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Paging Elephants And Donkeys–Let’s Roar At OIB 10th Anniversary Party, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, May 23

May 20th, 2018 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Ten years in the political jungle. It’s been a wild ride. And more to come. Join us Wednesday, May 23, 5-7 pm for the OIB 10th anniversary party at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. Poise your safari attire!

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Pull out zoo attire for OIB party.

The zoo’s genial Director Gregg Dancho is opening up the exquisite Carousel building for us. We’ll provide food and refreshments, rides on the operational carousel, a few friendly critters and the best political gossip on the planet. Ya just never know who’ll show up at an OIB party, especially this one right after the respective state party conventions for governor and other state constitutional offices.

When you arrive at the zoo gate tell them you’re there for the OIB party and head on over to the Carousel building next to the tiger exhibit. You’re welcome to come sooner and take in the zoo grounds, keep in mind most of the animals are pulled in for the evening between 3:30 and 4 pm. Inside the Carousel you’ll appreciate the preserved Pleasure Beach carousel horses that ring the building.

So grab your neighbors, friends, co-workers and relatives. Head over to the zoo and help celebrate 10 years of OIB. Couldn’t do this without you.


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18 Comments so far ↓

  • The Bridgeport Kid

    Can we feed DTC members to the lions?

  • Local Eyes

    As the wildest one in Bridgeport, bloggers will be surprised to see me outside my cage.

  • John Marshall Lee

    Local Eyes,
    Did you see the recent movie celebrating PT Barnum, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH? Well Lennie Grimaldi is merely the latest incarnation of his spirit and locale….Bridgeport. So you would expect the lions to be fed, though DTC members might have less muscle and more gristle than expected. And there may be several guests other than Local Eyes who appears uncaged. But the assemblage in Century 21 is what gained Century 19, Phineas “fame” and fortune that Lennie is likewise pursuing. Time will tell.

  • Donald Day

    Derek,I hope that you’ll attend so we’re can meet face 2 face.

  • The Bridgeport Kid

    I’m going to stop off at Ace Hardware to purchase a can of Bitch B. Gone, just in case Joe Ganim shows up…

  • Donald Day

    Lol Andy you’re a funny man, I think. Come on up so I can show you what a good looking 67 looks like. I left a can of Bitch B. Gone at your house, but you’re still home so I’m guessing it doesn’t work.

  • The Bridgeport Kid

    It will be nice to meet all of you face to face. Too bad Robert and Little Stevie are not going to attend. I’m sure the carnivores are always up to a snack…

    • Lisa Parziale

      Well Kid, we know one of them has a food fixation!

      • The Bridgeport Kid


        The DTC’s official food taster has said he will not be attending. Safe bet he doesn’t want to be confronted by all the bloggers he’s pissed on and off over the years. He should keep his feathers numbered, like Foghorn Leghorn…

  • Local Eyes

    Only in Bridgeport Field Trip:
    Once we’re at the carousel, the hip question to ask is who’s your pony?
    This is a political blog, right?

  • Local Eyes

    OIB Field Trip chatter:

    Why is Sikorsky Memorial Airport unlike any other spot on the planet and worth millions to a specific, new industry, with the global implications (gasp) that could provide Bridgeport with instant joy and notoriety?

  • Local Eyes

    OIB Field Trip chatter:

    How can Bridgeport use (legal) sports betting to “import” money from nearby towns and be the first to attract overseas markets?

    • Local Eyes

      Hint: legal sports gambling will be a 50-state competition.
      Here’s where Connecticut can create an advantage: our insurance industry has untapped creativity to devise a plan-built into the cost-for sports betters. Foreigners account for a hefty share of their revenue. That trail has been blazed. Domestic betters will like this feature, too.
      The best plans would REMOVE 10% of the upside while PROTECTING %50 of the downside and KEEP betters using Connecticut products. Nice!
      Keep chatting.

  • Local Eyes

    (staring at the sky) I like the theme but I have disturbing visions of being interrupted by an toothy tiger disguised as a “friendly critter”.

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