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Ben Konop on Youtube.

This is better than Carty in the park.

created by thetoledowire_com on Jul 02, 2009 at 08:42:14 am     Local-Politics     Comments: 20

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Pretty funny but that dude is trash

posted by AquaMan22 on Jul 02, 2009 at 10:58:52 am     #  

Wow that heckler is a jacka$$, regardless of what you think of Konop.

posted by jmleong on Jul 02, 2009 at 11:29:53 am     #  

I would have turned my sprinklers on.

posted by Molsonator on Jul 02, 2009 at 05:59:26 pm     #  

Wow, I feel bad for him. Nobody deserves that. That guy probably doesn't have any clue what any of the issues are or how Konop feels on them. Just a deadbeat, looked like a scuz too.

posted by Ryan on Jul 02, 2009 at 06:39:44 pm     #  

The question is does Ben have a right to hold a press conference on both public and private land for the betterment of his political agenda and does a person have that same right to voice his opinion...however stupid it sounds.

I drive by a giant inflatable rat when the unions are pickiting...that is totaly stupid as well.

And Ryan, yes Ben deserves worse.

posted by Molsonator on Jul 02, 2009 at 07:01:56 pm     #  

Nobody said anything about "rights", we were speaking about being a normal human being. Sorry you missed that.

posted by Ryan on Jul 02, 2009 at 08:53:56 pm     #  

So being a normal human being is standing by and watching someone spew his beliefes without saying WTF?

Ryan - the dude has the right to say what he wants.

If a guy was standing there telling everyone "christians are the devil", would you stand up and say something or would you say "I am a normal human and I wont defend my stance?

posted by Molsonator on Jul 02, 2009 at 09:08:22 pm     #  

Duder didn't "stand up and say something." He sat on his butt and howled like he'd just polished off a beer or four. Then he declined the invitation to make any anti-Konop argument of his choice.

FAIL.

posted by jmleong on Jul 03, 2009 at 03:06:38 am     #  

And no, I'm not pro-Konop. I'm just anti-jackass.

posted by jmleong on Jul 03, 2009 at 03:08:37 am     #  

That guy probably doesn't have any clue what any of the issues are or how Konop feels on them.

OR - maybe he DID know Ben personally, and knows what a douchebag he is, and all of a sudden there's ol Ben right on his front yard...

http://swampbubbles.com/20090629/ben-konop-heckled-press-conference#comment-43792

He post's under Toledo Heckler, and says My name is Max. Ben Konop used to "hang" out with our group of friends. I know Ben and his lies.

Sorry you dont like the way he looks. Im sure he's hurt by that.

posted by billy on Jul 03, 2009 at 06:57:51 am     #  

Yes, I am sure Ben "hangs" with that dirtbags circle of friends. Seriously.

posted by Ryan on Jul 03, 2009 at 09:07:54 am     #  

Have you ever been to Wesley's?

posted by thetoledowire_com on Jul 03, 2009 at 03:53:25 pm     #  

You guys are missing the point. These two have pitch perfect comic delivery. They've got to team up and tour. They're good enough for Sullivan.

posted by thetoledowire_com on Jul 03, 2009 at 03:55:13 pm     #  

One of konop's supporters, the guy with the blond hair, to the left of the video, actually appears to be enjoying the whole thing.

posted by WalterAnthony on Jul 03, 2009 at 07:45:50 pm     #  

Notice both the 0:35 and 0:49 points of the video, ben does these WEIRD twitches, with his neck & face.

posted by WalterAnthony on Jul 03, 2009 at 07:50:26 pm     #  

I wish I had that kinda time, lol.

posted by Ryan on Jul 03, 2009 at 07:53:25 pm     #  

I'm just trying to do my patriotic duy, on this 4th of July weekend. - Gotta make sure we go over everything with a fine-tooth-comb, with respect to konop.

posted by WalterAnthony on Jul 03, 2009 at 08:03:51 pm     #  

It's now July 2017, and apparently, the Boo Ben Konop heckling that occurred eight years ago still lives on. Or it's memorialized.

This is the June 2009 YouTube video posted above. Even Ben cannot keep from laughing, at least initially. The heckler's monotone voice probably makes it a classic.


Another related TT thread from August 2009 about how the above video clip made it to comedy shows on cable TV.

With the popularity of social media today, I'm guessing that the video would have spread faster and wider.


Here's a comment from the August 2009 TT thread:

If anyone has satellite radio and listen's to foxsports...the morning show is steve czaben. last friday they spent the entire show laughing and mocking the boo ben boo clip...it was quite funny...


I'm unfamiliar with Czaban, but one of my brothers who lives in the southeast U.S. likes to listen to the Steve Czaban sports radio show.

Apparently for Czaban's show, he annually celebrates the second day after the Major League Baseball All-Star Game by proclaiming it to be "Boo Ben Konop" day.

Czaban described the special occasion as:

"It's a traditional marking of the low-tide of summer."


The first 15 minutes of the first hour of Czaban's Thu, Jul 13, 2017 show was dedicated to heckling and Boo Ben Konop.

http://www.espn980.com/audio-vault

Scroll down to "07-13-17 The Steve Czaban Show hour 1".

Show description:

Hour 1 of The Steve Czaban Show. It's an annual tradition on the Steve Czaban Show - Boo Ben Konop is played the day after the All Star Game

Low-brow radio, but it's funny.


And until Czaban's Jul 13, 2017 show, I did not know that South Park spoofed the Boo Ben Konop heckling. It's Boo Wendy, but Cartman drops a quick mention of Boo Ben at the end.


The Boo Ben incident closed out a hilarious and raucous decade of Toledo politics that was more interesting than this decade, assuming that local politics can be entertaining.

posted by jr on Jul 16, 2017 at 11:49:04 am     #   2 people liked this

Plus, kids today can say, "The place where the Boo Ben thing happened" when explaining where they're from when traveling. The "Place where the guy in a dress from MASH is from" doesn't compute for this generation.

posted by Columbusguy on Jul 16, 2017 at 03:12:15 pm     #  

Czaban getting fired by Yahoo Sports Radio and thereby being removed from my satellite radio has been a gigantic bummer.

posted by JohnnyMac on Jul 16, 2017 at 10:16:42 pm     #