If you’ve never been to a public meeting where Da Mare or one of his goofs are having their political pipes rodded, let me tell you right off the bat, you should go. Over the years I’ve been to several, and it really is about as purely little-“d”-democratic an exercise as any big city could hope for….

Driftglass has a detailed, hilarious guide to mayoral town halls (there’s one tonight). “Hizzoner’s sudden, syntactical riptides” killed me.