for 'Hoveround' that you'll probably get signed to create and would probably show at the next 'Sundance Festival'.
50% minimum (U.S. or Canadian Dollars only, depends on current valuation)
And I wanna 'lead role' inna 'Hovearound' chair, doncha know ~ but I don't wanna keep it, when I'm done.
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by thesink thesink wrote:

The folks over at Hoveround aren't very nice. Somehow, they got hold of my number and called me incessantly. One time, I decided to mess with them and pretend I was a large, stinky shut-in in dire need of the mobility Hoveround could offer me.

The rep was annoyed from the start.
 
I recorded the call. Here's a link: http://www.virtualsink.com/2011/03/wheres-my-hoveround-wheelchair.html
 
You win an internet for that! 
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Originally posted by thesink thesink wrote:

The folks over at Hoveround aren't very nice. Somehow, they got hold of my number and called me incessantly. One time, I decided to mess with them and pretend I was a large, stinky shut-in in dire need of the mobility Hoveround could offer me.

The rep was annoyed from the start.
 
I recorded the call. Here's a link: http://www.virtualsink.com/2011/03/wheres-my-hoveround-wheelchair.html


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LOL "Rag on a stick!"  Hilarious!  Love your site! Big smile


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Alright, folks, because YOU demanded it: I ask the Hoveround rep if it's illegal to drink while operating one of their fine machines. No, they're not street legal machines, so, according to the rep, you can't get a DUI while driving one.

http://www.virtualsink.com/2011/06/friends-dont-let-friends-drink-while.html
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Originally posted by 70s80s 70s80s wrote:

LOL "Rag on a stick!"  Hilarious!  Love your site! Big smile


 
He wasn't kidding.
 
Here's the video
 
 
 
 
 
Great news guys.... With the Air Hawk, flat balls are no longer a problem!!!
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I think the Hoveround should also feature a "smoking package"---an ashtray and lighter next to the cup holder for the disabled who smoke.
 
 
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Excellent reference catch, Jimbo. The voice imitation and the line itself were both based upon that short segment. 
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Originally posted by thesink thesink wrote:

Alright, folks, because YOU demanded it: I ask the Hoveround rep if it's illegal to drink while operating one of their fine machines. No, they're not street legal machines, so, according to the rep, you can't get a DUI while driving one.

http://www.virtualsink.com/2011/06/friends-dont-let-friends-drink-while.html
Surprise!
Of COURSE you can - but it's always the women that get busted for DUIs on Hoverounds...real men, again, do not sit when they pee, nor get busted for DUIs on Hoverounds, no! 
We prefer riding lawnmowers.
 
 
 
...and, of course, I'm thinkin' Jimbo must know this upstanding citizen...don't know if he dated her...
 
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What will they put cupholders on next?  Segways?  Walk-behind lawn mowers? 
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Of course there is the cupholder on a pc tower.
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Originally posted by thesink thesink wrote:

Excellent reference catch, Jimbo. The voice imitation and the line itself were both based upon that short segment. 
 
It wasn't until the last couple of seasons ago that I finally missed a Simpsons episode.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Great news guys.... With the Air Hawk, flat balls are no longer a problem!!!
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Originally posted by Hootman Hootman wrote:

Of course there is the cupholder on a pc tower.
 
Is that what those things are?  I thought they were for my floppy discs.  No wonder they never seemed to work when I'd jam 'em in there. 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Hootman Hootman wrote:

Of course there is the cupholder on a pc tower.
 
Is that what those things are?  I thought they were for my floppy discs.  No wonder they never seemed to work when I'd jam 'em in there. 
 
 
 
CoolBig deal...I've had a cooler in my desk for years...I don'need no stinkin' cupholder, NO! I need a coaster...an'a recycle bin...an'a breath-check thingy to make sure I can get out of the office without getting busted at the door...an'a pillow, in case I can't...an'speed-dial to tell MissyDWolf I f**ked up again...
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