Apr 01-12

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2012: April: Apr 01-12
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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 07:53 am:

Great innovation is usually a combination of good ideas applied in new and creative ways to produce amazing advances in technology! Toivo from Toivola was inspired by recents reports of human hotspots and portable power chargers...

These images blended in Toivo's noggin' with the memories of countless hours spent in the deer blind - when he could be catching up on his email if only there was Internet access! How to deliver broadband to the remotest regions of the U.P.?? Consulting with the high-tech gurus over at Pasty.NET, yesterday our enterprising Yooper finished this patent-pending prototype above... so new it doesn't even have a name!

Toivo hopes to start production with the help of Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen's Club and Keweenaw County Repeater Association. He's also wondering if Pasty Cam watchers can come up wit ideas for a marketing roll-out this month (features, benefits, disclaimers) to reach U.P. neighborhoods still saddled with dial-up (or no phone lines at all). Any ideas?

Have a fun April Fool's Day... and have a good week :o)
RD, Iowa (Rdiowa) on Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 08:03 am:

Be advised of possible sporadic outages during rutting season.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 08:59 am:

Nice, but where do we plug in the cell-phone?

I know, you can put it right next to the Deer Rump Bottle Opener.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 09:13 am:

Giggle-giggle. You guys out did yourselves this April Fool Day....Good thing I'm spending the day with an older friend who is above tricks (I think):O>) Enjoy the day everyone.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 09:36 am:

Nice, Charlie!!

That deer is a beauty, though!

Happy April Fool's Day!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 09:49 am:

That first photo looks like my back field where the deer 'live', however I've never seen one of 'my' deer with a contraption like that on its back. ;D

By sometimesyooper (Nancyd) on Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 11:24 am:

He is a beauty. May the odds be ever in his favor.

By Lisa R. (Sisugirl) on Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 11:34 am:

LOL! Good one, Nancy! Another Hunger Games fan. :)

Like Alex and his cell phone, I'm wondering where I'd plug in my laptop? It only lasts about two hours on battery, ya know. Maybe Toivo could think up some ways of extending the electrical grid out to all those trees, too.

By Donna (Donna) on Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 01:13 pm:

Careful Kay...it's the older ones you gotta watch...My dear old Granny (RIP) LOVED this day and she used to work hard all day long, and she giggled and laughed everytime she got someone, and she was gooooooood....LOL!

By Mike Schneider (Upmike) on Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 04:26 pm:

The marketing could be "Anytime, Anywhere...can you see me know?"

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 08:26 pm:

Donna what grand memories for you :>) As it is I never got together with my friend Elda. Her family situation was changed so she couldn't meet with me after all.

By Dale Beitz (Dbeitz) on Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 01:38 pm:

(a few days late) For all those wondering where to plug in their various electronic devices, you find the nearest current bush. Either that, or bring a REALLY long extension cord.

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