Sandburg Would Love This Guy

In his poem “Chicago“, Carl Sandburg christened this town the “City of the Big Shoulders.” (I’ve also heard it referred to as “broad shoulders.”) It’s a metaphor, but I have to wonder what he’d say if he saw this guy:
picture of Detroit mayor

That’s Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, and apparently he’s having some problems. That’s all very interesting, but I just can’t get past the picture. Does he not have a tiny head on an extra-large body? Look at those shoulders!

(I know, posting about pinheads is hardly an auspicious trend for ’08, but the picture draws me in.)

5 Responses to “Sandburg Would Love This Guy”

  1. Joel Says:

    Rather, he has an average-sized head on an extra-extra-large body!

  2. The Boy Saunders Says:

    I believe they prefer to be referred to as microcephalics…

    So… Iceland? I’m still game, as is the bear.

  3. jsp Says:

    Good theories, though I suspect Phil made that word up… checks Wikipedia… ACK!

    Moving swiftly along… totally still up for Iceland. Let me know when your schedule’s good. Only thing on the radar right now is a possible trip somewhere beachy in about a month. But even that is flexible.

  4. JC Says:

    Random theories #1 its a midget who has constructed himself a robotic body contained within a suit to increase his election chances, probably with an eye on global domination.

    Random theories #2 He really annoyed a witch doctor on a trip to Africa

    Random theories #3 It’s 2 kids one standing on the others shoulders.

    Random theories #4 He got tired of drying his hair and beard with a towel and so placed his head in a tumble dryer. Foolishly he placed it on the wrong setting (probably due to the fact that his head was in the dryer and so couldn’t see the controls) and so his head shrunk.

  5. brandon Says:

    yeah, i live in michigan this guy is an asshole.

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