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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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2014-01-31 10:08:46 AM  
That's a tough one.

Naming a massive monument to the automobile after an environmentalist folk singer is funny in an ironic way, but for pure comedy, Tappen Zee is hard to beat. It may not follow the Krusty the Klown Rule of K but Dutch is very often hilarious because it sounds like a parody of English or German.

I think they should split the difference and name it the Pete Seeger Tappen Zee Bridge.

Why is Peter Seeger tappin' zee bridge? That remains to be discovered. Maybe it's because of his eye glasses.
 
2014-01-31 10:50:12 AM  
Pete Tappen Zeeger Bridge.
 
2014-01-31 11:02:36 AM  
I'd uhh rather not have a bridge named after an avowed STALINIST. Not just a communist but someone who approved and supported a man responsible for more deaths than Hitler and even declared the purges were rough but necessary

Yeah no thanks. But not my state nor city so do whatever stupid things you want. Just keep driving successful tax-paying people out of NY. That'll work out well in the long run

Also? My state of VA would love to have those evil rich people live here
 
2014-01-31 11:33:04 AM  

brantgoose: Naming a massive monument to the automobile after an environmentalist folk singer is funny in an ironic way, but for pure comedy, Tappen Zee is hard to beat. It may not follow the Krusty the Klown Rule of K but Dutch is very often hilarious because it sounds like a parody of English or German.


I use to work in a small town in upstate New York called Fishkill. Now in Dutch, that means "Fish Creek", but when I called customers and they asked for the address, they'd be taken aback, "Fish Kill? what do you do there?!"
 
2014-01-31 11:34:59 AM  

brantgoose: I think they should split the difference and name it the Pete Seeger Tappen Zee Bridge.


That's actually what they did to one of the other Hudson River Crossings. They wanted to name the Mid-Hudson Bridge, which had stood for over 30 years as the Mid-Hudson Bridge, after FDR (who grew up a stones thrown from it in Hyde Park), so they just called it the FDR Mid-Hudson Bridge. Everyone still calls it the Mid-Hudson.
 
2014-01-31 11:51:10 AM  
fark off, Hipsters! ...And GTFO of my city.
 
2014-01-31 12:03:15 PM  

wildcardjack: Raffi for adults.


Damn. You're so right.
 
2014-01-31 12:03:56 PM  

wookiee cookie: 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.


I assume no one was trying to jump off it when you were driving it.
 
2014-01-31 12:25:42 PM  

Krymson Tyde: 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?


With a black-haired with big dark eyes...

/points of her own sticking way up high.
 
2014-01-31 01:20:50 PM  
Maybe we should name it after his buddy, Iosef Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili instead.
 
2014-01-31 01:33:37 PM  

Elroydb: I'd uhh rather not have a bridge named after an avowed STALINIST. Not just a communist but someone who approved and supported a man responsible for more deaths than Hitler and even declared the purges were rough but necessary

Yeah no thanks. But not my state nor city so do whatever stupid things you want. Just keep driving successful tax-paying people out of NY. That'll work out well in the long run

Also? My state of VA would love to have those evil rich people live here


Are you sure?  They might buy your trailer park and build a McMansion on it.
 
2014-01-31 06:54:18 PM  

simplicimus: 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.


Woody had a power substation in Oregon named for him for awhile (I think it's since been renamed because of some anti-Red bellyaching).  He was out here during the days of the building of the Bonneville and Grand Coulee Dams and was commissioned to write and record songs, "Roll On, Columbia" is probably the most famous.
 
2014-01-31 08:49:10 PM  
My favorite name-something-after-someone story was the San Francisco-area ballot initiative to rename a sewage treatment plant after George W. Bush. It failed, but points for effort.
 
2014-02-01 12:10:38 AM  
The Tappan Zee Bridge is currently named for someone: Governor Malcolm Wilson. If anything should be renamed, it should be the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, since Seeger lived up there (which is already the Hamilton Fish bridge.) Maybe they can rename one of the spans.

/I drove over the TZ three times yesterday and am getting a kick out of these replies.
//Swam for the fourth crossing.
///No, actually, I took the GWB to get back to the west side of the Hudson.
 
2014-02-01 09:40:11 AM  

HiFiGuy: The Tappan Zee Bridge is currently named for someone: Governor Malcolm Wilson. If anything should be renamed, it should be the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, since Seeger lived up there (which is already the Hamilton Fish bridge.) Maybe they can rename one of the spans.


Pete built his cabin before either of those bridges was there, so maybe the Bear Mountain Bridge instead?

That's if we're stuck naming bridges after him, which is profoundly idiotic. Seems like he'd have preferred a pond or a forest or a mountain named after him, if anything.

"Pete's Pond" has a nice ring to it.
 
2014-02-01 12:35:08 PM  

Gulper Eel: That's if we're stuck naming bridges after him, which is profoundly idiotic. Seems like he'd have preferred a pond or a forest or a mountain named after him, if anything.


Or maybe a sculpture:

static.panoramio.com
 
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