Sunday, March 17, 2013

Some "Griffinisms" for St. Patrick's Day

On this St. Patrick's Day, it's fitting that we post a few of our favorite "Griffinisms." These memorable quotes came from the late Jimmy Griffin, the man whose 16-year stint as Buffalo mayor broke an all-time record for the city.

Hundreds of these quotes are included in: "The World According to Griffin: The End of an Era," available at

[During a City Hall news conference in 1992:] "The only difference between a puppy and Brian Meyer is that a puppy stops whining after six weeks."

"The Buffalo News does not celebrate Christmas because they can't find three wise men in the building." [Author's note: This quote was much more humorous to me back in the days when I was competing against the newspaper. It seemed less humorous after I went to work the News!]

[On the Green Lighnting sculpture that briefly graced the Elm-Oak Arterial:] "It's a cheap bunch of junk that some kid put up."

"I'm not usually a guy who goes around telling people what to do..."

[On former Buffalo School Board members:] "They've been spending like drunken sailors, and now the chickens have come home to roost."

AND OF COURSE..... "Stay inside, grab a six-pack and watch a good football game."

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