Originally Posted by RVThere
I was speaking to a colleague today about another work team that was having a lot of trouble making a client happy. When I mentioned that they were 'running around like the Keystone Kops' she had NO idea what I was talking about.
Now I'm not old enough to remember silent films but I guess I'm showing my age by knowing about the Keystone Kops.
Any other phrases you use that are outdated?
Joke I made the other day:
Someone pulled in to the park with a trailer made by Keystone.
I ask if the plant security team was called "The Keystone Cops"
Detroit, MI has a road, Washington Bvld. it is (or at least was in 1980) one of the "Showplaces" in the city.. I conducted a short tour from the staff of one of the republican governors when the party had its national convention in Detroit that year. (Hams do not do politics, but we do handle communications, for either party in this case we worked with a fleet of mini-buses to haul governors and staff around Detroit and environs including Windsor)
There is a trolly that runs Washington Bvld down to the Ren-Cen in Detroit. There is a very lovely Catholic Church on the Bvld as well.
There is a very elaborate fountain.. Many advanced sensors, it responds to both light and sound among other things.. As I said, a Show place, at least in 1980.. I've not seen it since the turn of the century however.
The police foot patrol on that stretch of road was called the "Keystone Cops" dressed in the Keystone type uniform, and were trained to LOOK like the Keystone cops as much as possible.. They are also some of the best police officers in Detroit. The position was very competitive.
(They may look like Keystone Kops, but trust me. You pull any "Stuff" on their beat.. and your name will be BUSTED!!!!!)