The Mayor of Hammond cycles down the schlong way

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"Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr. reported finding at least 20 simple drawings of male genitalia along the Wolf Lake Bike Pth as he rode home on Tuesday. 'I'm a big cyclist and as I was coming back through Wolf Lake I blew a tire,' Mcdermott said. 'I get off my bike and look down at the ground and I saw a penis....I had about a mile to walk. Then I see another one about 50 feet away, then another one 50 feet after that. There may have been as many as 30...They were all pointing down the path like a directional sign,' he laughed."    [Saturday's SunTimes, p.6]

 

The mayor while taking a spin on his bike

Saw a series of drawings that he didn't like.

Not the organs like Venus's

But crude pictures of penises

That seemed to be giving directions to hike.

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  • I suppose it's just as well that I don't ride a bicycle.

  • Having grown up in Hammond, things must have changed, as no one would bike near Wolf Lake. Only desired transport was up Calumet Ave. to get to South Chicago, and you still had to smell Lever Brothers.

    Even more strange, The [formerly Hammond, now published in Munster] Times only has an AP article saying that the [formerly Gary, now Chicago Tribune] Post-Tribune reported it. I thought it was strange that the article was not on the nwi dot com home page and I had to search for it.

    Maybe McDermott is engaged in the same kind of boosterism as one of the Mayor Daleys fishing in the Chicago River, but the only real tourist attraction in Hammond is the Jean Shepherd Center on the other side of town (I-80/94 Exit 3). And, for the troll out there, I know where it is, as well as nearby Flick's Tavern.

  • In maybe a related story, a defendant uses the ultimate in what is classified as "real or demonstrative evidence."

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