What's Left of Maplewood (MN)

We can't draw, so we are left with verbal cartoons about Maplewood city politics.

Friday, April 25, 2008

MapleStirUps 4/25/08

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Visitor Presentations, Headlines & an Old College Game

Will Rossbach:

I am pleading with you! Please don't take away the visitor presentations. In their current format, I have been able to revive a once forgotten game we used to play in college called "Bob. Hi Bob." You may have heard of it. If not, here is an explanation.

What we would do is grab a six-pack of our favorite beer, open one, and tune in to the Bob Newhart Show on TV. We would watch intently until someone on the show said "Bob". At this point, you were required to take a swig. At any time during the show, if someone said "Hi Bob", you would have to chug your whole beer. (Remember, I said we were in college. I didn't say we were playing a thinking man's game.)

Well, the following video has brought me back to the time of those long lost nights in front of the tube.

Please oh please, Will. Please don't deprive me of this enjoyment!

For the rest of you...

Help me out. If you take a swig every time you hear the word "headline", how many swigs would you have to take during this SIX MINUTE video? Oh yeah, and if you are playing along at home, the "drink the full beer" word is..."embezzle".

PS: No driving or operating heavy machinery after watching the clip!

Friday, April 18, 2008

MapleStirUps 4/18/08

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Longrie's Maplewood

First off, I hate taxes like the next gal/guy. What some people don't get though, is that all of us in the city share the costs for what the city provides. That's what your taxes are. What the Mayor and her no taxes zealot friends don't get is that in order to have a great city with great amenities, someone's got to pay.

Based on the ideals of Mayor longrie and her idea of taxation & spending, here is a glimpse of what Maplewood would look like if she had her way...

Friday, April 11, 2008

MapleStirUps 4/11/08

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

If I were 164% of myself

OK. So, I got to thinking about John Nephew's letter to the LMCIT. In it he points out that over the course of 1 year, there was an increase of 164% in net losses compared with the last 20 years COMBINED. (Yes, Bob & Dave, that number is correct! This is the Truth. No Friendly math here.)

That is a stunning number.

So I began to ponder what 164% is. Let's say I weigh 210 pounds now and it has taken me 20 years from birth to get there. Next year at this time, I would weigh a whopping 528 pounds!!

This is probably what it would look like...

Before Longrie & Copeland...

After Longrie & Copeland...

Reconize anyone from these pictures...?

Don't tell Mama

[youTube removed, a little copyright issue there. the boss]

[Here is a better one. Chastity]

Letter to the editor: Stop covering Maplewood

To the editor:
Dear Sirs: The Lillie News is inaccurate + irresponsible in its reporting of Maplewood politics. It would be a worthwhile newspaper if you eliminated politics from your publication. Give it a try + see if it doesn’t increase your circulation + financial potential. Seriously.
In the mean time, as long as the Lillie News continues to lie to the people, I cannot support, nor condone your form of journalism.
Dave Hafner

I would mail this to the editorial dept. but Hollie Wenzel will not publish it. Please ensure that the editor + owners of the paper receive this message.

Editor’s note: Current reports on the Review’s Web site hits show that not only is readership up, with people staying on the site longer, but Maplewood city stories are constantly among the top 10 chosen to read further.

Friday, April 04, 2008

MapleStirUps 4/4/08

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