Thursday, January 21, 2010

Signed, Tiny Dictator

We don't spend enough time on New York City politics in these parts, something that FOG:TB Wheelhouse Geoff has pointed out. In an effort to rectify that, provide you with new and exciting filler and extend the string of posts involving prominent Asian-Americans, we bring you the following story from The Gothamist.

John Liu Makes Everyone Call Him "Mr. Comptroller"

New city comptroller John Liu takes his job seriously — so seriously in fact that he requires his staffers to rise from their chairs when he enters the room and refer to him as "Mr. Comptroller." Liu introduced the mandatory formalities in meetings last week, and they already have "veteran denizens of the Municipal Building snickering behind his back," according to the Post.

In reality, the only thing we really care about in this story is the image that accompanied it, reproduced faithfully above. That's some top notch, top notch journalisticing.

60 comments:

TR said...

To Rob's earlier post - I'm just the messenger. I wonder if 10 other GMs are holding back laughter while telling the Jags that they'll be gracious enough to let Tebow slide to them at 11.

On the topic of QBs in the 2010 draft, Bradford and Clausen seem sure-fire top 10 picks, Tebow is a bit of a mystery and Tony Pike is seen as second round material. Who else is out there?

rob said...

colt!

Dan said...

colt

Dan said...

jinx

Dan said...

buy me a coke and bourbon

rob said...

you didn't have the exclamation point.

Dave said...

if you haven't read my sentence and update today, you actually need to-- it's the most thrilling sentence i've ever written. seriously. i'm not crying wolf here.

zoltan said...

I think Dave is just trying to boost his site traffic.

Dan said...

i read the dave sentence early this a.m. "cool" was my initial thought. i would have been compelled to take a peek over the bridge to see what lay below.
it was probably "the situation" or "snooky" from jersey shore.

zoltan said...

It should have been Sammi Sweetheart, if only so that they don't waste any further air time on her when they could instead show DJ Pauly D's exploits with The Situation and the Israeli stalker.

Dave said...

i was half compelled to look over the bridge, and half happy that i could get out of there before the traffic piled up. and half in shock. oh, and also half hungry and wanting a snack.

zoltan said...

RIP McCain-Feingold.

rob said...

on the bright side, today is squirrel appreciation day. i think you all know what to do.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/21/squirrel-appreciation-day_n_159626.html

zoltan said...

"Christy Hargrove from Asheville, North Carolina started Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21, 2001 [because of her huge crush on rob]."

Jerry said...

- Reliable glove in the infield
- Cromulent hungover driver
- Well rounded fan of sport
- Namesake of defunct seafood restaurant at milepost 12.5

rob said...

jerry, i had no idea

Whitney said...

Are we sure it's defunct? It always seemed like it, but last year they sure gave Midgett's Seafood a nice new coat of paint for a closed-down shop.

I'd add:

- one of the most likeable supporters of Red Sox
- 16 for 16 on fishing trips
- startlingly effective goalkeeper
- vocal enthusiast of Old 97's & Dumb & Dumber, wins much respect for that alone
- strong Strat-o-matic manager
- effective podcast mediator
- projectile vomit champion

Appreciate the Squirrel.

Dave said...

--random idiots percussionist
--neater roommate than me
--makes me feel tall
--only rabid occasionally

squirrel appreciation

Dan said...

i'd nominate him to be the 1st RNC (Rational, not Republican) Head...the kid's got it goin on.

TJ said...

-founder of this corner of the blogosphere
-fits neatly in a thimble
-delicious as a hash

Marlin said...

Cheers Rob

http://tinyurl.com/Sawx-Nuts

Whitney said...

T-Marls, what's your e-mail address? I'll delete the comment as soon as you post it.

Mark said...

- total dick
- incest loving bama fan
- misses sporting major sporting events to attend ballet, musicals and various other terrible kid related events
- supporter of domestic violence

Hmmm, seems I may have missed the point here...

zoltan said...

check yer email Whit.

rob said...

the new jersey nets reached the midway point in the nba season with a 3-38 record. we need to be talking about this more.

Mark said...

That's a fair point, they are soooo much worse than I ever would've guessed. They have a more than legitimate shot to break the all-time mark for NBA futility (9 wins). I also find it remarkable that Terrence Williams can barely get on the floor for such an atrocious team. Sounds like those "character concerns" going into the draft were more than a little well founded. I still think they end up somewhere between 10-12 wins though once teams start mailing games in in April and May.

I think the only positive thing to come from this Nets season is that Jerry's league leading fantasy team is anchored by 2-3 Nets players.

Michael said...

I would like to inform the fellas that live in the NYC/NJ area that I will be moving there in mid to late February. get excited Zoltan, TR and T-Marls.

TJ said...

The Commodore is coming to your house, bitches.

TJ said...

You left poor Dave out, Michael.

Jerry said...

The Nets are really bad - they had a fair number of injuries early in the year. Most teams wouldn't be sent reeling by losing combos of Devin Harris, Jarvis Hayes, Courtney Lee, Bobby Simmons and Yi, but the Nets are bad enough that it knocked them from really terrible to historically terrible. When Trenton Hassell and Josh Boone have combined for something like 40+ starts, it's bad news.

Now the injured guys are back and they stopped playing defense. Teams are going for 60+ in the first half against them.

Brook Lopez is a fantasy stud though. Agree on Williams - he was very inefficient on the offensive end when he was playing, but still...you've won 3 games...

Marlin said...

Is the Deep Fat "Irving" Fryer moving to NYC or to the NY/NJ area?

For some reason the image of MS living in a townhouse in Secacus, crushing cans of natty light and betting on MMA amuses me.

zoltan said...

MS has Carteret written all over him.

Whitney said...

Michael Jack, are you moving to Montvale?

Mark said...

That sound you hear is the strippers and bookies of the NY metro area high fiving one another.

zoltan said...

Montvale? Did he get a job with Ferrari's US headquarters?

Whitney said...

Anybody read the open letter Fergie Jenkins wrote to McGwire hammering him? I'd say there's a whole lot of faulty logic at play there.

TJ said...

Hey, Lenny Briscoe, we all appreciate your detective skills, but perhaps our readers would like to be slighty more anonymous.

Whitney said...

Fine, I fixed it. As a random aside, I love the National Association of Realtors.

rob said...

the lenny briscoe drop made me laugh

TJ said...

Of course it did...and Whit, not like you to be so sensitive.

rob said...

this hazell kid for seton hall has no regard for human life

TJ said...

He stole Alex Dillard's shot selection...

Michael said...

no, not moving to Montvale. but I believe that it is the North America headquarters of BMW. I am not moving to NYC. I would not be able to handle it. I am moving to Hoboken, but tell me more about this delightful Secaucus place...

Whitney said...

I was testing how big of an organization one has to be when it will not be obvious which of its employees spend their time saying bawdy things here. Mine has 14 employees. Not good.

zoltan said...

You know they don't have noodie bars in NJ, right?

Michael said...

yes they do. I've already experienced multiple. don't try to fool me when it comes to noodie bars.

rob said...

yeah, but you've got a common name, 'whitney'. they'll never figure it out.

TJ said...

Whit, as much as I appreciate you trying to end my tenuous position here at Kramerica, its time to move on...

Why did no one tell me the Colts hired the guy who got McClean over to the Annex Skywalk in Die Hard 2?

zoltan said...

But no drinks at the noodie bars. If they have drinks then they have clothes.

My friend's brother was the executive chef at the Hustler Club but he left to open some new place somewhere in midtown. I should set you guys up on a mandate. Food, naked ladies, you have lots in common.

Michael said...

haven't even moved yet and I'm already being set-up with guys. this sounds like heaven.

Mark said...

Kobe v. LeBron. Yes please.

rob said...

ovechkin and crosby, too

mayhugh said...

Caps and Pens seeing who can score 5 first. I find that the "who has more offense" type games are much more palatable in hockey than in the NFL.

Mark said...

Arkansas has a point guard with a girl's name (Courtney) and a white shooting guard with a black guy's name (Rotnei). That is one confused fucking backcourt.

Mark said...

Erving Walker is displaying Alex Dillardesque range in Fayetteville tonight.

房間 said...

Gold will not buy everything...................................................

rob said...

it's heartening to see that our outreach to the asian community is starting to pay dividends.

TJ said...

But can 房間 ball is the question?

zoltan said...

房間 means "fundamentally sound," actually.

TR said...

I wish my name was a mah jong tile...