Remember the movie “Night Shift” where Michael Keaton’s character was an “idea man” who constantly came up with brain flashes?
Microwave pants! (Bake a potato in your pocket!)
Just feed the tuna fish mayonnaise!
Edible paper! (You eat it, it’s gone!)
Well, Omaha City Councilman and announced Mayoral candidate Jim Suttle has given new meaning to the term “idea man”, as evidenced in his recent interview with KFAB’s Scott Voorhees. We present a brief outtake here, and ask you to please watch this two-minute masterpiece…
For those of you who couldn’t watch, Councilman Suttle suggests for the balance of time that the new stadium is free, we
1) Get Archbishop Elden Curtiss to get Pope Benedict to come to the new stadium. (Because, you know, why wouldn’t the Pope want to roll in and do a few gigs to help Omaha pay for their baseball stadium.)
2) wait for it…Put in a…. TOBOGGAN RUN!
We kid you not. He really said it.
“You look at how high it’s gonna be, and how you could do twists and turns all the way down into the infield, and uh, how you could generate snow…”
And, yes, he seems to be serious about this proposal.
A few months back Councilman Suttle was railing against the whole idea of the new stadium, trying to save Rosenblatt. Sure, that was an OK idea. Lots of people agreed with that concept.
But Suttle’s plan for how to generate the needed money for the stadium was almost (almost) as goofy as his Papal Toboggan Run.
We ridiculed him back then for his idea for a five-county tax — including counties in Nebraska and Iowa — to pay for improvements to Rosenblatt. We labeled him Councilman Kookypants. (It alliterated.)
But we never thought we’d see him come up with something this goofy.
Now we are just waiting for what comes next.
(Please leave your ideas in the comments section.)
How about Governor Dave Heineman passing along economic advice to President-elect Obama, in an envelope? That takes some gumption these days, eh?
By the way, Heineman is a former Airborne Ranger. He ain’t afraid of much.