Mark’s moment.

I always liked my old radio co-host Mark GiaQuinta. He’s a funny guy, but unlike a lot of funny guys, he’s funny even when he’s being interviewed after calling the police who called the bomb squad who sent their little robot out to disarm a funny package sent to his office, and, and…I’m getting ahead of myself.

Read the story here.

I’m so proud of my little quote machine:

GiaQuinta said he didn’t think there was a bomb in the box, but when police asked him if he was 100 percent sure there was nothing dangerous inside, he said no.

“I thought he probably wrapped up some dog crap,” GiaQuinta said.

It wasn’t dog crap. It was a turnip. Funny story.

FWOb has pictures.

Posted at 4:00 pm in Friends and family |

11 responses to “Mark’s moment.”

  1. Sue said on March 14, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    “What began as a financial dispute over a foreclosure on a horse farm ended with a robot shooting a turnip Thursday afternoon.” That has to be one of the best sentences ever.

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  2. Cara said on March 14, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Sounds like Mark laid a hurt on a baddie and it is still smarting!

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  3. Jeff said on March 14, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Sue, ya beat me to it. Lead of a career — you may never get to write its like again.

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  4. michaelj said on March 14, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    How did Bill Clinton raise race in anything he said? This is idiotic. Obama’s campaign I know her supporters will vote for for me. That is so dogass, it’s beyond comprehension.

    He figures his supporters will back McCain against Clinton? That is what the anointed said. He’s enamored of Raygun. That’s how he’d vote? It’s a reasonable question. Hillary would vote for Barrack. Would barracck vote for some looney toon like McCain?

    What the hellishetalking about? He thinks Rpn Raygun made sense? Well, he said so.

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  5. michaelj said on March 14, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Unless I miss my mark, most of y’all think the Constitutioin means deliberatiioive, and three branches. Signing statements are kinda, obviously bullsjhit. It ‘s a declaration of rights and hpw we state them.

    So he’s an insufferabe asshole. Point that out. And esplain Obama’s earmarks with his wife salary boosts. This is werd, because this is exactly what rpub.ivans dp fptr a ;obong. Some voyeur already spent nearly $100 mil slaggng the Clintons tands t thelargesse of the Republican Party. They got nowhere.

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  6. Harl Delos said on March 14, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    How did Bill Clinton raise race in anything he said?

    On the day of the South Carolina primary win, Clinton dismissed it as meaningless, because of the demographics of the state. Undoubtedly, it was because Iowa was 95% African-American that Barack won there, too.

    This is idiotic.

    Agreed. So why do you persist?

    Hillary would vote for Barrack.

    She would? She says he’s not qualified to be president and McCain is. Sounds like she’s going to be voting for the GOP candidate this fall.

    What the hellishetalking about? He thinks Rpn Raygun made sense? Well, he said so.

    Cite, please?

    I recall him saying that Reagan was a transformative politician, and given as much as I recall reading about “Reagan Democrats”, I’d say he was right about that.

    If he ever said Reagan made sense, though, I haven’t seen it. You seem to be highly informed. How about finding a reliable source to back up your assertion?

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  7. Dexter said on March 14, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    I KNEW I had seen that anti-bomb person before! In either 1959 or 1960, depending on the source, Bill Veeck, owner of the Chicago White Sox, helicoptered in some “Martians” to assist diminutive double-play combo Luis Aparicio and Nellie Fox. One of the “Martians” was Eddie Gaedel, the little person known as the only midget to ever play Major League Baseball. I couldn’t find an isolated photo, but the photograph is in the side bar of this NYT page:

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  8. michaelj said on March 15, 2008 at 12:24 am

    two birds, at swim.

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  9. Kevin Knuth said on March 15, 2008 at 7:12 am

    My theory is Mark KNEW it was a turnip all along. He just wanted to see if he could get as much press as Nancy did over the Goeglein story!


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  10. Suzi said on March 17, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Nobody’s speaking up for the real vicitm.The poor turnip!

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  11. JGW said on March 17, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    That was a great lede by the N-S’s Evan Goodenow. I’ve noticed this writer’s work on a few stories recently and he does good work. I think he’s their new cops & robbers beat guy but their lines seem blurred in some areas. Seems to have come to the Summit City from Meridian, Conn., via Scranton (shout out to Michael Scott!), then Sandusky. Some interesting stuff out there for the Googling, but still good to see they hired someone that can write, and a fellow East Coast guy at that!

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