Monday, October 1, 2007

Jump on a SLUT

And here she is.



I love this story. I love examples of groups or agencies that don't quite think things through, then the public grabs it and runs. They seize it and claim ownership and the group that started it can't do a thing about it.

Underway in Seattle is a $50.5 million project to build a streetcar line. The official name is the South Lake Union Streetcar. The residents, either correctly or incorrectly, beileve that early on in the project it was originally called the South Lake Union Trolley but was changed when the developers realized the error of their acromyn. The developer wants to call it a streetcar. The residents are going with trolley. Guess who's going to win. The power of the people baby. As far as the residents are concerned Seattle has a new SLUT and they can't wait to jump on. A couple of enterprising guys are even selling t-shirts. I'm tempted to order one just to show my support.


Oh and Happy October (can you believe it's October already?). I hope you remembered to say "Rabbit, Rabbit".

11 comments:

Preposterous Ponderings said...

Imagine the fun you could have saying:

"I went in the back door of the slut!"

"I rode the slut for hours."

You get the drift...

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Oh yeah, we could go on all day with this one.

Colonel Colonel said...

Sign in a bar:

"Too much to drink? Take the SLUT home!"

Sara Sue said...

This is great! Oh ... and Colonel is on fire with his comments today!

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Welcome Sara Sue. Yes indeed, the Col. Col. comment had me needing to clean the computer screen. I was sure that PP over there was going to come back and go on a roll after starting it.

Crashdummie said...

Oh, the possibilities of errors. :)

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Yes Crash, one person's error is another's delight. Beautiful isn't it?

Tequila Mockingbird said...

in fla, we had the sarasota county area transit. or the S.C.A.T. bus. i never rode one because i was afraid of the smell.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

I know what you mean. In the Philly area it was the South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. SEPTA. Which was always just a little too close to septic. Antibacterial hand lotion anyone?

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the First Unitarian Church of Berkeley which is actually located in Kensington. I can see why they didn't want to be known as the First Unitarian Church of Kensington. I guess the they wouldn't have to worry about Baptists abbreviating their name all the time.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Anon, too funny. I have some friends who went to Berkeley, for some reason the acronym for the church doesn't surprise me. Love it.