< link rel="DCTERMS.isreplacedby" href="http://davejustus.com/" >

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Texas Town Adopts Corporate Name

ABC News:

Back in the 1950s, Hot Springs, N.M., was renamed Truth or Consequences, N.M., after a popular quiz show. During the dot-com boom of 2000, Halfway, Ore., agreed to become Half.com for a year. This week, Clark, Texas, morphed into DISH in exchange for a decade of free satellite television from the DISH Network for the town's 55 homes. Residents in Santa, Idaho, meanwhile, are weighing the pros and cons of changing to Secretsanta.com, Idaho. Across the nation, small communities are being courted by large corporations who say renaming a town provides a marketing buzz that can't be bought in television ads. Though some worry about corporate America's increasing influence in local government, many towns seem eager to accept.
Of course we all know where this is going. OCP will buy out Detroit and deploy the future of law enforcement.


Blogger RFTR said...

I want to live in SKYNET, Connecticut...

11/17/2005 10:16:00 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Hilarious, Dave!

11/17/2005 06:35:00 PM  
Blogger Gib said...

OCP can't come to Detroit soon enough.

11/18/2005 05:33:00 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home