Friday, May 15, 2009

Mayoral Groovin'

Someone sent me a link to the blog All Over Albany that had this photo on Flickr of the mayor or Albany, NY getting white-man funky and a little handsy on some babes at some event called the Tulip Ball. On Wednesday, this picture was up on Flickr, but as of last night it had been taken down, presumably to preserve the dignity of elected officals.

Luckily I had already saved these already:


The remaining pictures are still on Flickr here.

On one hand, I love to neg on politicians for being creepy jerkfaces, but on the other hand, who am I, the mayor of the town in Footloose that outlaws dancing? I think this mayor should teach us a little lesson here, and that is that it's Friday, and you should go out and feel the liberty to dance really embarrassingly tonight. This is America - if you want to feel shamed for awkward grinding and bad white people dancing, then move to the USSR!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is that our esteemed president a-lurking in the top photo? I think it is!

OLIVIA said...

FINALLY we learn of his hidden political genius. Dancing. He's served four consecutive terms... it had to be something.

darlin_virg said...

He's tryna get "jiggy wit it"

jore said...

USSR no longer exists.
Now they are more liberated in Russia than You are your US.
As I see it here in Europe You are mostly made of Bibles.

Anonymous said...

jore: So, I guess they don't have humor in Europe, do they?

Anonymous said...

i had a bible sandwich today, and right now i'm on my bible computer, sitting on a bible chair in my bible house.

you got me, jore. you got me.

party pooper said...

hey jore - stalin, jerry lewis, and the guy who locked his daughter in the basement for 15 years all just called and said you're embarrassing the reputation of europeans.

Gecko said...

Good on him! I wish a lot of my friends were a wild as him...and that's one sentence I never thought I'd write...wisihing my friends were as wild as a poltician!

On the other hand, what is that girl THINKING? I'd throw up before getting 'funky' with a man that old!

jore said...

Humor and ignorance are different beasts.
If USSR does not exist I do not see the humor in trying to say it does.
But surely You have humor there, sitcoms prove it.
When producer raises a banner saying "laugh",-- You americans laugh, great sense of humor.

Anonymous said...

the bible sandwich etc. comeback was funny.

Barak said...

jore: If you don't get it, just give up, buddy. We'll chalk it up to cultural differences and move on.

I'd explain the joke, I got some more bible passages to read.

fackjoley said...

Jerry Jennings is quite the ladies man. He was also voted "Best Orange Mayor" by a local newspaper.

Ms .45 said...

More awesomeness from that Flickr set -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/m00by/3523406654/in/set-72157618004618960/

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, that sophisticated Eurotrash humor on display. Dick jokes and ethnic stereotyping a plenty, irony not so much.

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Holly shit! Is that Barack?