@MayorEmanuel Tells the Story of Two Mayors
February 23, 2011 6:10 AM   Subscribe

Using Storify Tim Carmody at Snarkmarket gathered this tale of a Chicago election.
posted by cgc373 (25 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
posted by dhartung at 6:32 AM on February 23, 2011

I've been hanging on @MayorEmanuel's tweets for a month or so. Whoever it is GREAT.
posted by mwhybark at 6:57 AM on February 23, 2011 [1 favorite]

Well that was unexpectedly great.
posted by lyam at 7:06 AM on February 23, 2011 [1 favorite]

Harold Washington, first black mayor of Chicago (there have only been two; Charles Hayes finished Washington's term, serving two years after a special election, and it's been Daley ever since)

Charles Hayes finished Washington's term as a congressman when he resigned after being elected mayor. It was Eugene Sawyer who finished Washington's term as mayor after he died.
posted by enn at 7:21 AM on February 23, 2011

michellemalkin: Fake @MayorEmanuel 's f'in acceptance speech tweetstream is cracking me up.
about 11 hours ago via TweetDeck

MayorEmanuel: @michellemalkin Just so we're perfectly fucking clear here: You're a crazy fucking shitwad. Enjoy your night.
about 9 hours ago via web in reply to michellemalkin
posted by Iridic at 7:32 AM on February 23, 2011 [11 favorites]

btw the reference to ground celery seed would be a reference to one of the several ingredients that makes a Chicago hotdog the most amazing thing in the world.
posted by Dmenet at 7:49 AM on February 23, 2011 [2 favorites]

They'd better have coffee in the parallel fucking dimension I'm descending into tonight, or I'm breaking right back out.
This is like when they kill off the main villain at the end of the movie, but the studios press for a sequel so the writers have to write him back in.
posted by muddgirl at 8:16 AM on February 23, 2011

I'm going to drink the fuck out of some coffee to celebrate the Mayor's victory.
posted by drezdn at 9:13 AM on February 23, 2011

this is like poetry.
posted by The Whelk at 9:20 AM on February 23, 2011

You had me at Ozymandias's glass dome in the snow.
posted by penduluum at 9:23 AM on February 23, 2011 [1 favorite]

The pope, the president and Mayor Daley are all in a lifeboat, adrift in the ocean. The lifeboat is sinking, and they realize that only one of them can stay in the boat.

The pope says "I am the leader of the Church, and God has divined that I shall survive."

The president says "I am the leader of the free world, and the American people have decided I shall survive."

Mayor Daley says "There is only one fair way to decide. We vote." And so they did. Mayor Daley won by 45 votes.
posted by Mister Fabulous at 10:58 AM on February 23, 2011 [6 favorites]

I hope the MayorEmanuel Twitter account never closes. It's far more entertaining than the man himself.
posted by blucevalo at 12:40 PM on February 23, 2011

The Whelk: this is like poetry.

Except with more fucking profanity.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:44 PM on February 23, 2011

I'm really hoping this story ends with the "Real" Rahm Emanual falling into the time vortex, and MayorEmanual stepping up to take his place in the real world. That would blow my mind.
posted by muddgirl at 1:04 PM on February 23, 2011

Oh dear, it would seem mayor Emanuel has achieved Apotheosis.
posted by The Whelk at 5:41 AM on February 24, 2011

posted by readery at 6:25 AM on February 24, 2011

I put together an archive of the whole thing in chronological order, including context for replies, because it was a real pain in the ass to scroll backwards through the whole thing on twitter and the chronological PDF that's floating around was hard to read.
posted by hades at 5:17 PM on February 25, 2011 [2 favorites]

Thanks, hades. A quick word-count says the whole thing runs 61,000+ words.
posted by cgc373 at 3:51 AM on February 26, 2011

Since the developing consensus, led by Tim's highlighting the comic-book subtext, seems to be that the work may be by a Chicago-based comic-book writer, one supposes there may well be a comic book publication in due time.

I would, actually, like to know who the author is in order to read more by them. If you're out there, figure out a way to point to your non-anon material.
posted by mwhybark at 10:16 AM on February 27, 2011

He'll be chatting about being @MayorEmanuel on local (Chicago) NPR Affiliate news/culture show 848 tomorrow.
posted by crush-onastick at 2:52 PM on February 28, 2011 [1 favorite]

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