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"Funkhouser Has Harsh Words for Kansas City Park Board"

But does he have a friend named Larry?

7:52 AM, Mar 9, 2010 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
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I can't be the only person in America who read the headline "Funkhouser has Harsh Words for Kansas City Park Board" and immediately thought they were talking about Marty Funkhouser from Curb Your Enthusiasm. Played by Bob Einstein, Funkhouser, Susie Essman's Susie Greene, and J.B. Smoove's Leon make up the triumvirate of my favorite characters on the show.

Turns out instead that the mayor of Kansas City is named Mark Funkhouser. Maybe they're related?

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