PB: SDM’s State of the Village Play-by-play
The Ron Burgundy Moment
In the movie Anchorman, Ron Burgundy played by Will Ferrell, causes a scandal when instead of “stay classy San Diego” he says “I’m Ron Burgundy, go f@%k yourself San Diego.” You see, Burgundy’s nemesis Veronica Corningstone changed Burgundy’s usual cutout knowing Burgundy would read whatever appeared on the teleprompter.
SDM couldn’t help but think of that scene while watching Mayor Stanczyk deliver her State of the Village address. At 11:43, Stanczyk recognizes the village’s charter officers by asking them to stand. They do so and then it down. Stanczyk continues with the speech saying at 12:00, “thank you, you may be seated.” The room erupts in laughter as Stanczyk says: “It’s in the speech!”
SDM does not make this stuff up.
Burgundy Moment II – Nobody’s here!
(28:46) “If you are currently serving on an advisory board, please stand and be recognized.” Long pause…nobody stands. “I guess nobody’s here!”
SDM noticed that the speech at 47:11 is about three-quarters done, but Councilman Tendrich doesn’t know this fact in live time. Tendrich appears to have either nodded off or located a dropped contact lens on the carpet.
SDM understands. By this time the Mayor’s droning put a toddler in the first row into a sound sleep. Don’t worry Howard, even a spring chicken couldn’t stay awake.
SDM gets more hits than the Village!
Mayor Stanczyk reported that Palmetto Bay’s website gets “over 300 hits per day.” (57:36) SDM has you beat Mme. Mayor!
At 1:02:48, SDM counted 55 people in the chamber still hanging in there, but lots of empty seats were visible. Major props to Commissioner Bell for sitting through the whole speech. SDM would have bolted for the door. Maybe sitting in the front row wasn’t such a good idea.
Dessert anyone? No, exodus.
The speech finally ended at about 1:03:53 whereupon the Manager asked if anyone was willing to enjoy some dessert. The crowd seemed to have had enough based on the exodus for the doors.
SDM Wonders: Did someone yell “fire…the Three Amigos.”