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(USA Today)   New Yorkers push to have new Tappan Zee Bridge named after the late Pete Seeger - because if anything honors Seeger's legacy, it'd be a five-billion dollar eight-lane-wide commuter-clogged monument to sprawl and air pollution   (usatoday.com) divider line 66
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2014-01-30 11:53:45 PM
and nowhere to turn, turn, turn.
 
2014-01-31 12:06:36 AM
Anything named after Woody Guthrie? After all, his commie pinko song "This land is my land" is pretty much a standard these days. Woody first, then Pete.
 
2014-01-31 01:47:12 AM
How about not spending any time or money worrying whom to name it after till you get the old death trap replaced.
 
2014-01-31 01:48:02 AM
Reminiscent of naming an airport after John Wayne once he died. I final FARK YOU on the way out.
 
2014-01-31 01:48:27 AM
Subby...if you wanna name it after Donald Trump, you don't have to wait till he's dead.
 
2014-01-31 01:48:34 AM
"Rock 'n' Roll Never Forgits" isn't a very good song.  I don't see what all the fuss is about. Or that Risky Business song with the closeted guy dancing in his underwear.
 
2014-01-31 01:52:48 AM

syrynxx: "Rock 'n' Roll Never Forgits" isn't a very good song.  I don't see what all the fuss is about. Or that Risky Business song with the closeted guy dancing in his underwear.


You're Putting on the Night Moves tonite. Thr RIP wrong person meme has really Turned the Page not needing pics anymore.
 
2014-01-31 01:54:19 AM
RIP Pete Sanger

library.acadiau.ca

/Ignore the Dutch Angle. He was not evil.
 
2014-01-31 02:05:08 AM
Well, we could name it after Jane Goodall - she was good with Chimpan Zees. But I think she's still alive.
 
2014-01-31 02:07:39 AM
I don't know who Tappan Zee is, but I always thought it was a stupid name for a bridge.
 
2014-01-31 02:12:09 AM

FDR Jones: I don't know who Tappan Zee is, but I always thought it was a stupid name for a bridge.


I believe it comes from the old German window tappers who would tap on zee vindow to see if anyone was inside. It was originally called The Tappen Zee Vindow Bridge, with the logo of an old German man tapping his finger against a window, but over time the window part faded away.
 
2014-01-31 02:14:30 AM

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RIP MARVIN ZINDLER

/slime in the ice machine
 
2014-01-31 02:17:44 AM
I drove it a few times during the 1.5 years I lived in Connecticut.

Crappy drive. Terrible bridge.

Wish I had more to contribute.
 
2014-01-31 02:19:04 AM

mikaloyd: Reminiscent of naming an airport after John Wayne once he died. I final FARK YOU on the way out.


Doesn't beat the irony of Montreal airport being renamed for a man, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, who as Prime Minister expropriated a huge amount of farmland in the suburbs to build Mirabel International, at the time the largest airport in the world to replace it completely. It's now the 2nd largest and home only to cargo flights, a car racing center (which uses runways as track,) and a helicopter and private jet company, that's it.
 
2014-01-31 02:22:00 AM
my csb

when I was in college in the early 90s I made extra money doing sound for bands.  Mostly moving equipment.  My lack of musical talent or any kind of ear for it relegated me to mixing the monitors for the band.  We did a gig for Pete Seeger.  I never heard of him or his music as I was young and plenty dumb.  He came into the stage early.  Made  a point to meet all of us.  Personally.  The guy went way out of his way to spend enough time with the backstage people to know their names, age and a little of their life.  All before the opening act.  Then when he came on stage he was simply brilliant.  He played all of the standards he was expected to play.  The people who came to the concert were more knowledgeable of his songs than me,  They loved the show.  I never heard most of the songs and am the polar opposite politically of all of his songs.  I loved the show.  I am so glad to have met him.  He is the genuine article.  He loved people and the world is far better having him lived on it.  He is as good as they come.
 
2014-01-31 02:30:21 AM

Oldiron_79: syrynxx: "Rock 'n' Roll Never Forgits" isn't a very good song.  I don't see what all the fuss is about. Or that Risky Business song with the closeted guy dancing in his underwear.

You're Putting on the Night Moves tonite. Thr RIP wrong person meme has really Turned the Page not needing pics anymore.


You're Still the Same to me.

Are the Night Moves he's doing Hollywood Nights?
 
2014-01-31 02:43:48 AM
Raffi for adults.
 
2014-01-31 03:17:41 AM

Lith: mikaloyd: Reminiscent of naming an airport after John Wayne once he died. I final FARK YOU on the way out.

Doesn't beat the irony of Montreal airport being renamed for a man, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, who as Prime Minister expropriated a huge amount of farmland in the suburbs to build Mirabel International, at the time the largest airport in the world to replace it completely. It's now the 2nd largest and home only to cargo flights, a car racing center (which uses runways as track,) and a helicopter and private jet company, that's it.


Didn't he also memorably flip the bird to a photographer? Then claim he was only trying to garner the attention of a waiter?

Canada has some awesome politicians. Withholding ford, you also had Chretien who not only strangled a protestor but ordered the macing of college demonstrators. In response to media questions concerning his antics he replied "That guy,,he got in my face SO I TOOK HIM OUT" and "Pepper? I put that on my dinner!"

Outstanding.
 
2014-01-31 03:25:22 AM

People_are_Idiots: Oldiron_79: syrynxx: "Rock 'n' Roll Never Forgits" isn't a very good song.  I don't see what all the fuss is about. Or that Risky Business song with the closeted guy dancing in his underwear.

You're Putting on the Night Moves tonite. Thr RIP wrong person meme has really Turned the Page not needing pics anymore.

You're Still the Same to me.

Are the Night Moves he's doing Hollywood Nights?


You mean down on Mainstreet?
 
2014-01-31 03:48:43 AM

marcre3363: I drove it a few times during the 1.5 years I lived in Connecticut.

Crappy drive. Terrible bridge.

Wish I had more to contribute.


Nah dude - that was funny as hell.

/Made me laugh.
//And I damned sure needed a laugh.
 
2014-01-31 04:55:20 AM

simplicimus: Anything named after Woody Guthrie? Woody first, then Pete.

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2014-01-31 05:02:00 AM
One of the dumbest things about The Tappan Zee, is that it was built at one of the widest parts of the Hudson, so that it wouldn't be in the jurisdiction of the New York Port Authority, and the New York Thruway Authority could collect the tolls instead.

A tunnel would be far more practical.
 
2014-01-31 05:28:58 AM

marcre3363: I drove it a few times during the 1.5 years I lived in Connecticut.

Crappy drive. Terrible bridge.

Wish I had more to contribute.


terrible how? it's a bridge.

/driven it.
 
2014-01-31 05:33:35 AM
Has anyone made any jokes yet pretending to get Pete Seeger confused with Bob Seger? Those are both original and funny, and I hope to read some more of them.
 
2014-01-31 05:40:03 AM

markfara: Has anyone made any jokes yet pretending to get Pete Seeger confused with Bob Seger? Those are both original and funny, and I hope to read some more of them.


Remember when that Pete Seeger song was playing in the movie where Tom Cruise was dancing in his underwear? Good times.
 
2014-01-31 06:00:09 AM

wookiee cookie: terrible how? it's a bridge.


it's falling apart.  It's a death-trap.
 
2014-01-31 06:01:55 AM

shlabotnik: markfara: Has anyone made any jokes yet pretending to get Pete Seeger confused with Bob Seger? Those are both original and funny, and I hope to read some more of them.

Remember when that Pete Seeger song was playing in the movie where Tom Cruise was dancing in his underwear? Good times.


Hee-hee-hee. . . . Thanks!
 
2014-01-31 06:16:09 AM

mekkab: wookiee cookie: terrible how? it's a bridge.

it's falling apart.  It's a death-trap.


yea, but it is a suicide rap?
 
2014-01-31 06:19:55 AM

MBrady: mekkab: wookiee cookie: terrible how? it's a bridge.

it's falling apart.  It's a death-trap.

yea, but it is a suicide rap?


Don't know about wookiee cookie but I had to get out while I was young.
 
2014-01-31 06:25:19 AM
Change it to Tappan Zee Ass Bridge.
 
2014-01-31 06:39:49 AM
As a proud Canuck, I like to call it "Tappan Zed" Bridge, eh?
 
2014-01-31 06:43:54 AM
I'm originally from the area and used to work in the Empire State Building. I was more worried from that bridge being the death of me than a future terrorist attack.
 
2014-01-31 07:01:24 AM

Brawndo: I'm originally from the area and used to work in the Empire State Building. I was more worried from that bridge being the death of me than a future terrorist attack.


If it's any consolation, you're 8 times more likely to be killed by a "peace" officer.
 
2014-01-31 07:13:28 AM

Brawndo: I'm originally from the area and used to work in the Empire State Building. I was more worried from that bridge being the death of me than a future terrorist attack.


That bridge is terrifying to drive over. Steel plates covering parts of the bridge surface where gigantic gaping holes exist. The bridge was anchored in mud with untreated wooden support anchors because it was meant to have a limited lifespan. Now bits and pieces of the wooden anchors are rotting off and floating to the surface.

If and when that thing goes (assuming it goes before it is decommissioned), it'll be the most catastrophic bridge collapse in US history.
 
2014-01-31 07:14:54 AM
Is that better or worse than New Jersey naming an I95 service center after Walt Whitman?
 
2014-01-31 07:29:00 AM

czetie: Is that better or worse than New Jersey naming an I95 service center after Walt Whitman?



Walt Whitman was master of the pan flute and sold more records than Elvis or The Beatles.
 
2014-01-31 07:30:05 AM

bigsteve3OOO: my csb

when I was in college in the early 90s I made extra money doing sound for bands.  Mostly moving equipment.  My lack of musical talent or any kind of ear for it relegated me to mixing the monitors for the band.  We did a gig for Pete Seeger.  I never heard of him or his music as I was young and plenty dumb.  He came into the stage early.  Made  a point to meet all of us.  Personally.  The guy went way out of his way to spend enough time with the backstage people to know their names, age and a little of their life.  All before the opening act.  Then when he came on stage he was simply brilliant.  He played all of the standards he was expected to play.  The people who came to the concert were more knowledgeable of his songs than me,  They loved the show.  I never heard most of the songs and am the polar opposite politically of all of his songs.  I loved the show.  I am so glad to have met him.  He is the genuine article.  He loved people and the world is far better having him lived on it.  He is as good as they come.


yeah Colbert had a bit of an honorific to Pete on his show the other night. You could tell Steven was almost crying when he introduced the piece. I loved it that he ,even at his advanced age, got out and walked with the Occupiers a couple of years ago and treated them to some music. He was a national treasure.
 
2014-01-31 07:31:45 AM

czetie: Is that better or worse than New Jersey naming an I95 service center after Walt Whitman?


Worse then the Walt Whitman bridge in Philadelphia??
 
2014-01-31 07:40:44 AM
Tappin' zee bridge.

Drivin' zee Audi.
 
2014-01-31 07:54:33 AM
Or a symbol of oppression of the working class by the capitalist bourgeoisie.
 
2014-01-31 08:05:14 AM

badhatharry: Or a symbol of oppression of the working class by the capitalist bourgeoisie.


Come an' see da violence inherent in da system, ya hump. Help, help, I'm bein' farkin' oppressed ovah heah.
 
2014-01-31 08:19:05 AM

Pointy Tail of Satan: Ignore the Dutch Angle


Adjust the rudder on your camera
 
2014-01-31 08:20:30 AM
Somehow I don't think 1000 signatures on a made up petition really means that much of anything.  Pete Seeger might not get his immortality in the form of a renamed bridge after all.
 
2014-01-31 08:29:58 AM
♫ Someone's driving, my lord, kumbaya ♫
 
2014-01-31 08:42:46 AM
Pete Seeger was a national treasure.

The Tappan Zee Bridge is going to kill several thousand people some day.

Rename half of the shiat named after Reagan and I'll be good.  Pete Seeger National Airport.  Sounds nice.
 
2014-01-31 08:42:59 AM

Lith: mikaloyd: Reminiscent of naming an airport after John Wayne once he died. I final FARK YOU on the way out.

Doesn't beat the irony of Montreal airport being renamed for a man, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, who as Prime Minister expropriated a huge amount of farmland in the suburbs to build Mirabel International, at the time the largest airport in the world to replace it completely. It's now the 2nd largest and home only to cargo flights, a car racing center (which uses runways as track,) and a helicopter and private jet company, that's it.


High speed heavy rail linking the airport to the city center probably would have saved it from becoming a white elephant. Maybe I'm spoiled but I hate arriving at airports in cities where it's an hour or two drive into town. It shouldn't take longer to get to and from the airport than the length of a flight. Atlanta and Vancouver both got it right... twenty minutes on a train and you're in the city center. Straight shot. No transfers, no confusion. Nice and simple.
 
2014-01-31 08:48:30 AM
Brawndo: I'm originally from the area and used to work in the Empire State Building. I was more worried from that bridge being the death of me than a future terrorist attack.

Americans: they worry about highly improbable things.
 
2014-01-31 09:44:20 AM
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Would rather it be called the Buttafucco bridge.

/Always bring a hammer when you cross the Hudson.  So you can Tappen Zee bridge.
 
2014-01-31 09:57:30 AM
This Hudson Valley musician who actually worked with and liked Pete thinks this is farking stupid
 
2014-01-31 09:59:28 AM
Why can't it just be called the Tappan Zee Bridge?  I presume they're currently building a shiny new bridge to, you know, get rid of the old one.  And after all, the first one was named after the part of the Hudson it goes over.

I hate this 'let's name all the bridges after people!' thing.

\\Renaming the Triborough was the worst offender of this. RFK bridge my ass.  It's still the Triborough.
 
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