The Classic George Forbes vs. Carl Monday Showdown is Now a Meme About Paying Rent During the Coronavirus Pandemic



One of the most important and treasured bits of Cleveland history ever caught on video has become a meme about paying rent during the coronavirus shutdowns.

If you've never seen the classic 1984 confrontation, which pitted an intrepid and young Carl Monday against then-city council president George Forbes in a feisty discussion about an unpaid water bill — "One of these days you're going to corner me and I'm going to kick your ass. Keep fucking with me" — the full video is below the clipped memed version.

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