Thursday, November 06, 2008

Bess Mess '08

At first glance, this looks like any other garbage can in Atlantic City, in the middle of the city's new shopping district.

However, if you look carefully, you will see that it is actually sitting in an indented part of the sidewalk, alongside the plaque honoring Miss America 1946, Marilyn Buferd. If you walk back a couple of yards, you will find Venus Ramey, Miss America 1944.

The garbage can is sitting exactly where the plaque for Miss America 1945 would be.

You might have heard of her. Bess Myerson.

You might remember her from a little show she did called "I've Got A Secret", or perhaps as a ranking New York City official, who had to resign her positions when her lover was convicted of buying off a judge so her daughter could go work for Myerson in the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs.

I'm outraged, I tell you.

I'll have to investigate further, if time permits.

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