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Vanity: The best of "Mumbles" Menino (and a website grab)
me ^ | 05/10/05 | raccoonradio

Posted on 05/10/2005 1:16:58 PM PDT by raccoonradio

On yesterday's Howie Carr show, callers remembered some of the malaprop-isms over the years by tongue-tied Boston Mayor Thomas M. (for Mumbles) Menino. It was said that the mayor was going around trying to buy up unflattering domain names. He didn't get MumblesMeninoSucks.com , though.

Some Menino-isms:

"We don't want people conjugatin' on the Common"

Q: "Which states got hit hardest by this blizzard?" A: "Uh, Philadelphia..."

"It was an Alcatraz around my neck"

"If you need an emergency, call 911"

"The Yankee Foundation" (referring to the Red Sox- related Yawkey Foundation)

"It's safe to take your family out to the Sock game" (i.e., Red Sox)

"That really, you know, fries my nose"


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: boston; howiecarr; mumblesmenino; tommenino

Tom "I'm Not a Fancy Talkah" Menino, blessed with a huge tongue and subject to malapropisms
1 posted on 05/10/2005 1:16:59 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

After someone suggested this domain name to Howie Carr on air, it was soon grabbed up.

http://www.mumblesmeninosucks.com


2 posted on 05/10/2005 1:18:12 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

more:
"The Vietmese Community" (sic)
"Towns in Western Mass. like Newton" (check a map)
"Port-a-Potty"--pronounced Pot-a-potty

"The Providences of Canada"


3 posted on 05/10/2005 1:23:43 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I've just heard about this guy from an article posted earlier today here! What a maroon! Does he get roasted in the press for his malapropisms? Probably not, huh.


4 posted on 05/10/2005 1:30:45 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (Dijon-vu - - the same ol' mustard as yesterday)
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To: Theresawithanh

He gets roasted on Howie Carr's show, of course, and in Howie's columns, but not so much elsewhere . I do remember the first time he got elected--he opened up by saying, in that familiar Boston accent, "I'm not a fancy talkah".
Exactly.


5 posted on 05/10/2005 1:34:08 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Ahhh....Mumbles.

Only thing I miss about Mass is Howie Carr's show.


6 posted on 05/10/2005 1:37:47 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. - Ben Franklin)
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To: Hoodlum91

Can hear it online at howiecarr.com or WRKO's site (now MANY more slots!)

by the way I heard Sandy say yesterday that it would be about $100 to register a domain name for a year, etc., if someone wanted to. Er, you can get em for as low as $8 or so...depends where you look.


7 posted on 05/10/2005 1:40:33 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Thanks for the info on the addition of slots.

It was always such a pain to try to get the show on-line.


8 posted on 05/10/2005 1:42:21 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. - Ben Franklin)
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To: Soul_of_Chogokin
To curb sexual diseases, he mentioned that they should pass out condominiums to young adults.

Did he recommend abstinance by "letting your meat loaf"?

10 posted on 05/10/2005 2:16:50 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: raccoonradio

> "Port-a-Potty"--pronounced Pot-a-potty

They can be used as weapons, you know...


11 posted on 05/10/2005 3:19:36 PM PDT by cloud8 (pull the plug on NPR!)
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It would spell trouble for Menino...if only he could spell it...

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/05/09/menino_camp_tries_to_curb_cybertricks?mode=PF


12 posted on 05/10/2005 6:51:20 PM PDT by emeryboard
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To: Soul_of_Chogokin

Oh man! Also, once I was listening to a Red Sox game and heard Menino on a public service announcement about prostate cancer-- and he says "be sure to have your
_prostrate_ checked."


13 posted on 05/11/2005 12:45:03 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Howie Carr has launched a site containing the actual audio of these gems.

http://www.mumblesmenino.us

(clips: http://www.mumblesmenino.us/mumbling.htm)


14 posted on 05/11/2005 1:47:03 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I miss Howie also, no such person in St. Louis

Did you hear Mumbles doing a public service commercial before? A riot!
"Please Call one - ay ay ay -ay ay 1 - ay ay 1 1 (888-881-8811)


15 posted on 05/25/2005 2:51:15 PM PDT by calyptratus (The Fonze teaches Mumbles his numbers)
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