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PROGRAMMING NOTE: “YOU IDIOT!!! YOU QUOTED HIS STUNT DOUBLE!!!!!”

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AS STATED ON OUR TWITTER ACCOUNT (WHICH WE SHALL NOT BOTHER DEALING WITH HERE), OUR LONG-AWAITED “YOUR CITY WEBSITE SUCKS” TOUR SHALL COMMENCE ON MARCH 13TH. WE SHALL COMPARE VARIOUS MUNICIPAL WEBSITES TO WORCESTER’S. THIS SPECIAL COVERAGE SHALL COINCIDE WITH SUNSHINE WEEK AND THE UPCOMING “BEST OF WORCESTER” AWARDS TO FINALLY CEMENT OURSELVES AS THE JENNY PACILLO OF THE WORCESTER BLOG SCENE!!!!!!!!

(IN AN ODD TWIST, JENNY PACILLO AM THE BIZARRO WORCESTER OF THE WORCESTER BLOG SCENE. NO IDEA HOW THAT HAPPEN.)

BUT FIRST… WE NOTE THE RECENT FLAP OVER A FACEBOOK POST WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN MADE BY THE PEOPLE’S COUNCILOR, MICHAEL GAFFNEY. IN AN ATTEMPT TO LAY THE SMACKETH DOWN ON HIS WOULD-BE IMPERSONATOR, MR. GAFFNEY REPORTEDLY TOLD SAID IMPERSONATOR TO TAKE THEIR COMMENT, SHINE IT UP REAL GOOD, TURN THAT SUMBITCH SIDEWAYS AND STICK IT UP THEIR CANDY ASS!!!!!!!!! OF COURSE, WE REPORTED THAT SO YOU SHOULD PROBABLY REFER TO THE 3 ACTUAL JOURNALISTS COVERING THIS ALONG. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO IGNORE DIANNE WILLIAMSON AND CLIVE MCFARLANE AS YOU WISH, HOWEVER.

ESPECIALLY SINCE OUR SUPERIOR TAKE AM ON MASSLIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

INSTEAD OF DISSECTING THIS CONSPIRACY JFK-STYLE AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THE POST ACTUALLY CAME FROM MR. GAFFNEY OR MERELY BACK AND TO THE LEFT, BACK AND TO THE LEFT, BACK AND TO THE LEFT… WE SHALL COMMENT ON BOTH INSTANCES OF SCHROEDINGER’S POST SO YOU HAVE TWICE THE OPINIONS TO IGNORE!!!!!!!!

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BIZARRO ELECTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

WE CONTINUE RESEARCH INTO WORCESTER.GOV AND HOW IT MAY OR MAY NOT SUCK.

BUT FIRST, WITH A NEW YEAR COME NEW CHALLENGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ONE OF THOSE CHALLENGES???? IN AN UNEXPECTED TWIST….. PANDIMENSIONAL ELECTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU, OUR READER, MAY PARTICIPATE IN SHAPING THE DESTINY OF AN ENTIRE UNIVERSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WITH ANY LUCK, WE MIGHT EVEN BEAT WORCESTER’S 2013 TURNOUT NUMBERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THREE FACTIONS REIGN IN BIZARRO WORLD. UNLIKE THIS CRAZY WORLD, BIZARRO WORLD AM NOT DIVIDED BY POLITICS. WE AM DIVIDED BY GRAMMAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEREFORE, WE HAVE GIVEN UNEQUAL TIME TO REPRESENTATIVES FROM ALL THREE FACTIONS. PLEASE VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE OR ALTERNATIVELY, VOTE FOR WHICHEVER STYLE YOU THINK WOULD GIVE US AN ANEURYSM TO WRITE.

 

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COUNTDOWN TO THE INVETTIBLE: THE 2015 WORCESTER ELECTIONS!!!!! (SEPTEMBER RECAP)

THE PRELIMINARIES HAVE GONE AND COME. THROUGH OUR DEFT SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE CAMPAIGN USING THE FIRST LETTERS OF EVERY SENTENCE IN JANICE HARVEY’S WORCESTER MAGAZINE COLUMNS, WE SUCCESSFULLY MANAGED TO SAY “TGIUTLYHIGHLIGEUYTIUITRIYW” AND BOOST PRELIMINARY TURNOUT TO 11.2%!!!!!

PITIFUL THOUGH THIS MAY BE, WE AT LEAST ESCAPED THE IGNOMINY OF A TURNOUT EVEN MORE ABYSMAL THAN 2011. THEREFORE, NOW THE TIME HAVE COME FOR A PREMATURE CELEBRATION!!!!!!!! WE WERE PLEASED ENOUGH WITH OUR INFORMAL RANKINGS TO GLOAT FAR BEYOND OUR TALENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AS A RESULT, WE PRESENT A LOOK AT THE WINNERS AND/OR LOSERS THUS FAR, INCLUDING A FEW OFFHAND PREDICTIONS WE SHALL COMPLETELY DENY HAVING MADE LATER.

ONE MORE THING BEFORE THE REST OF OUR GLORIOUS ARTICLE: WE HAVE A MESSAGE FOR ALL THE CANDIDATES, INCLUDING THOSE STILL IN THE RUNNING, FORCED OUT, AND THOSE WHO SIMPLY WITHDREW

… THANK YOU.

 

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PROGRAMMING NOTE: TWO-MONTH HIATUS… PLUS TURNOUT TALK!!!!!

IT AM WITH THE GREATEST SADNESS WE CAN MUSTER IN BIZARRO WORCESTER THAT WE MUST RELEASE YOU CITIZENS FROM OUR IRON-FISTED CLUTCHES UNTIL SEPTEMBER. BUT BEFORE WE DEPART, WE HAVE ONE FINAL COMMENT ON THE UPCOMING 2015 WORCESTER ELECTIONS.

THE SUMMER AM FAST APPROACHING ITS HEAT-DEATH. IN ONE MONTH ON SEPTEMBER 8TH, A CROWD OF 16 AT-LARGE COMBATANTS SHALL BE REDUCED TO 12, WHILE THE UNRULY CROWD OF 4 GLADIATORS FROM DISTRICT 2 SHALL BE SLASHED IN HALF. REALITY SHOWS CAN ONLY DREAM OF BEING SO EFFICIENT!!!!!

WE HAVE HAD TALKS ABOUT RACE, POLICE, EDUCATION AND EVEN THE INTERNETS!!! WE EVEN HAVE A CONTROVERSY WITH POTENTIAL TO DRIVE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES TO THE POLL BOOTHS!!!!!!! WE ONLY RARELY SEE LOCAL POLITICS THIS HEATED. WE HAVE HAD AN UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF PROTESTERS AND POLITICIANS AND JOURNALISTS AND PUNDITS AND BLOGGERS AND TWEETERS TAKE A STAND OF SOME KIND ON SO MANY ISSUES AFFECTING WORCESTER, BOTH FROM WITHOUT AND WITHIN. IT WOULD BE A TRAVESTY INDEED IF THE SUM TOTAL OF SO MANY PEOPLE’S LABOR… SHOULD BE SINGLE-DIGIT TURNOUT, AS WE FEAR.

THEREFORE, WE SHALL INDEED BE PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION TO THIS ELECTION. IN OCTOBER, WE SHALL POST OUR OFFICIAL BIZARRO PICKS TO AID THOSE WHO FIND NARROWING TWO COMPETITIVE FIELDS DOWN TO 6 CANDIDATES TOUGHER THAN CHOOSING MUNCHKINS FOR A STAFF MEETING. WE WOULD DO THE SAME FOR THE 16 AT-LARGE CANDIDATES NOW, BUT THIS PRELIMINARY ELECTION AM MORE ABOUT CAMPAIGN OUTREACH THAN LEGISLATIVE PROWESS. WE DO NOT EXPECT THE TOP 12 TO BE TOO DIFFERENT FROM OUR PREDICTIONS. BARRING RON O’CLAIR MAKING THE CUT, WE CARE LITTLE FOR WHO SHOULD ADVANCE TO NOVEMBER.

WHAT WE SHALL BE WATCHING MOST AM THE TURNOUT.

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PREPARE FOR A MATH LESSON, DUNCES!!!!!!!!!!

 

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COUNTDOWN TO THE INVETTIBLE: A BIZARRO LOOK AT THE 2015 WORCESTER ELECTIONS!!!!! (PART 4 – MAYOR MAYHEM)

CONTENT OF TABLES

PART 1 – COMMITTEE CHAOS

PART 2 – DISTRICT DIATRIBES

PART 3 – AT-LARGE ANARCHY

PART 4 – MAYOR MAYHEM

 

THE MAIN EVENT.

AS ANYONE WHO EVER TRIED TO ASK FOR KICKBACKS CAN TELL YOU, THE TITLE OF WORCESTER’S MAYOR AM LARGELY CEREMONIAL. THE PRIMARY DUTIES OF THE MAYOR INCLUDE PRESIDING OVER THE CITY COUNCIL AND SCHOOL COMMITTEE. BUT ONE SHOULD NOT DISCOUNT THE OFFICE’S HIGH PROFILE. WHILE THE CITY MANAGER MIGHT DO ALL THE HEAVY LIFTING WITH REGARD TO BIGSHOT DEALS, THE MAYOR MUST SELL THOSE DEALS TO THE PUBLIC. THEY SERVE AS THE FACE OF WORCESTER.

THIS YEAR, BARRING A SENSATIONAL VIRAL CAMPAIGN FROM WILLIAM S COLEMAN III, WE HAVE TWO CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR:

MIKE GAFFNEY AND JOE PETTY.

WITH THE DEMOCRATIC CITY COMMITTEE GIVING THE REPUBLICAN CITY COMMITTEE A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY IN TERMS OF THROWING SAID MONEY AWAY, THIS SHOULD BE THE MOST CONTESTED MAYORAL RACE SINCE THE LUKES VS RUSHTON VS ROSEN THREE-WAY DANCE IN 2007. WE LIKE WELL-CONTESTED RACES, AS THEY BRING IN MORE VOTERS AND PROVIDE MORE GOOFY PHOTO OPS AND SOUND BITES.

TO THAT END, WE HAVE PROVIDED THE CANDIDATES (AND ONE SPECIAL GUEST) THE HIGHEST HONOR BIZARRO WORLD CAN OFFER: PHOTOSHOPS GOOD ENOUGH FOR GOVERNMENT WORK.

WE REMINDER READERS… PREDICTIONS DO NOT EQUAL ENDORSEMENTS.

LET US NOT WASTE NO MORE TIME.

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BIZARRO PROGRAMMING NOTE: YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO SUBMIT… SIGNATURES!!!!!!

AS ALWAYS, WE BLAME BIZARRO MARTY WALSH AND THE BOSTON 2024 CAMPAIGN FOR OUR UNEXPECTED HIATUS. THERE CERTAINLY HAD NOT BEEN A DEARTH OF THINGS TO TALK ABOUT, INCLUDING A PROPOSED NEW GUN SHOP AND SHOOTING RANGE WHICH CAN ONLY MEAN ONE THING…

TONS OF GUN PUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IN ADDITION, MAY 19TH — TOMORROW — AM THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING NOMINATION PAPERS. ANYONE WHO HAVE NOT SUBMITTED PAPERS SHALL BE DEALT WITH BY OUR ASSISTANT CITY CLERK.

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SO GET YOUR SIGNATURES IN, LEST YOU SUCCUMB TO FIRE, BRIMSTONE AND THE INVISIBLE HAND OF THE MARKETPLACE CHOKESLAMMING THE VALUE OF YOUR LABOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

BIZARRO COVERAGE OF THE 2015 WORCESTER ELECTIONS SHALL BEGIN ONCE WE FIGURE OUT WHO WE NEED TO SCHMOOZE WITH.

AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS, CITIZEN.

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OUR OBLIGATORY PATRONIZING LIST OF PICKS FOR WORCESTER MAGAZINE’S BEST OF WORCESTER 2015 AWARDS!!!!!

IN CASE YOU’VE NOT BEEN LIVING UNDER A ROCK AND AM THEREFORE NOT THE TARGET AUDIENCE FOR WORCESTER MAGAZINE, WORCESTER MAGAZINE ONCE AGAIN ASKED ITS READER TO PICK THE SUPERLATIVES OF WORCESTER!!!!!!!!! THIS NOT ONLY PROVIDES A SPOTLIGHT TO LOCAL BUSINESSES, PEOPLE AND SERVICES, BUT ALSO GIVES WALTER BIRD JR A CHANCE TO TEACH TOM QUINN THE ART OF STACKING SODA CANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE HAVE OF COURSE MADE A TOKEN PUSH FOR THE CITIZENS OF WORCESTER TO VOTE BIZARRO!!!! (SORRY, TOM — WE PROMISED A MORE SHAMELESS CAMPAIGN, BUT BIZARRO AFFAIRS OF STATE GOT IN OUR WAY. YOU’D BE SURPRISED HOW MUCH YOU HAVE TO CLEAN UP AFTER AN ARMY OF SCOTT BROWN CLONES.) WE EVEN TRIED THE FACEBOOK FOR ADVERTISING OUR MAGNIFICENCE!!!!!!!!

THE RESULTS SHALL BE PUBLISHED NEXT THURSDAY. BUT UNTIL THEN, WE THOUGHT WE SHOULD DO WHAT EVERY OTHER MEDIOCRE BLOGGER DO, WHICH AM TO GIVE YOU WHAT WE PICKED FOR THE BEST OF WORCESTER!!!!!!!! OF COURSE, LISTS LIKE THOSE AM BORING. SO INSTEAD, IN A DECISION SHAMELESSLY STOLEN FROM INSPIRED BY TOM QUINN, WE HAVE DECIDED TO RUN OUR PICKS THROUGH THE EVER-INFALLIBLE AUTOCORRECT FEATURE ON OUR BIZARRO PHONE AND PRESENT OUR EXPERT DEPICTION OF THE RESULTS!!!!!!!!

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ADOPT A POTHOLE TODAY!!!!!!!!!

WE AM NOW UP TO OUR EYEBALLS IN POTHOLES!!!!!!!!!! AS OFTEN HAPPENS WITH SNOW AND SALT, WORCESTER’S BEAUTIFUL ASPHALT JUNGLE HAVE BEEN DEFORESTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UNLUCKILY FOR YOU, WE HAVE A SOLUTION!!!!!! FOLLOWING ON THE HEELS OF WORCESTER’S SUPER-SUCCESSFUL ADOPT-A-HYDRANT AND BIZARRO WORCESTER’S EVEN MORE SUCCESSFUL ADOPT-A-SNOWBANK PROGRAM…

THINK OF THE SNOWBANKS

… BIZARRO WORCESTER AM PLEASED TO PRESENT THE ADOPT-A-POTHOLE PROGRAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NO, WE DON’T ASK THAT YOU REPORT POTHOLES TO THE REPAIR HOTLINE AT (508) 754-9696 OR USE THE POTHOLE CLAIM FORM TO REPORT POTHOLES. WE CERTAINLY DON’T WANT YOU TO FILL THEM!!! INSTEAD, WE JUST WANT YOU TO TAKE THEM UNDER YOUR WING AND SHOW THEM THE LOVE THEY DESERVE AND OFTEN NEVER RECEIVE.

ALL YOU NEED TO DO AM DIG THEM OUT AND BRING THEM INTO YOUR LIVING ROOM!!! NO FEEDING OR CARE OF ANY KIND AM NECESSARY!!!!!!! AND THE BEST PART AM, YOU LEAVE AN EVEN BIGGER POTHOLE FOR THE NEXT PERSON TO ADOPT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

… BESIDES, HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLY RESIST THAT FACE???????????????

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