Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Mayor Ed Koch

(If you are a New Yorker, you know that "Koch" is pronounced so that it rhymes, unfortunately for him, with "crotch.")

Growing up several hours away from NYC, even I knew and recognized Koch's smiling face. The mayor of New York City from 1978 - 1989, he had the best PR of any politician before or since, except maybe for JFK - everyone knew him, random strangers on the street would shout out, "Hi, Mayor Koch," he did the circuit of local t.v. shows (and even shows like "Saturday Night Live"). In short, he was more than a mayor - he was a personality.

And now, it seems, he is a movie critic. I agree with Gawker that his reviews are sort of adorable.

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