Yesterday, the Memorial Boulevard School (MBS) Building Committee announced they are breaking up due to infighting and creative differences.
Formed in 2015, the building committee had a meteoric rise as MBSmania gripped the community and residents embraced their work.
A series of films were released to capitalize on their popularity: A Hard Day’s MBS and All You Need is MBS.
Consequently, an over confident chairman remarked to the Bristol Press in 2016, “We are more popular than the Planning Commission.”
The statement sparked outrage among Bristol Republicans so they burned their MBS memorabilia, and urged Bristol schools to ban books about MBS from being read in classrooms.
That same year rumors swirled that committee member Limping Larry died in a breathing accident and was replaced with a look-a-like.
Appearing on the Bristol Beat, an online radio station at the time, in the summer of 2017 and having been around petroleum products all day, lead conspiracy theorist Myron Goldberg stated, “There are no photos of the committee and the name of Forestville resident Limping Larry appears nowhere on their webpage or their minutes? Why?” Sipping from a cup of antifreeze he continued, “If you read the committee minutes backwards and then read them forwards there are clues suggesting Limping Larry is deceased, but there are no clues suggesting he is dead. How can that be?”
Following Mr. Goldberg’s appearance, Limping Larry is Dead began trending for almost an entire minute.
The committee was soon beset with internal problems.
The summer of 2017 MBS members and their families visited India to meditate with the Maharishi, but returned almost immediately because there was no Starbucks, and they discovered the Maharishi died in 2008.
During the final days of the 2017 municipal election and as the MBS project became a campaign issue, two members of the committee staged a Bed-in called “Give MBS a Chance.”
The bed-in was beset with problems from the onset because one member wanted a Bob-o-pedic mattress while the other wanted a Craftmatic adjustable bed, and there were issues with the pillows.
Last month they surprised everyone by holding their monthly meeting on the roof of city hall in what can only be called a desperate last gasp. The meeting was taped by Nutmeg TV for a movie to be called Let Us Be.
Based on these issues and several other factors their breakup was announced early Saturday.
City councilors will wear black armbands at Tuesday’s council meeting, and the City of Bristol’s flag will fly at half-staff during lunch Monday.
Sebastian Goo contributed nothing to this story.