scooter men

So, I was planning on writing an entry about what songs I'd like to do with a cover band, but I've decided I need to think about it more. So, you get a little meandering post about little things. I'm actually wondering if my long rants are perhaps off-putting. Oh well. Its my blog.

The big fat blog has relaunched with a new look and some new features. Included are two new columnists, who just happen to be among my readers. Of course, all of my readers came from the BFB right now, so this is probably new to no one.

Anyway, what I really want to discuss is something I just saw on Comedy Central's Insomniac with Dave Attell. If you haven't seen the show, it basically is light-hearted but ultimately very earnest exploration of the nightlife of various cities. This episode had him in England where he toured the offices of Scooter Man and I can't even begin to say how impressed I am. Basically, this is a fleet of chauffers with mini, foldable scooters. When you get drunk, you call them, and they send a guy out on one of the little scooters. The scooter folds up into a dufle bag which gets put into your trunk. Its actually small enough to fit into the back seat of a Cooper Mini if you really wanted it to. They then drive you home. As their motto says, "you drink, we drive". I can't get over what a brilliant idea this is. They set the price on the idea of it being cheaper than the price of cab ride home and then a cab ride back to get your car. Not being much of a drinker and nothing of a driver, I don't really know much about the experience of drinking while you have your car out with you, but I've got to imagine a service like this is quite useful. Anything to discourage drinking and driving is good in my book, and these seems like a really smart idea to provide a useful service and also protect the public. Not, lets just see if someone tries this in the US.

Or maybe someone already has. What? You expect to be look it up? P'shaw!

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