Been so distracted by all of the substantive discussion of municipal issues that you’ve missed some of the lighter moments of the Boston mayoral campaign?
A new Tumblr blog launched today is aiming to chronicle some of the funnier moments of the race between the 12 candidates vying to replace longtime Mayor Thomas M. Menino.
“We’re two Boston voters who figured with a field of 12 candidates, and so many forums and debates and Twitter feeds and websites to keep track of, wouldn’t it be nice just to laugh about it all?” the blog’s anonymous creators wrote on the site.
Still in its infancy, the blog currently features four GIFs (a compressed file format for images that can be used to create simple, looping animations). Two are from the Boston’s Teachers Union forum, one from an impromptu pickup basketball game that broke out after a forum last month, and one from one of Boston.com’s LabDebates.
The teachers union GIFs both revolve around a rant delivered by Charles Clemons, founder of TOUCH 106.1 FM. During his speech, Clemons railed against things that distract students from learning—including “trying to twerk.”
That comment elicited some giggles at the otherwise tense forum, and even got a funny response from at least one of the other candidates on the stage.