Saturday, February 19, 2011

That's Mr. Baals to you

No joke: Ex-mayor's name too funny for Ind. center
Associated Press (article excerpt) - February 8, 2011

A former Indiana mayor who won four terms in the 1930s and 1950s is proving less popular with modern-day city leaders, who say they probably won't name a new government center for him because of the jokes his moniker could inspire.

Harry Baals is the runaway favorite in online voting to name the new building in Fort Wayne, about 120 miles northeast of Indianapolis. But Deputy Mayor Beth Malloy said that probably won't be enough to put the name of the city's longest-tenured mayor on the center.

"We realize that while Harry Baals was a respected mayor, not everyone outside of Fort Wayne will know that," Malloy said Tuesday in a statement to The Associated Press.

An online site taking suggestions for names showed more than 1,000 votes Tuesday for the Harry Baals Government Center. That's more than three times the votes received by the closest contender.

1 comment:

goldrush said...

#1 DOG CRAP
#2 BABY SH*T
#3 GROWN UP #2
#4 COYOTE SCAT
#5 ELEPHANT OR BEETLE DUNG

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