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July 25, 2005

WORST CIVIC-BOOSTER IDEA EVER?

We report; you decide.

(Thanks to Claire Martin)

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No

Dammit, James!!!

I said NO!!!

h-e-double-hockey-sticks NO!

go away little troll... grrr.

Perhaps James is trying to recreate the dozer incident in blog form. Running his spam through town upsetting the children. We can only hope his fate will be similar to original bulldozer driver. Ok, that's a little mean, how about a nice rash then?

What kind of rash? Viral, allergic, eczemal, what?

That town seems to have unusual problems. Did you see the article entitled (condensed version) "lunatics survive" and then that poor guy on the bike who was fined $400 for doing a wheelie because wheelies are considered "distracting to drivers".

Anybody check their drinking water lately?

Gee, It's not all that bad. Consider what happens in South Beach at night. Surely, the tame stuff would include skinny dips while the sharks feed. Sorry, I meant 'while the fish get fed'. Oh darn, I suppose I'll get censored now...

I wonder what one would do during "dozer days"? I mean, do you get to rampage through town on a dozer, or is it The Running of the Bull-dozers and you get to flee them?


Marvin H. is my name, and I went off my nut one day,
'Till so many SWAT teams came, and I ate my gun, sad to say.
I swiped a dozer, did some urban renewal
Didn't know those things used so much fuel
Now they want to celebrate me
Forget all about my smashing,thrilling spree!

The day I dozed old Granby down
And all the kids were screaming!
The day I dozed old Granby down
And all the tears were streamimg!
They went, 'Na,na,na,na ' etc.

Off Topic:

So the other day I was shopping for some dead burned magnesite and welding blankets but had to give up my search. I suddenly realized I was suffering from a complete lack of interest combined with an utter absence of need, so I decided I would just forget about it for the time being.

You guys haven’t come across anything like that, have you? I particularly want to order these items sight-unseen on the internet from a disreputable source that can't even spell its own products' names.

That "popping a wheelie" item is a must read.

Oh the humanity!

That is the most tasteless and insensitive idea I have ever heard of.

Granby is pretty close to here. The winters are long and hard, maybe the sunshine this summer has addled them? Maybe they wanted to get on the blog because they were jealous of Greeley and the disappearing garden gnomes? (Greeley is also close to here). I used to think I was an island of sanity in the region, but then I became more self-aware.

Bill-

Police there told the Rocky Mountain Outlook that he was ticketed in accordance with a law that finds wheelies could distract and confuse drivers...

...kind of like using cell phones, watching in-car DVD players, talking to any and all passengers, listening to the radio, eating fish tacos, shaving, and brushing your teeth while driving, not to mention al the stuff that's going on outside your car.

Gee, It's not all that bad. Consider what happens in South Beach at night. Surely, the tame stuff would include skinny dips while the sharks feed. Sorry, I meant 'while the fish get fed'. Oh darn, I suppose I'll get censored now...

Where was this article when we were talking about the most misread headlines of the day?

Hot Muscovites bathe in public fountains to escape from the summer heat / Photo: Nicholas Danilov, MosNews.com

Nicholas comes out with a lot of great headlines on that page.

Aunt Nancy, oh, I don't know. How about a sampler platter of each?

Brad, I backed off, I backed off, actually the most creative attack on a spammer I have heard of, was when they tracked down his address and signed him up for every catalogue, flyer, free newspaper or crap advertisement they could find. Apparently his mail had to be delivered by a separate truck after that.

Did anyone else notice the title bar says "Keystone Copper"?

Hey Dave,

Did you ever find anything to do in Duluth?

Granby is pretty close to here. The winters are long and hard, maybe the sunshine this summer has addled them? Maybe they wanted to get on the blog because they were jealous of Greeley and the disappearing garden gnomes? (Greeley is also close to here). I used to think I was an island of sanity in the region, but then I became more self-aware.

Wow artchick - you double posted exactly an hour apart. Reminds me of the news in Duluth...

Christobol ~ You are an artist without equal.

"He died after suffering repeated blows to the head."

that line should never be funny - but, yet - in this context, I can't seem to stop laughing at it

maybe Moscow should start a "dead spammer days" celebration, assuming that Russians have a little darker sense of humor than the average Granby resident

m & b,
WBAG anti-spammer kit.

Victoria that was a interesting article! Now I know what to do for that extra spending cash after I retire! Just got to buy me some "false" teeth...

"Dead spammer days". Hilfreakinlarious.

Fed, I think our clicking on Moscow news just brought the Internet in Russia completely down. Given the source (Fed), I'll assume she was hot, athletic, a champion log roller, and grieving. Thanks!

Egads, sorry for the double post... And Fed, I hate to be the one to inform you that these definitely trigger the "16 will get you 20" rule, even if they are Russian. Geez.

"Dead spammer days". Hilfreakinlarious.

Fed, I think our clicking on Moscow news just brought the Internet in Russia completely down. Given the source (Fed), I'll assume she was hot, athletic, a champion log roller, and grieving. Thanks!

"Come Celebrate Dozer Days! Fun for the whole family! Taste Dozer Chili! (runs right through you), There's a giant lego land for the kiddies to build things (then a drunken redneck clown will stumble through kicking over the kids' hard work!) Or try taking the plunge on the "Suicide Flume Ride!" Adults can relive the fun of that day by waiting on hold, listening to bad 70's muzak while trying to reach the insurance company!
Get your tickets now at www.horrorshow.com - while supplies last!"

Sorry for the double post-that'll teach me to click "post" then walk away from the computer. And after all that I forgot to mention that there is another town near here that celebrates prostitution by having bed races down Main Street during their summer festival...

artchick: I've forgotten which town that is... Idaho Springs? Georgetown? (The latter would be appropriate -- remember the former profession of their former mayor?)

W. D.
That would be Deadwood, SD. They do this (among other things) during their "Days of '76" which celebrates Jack Mc Call shooting Wild Bill Hickok. Hickok was holding the famous Aces and 8's now known as a "dead man's hand". I'll stop now.

Sowwy, I thought it was funny, I wasnt trying to spam anyone.

and for my next trick. Watch me learn how to punctuate properly. Spelling will be done next week.

El Norte: Thanks -- didn't know that Deadwood had that going on as well. Now I have another excuse to go there some weekend. But I'm pretty sure artchick was talking about a town here in Colorado.

(My wife and I are majorly addicted to the HBO series, by the way... that's our first excuse to go.)

m & b,
nononono! it was funny. i ment the anti-vampire kit would also be a good anti-spammer kit!
siwwy wabbit;)

Isn't Granby the same town where they celebrate Theatre Night on Abraham Lincoln's birthday?

I thought the reporter took a very high-minded approach to this article, fraught with temptation though it must have been. I genuinely admire the succinctness of his or her summation, "Dismay remains the dominant response." That's what I call journalism.

In contrast, I think we need have no illusions as to why the outfit which apparently suggested this civic hootenanny calls itself the "Sky-Hi News."

72 percent said no....does that mean 28 percent thought it was a hell of an idea?

Damn...got this image stuck in my head of Shriners performing driving tricks on little tiny dozers during the parade that kicks off the big celebration

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