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A friend of mine has had to use a zimmer
to get around, following a nasty accident.
only he had The Norton Commando
Variation, he wouldn't maybe feel so
stigmatised by the negative connotations
of the traditional zimmer frame. *
This is because he would have the
chrome handles, twist
grips, twin dials,
wing mirrors, headlamp, and dampened
front forks of a replica Norton
Commando instead of the bland
aluminium spindles of a conventional
* (In the UK, zimmers are synonymous
with geriatric wards and decrepitude.)
see link for general idea
Norton Commando Handlebars
[xenzag, Feb 23 2008]
(?) Wiki Zimmer?
[ye_river_xiv, Feb 23 2008]
(?) zimmer gender?
Sounds kinky. [ye_river_xiv, Feb 23 2008]
In the US we generally call these walkers. [ye_river_xiv, Feb 23 2008]
Wow, that brought back memories
[normzone, Feb 23 2008]
Similar concept for computer screen
Bun for modding anything and everything. [theleopard, Feb 25 2008]
||Just get him to tell people it's his portable
||(I pushed some combination of keystrokes that completely & thouroghly deleted everything...WTFIT? )
||I made some dumb joke about Zimmers & my name being Zimmy. It probably wasn't that funny, it's just that I hadn't ever heard of a Zimmer before.
||The driving point of my joke was to be that it was my hope that within 5 or 10 years, they might be able to do away w/ such zimmers all together - w/ tings being researched on muscle control & what enables it.
- bother, I'm a poor anno'er - I hope someone brighter understands & could better illuminate what I'm thinking!
||+(They're called "walkers" in the US, I think).
||I read this as "Norton Commander Zimmer" and wondered what the connection between a file manager and a walking aid would be. I'm a little disappointed now.
||(after thoughts) I'm thinking now that
the mirrors would have be on elevated
stalks to bring them up to head height,
and would in themselves take on the
appearance of chopper bike handles.
||A "Chopped Harley" version would be good ...
||How about a sheep-shaped version? Or
maybe a fibreglass kneeling nude (gender
of your choice).