Mayor Bloomberg Spoofs Spider-Man at Annual Inner Circle Evening
By Andrew Gans
28 Mar 2011
At the March 27 Inner Circle Comedy Show, which is presented each year by City Hall reporters, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg donned Spiderman garb.
Poking fun at the troubles the $65 million musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark has faced, Bloomberg experienced technical difficulties as he attempted to fly over the stage, according to The New York Post.
While hovering over the stage, the Mayor joked, “Will I be up here for long?”
A stagehand replied, “No. We just have to issue an RFP, get three bona-fide bids, go before the community board, submit a ULURP application, and do an environmental-impact statement — and we’ll have you down and you can grab the train home.”
“That’s not too bad,” Bloomberg said. “From the completed Moynihan Station,” added the stagehand.
Following numerous technical difficulties, several injuries and the dismissal of its co-creator and director, Julie Taymor, from day-to-day duties, Spider-Man is currently scheduled to officially open at the Foxwoods Theatre June 14, more than six months after it began previews in November 2010.
Thank you someecards for this! I am not one to judge another person’s Lenten sacrifice, but as a teen I came to the decision that giving up soda, TV or dessert was not something which brought me closer to God. I decided back then (ugh, like 10 years ago now!) that over those 40 days each year I would work on becoming a better person as well as strengthening my relationship with my religion.
In the Catholic Church, today is Ash Wednesday, a time when we remember our mortality and mourn for our sins. ”Remember that you are dust and to dust you will return.” If you happen to pass someone today with something black and dusty-looking that if you squint real hard may resemble a cross-like shape, then it’s probably their ashes, a sign of their Lenten repentance. No need to tell them what is already on their forehead. They know. :)
This past year, many people have questioned me about my faith. I have also met numerous people who are deeply religious, ones who are searching and others who were very much so anti-religion, and they have all moved me closer to my own religion. I am hoping my 40 day Lenten journey will be very spiritually moving this year. I am planning on attending Mass or a Lenten service (like Stations of the Cross) each day.
I have to remind myself that this is the most important time of year for Christians. The world has been taken over by the “commercial Christmas” leaving many people, religious and not, to believe that the birth of Christ is greatest Christian holy day. While the birth of Jesus is very important to our faith for obvious reasons, it is Easter that defines us.
According to ESPN.com Chooch went back to Panama to be with his wifey who just had a c-section. Congrats Chooch Family!
Submitted by Stephannbury. I saw this on twitter in class! Apparently the new baby’s name is Carlos and Chooch has another 8 year old son named Carlos Jr. How funny/cute. Congratulations!