Bluto, Buddy the Elf, and the Burgermeister Meisterburger!

As I was watching tv last night I flipped back and forth between shows during commercials to catch up on the NYC Mayoral debate. It was a fiesty one as both candidates went back and forth at each other. Joe Lhota was clearly the aggressor, as he is getting bludgeoned in the polls and repeatedly attacked front runner Bill de Blasio. With only a few weeks to go before the election I think he and his team are getting a bit desperate to drum up support. Politics as usual!

Photo credit – Staten Island Advance

Maybe it’s just me, but Joe strikes me as an angry bully with no sense of humor. He kind of reminds me of this guy –


The Burgermeister Meisterburger! “No toys for anyone! No Christmas for you NYC! Raise the subway fares again!”

Photo credit - Crain's
Photo credit – Crain’s

Now on the other hand we have Bill. He kind of reminds me of the big goofy kid we all knew growing up. He kind of reminds me of this guy –


Buddy The Elf! “What’s your favorite color? You did it! Congratulations! World’s best cup of coffee! Great job, everybody! It’s great to be here. We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.”

Unless Joe has a major turnaround and Bill makes a catastrophic blunder I can’t see this being much of a race anymore as Bill has it in the bag. From what I have seen it does seem like both have their good and bad points about them. Different management styles and opinions on what will be good for the city, and some things they even agree on. Personally, I stay away from political discussions other than to poke fun at the whole thing. It’s just too divisive of a subject to get involved with. People seem to get all cray cray when it comes to politics. As my dad used to tell me – don’t talk about politics and religion if you want to keep your friendships intact. That’s ok – I’ll just make fun of it then!


Still, win or lose I think I’d rather be at Bill’s election afterparty as it might resemble something this guy and his crew would throw!  Bluto! TOGA!!!

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I can imagine the hangover after that one! Maybe he will even have Van Halen perform as the in-house entertainment!



After too many years of this guy running the city I think we are all in the mood to have some fun again. Large sugary soda anyone?

14 thoughts on “Bluto, Buddy the Elf, and the Burgermeister Meisterburger!”

  1. Now, you should have at least YouTubed this for us, no? I was going to put the link here, but it wouldn’t let me.

    Obviously being upstate, I don’t pay much attention to NYC politics, but I think having someone a little more “fun” than the current mayor wouldn’t be a bad thing.

  2. Wow, this mayoral election is still going on? It seems to have lasted forever. Bet you lot are glad to just get it over with now. Hope things die down post election and a form of normality can be established.

    I think your Dad’s advice is very wise.

    1. Hey Guy!

      It does seem to last forever. Hopefully, whoever wins will do a good job. Our current mayor has gone one term too many. Time for a fresh new direction.

      Yes, my Dad knew what he was talking about.

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