Giant Staten Island Ferris Wheel Gets City Council Green Light

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The flotilla of boats passes by the London Eye during the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant on June 3, 2012 in London, England. For only the second time in its history the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have flocked to London to witness the spectacle of the weekend's celebrations. The Queen along with all members of the royal family will participate in a River Pageant with a flotilla of a 1,000 boats accompanying them down the Thames. LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 03: The flotilla of boats passes by the London Eye during the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant on June 3, 2012 in London, England. For only the second time in its history the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have flocked to London to witness the spectacle of the weekend's celebrations. The Queen along with all members of the royal family will participate in a River Pageant with a flotilla of a 1,000 boats accompanying them down the Thames. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images) Photo: Scott Heavey/Getty Images2012 Getty Images

Staten Island's City Council representatives celebrated the council's unanimous vote approving that giant Ferris wheel by indulging in some truly cringe-worthy punsmanship. "I'm ecstatic," Councilwoman Debi Rose told the Staten Island Advance. "And to quote (Councilman) Vinny Ignizio, I'm wheely, wheely, wheely, happy." Ugh. Thank god they're only doing this once.