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  1. In Jonah Keri’s book, The Extra 2%, he lists Busytown as a stalking horse.

    Comment by Dave Barker — July 12, 2012 @ 2:23 am

  2. What a story? The allegories! The metaphors! To me, the use of pickles as male genitalia was beautiful. Actually, that was all I was able to focus on.

    Comment by deadhead — July 12, 2012 @ 8:16 am

  3. The Busytown Pickle Cars will be my fantasy team name for the foreseeable future. Well done.

    Comment by David G Temple — July 12, 2012 @ 8:20 am

  4. Monocle, top hat, and pageant sash? This is not Busytown you speak of, sir–’tis Townsville, USA.

    I do wonder, though, how the Rays would cope with enforced eye embiggening and the transformation of their hands and digits into rounded, catch-all appendages.

    “Unfiltered Pall Mall” and the use of a half-eaten Hot Pocket killed me. Well done.

    Comment by dp — July 12, 2012 @ 9:01 am

  5. As excellent as this was, I couldnt help but notice the lack of men surrounded by things, Sgt. Murphy/Longoria excluded. Also, Mayor Fox appears to be unaware of the ubiquitous truth that we are all going to die someday. Pickle cars do not drive to eternity, Mayor Fox.

    Comment by Illinois glass M. Michael Sheets — July 12, 2012 @ 9:33 am

  6. Marvelous. No mention of the sordid affair between Mayor Fox and Nurse Nelly, but there’s no sense burying the lede, eh?

    Comment by dockmarm — July 12, 2012 @ 9:50 am

  7. This is the greatest assemblage of letters these eyes have ever set upon.

    Comment by Sandy Kazmir — July 12, 2012 @ 10:31 am

  8. Forget it, Jake. It’s Busytown.

    Comment by Kyle — July 12, 2012 @ 11:25 am

  9. I was particularly intrigued by the continued affirmation of my hypothesis that every single city in these United States has a Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

    Comment by Big Daddy V — July 12, 2012 @ 11:32 am

  10. Love it. Not thrilled about the role chosen for usual Scarry protagonist Huckle Cat, but I guess this role lets him show off his versatility.

    Comment by MustBunique — July 12, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

  11. Best Dayn Perry post ever.

    Comment by OtherSuccesses — July 12, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

  12. Just to be clear, the Rays have a dedicated fan base 100,000 strong that goes to at least one game a month…

    Mr. Fixit is using this formula to determine the capacity of the new stadium he’s building for them.

    Comment by JKB — July 12, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

  13. I believe this is what you call a bedtime story in Perrytown. “Dad, who is Terry Funk?”.

    Comment by reillocity — July 12, 2012 @ 10:21 pm

  14. Loved it, but can we get more gratuitous trolling of the TB region by people who have no idea what the F they’re talking about?

    Comment by Jonah Keri — July 13, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

  15. Um, okay. You really saw this as trolling the TB region?

    Comment by Dayn Perry — July 13, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

  16. Sorry Dayn, you’ll have to understand Mr. Keri is a prolific author of a Rays diatribe full of uninspiring pages of droll that can mostly be found on Wikipedia. He doesn’t have the patience for your decent satirical work. Also, like all good Rays bloggers, he has to make sure his carpet bagging works don’t interfere with his Red Sox fandom.

    Comment by Pudieron89 — July 14, 2012 @ 10:00 am

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