What's Left of Maplewood (MN)

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

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!


  • At 8:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I just loved watching it. A good 12 swigs and 4 complete drinks. I think the next best line was can of worms. It is always fun to watch Diana give poeple like him an extra 40 seconds to talk before she even start to cut him off. People are limited to only 5 minutes of talking and she givces them almost 6. Gee that's fair. No wonder poeple complain about visitors presentations going on too long. Diana has no clue how to shut down people who are saying things she wants our there. When Chritsne Stone got up to talk one time they cut her off and called time before the clock was even close to 4 minutes.

  • At 4:16 PM, Blogger LookingNorth said…


    I agree. Can of worms had to be next. Not only that, it stands as a bit of a metphor for the whole mayoral/copeland fiasco. I forgot to highlight in the post the fact that the video ran almost exactly 6 minutes. As you hinted at, what happened to the 5-minute limit? And, what is even funnier (sadder?) is that everything Schelling said could have been said in about 2.5 minutes.

    Time for a public speaking class, Dave!


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