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(WFTV Orlando)   As soon as Prince Mongo goes out of town we'll send in heavy equipment to get the sand and underwear out of his yard   (wftv.com) divider line 52
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2011-06-21 09:49:21 AM
..only pawn in game of life?

-I call a Blazing Saddles quote thread!

/related to the story.. they discuss the yard, but there are no pictures of it?
 
2011-06-21 10:02:21 AM

Dr.Knockboots: ..only pawn in game of life?

-I call a Blazing Saddles quote thread!

/related to the story.. they discuss the yard, but there are no pictures of it?


Here ya go. Link (new window)
 
2011-06-21 10:08:32 AM
who greenlighted this shiat without pics?
 
2011-06-21 10:21:52 AM
Candygram for Mongo! Candygram for Mongo!
 
2011-06-21 10:45:50 AM

TheDumbBlonde: who greenlighted this shiat without pics?


Look up one comment. Fixed. ;)
 
2011-06-21 10:54:35 AM
I'm pretty sure this guy is from Memphis. He runs for mayor down here. From what I hear he's a pretty savvy businessman, but completely bonkers.

/dnrtfa
 
2011-06-21 10:57:36 AM

TheDumbBlonde: who greenlighted this shiat without pics?


That.
 
2011-06-21 10:57:38 AM
I'm surprised they didn't get the new sheriff involved.
 
2011-06-21 10:57:55 AM
Someone send him a Candygram ..
 
2011-06-21 10:59:06 AM
Prince Mongo. I had forgotten about that guy. He lived in Memphis for years and ran for mayor just about every time he could. Nuttier than squirrel turds and a constant embarrassment for the city, which is saying something since it is Memphis we're talking about. I wondered what happened to him. More on him (pics in the last article):

I apologize for the freeper link. The other two are probably sufficient. And it appears he only winters in Florida and is back in Memphis the rest of the year.

Free Repbulic (new window)

Memphis History.org (new window)

The Commercial Appeal (new window)

If I recall correctly, he comes from a wealthy family that paid him off to go away.
 
2011-06-21 11:00:47 AM
Yup... follow up too. But it has been a year or two since we revisited this story.


I detest local news. And their websites that only transcribe the news report. It really shows you the difference between the media.
 
2011-06-21 11:01:06 AM
I always read WFTV as WTFTV; it usually makes more sense.
 
2011-06-21 11:01:14 AM
Mongo straight!
 
2011-06-21 11:03:36 AM
"It's careless, you know. I have my little son that's always playing outside and we don't appreciate it,"

askanatheist.tv

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Quick. To the bubble wrap!
 
2011-06-21 11:03:57 AM
To clean that yard they'll need rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shiat-kickers, and Methodists!
 
2011-06-21 11:06:13 AM
The house looks cool, a hell of a lot better then the bland cookie cutter shiat around him. And WTF gives the city the right to fark up his yard.

/Fight the Power, Mongo.
 
2011-06-21 11:06:34 AM
"Mongo? Santa Maria!!"


/Best reference joke in the film.
 
2011-06-21 11:07:38 AM
Am I the only one who thinks that his house paint is kind of cool? I prefer to live in a world complete with otherwise harmless nutbags. It makes things a tiny bit weirder, and a whole lot more interesting. And, it could have been much, much worse as far as eyesores go.

wwwdelivery.superstock.com
 
2011-06-21 11:07:39 AM
meh, we have at least three of these kinds of yard in my small 4 street neighborhood.

local color always welcome as long as it's reasonably friendly...
 
2011-06-21 11:14:02 AM
FTFA: "It's careless, you know. I have my little son that's always playing outside and we don't appreciate it,"

Absolutely! When you constantly allow your kid to play in the yard of an eccentric, you certainly don't want him to encounter dangerous things such as clothing or sand!
 
2011-06-21 11:15:10 AM
Rape, murder, arson, and rape.
 
2011-06-21 11:16:18 AM
I lived near this guy in Memphis.

He's an attention whore of the highest order, and completely inconsiderate of others.

He had a beef with the management of an apartment complex nearby, so he drove around the block for hours starting at 6am, blaring verbal abuse out of a bullhorn.

Disturbed everybody for his own amusement.

He inherited a bunch of money from his brother, and he uses it to annoy everyone.

So glad he left Memphis.
 
2011-06-21 11:17:02 AM

Dr.Knockboots: ..only pawn in game of life?

-I call a Blazing Saddles quote thread!


Mega Steve: Mongo only pawn in game of life


How about a thread full of the same Blazing Saddles quote?

/Mongo...only pawn in game of life.
 
2011-06-21 11:18:47 AM
ddelorm


I take it there's no noise ordinance?
 
2011-06-21 11:19:37 AM
I hear Mongo's a good shiat, but has a forehead like a drive in movie theater.
 
2011-06-21 11:20:57 AM

indarwinsshadow: ddelorm


I take it there's no noise ordinance?


Oh, there was.

He had enough money to pay the fine each time and then laugh about it through his bullhorn.

One of those situations, not much the cops can do except ticket him and wait for him to do it again.

You just had to wait for him to get bored and go away.
 
jlt
2011-06-21 11:21:08 AM

walkerhound: Dr.Knockboots: ..only pawn in game of life?

-I call a Blazing Saddles quote thread!

Mega Steve: Mongo only pawn in game of life

How about a thread full of the same Blazing Saddles quote?

/Mongo...only pawn in game of life.


Mongo...only pawn in game of life.
 
2011-06-21 11:22:31 AM
Whoa whoa whoa. Cut out the Blazing Saddles refs, podnuhs. You Ming the wrong Mongo.
moviesmedia.ign.com
/unless you mean
2.bp.blogspot.com
//different football player
 
2011-06-21 11:23:02 AM
the place didn't look nearly as bad as some houses i've seen around here.
 
2011-06-21 11:24:47 AM

jlt: walkerhound: Dr.Knockboots: ..only pawn in game of life?

-I call a Blazing Saddles quote thread!

Mega Steve: Mongo only pawn in game of life

How about a thread full of the same Blazing Saddles quote?

/Mongo...only pawn in game of life.

Mongo...only pawn in game of life.


Pawn...only game in life of Mongo
 
2011-06-21 11:37:25 AM

Highroller48: "Mongo? Santa Maria!!"


/Best reference joke in the film.


Ok, I'm just gonna expose my ignorance. I've seen this movie to death, but what's the reference?
 
2011-06-21 11:40:26 AM
Get off my lawn!
 
2011-06-21 11:41:18 AM
i.imgur.com
Carefully planning his strategy for legal recourse.
 
2011-06-21 11:44:33 AM
I didn't even realize he'd moved out of Memphis.
 
2011-06-21 11:50:53 AM

1derful: I didn't even realize he'd moved out of Memphis.


His neighbors finally had enough of his crap and burned his house down, which is where this is heading again undoubtedly. REALLY surprised they haven't done it already.
 
2011-06-21 11:54:22 AM
I know that with HOA's you pretty much sign over your property rights at time of purchase, but with local city and county ordinances do you still have to give up your rights or is it just understood that when you buy property in that city/county that you are subject to this type of stuff?
 
2011-06-21 12:02:22 PM

mizchief: I know that with HOA's you pretty much sign over your property rights at time of purchase, but with local city and county ordinances do you still have to give up your rights or is it just understood that when you buy property in that city/county that you are subject to this type of stuff?


Its like any other law. Ignorance of them is no excuse. Plus, if you move into a community and dont conform to community standards (what everyone elses property looks like, more or less) presume you'll have problems.

What I find funny is if *I* did 1% of what this guy did, a swat team would have jumped from a helicopter and shot me in less than 15 seconds. Its amazing to me how much some people get away with.
 
2011-06-21 12:10:40 PM
Run of mill nutty for around these parts.
 
2011-06-21 12:16:18 PM
www.memphisflyer.com
memphisnewsblog.com

MONGO 2012!!!
 
2011-06-21 12:30:10 PM
Gypsies in the Palace ?
 
2011-06-21 12:31:10 PM
Mbooda

I watched Flash last night! WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
 
2011-06-21 12:31:14 PM

Arkitekt4040: I'm pretty sure this guy is from Memphis. He runs for mayor down here. From what I hear he's a pretty savvy businessman, but completely bonkers.

/dnrtfa


I was wondering as well whether this was Memphis' Prince Mongo, who is notorious for the artful ornamentation on his property.
 
2011-06-21 12:38:02 PM
I heard lots of Mongo stories when I was in Memphis; one of the most widespread was that he got a big disability check for pretending to be crazy. What I do know is that he had operated a series of bars and nightclubs that tended to get closed after the bartenders were caught selling beer to minors, and that he considered zoning laws as something to be laughed at. (He painted one of his bars, in downtown Memphis, a number of different garish colors, and when the zoning board complained he explained that he had received an unexpected visit from a flying saucer from Zambodia--his claimed planet of origin--and that the spacecraft's exhaust was what you and I call "paint".)

He's also supposedly indirectly responsible for Memphis' first black mayor getting elected. Willie Herenton was running against Dick Hackett, a fairly popular incumbent, and wasn't likely to win despite white flight increasing the percentage of Memphis' population that was black, but Hackett oversaw the annexation of Cordova, an unincorporated community, and in revenge nearly the entire voting population of Cordova (about 2,000) threw their votes to Mongo; Herenton won the election by either 146 or 172 votes (Wikipedia is unclear about this) out of 248,000.
 
2011-06-21 01:02:01 PM

Burr: Rape, murder, arson, and rape.


You said rape twice?
 
2011-06-21 01:42:47 PM
You think its over? OH its not over. MUUUUUUHAHAHA
 
2011-06-21 02:39:49 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Candygram for Mongo! Candygram for Mongo!


Mongo like candy.
 
2011-06-21 02:58:38 PM
Duck lips?
 
2011-06-21 03:15:53 PM

drumfreek: Burr: Rape, murder, arson, and rape.

You said rape twice?


Are you asking me a question?

/I like rape
 
2011-06-21 05:13:26 PM
They stole his property and vandalized his yard while he wasn't at home to protect it.
 
2011-06-21 08:53:11 PM
Don't see anything wrong with his yard. Get stuffed, haters.
 
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