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Postby Coppermine » Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:20 pm

New York — What's in a town's name? A marketing opportunity for U.S. satellite television provider EchoStar Communications Corp., which announced yesterday that tiny Clark, Tex., has renamed itself DISH, Tex., after EchoStar's DISH Network.

But in pursuing its marketing coup, Denver-based EchoStar has become embroiled in a local political squabble that has only become more bitter with the name change.

Bill Merritt, mayor of newly christened DISH (population 125), insisted yesterday that he was just looking to create some buzz for his north Texas town by accepting EchoStar's offer of free satellite television service for all residents of the town that agreed to rename itself.


I remember a few years ago a town in Oregon changed it's name to Half.com. What's going on here??
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Nov 17, 2005 2:33 pm

Free satellite in Texas. Legal marijuana in Colorado. Decisions. Decisions. :-? :-D
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Postby Big Pimpin » Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:00 pm

They were talking about this on the morning show on FOX here this morning. One of the hosts then suggested that Phoenix follow suit and rename the city either "Porshe" or "Bentley". I'd be down. ;-D
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Postby WharfRat » Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:03 pm

Big Pimpin wrote:They were talking about this on the morning show on FOX here this morning. One of the hosts then suggested that Phoenix follow suit and rename the city either "Porshe" or "Bentley". I'd be down. ;-D


This afternoon, I'm circulating a petition to rename my city "Heidi Klum, Virginia." Wish me luck. ;-D
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:18 pm

WharfRat wrote:
Big Pimpin wrote:They were talking about this on the morning show on FOX here this morning. One of the hosts then suggested that Phoenix follow suit and rename the city either "Porshe" or "Bentley". I'd be down. ;-D


This afternoon, I'm circulating a petition to rename my city "Heidi Klum, Virginia." Wish me luck. ;-D


Good luck my friend! ;-D
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Postby Coppermine » Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:43 pm

acsguitar wrote:
WharfRat wrote:
Big Pimpin wrote:They were talking about this on the morning show on FOX here this morning. One of the hosts then suggested that Phoenix follow suit and rename the city either "Porshe" or "Bentley". I'd be down. ;-D


This afternoon, I'm circulating a petition to rename my city "Heidi Klum, Virginia." Wish me luck. ;-D


Good luck my friend! ;-D


acs, I would have thought that you'd start a petition to change the name of Denver, CO to Flying Spaghetti Monster, CO.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Nov 17, 2005 4:13 pm

Coppermine wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
WharfRat wrote:
Big Pimpin wrote:They were talking about this on the morning show on FOX here this morning. One of the hosts then suggested that Phoenix follow suit and rename the city either "Porshe" or "Bentley". I'd be down. ;-D


This afternoon, I'm circulating a petition to rename my city "Heidi Klum, Virginia." Wish me luck. ;-D


Good luck my friend! ;-D


acs, I would have thought that you'd start a petition to change the name of Denver, CO to Flying Spaghetti Monster, CO.


I like Denver its a good name...However, i can see those boulder hippies trying that!
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Postby Coppermine » Thu Nov 17, 2005 4:16 pm

Well, Denver is named after "the last dinosaur."

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Postby acsguitar » Thu Nov 17, 2005 4:16 pm

Coppermine wrote:Well, Denver is named after "the last dinosaur."

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i don't think I've ever seen that but it is interesting!
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Nov 17, 2005 4:17 pm

Coppermine wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
WharfRat wrote:
Big Pimpin wrote:They were talking about this on the morning show on FOX here this morning. One of the hosts then suggested that Phoenix follow suit and rename the city either "Porshe" or "Bentley". I'd be down. ;-D


This afternoon, I'm circulating a petition to rename my city "Heidi Klum, Virginia." Wish me luck. ;-D


Good luck my friend! ;-D


acs, I would have thought that you'd start a petition to change the name of Denver, CO to Flying Spaghetti Monster, CO.


I was waiting for Boobies, CO. :-D
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