March 15, 2011

Lolling in the rotunda.

For some reason, there was a lot of floor-sitting at the Wisconsin Capitol today:

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ADDED: I wonder if anybody in Wisconsin has named their baby "Rotunda." Seems like a girl's name.

65 comments:

SteveR said...

Clearly the air is out of the balloon, this looks like people with nothing to do, on someone else's money

madawaskan said...
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madawaskan said...

ADDED: I wonder if anybody in Wisconsin has named their baby "Rotunda." Seems like a girl's name.

Ya...if she weighs in at 11 pounds.

It's Rotunda from Down Undah!

That could be her WWF chant...

Meade said...

Hey now, SteveR, I can think of at least one other thing I would've rather been doing.

madawaskan said...

Wait make that Tundra-h

But she could always fake being Aussie...

Martin L. Shoemaker said...

Yeah, madawaskan, I kinda think anyone who names their baby girl "Rotunda" deserves the adolescent hatred that's coming their way in a few years.

Carol_Herman said...

NO!

And, do you know why?

Because all pregnant women think they look fat! Fat names are OUT.

I guess we think "young people," even in Madison, would prefer to hang out at Starbucks.

Browndog said...

Do you guys think your Capitol will ever return to "dignified" status, or will be, from here on out, well-

I don't know the correct word for people who just go there and sit in the middle of the floor.

I'm curious because apparently the destruction of our State Capitol in Michigan starts tomorrow, and they're following your model.

Which, I knew they would, which is why I've been spending (too much) time here.

J said...

I imagine a worker at the DMV being named Rotunda, complete with corn rows and press-on acrylic nails.

chickelit said...

Anybody check the grotto area for lollygagging?

MarkW said...

I don't know about Wisconsin, but I know someone in Michigan who claimed she had a student whose mother was named Rotunda. And I once was checked out by a cashier with 'Deleteria' on her name tag.

chickelit said...

The Capitol rotunda, home of Wisconsin's rough and tumble roly-poly sci!

chickelit said...

I don't know the correct word for people who just go there and sit in the middle of the floor.

It looks like an LOL-in to me.

SteveR said...

Well Meade you're locked in, if for nothing else but to write the postscript but there has to be something better for them to do..

Ann Althouse said...

If it's a boy... Rotundo!

Ann Althouse said...

I kinda like the way the rotunda is the new agora.

Oh! These are our adorable twins, Rotundo and Agora!

edutcher said...

Rotunda would be a great name for a buxom woman.

Not fat.

Buxom.

"Come play with my rotundas and see how rotund I am in the right places".

PS I wanted to say something about Ann's disguise while she recited the wonda in the rotunda.

No makeup, glasses instead of contacts, and a ski cap pulled over uncombed hair.

Still very pretty, but you could have given Pauline Cushman and Belle Boyd lessons in infiltration, Madame.

murgatroyd666 said...

I don't understand the popularity of the name LaTrina ...

Why don't they go all the way and name the kids Diarrhea?

vbspurs said...

Edutcher wrote:

Rotunda would be a great name for a buxom woman.

Not fat.

Buxom.


That would be "fofo" in Portuguese.

Rotunda would be the perfect Brooksian BoBo name. It's progressive, socially conscious, and it's even in Latin.

bagoh20 said...

Rotunda Winfrey

murgatroyd666 said...

Rotunda would be a great name for a buxom woman.

Voluptua. Bathycolpa.

Callipygia or Steatopygia if you set your sights lower.

wv: platio ... AKA Aristoclies

chickelit said...

Rotunda Winfrey

LOLOL!

(oops)

damikesc said...

When I hear "Rotunda", I think of former wrestler Mike Rotunda, who was possibly the sweatiest man in history.

It is kinda gross when I think about it now.

chickelit said...

Rotundra Sprat

vbspurs said...

If it's a boy... Rotundo!

But only as a middle name, e.g., Aidan Cesar Rotundo, that bespeaks your progressive street cred -- a wink to all likeminded souls out there.

RFK Jr did that with his youngest son: Aidan Caohman Vieques Kennedy.

You might recall that Vieques is the Puerto Rican (!!) island used by the US Navy for bombing practise, and what not. Bob Jr was in gaol at the time, having been arrested for protesting the practise.

Oh yes. I definitely see a little Rotunda/o in the future.

bagoh20 said...

These protests have been an unalloyed embarrassment day after endless day for anyone with the ability to be embarrassed by hypocrisy, greed, or chutzpah.

They have reinforced every negative stereotype we have of liberals. In other words, they have proven them true.

For a conservative it has been a rewarding experience to watch and learn that those who hate you are completely unhinged. I can no longer can ask myself: "Is it me?". Now, I know it's not.

madawaskan said...

Ann Althouse said...
If it's a boy... Rotundo!

3/15/11 8:15 PM
Ann Althouse said...
I kinda like the way the rotunda is the new agora.

Oh! These are our adorable twins, Rotundo and Agora!

******

Is that what Meade calls 'em?



btw-Trooper has a photo of that redhead Hendricks(? ) and not one of the guys noticed that she has one eye that is waaaaay bigger than the other....

madawaskan said...

And Meade is linking to pictures of you in your youth as a Yankees fan, just so youse knows.

chickelit said...

Rotunda Butt - one of the other "Butt sistahs" in Jimmy Castor's world: link

pbAndj said...
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vbspurs said...

LOL chickelit! It's Andrew Dice Clay meets Fred Flintstone.

Meade said...

madawaskan said...
"Is that what Meade calls 'em?"

I call them "real" and "spectacular."

edutcher said...

murgatroyd666 said...

Rotunda would be a great name for a buxom woman.

Voluptua. Bathycolpa.

Callipygia or Steatopygia if you set your sights lower.


The Romans had a contest every year in honor of Venus Callipygos - Venus of the Beautiful Buttocks.

The girl with the most gorgeous bottom won.

And Sir Richard Burton, on his way to Mecca, was enchanted by a girl in the Cairo slave market, remarking how beautifully steatopigous she was.

chickelit said...

btw-Trooper has a photo of that redhead Hendricks(? ) and not one of the guys noticed that she has one eye that is waaaaay bigger than the other....

In fact, I saw photographic evidence of that when I went searching to disprove Sixy Grit's hypothesis. I didn't find that evidence as convincing as the evidence Grit linked to though.

Cheryl said...

We used to call my boss "Rotunda." She weighed about 300 pounds. I was in high school.

vbspurs said...

Edutcher enlightened:

The Romans had a contest every year in honor of Venus Callipygos - Venus of the Beautiful Buttocks.

The girl with the most gorgeous bottom won.


Brazil's Valesca Popozuda (popozuda means big butted) would win hands down.

NSFW although no actual nudity

She was a great hit riding atop a float in one of the samba schools last week.

Cheers,
Victoria

madawaskan said...

El Pollo

I saw that link and well...after following the link Meade left of the bad paint job and all I I was too afraid to follow...

vbspurs said...

LOL, I can't believe Meade commented!

wv: frekiahs (indeed)

madawaskan said...

Meade-

LOL! You gotta get a little more creative.

Real and spectacular don't even rhyme.

madawaskan said...

Ya Meade and Althouse have a way of rising to the occasion on that front..

My rosacea is flaring.. gotta exit this thread....

edutcher said...

vbspurs said...

Edutcher enlightened:

The Romans had a contest every year in honor of Venus Callipygos - Venus of the Beautiful Buttocks.

The girl with the most gorgeous bottom won.


Brazil's Valesca Popozuda (popozuda means big butted) would win hands down.


That lady either walks up mountains or somebody slipped a couple of boulders under her skin.

David said...

I went to law school with Ronald Rotunda (at University of Virginia, no less, the home of Mr. Jefferson's Rotunda.) Ronald Rotunda is now a law professor, I believe. This of course proves nothing.

Kirby Olson said...

Poem for a Beauty of the Year 2025

Rotunda, Rotunda
With thighs of thunda --
Your Callipygian eyes call out in wunda,
You were a blunda,
Of two union reps
Who were against Walka,
Each one blonda
Than the other.

Skyler said...

madawaskan, Meade was making a joke from Seinfeld. That's the line from Terri Hatcher after Jerry spent the episode thinking they were fake.

Sixty Grit said...
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Lem said...

Union denials fell flat at the rotunda..

Michael K said...

When I was a cardiac surgery resident at LA Children's Hospital, we operated on a baby with complete transposition of the great vessels, one of many. That is the most common "blue baby" heart defect. The parents, a couple of young hippies (1972), named her "Reality." Pretty good name.

One thing about these babies; they are beautiful. We had a theory that the anatomy of transposition is actually the most favorable for life in the uterus. After birth, when they take a breath, it is another story.

Still, they are big healthy looking beautiful babies except they are blue. After the anatomy is corrected, very new at that time, they are as pink as anything could possibly be. They have high hemoglobin to try to get enough oxygen to the body and, once the anatomy is corrected, wow are they pink !

I used to get tears in my eyes.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Maybe the state should place a few papasan chairs around the rotunda to make the folks feel more at home.

former law student said...

Since law school, I have only been able to think of professional responsibility when I hear "Rotunda." (I.e. David's Rotunda.)

BJM said...

Althouse, "America's Nightly Scoreboard" (FBN) posed your question and used a very brief clip from a kiddie rotunda chant video. There seemed to be some confusion about where the clip came from and no attribution, and I may be wrong, but it sure looked like your video.

former law student said...

Two words: Vida Guerra

BJM said...

@Mad

and not one of the guys noticed that she has one eye that is waaaaay bigger than the other....

LOL! A well endowed girlfriend would cull the players by asking the color of her gray eyes.

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Lem said...

At the time this picture was taken the hunger striker seems to have gone on his union coffee break.

vbspurs said...

That lady either walks up mountains or somebody slipped a couple of boulders under her skin.

The funny thing is, I think the jury's out if she's really a "lady". She looks like a tranny in the face.

vbspurs said...

I see Sixty Grit wasn't fooled!

Terrye said...

I look at these pictures and all I can think is...Don't these people have anything else to do?

Paco Wové said...

What are those people still doing there? Isn't recess over by now?

Mickey said...

It's pictures like those that make me want to look at a bright yellow Gadsden flag to cheer myself.

lemondog said...

Various protest photos depicted many baby rotunda(o)'s with their signs hoofing along.

Wen said...

I think it more likely (and inadvertent) that many boys born in Wisconsin will be named Scott and Walker.

Rotunda is awful, but Solidarity might be a nice protest baby name.

...and somewhere on a farm in Wisconsin a baby calf is named Solidairity.

TosaGuy said...

I remember this commercial from a few years ago for the Chrysler Concorde. A mom and her kids were driving along and the kids were asking how they got their names. Mom replied, they were based on where they were conceived. The camera then pans on the baby and the rest of the kids yell "Concorde?!".

"Rotunda?!"

Robert said...

A client once presented me with a very obese feline.

"Rotunda Munda."

Apt, that name.

Kirby Olson said...

Still think we should have a poetry contest here to do with Rotunda. I tried a bit last night, here's a further horrible effort. Still needs an ending. I wanted to rhyme economy and tsunami, but couldn't figure out how to do it.

Poem to a Beauty in 2035 Born to Two Union Members During the Walker Protests of March 2011

Rotunda, Rotunda
Thighs of thunder,
Your lighthouse eyes surprise my gender.

You pull us in with undulations,
Obligating us into Unions.

Kev said...

I used to work in college radio with a young woman whose last name was Rotunda. I saw her application before ever meeting her, but from the name alone, I was expecting her to be a "woman of size." I was quite surprised when she turned out to be of quite average build.

I'm sure she's married out of that name by now, but I guess her mom's still stuck with the name. And I bet "Grandma Rotunda" makes a mean lasagna!