Don't call me "Sparky The Lightening Boy" again, or I'll SMITE you! 
We have these little computer monitors hooked up in the elevators of my building at work that show the Captivate Network.

A little news.  A little weather.  A word of the day.  A little advertisement.

Brilliant idea really.  People stare at this thing.  I have on purpose missed my floor because I wasn't done reading something.

Yesterday, as I was leaving, there was a story about how Toyota may start leasing some plug-in hybrid cars.  I think that these cars are great ideas, and can't wait for them to hit the market. I'll be in the market for a new car in a couple of years, as my 2001 PT Cruiser has 41,000 miles on it.  (Do the math.  I don't drive much.)  Something like this would be great for me.  And if it were a diesel (bio-diesel) then I would really be doing my part when I fueled up 12 times a year.

Anyway, as I was thinking about this, and how to plug it in at my condo's garage, I thought struck me.  And I need your help, if you know how to do this sort of thing.

I need to trademark a couple of words.

"SparkingLot" & "SparkingGarage" as places where you can recharge while parked.


Cora said...

Ba da dum!

*applauding* Please take a bow, Scope.

Now that I have you bending over, let me just say I love you. :-)

SkylersDad said...

I am working on Recharge-o-mat and others along that line...

By the way, at first glance of Thor, I thought he was carrying a boom box. I think I need to get my vision checked.

mo.stoneskin said...

You should nab them both - before I beat you to it.

Fancy Schmancy said...

Those are great ideas! You probably shouldn't have shared them with a bunch of thieves, I mean your friends on the internet.

Cora said...

Fancy and Mo have a good point. What will you do if someone actually does run off with this idea and makes a fortune off of it?!

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

Pure genius.

J.J. in L.A. said...

Don't feel bad, my 11 year old car has 36,536 miles on it. But I'll have that puppy for the rest of my life because it's equipped with my w/c loader. Btw, my next w/c will be nicknamed 'Sparky' per your suggestion.

Scope said...

SkyDad - He is the God of Thunder, And Rock & Roll. (Kiss song for you EZ listening types.)

Cora - I figure putting it out here with a date / timestamp should help when I sue them.

Soda and Candy said...


Also, that guy in the winged helmet is kinda hot (but he could do with a haircut).

Amy Kate said...

Love the words!!!!
I got so used to Captivate in my office elevators, that when I "retired" to stay home with the kids, I was unable to focus on the news because watching a whole newscast was soooo tedious versus the snippets on Captivate. Ahhh.