Saturday, February 12, 2011

"No joke: Ex-mayor's name too suggestive for Indiana center"
A former Indiana mayor who won over voters in the 1930s is proving less popular with modern city leaders trying to choose a name for a new government center.

Harry Baals (bawlz) is the runaway favorite in online voting to name the new building in Fort Wayne. But Deputy Mayor Beth Malloy tells The Journal Gazette that the city probably won't name the center after its longest tenured mayor because of the jokes it could inspire...

His descendants now pronounce their last name "bales."
Sometimes truth is stranger than the fake names in the crank calls on The Simpsons. (Via Evan Brown.)