Posts Tagged ‘ Jonathan Morris ’

Friday Facts: Hooper Slaw, Sal’s Famous, Bloop

Friday Facts: Hooper Slaw, Sal’s Famous, Bloop

:: Number of consecutive weeks the Griswold Arthouse has featured Jaws as its “Friday Midnight Movie”: 1,664:: Number of “Jaws Burger” fried fish sandwiches sold at the adjacent President Heights Cafe’ during in that time: 41,679:: Percentage sold between the hours of 2 am and 5 am Saturday morning: 83:: Number of stars awarded the…

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Friday Facts: Discount Pork Credit Rebate A.M.

Friday Facts: Discount Pork Credit Rebate A.M.

:: Mayor Wilders’ recent initiative to “clean up” the city’s catalog of archaic, outdated, obtuse or redundant ordinances begins in earnest next Wednesday when he plans to unveil his self-authored C.O.M.B. (Consolidate Our Municipal Bylaws) Initiative. Among the ordinances targeted by the measure are a 1988 ban on prostitution services for pets, last year’s activist…

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It Is an Honor Just to be Nominated

It Is an Honor Just to be Nominated

Dubious honors were heaped upon the collective heads of The City Desk this week with the announcement of nominees for the seventeenth-annual SirSirSir Awards, hosted by the Journalists’ Smoking Club. The “Sirries” are a lampoon award granted annually since 1991 by the JSC – an unofficial subset of The Typesetters Club, the city’s professional organization…

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The End of the Thanksgiving Baby

The End of the Thanksgiving Baby

More than a few protest groups will be pleased to know that this will be the first Thanksgiving in forty-two years to go without the annual crowning of the Thanksgiving Baby. Long-time residents of the city may have enjoyed watching the annual protests as much as the crowning. At last count, more than fifty groups…

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What A Character! – Fatty Turkey

What A Character! – Fatty Turkey

A recurring series in which we take a look back at the city’s most familiar advertising icons. From the annals of spokesfigures whose time had come and gone before they’d even arrived, there’s Fatty Turkey, the eponymous mascot of Fatty Turkey Brand Whole Frozen Turkeys. A subsidiary spawned from McLaren Preservatives, the Fatty Turkey Brand…

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Friday Facts: Thanksgiving Parade, Freon, Events

Friday Facts: Thanksgiving Parade, Freon, Events

:: Number of states represented by marching bands in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: 5 :: Number of people saved by this year’s parade Grand Marshal, Janelle Welks, when that van went off of Pier 8 in June: 7 :: Number of candidates for next year’s mayoral race who will be marching in the parade:…

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Friday Facts: 311 is Not a Joke

Friday Facts: 311 is Not a Joke

:: Today, at 5pm, the city’s Office for Information and Complaints hotline will shut down after 33 years of service. It will be subsumed into the city’s new 311 information service. :: Number of staffers for the hotline in 1974: 1 :: Number today: 28 :: Number to be staffing the new 311 line: 35…

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Friday Facts: Burning leaves, weeping sausage

Friday Facts: Burning leaves, weeping sausage

:: The city is home to no less than seven junior and community colleges, one of which (Sparrow Valley Community College, on Cedar Ave and S.Sparrow Valley Dr.) boasts a Zagat-rated three-star cafeteria. :: The large outdoor clock above the main entrance of the City Hall Annex was accidentally set to Standard Time last weekend.…

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DeedlesCon 2007

DeedlesCon 2007

It’s once again time to grab your frying pan hats and potted mint plants; DeedlesCon is back in town! Celebrating its twentieth year of operation, DeedlesCon is a chance for memorabilia collectors and fans alike to come together and share their love of locally created comic strip icon Junior Deedles. Probably best known for being…

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Friday Facts: Halloweeeeennnnn

Friday Facts: Halloweeeeennnnn

:: The plug has been pulled on the traditional giant electric pumpkin atop the 49th floor setback on the Chandler Building downtown. Vandals had redrawn the pumpkin’s face with triangular eyes and a gap-toothed grin that presented an uncomfortably near likeness of the mayor’s wife, Jean Arroyo-Wilders. :: It remains illegal to sell or purchase…

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