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Pictorial: Weaver and Bookmeyer laugh it up in cemetery


This news story was published on May 26, 2014.
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NIT – Two supposedly bitter political rivals yucked it up in the Elmwood Cemetery Monday morning.

Mason City Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and former councilman and political rival Max Weaver were seen talking and laughing for nearly an hour as they stood in the roadway near a large American flag.

Bookmeyer was seen looking around nervously – mostly behind him – as the two looked deeply into each other’s eyes, leaned in for whispers, and then bellowed a few deep laughs.  The conversation featured some animated arm gestures and pointing in various directions from both.

Here are some shots of the conversation, with some likely banter from each fearless leader.

The real question is, what do YOU think they discussed?

Max, it's true.  I really am a member of the CIA.  No, really!  I got a job there!

Max, it’s true. I really am a member of the CIA. No, really! I got a job there!

Bookmeyer: "You ... got some ketchup on your mouth... " Weaver "Did I get it all?"

Bookmeyer: “You … got some ketchup on your mouth … or is that braunschweiger …”
Weaver: “Did I get it all?”

Are my sideburns even?  I knew it.

Are my sideburns even? Dam! I knew it.

Weave, this cemetery is b-o-r-i-n-g.  I propose a music pavilion over there, and perhaps a beer tent in that coordinate.  Work with me on this.

Weave, this cemetery is b-o-r-i-n-g. I propose a music pavilion over there, and perhaps a beer tent in that coordinate.  I think a hotel would work, too. Work with me on this.  I can have the council votes by this afternoon.

Hey Eric, I just got a funny idea.  Let's dress up as each other for Halloween!  I'll let you wear my Yankees cap if you let me wear your CIA sunglasses.

Hey Eric, I just got a funny idea. Let’s dress up as each other for Halloween! I’ll let you wear my Yankees cap if you let me wear your CIA sunglasses.

Eric, you say the cutest things!  By God, you are adorable.  I could just sop you up with a biscuit!

Eric, you say the cutest things! By God, you are adorable. I could just sop you up with a biscuit!

Most of the time I just walked up to them like this and said "My name is Eric and I want to be mayor" and the suckers almost always shook my hand and bought every word of my BS.

Most of the time I just walked up to them like this and said “My name is Eric and I want to be mayor” and the suckers almost always shook my hand and bought every word of my bullshit.

Weaver: Hey Eric remember all those times I messed with you at the council meetings?  Man, you were pissed! Hahaha! Bookmeyer: (Giggling like a schoolgirl) Well, that was highly inappropriate, but ya, you got me pretty good.

Weaver: Hey Eric remember all those times I messed with you at the council meetings? Man, you were pissed! Hahaha!
Bookmeyer: (Giggling like a schoolgirl) Well, that was highly inappropriate, but ya, you got me pretty good.

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37 Responses to Pictorial: Weaver and Bookmeyer laugh it up in cemetery

  1. My Voice Reply Report comment

    June 6, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Matt, this was funny sh!t. Thank you. Dot…you’re living proof idiots shouldn’t be allowed to blog.

  2. bud Reply Report comment

    June 5, 2014 at 9:03 am

    I think Bookmeyer was asking Max where he could get a bulk price on beer

  3. John Reply Report comment

    May 31, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    I hope nobody photographs me when at the cemetery!

  4. Joe Reply Report comment

    May 31, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    “Keep your friends close BUT your enemies closer.”

  5. I researched it Reply Report comment

    May 29, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Maybe…JUST MAYBE….they’re adults to are able to enjoy each other’s company for a few minutes while focusing on what they have in common rather than defining each other by how they’re different.

    What a concept.

    This is a story? NIT has officially jumped the shark.

  6. Mandi Reply Report comment

    May 28, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I’m giggling (like a school girl) as I think of all Matt’s political aspirations flushed down the toilet.

  7. Annie Reply Report comment

    May 28, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Well it makes me happy to see these two laughing it up. Life is great. These two acting professionally. Sure makes some of us look bad. I’m proud of you two. Keep up the good work.

  8. Amanda Reply Report comment

    May 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    This is AWESOME! I bet that Max & Mayor even think it’s funny. Doesn’t matter WHO you support…this shit is hilarious & you KNOW it!

  9. Gypsy Reply Report comment

    May 27, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Hey it’s MST 3000!!!!

  10. Wolfy Reply Report comment

    May 27, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Rancho DeLux looking good Weave.

  11. Judy L. Reply Report comment

    May 27, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    I am happy to see NIT add a comic section. Love it. Keep up the good work, we all need a good laugh.

  12. allen Reply Report comment

    May 27, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Maybe Max is trying to walk in the foot steps of Jesus, and forgive the sinner.

  13. Sour Grapes Reply Report comment

    May 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Well riding the Max Weaver negative gravy train didn’t get me elected last year, so I am going to attack! Yea politics!

    • Agnes T. Reply Report comment

      May 27, 2014 at 10:23 am

      What office did you run for? Clown of the county?

      • Sour Grapes Reply Report comment

        May 28, 2014 at 5:57 pm

        Agnes, I ran against you remember? But I lost..enjoy your new job!

  14. Francis Reply Report comment

    May 27, 2014 at 12:49 am

    House of Cards

    If only Bookmeyer had a clue about anything.

  15. conscience Reply Report comment

    May 26, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    If Bookmeyer only KNEW how great of a person Weaver really is. I’m sure it just killed him to talk. Bet Bookmeyer is laughing at part of the convo yet tonight.

    Too bad shady wins, at least in the beginning but in the end honesty prevails. It will be too late for Bookmeyer then.

    Go ahead Bookmeyer say it.. you can do it SAY IT…you KNOW Max is right about everything and you really do like him…say it! And you only wish you had a shot(not booze) of his personality in you. We know.

    • Jeff M. Reply Report comment

      May 26, 2014 at 11:00 pm

      There’s a little truth in this … Bookee is about as interesting as watching an old lady crochet a sweater.

  16. Seriously? Reply Report comment

    May 26, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    This is news….according to North Iowa Today it is I guess….who runs this, a 6th grade girl with a computer?

    • Matt's disciple Reply Report comment

      May 26, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      There’s only one genius out there in charge of NIT. You know who he is.

    • Amanda Reply Report comment

      May 28, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      If “6th grade girl with a computer” is code speak for your probable obsession, you are correct.

  17. The Truth McPree Reply Report comment

    May 26, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Who cares? Amazing how two people having a conversation can be some huge news story. This whole story is a waste of space.

    • mercy gal Reply Report comment

      May 26, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      The real question is, how stupid are you to click the story headline so you could read the story if you didn’t think it was news? I’m not even sure what news IS anymore. Have you seen the garbage on KIMT and the news paper? At least this was funny. Everyone at work was talking about it, that’s how I heard about it.

  18. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 26, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Someone is still bitter…..LOL

  19. chamber member Reply Report comment

    May 26, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    To whoever writes this site. It is no wonder Mr. Bookmeyer hates NIT. Sop him up with a biscuit? Just what does that mean? For your information, the Mayor is not “cute” he is a PROFESSIONAL man with more accomplishments than you will ever get close to, so start showing some respect!

    • Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

      May 27, 2014 at 11:34 am

      I would have replied sooner, but I’ve been in a coma from laughing so hard after I read your comment. Man, you are funnier than Chris Rock. Been honing your skills at the Improv?

      • LVS Reply Report comment

        May 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm

        @Matt-Hey that chamber idiot is smoking the funny stuff. Professional my butt.

  20. Mr T. Reply Report comment

    May 26, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Is that Casey’s coffee Blue Zones approved?

    • sinckerdoodle Reply Report comment

      May 26, 2014 at 6:08 pm

      Is a combined 96 inch waist Blue Zone approved?

  21. Mother Nature Reply Report comment

    May 26, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    You go Matt. ROTFLMAO at your wit. Comments were in good taste with a splash of sarcasm and a dash of truth, all in good fun.

  22. Iowa Sucks Reply Report comment

    May 26, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    They’re laughing about all the people that still choose to live in mason $hitty.

  23. dot Reply Report comment

    May 26, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    This article is living proof that you are not a real journalist.

    • Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

      May 26, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Well, your comment is living proof you are not a real anything … other than an NIT reader. I think I got ya on that one, friend.

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      May 26, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      @dot-you have no sense of humor.

    • Tony A. Reply Report comment

      May 26, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Bahahaha ‘dot’ is probably Eric’s mom or maybe his wife the breadwinner, sticking up for poor little Eric the weasel Lvoe it, Matt! More like this please!