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"Roundhouse to the joy spot" about promoting Philly

On Friday evening, an uncharacteristically colloquial tweet from Mayor Nutter's press secretary, Mark McDonald, left a few City Hall observers scratching their heads.

"Roundhouse to the joy spot" about promoting Philly

On Friday evening, an uncharacteristically colloquial tweet from Mayor Nutter's press secretary, Mark McDonald, left a few City Hall observers scratching their heads. 

"Philly is a roundhouse to the joy spot, yo. Start braggin' to the masses. @Michael_Nutter," McDonald tweeted.

Determined to the decode the administration's new messaging, PhillyClout sought clarification.

What did it mean? And where is the joy spot?

"This city is a knockout, man. This is a great city. And every day we need to be thinking about ways to promote it," McDonald said Monday. "My joy spot is in my brain, in my head."

McDonald was out to dinner in Center City with his wife when he got the inspiration to spread the love about the City of Brotherly Love. 

"Historically, Philadelphians have this habit of running themselves down," he said. "There's just so much good stuff going on. Although there are challenges and we know all about that, and Mayor Nutter is working on that." 

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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Sean Collins Walsh is from Bucks County and went to Northwestern University. He joined the Daily News copy desk in 2012 and now covers the Nutter administration. Before that, he interned at papers including The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News and The Seattle Times. E-mail tips to walshSE@phillynews.com
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