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Date: 02/12/11 02:00 PM

48 Responses to The Online Voters Have Spoken: Harry Baals Wins!

  1. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    February 11, 2011 at 11:11 am
    Link: The Online Voters Have Spoken: Harry Baals Wins! - It`s pronounced `Bales` people.
  2. Profile photo of Arvz
    Arvz Male 18-29
    236 posts
    February 11, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    He must be one frikkin awesome mayor to have that kind of name and still be respected like that. Although they probably voted him the winner because of it, I mean who wouldn`t want to enter a building called "The Hairy Balls Bldg". Hehehehe
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    botfly Male 50-59
    616 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 2:16 pm
    By the looks of the weather there, Harry Baals might not be that bad after all.
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
    694 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 2:29 pm
    Why can`t they just call it `Baals Government Center`?
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    kingpong Male 18-29
    639 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    Although it`s now pronounced Bales, I think to properly honor him we should pronounce it like he did.
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    MechaWolf Male 18-29
    315 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    I like how the reporters keep using the old pronunciation knowing full well that they have changed it.
  7. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    I don`t see an issue either!
  8. Profile photo of hoss1
    hoss1 Male 30-39
    15 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 3:15 pm
    I used to live there, and snickered when I first discovered there was a Harry Baals drive.
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    hoss1 Male 30-39
    15 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    They even have a list of possible headlines for this.

    - Harry Baals gets rubbed as name of new government building
    - Fort Wayne officials refuse to slap Harry Baals on public building
    - Harry Baals to get scratched
    - Scratch Harry Baals off list of names for govt. center
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36186 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 4:09 pm
    @ hoss1 - thanks for the idea... other headlines could be....

    "Majory of people favor Harry Baals"

    "4 out of 5 Women Surveyed Like Harry Baals"

    "Dentists Prefer Harry Baals"

    "Big Brewhaha Building over Harry Baals"
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    coffeekoneko Female 18-29
    1008 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    Sooo did anyone else notice that the anchorwoman had CRAZY eyes?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25406 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    ha ha ha!
  13. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36186 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    alternate headline: No Baals in Government Building
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    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
    698 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 4:45 pm
    I thought they would complain about this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baal
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    HamilTaco Male 18-29
    178 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 5:10 pm
    That Anchorwoman must have Harry Baals on her mind...
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 5:33 pm
    Wow that woman has the most shocked eyes ever. it looks like someone shoved some Baals up her butt or something.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36186 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 5:46 pm
    Here`s a photo of Harry Baals.

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36186 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 5:56 pm
    Capt. Kirk does not like Harry Baals.


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    Buck176 Male 30-39
    379 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 6:38 pm
    It is not pronounced Bales. It is pronounced Balls. Harry`s sister changed the pronunciation after Baals died, so in rererence to him, its "balls".
  20. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 6:38 pm
    "but this isn`t an election where the most votes count"..... what else is new?
  21. Profile photo of Buck176
    Buck176 Male 30-39
    379 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 6:38 pm
    *reference
  22. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 6:41 pm
    Why even vote if it doesn`t matter?!
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    Farsidedown Male 18-29
    421 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 6:48 pm
    Reminds me of Colbert getting the most votes for that wing of the I.S.S. but not getting it named after him because he wasn`t instrumental in the science/space community.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 6:57 pm
    I`d bet a million dollars that if he had a different name, the online vote would win it. Of course, even if he was a great mayor, he might not have received that many votes if he had a different name.
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    MildCorma Male 18-29
    496 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 7:26 pm
    the vote was bumped by 4chan :D
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 8:35 pm
    I like how they picked the gay guy to make the announcement.
  27. Profile photo of Trojan
    Trojan Male 18-29
    511 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 8:54 pm
    The anchorwoman`s eyes... THE EYES!!
  28. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
    2051 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 9:23 pm
    Whats wrong with Harry Baals. Sounds like the name of a person who you do not want to drat with.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 11:32 pm
    Did anyone notice how mesmerizing scary that female news anchor`s eyes were? Jeepers Creepers!
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    February 13, 2011 at 12:32 am
    Co-sponsored by Dick Pounder
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    February 13, 2011 at 1:21 am
    Say Baalthazaaq is it pronounced `Bale`thazaaq or `Ball`thazaaq?
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    February 13, 2011 at 1:23 am
    @Gerry1of1


    "No one has YET to resist my Schwedi Balls!"
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    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    February 13, 2011 at 3:16 am
    Let me get this straight. The city of Ft. Wayne asked their residents for input into the naming of the new Government Center. They offered Harry Baals as a candidate. But when the people voted overwhelmingly in favor of Harry Baals, the city council is ashamed of their former mayor’s name and won`t name the building after him.

    Why ask the people for input if the city is not going to listen?
    If they are ashamed of Harry Baals, why offer the name as a candidate?
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    APJ311 Male 13-17
    749 posts
    February 13, 2011 at 4:54 am
    We have Ed Balls over here. He used to be in charge of education or something and kids were given out cooking books with `Balls` on them. My brother has one of the books, but I think Balls is doing a different job now.
  35. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    February 13, 2011 at 6:44 am
    It is pronounced:
    Bail (like "Posting bail")
    Tha (Like in "THAnks")
    Zack (Like in "exZACtly how you`d expect").

    :)
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    Caretta Male 18-29
    540 posts
    February 13, 2011 at 7:31 am
    If they`re all so concerned about correct pronunciation, they`d be better off wondering why no one is able to say "Harry" properly - at least "Baals" isn`t a common spelling to come across in English.
  37. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36186 posts
    February 13, 2011 at 7:31 am
    @Cajun247

    that is one of their best moment. Right up there with Betty White`s Dusty Muffin.

    I think I`ll hop over to you tube and watch it again.

    thanks for the memories
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    February 13, 2011 at 10:57 am
    It`s pronounced: "Huuuurrrrrr duuurrrrrr"
  39. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    February 13, 2011 at 11:22 am
    "that is one of their best moment. Right up there with Betty White`s Dusty Muffin."

    oi dont knock betty white shes my hot sexy wife
  40. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36186 posts
    February 13, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    @collegebound

    not knocking the big BW! haven`t you seen her Dusty Muffin?

    LINK to Dusty Muffin

    HI-lareous
  41. Profile photo of GuiStuie
    GuiStuie Male 30-39
    119 posts
    February 13, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    As I started watching this video, Harry Balls didn`t even cross my mind. I guess that`s because I play a lot of Diablo and know how to properly pronounce it.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    February 14, 2011 at 1:38 am
    @guistui thats the first thing i thought, diablo 2
  43. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    February 14, 2011 at 2:43 am
    XD
  44. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    February 14, 2011 at 9:40 am
    Kudos for reporting that with a straight face.
  45. Profile photo of Mpissy
    Mpissy Male 18-29
    22 posts
    February 14, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    @GuiStuie
    Harry himself pronounced it "balls".

    his prudish descendants changeed it.
  46. Profile photo of Bountykat
    Bountykat Female 18-29
    399 posts
    February 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    LMFAO @GuiStuie ME TOO
  47. Profile photo of kula35
    kula35 Male 18-29
    159 posts
    February 15, 2011 at 10:52 am
    I think of Baal as in Diablo.
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    popsiclemyk Male 13-17
    531 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 9:39 pm
    Man, i woulda cracked up if i had to report that live

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