Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"Scratch 'Harry Baals' off list" according to AP

If yous guys heard Rush today, maybe you laughed as
hard as I did. Rush does have a way with words. Here
is the story he was referring to:

Associated Press .... 

A former Indiana mayor who won four terms in the 1930s and 1950s is proving less popular with modern-day city leaders, who say they probably won't name a new government center for him because of the jokes his moniker could inspire.

Harry Baals is the runaway favorite in online voting to name the new building in Fort Wayne, about 120 miles northeast of Indianapolis. But Deputy Mayor Beth Malloy said that probably won't be enough to put the name of the city's longest-tenured mayor on the center.

The issue is pronunciation. The former mayor pronounced his last name "balls." His descendants have since changed it to "bales."

The rest of the story >>>>


  1. I also like where Rush talked about Harry's brother the lion tamer: Claude Baals.

    And every year the Navy ROTC comes in to have me engrave another name on their "Harry Dyck" award. Dunno if it is a long Y like in "eye" or short like in "system" but either way...

  2. Inno, you gota watch out for them "Harrys". Rush had me laughing uncontrollably today with this.

  3. I'm not saying that harry is bad - but Senator Reid muddied up the name to the extent that it can never be redeemed in this generation. And Harold Baals just doesn't sound right.

  4. Baal was a Syrian sun god but, beieve me, you don't want to go there.

    Klaus Fuchs, yeah, right!

  5. LL, Harry messes everything he touches ... even Baals.

  6. Banned, is that where that name came from for the "Stargate" series?

  7. Good one Sir, now I need to go clean the screen before the coffee sets... :-)

  8. Old NFO, You have fun in Naples and keep your "Harrys" covered while you're there.

  9. This was all over the news out here! The wls guys roe conn & roper televise their radio show on 5.2 channel, and they were going on for about 1/2 hour about it, it was HILARIOUS!

  10. Bunni, I heard it on Rush, and was HILARIOUS there too.


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