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(Gazette)   Colorado spends $21,000 to name a highway improvement project   ( ) divider line
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2005-01-19 01:23:11 PM  
Christ, $21,000 and the best they could come up with was "COSMIX?" Look, here's a better name for you:

"Colorado Springs Highway Improvement Project"

I'll even give it to you for more'n half off. How's $10,000 sound?
2005-01-19 02:05:19 PM  
So that's what the new tax on cigarettes is being used for...
2005-01-19 02:05:49 PM  
2005-01-19 02:08:14 PM  
I could have suggested they name it "Bob" and I wouldn't have even charged 'em for it.
2005-01-19 02:08:47 PM  
How about "This Thread is Boring, But the Girl in the SBB Ad On the Left Has Huge Bazongas?"
I had to be the first to be a biatchy whiner about how a thread or article is so boring, yet I'm still spending time commenting on it.
2005-01-19 02:09:09 PM  
I hereby rename the project to "The Alan Parson Project."
2005-01-19 02:09:54 PM  
Did they come up with Xyzzy?
2005-01-19 02:10:59 PM  
How about:

D enver
U tility
M etro
F reeway
U niting
C ity and
R ural
S ettings
2005-01-19 02:11:59 PM  
The I-25 widening project.

I'll take that $21,000 now, thank you.
2005-01-19 02:13:54 PM  
Larry H. Christ on a pogo stick - isn't anyone outraged about the waste of taxpayers money?
2005-01-19 02:15:31 PM  
This makes me think of cute Japanese chicks dressed as Rikku and Zelda rubbing elbows with loser American guys dressed as Bowser and Blanka.

/working the cosplay-mixer angle
//I'm sure not all cosplay people are losers
2005-01-19 02:15:56 PM  
the SBB ad on the left always has huge guns....
2005-01-19 02:17:09 PM  
I am so proud to be from the Springs today. And JBallsCSU, good point. In fact, my husband and I both quit last week in protest of the new tax. So happy the money is being spent wisely.
2005-01-19 02:19:30 PM  
they couold have called it something else but the letters they used are just so high quality...
2005-01-19 02:19:54 PM  
Very observant Tick, but aren't you supposed to be READING the articles? LOL
2005-01-19 02:21:22 PM  
D enver
I nterstate
P ulls
S hiny
H appy
I diots
T o the
'S prings
2005-01-19 02:22:48 PM  
Who authorizes this crap? What possible justification could they have for spending this amount of money on naming a construction project? Why can't I find someone to love me?
2005-01-19 02:26:35 PM  
Oh wait, I've got the best one so far...

2005-01-19 02:33:03 PM  
I did an internship for PRACO at the Colorado State Fair. Apparently, naming road projects is their specialty. They also named Glenwood Canyon's, but I don't recall what it was called.
2005-01-19 02:33:05 PM  
In Colorado Springs I'm surprised they didn't just call it Praise Christ the King Highway Improvement Project and give the money to Focus on the Family.
2005-01-19 02:33:11 PM  
it's good work if you can get it...
2005-01-19 02:39:53 PM  
I too am from the Springs, and holy hell is this dissappointing...let the local high school kids have a shot and throw up a $100 dollar "prize" and I guarentee you the kids will do better then the "professionals"
2005-01-19 02:47:06 PM  
They should have just had a caption contest on Fark and given the winner a year of TotalFark.
2005-01-19 02:48:28 PM  
Pork Road.
2005-01-19 02:49:02 PM  
road privatization memorial highway.

/annoying libertarian
2005-01-19 02:56:44 PM  
I'm from the Springs also (but only until March... thank the Lord [James Dobson]) and I'm surprised the Gazette bothered to do the footwork required to write a real story.

Sallie Clark did mention a Monorail though...

/mono = one
/rail = rail
2005-01-19 03:16:54 PM  
"His firm, PRACO, narrowed down more than 100 possible names to come up with the winner."

I wouldn't exactly say it's a winner, Bob.

"PRACO pukes COSMIX" Now there's a headline.
2005-01-19 03:31:07 PM  
they should've just gone with gruntmeister 2000.
2005-01-19 03:34:49 PM  
Pantyfighter interstate highway improvements
2005-01-19 04:19:53 PM  
The Khofi Annan Family Food-for-Oil-like Highway Improvement Project.
2005-01-19 04:35:40 PM  
I watched the COSMIX I-25 widening thing on TV last night...$150 million bucks and it's gonna take like 3 years to complete the 13 mile stretch of highway. I thought I'd be happy when they finally widened the road but OMFG- 3 years!! I promise I won't be in the Springs in 3 years to enjoy the fruits of my taxpayer dollars--good thing they named it so I don't feel so bad (sarcasm??). And I honestly didn't think traffic could get any worse....I guess I'll be taking an alternate route to work in the mornings. Stupid Colorado Springs.
2005-01-19 04:40:24 PM  

How about "This Thread is Boring, But the Girl in the SBB Ad On the Left Has Huge Bazongas?"

Good observation, all_out_of_gum. You are witty and quite astute for pointing that out. Thanks for adding some spice to this otherwise slow thread.
2005-01-19 05:25:49 PM  
wow, colorado is in the news so much lately, i'm one a'dem celebrities, yeeh-haw!
2005-01-19 05:37:39 PM  
I haven't been this proud to be from Colorado since the Alcohol and Sex recruiting scandal, Marching band cited for Alcohol abuse, #1 party school in America trifecta.


2005-01-19 05:47:28 PM  
Name the project after the focus group....stupid.
2005-01-19 09:36:32 PM  
2005-01-20 06:19:51 AM  
Boston's transit authority, the MBTA, spent $29,000 to come up with the name for their new automated fair-collection system: the "Charlie Card."

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