Thursday, December 9, 2010
PI Update: Funmeister Missing
Save Pleasure Island Blog roving reporter Thommy reports from the Island this morning that the Funmeister is missing! Unfortunately on the wrong side of the PI Wall and thus in the construction zone, the Funmeister has apparently been taken down.
The Funmeister was a half moon-shaped face atop a tall totem pole errected between what is now Motion and Sosa Cigars in the so-called Funmeister Plaza. Back in history when Merriweather Adam Pleasure was sailing along Florida canals in his paddlewheeler he spotted the Funmeister along the shoreline of Village Lake and knew that was the spot to build his island of pleasure. Apparently errected by a band of I4 Indians, he is said to have yelled "The Funmeister, I've found the Funmeister. This is where we will build Pleasure Island." And so he did. And the rest is history. The Funmeister ultimately was used as the symbol for the Pleasure Island entertainment district when it opened. But most unfortunately, the entire saga of Pleasure Island is coming to an end too. Will be interesting to see if Hyperion Wharf has any kind of back story.