Too much democracy can get dicey, so we’re having a contest

Sometimes, when the powers-that-be ask for public input, they get answers they don’t expect.

Take, for example, the sewage treatment plant in San Francisco, which was almost named for George W. Bush last year.

Or perhaps this recent example, in which NASA asked for public input on what to name a new module of the international space station. The trouble started when NASA allowed write-in votes. Beating out “Serenity,” the top NASA suggestion, was “Colbert,” which collected over 230,000 write-in votes after The Colbert Report show host Stephen Colbert asked viewers to write in his name.

In that vein, we’re having a Letters From Texas Worldwide Headquarters contest!

This blog’s name will change for one day only: April Fools Day, April 1st. I don’t know what the new name of the blog will be, but you do.

Post your suggestion in the comments section today, for the April Fools Day name for this blog. I’ll take the funniest, most irreverent, or at least most interesting proposed name, and it will become the name of the blog for April Fools. If there are several great ideas, I’ll probably post a poll in a couple of days and let readers decide. UPDATE: I am definitely going to post a poll with several of the best ideas, and readers will decide.

What do you win? Well, nothing except bragging rights, but what the hell, post an entry anyway.

Get to it – this blog ain’t gonna name itself!

Update #2: you can keep commenting if you want, but the finalists are already being polled on top of the right hand sidebar. So scroll up there and vote for your favorite!

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19 Responses to Too much democracy can get dicey, so we’re having a contest

  1. Anonymous March 25, 2009 at 2:08 pm #

    FUBAR’S Folly

  2. Anonymous March 25, 2009 at 2:48 pm #

    First Peeing.

  3. Vanessa March 25, 2009 at 2:54 pm #

    Roving with Rove & Roe v. Wade

  4. Anonymous March 25, 2009 at 2:57 pm #

    Burnt Porn Report

  5. Anonymous March 25, 2009 at 3:09 pm #

    Alphabet from Austin

  6. Lakeside Slacker March 25, 2009 at 3:14 pm #

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  7. Anonymous March 25, 2009 at 3:17 pm #

    Mama Said

  8. Mean Rachel March 25, 2009 at 3:18 pm #

    Harold Cook’s Stimulus Package

  9. Anonymous March 25, 2009 at 3:30 pm #

    Sleeper (Stem) Cell

  10. whiskeydent March 25, 2009 at 3:35 pm #

    Quim Report
    In The Sink
    Desperate Traffic Building
    Cooter

  11. Anonymous March 25, 2009 at 3:47 pm #

    Leters from Bush

  12. Anonymous March 25, 2009 at 5:21 pm #

    Voter Id/Elected Ego
    We don’t need no stinking bills!
    Straus of ill repute
    12 steps to a more dysfunctional legislature
    Fully stimulated
    Snafubar

  13. Anonymous March 25, 2009 at 5:56 pm #

    Cook this!

    nick h.

  14. whiskeydent March 25, 2009 at 6:46 pm #

    In The Stink
    The Bastard Son of Martha Stewart
    Lesley’s Thong

  15. FUBAR March 25, 2009 at 7:56 pm #

    oh my god some of these are making me laugh. I’m totally putting the best ones on a poll tomorrow so people can vote on what it will be.

  16. Anonymous March 25, 2009 at 10:07 pm #

    Texas Legislature Intelligent Design

  17. Anonymous March 25, 2009 at 10:15 pm #

    Letters From Texas

  18. Jack Cluth March 26, 2009 at 3:55 am #

    The Astroglide Gazette
    Molly Ivin’s Illegitimate Son
    Bubba’s Revenge
    Have You Seen My Orgasm?
    Honey, I Shrunk The GOP

  19. FUBAR March 26, 2009 at 4:13 am #

    Jack,

    I am truly sad that your nominations came in after I posted the poll of the finalists (on top of the right hand sidebar now), those are GREAT!! You made me laugh.

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