Monday, May 27, 2013
All apparently done so some rotters can make a few bucks I suppose. What other reason could there possibly be? It's not like their claim that building a few blocks of densely packed "transit village" condominiums with attached nicknack shops in downtown Sierra Madre is really going to save the world from global warming. It is just a fairy tale the government process types tell to fools. And Lord knows we have plenty of them running around.
But I have digressed into an all too familiar territory for this blog. Here is how we described our contest way back when:
We have only held this contest twice in the nearly 5 year existence of the Sierra Madre Tattler. At this moment I cannot recall the reasons why we did it before, and honestly I am too lazy to go into the pile of 1,400 or so posts back there and find out what it was we thought we were doing.
But that said, today we are once again offering a 30 count box of audio music CDs from my own personal collection of thousands to the person who can come up with the best new name for the soon to be mashed up Tree Commission and Green Advisory Committee. This is your chance to be rewarded for your creative abilities, an opportunity that sadly does not come along as often as it should in adult life.
A slight disclaimer here before I explain the rest of this. The CDs you will receive are of my choice. No way am I going to allow you to come here and take my Art Ensemble of Chicago or Jon Spencer Blues Explosion CDs. Part of the reason I am doing this is because my place has become entirely overrun with these things and I need to move some of them out. But that doesn't mean giving up my favorites.
So what you will receive is a box of CDs that I have personally selected for you. Chances are you have never heard of any of the bands you'll get to listen to if you win this contest. Most of them will be pretty obscure to you. And if you don't like them? As the gentleman from the Republic of Georgia who just fixed my refrigerator might say, "Not my problem."
So yes, we now have a winner. It took me an extra week along with the help of some readers to get it done, but here it is:
Bureaucracy Sustainability Commission
We here at The Tattler are very happy with this name, and would like to commend the poster who brought it to us. This reader has also informed us that this name can be spoken in Acronymic as well (see below), something that true believers in "the process" (think "the force" in second hand clothing) will find helpful. Acronymic being the official second language of the Process Police.
B. S. Commission
Seems like quite a natural thing to say to me. I know that I will certainly have no trouble using it, and often.
The winner, who posted anonymously (The Tattler strongly supports anonymous posting and often finds that those who complain about it are something of a unicorn's arse), should email us immediately so we can get your 30 count box of audio compact discs to you as quickly as possible. A physical address will help us to achieve that goal.
We would also like to point out that if you don't like the music on these CDs, they can be used for Christmas decorations as they are reflective and quite shiny. I have also seen them used to man up the presentation of anemic scarecrows. A recommended usage as well. And they will skip on water if you take them down to a lake or river and throw them properly.
Enjoy the rest of your 3 day weekend. Remember that today is Memorial Day, so don't be an ingrate. Get out and show your appreciation for those who sacrificed so much to keep this not just the land of the free, but also the best country anywhere.
It didn't just happen, you know.
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