6/09/2008

Gary, Indiana

Some of you may not be aware that there was a lot of debate when the city of Gary, Indiana was founded regarding what it should be called. Here are a few other names that were considered:
  • Fred
  • Stan
  • Phil
  • Dave
  • Carl
  • Rudy
  • Bill
  • Greg
  • Hank
  • Dick

15 comments:

Cap'n Ergo Jinglebollocks said...

What about "Corky"??

Splotchy said...

Sheila

SkylersDad said...

Jesus (but pronounced Hey-zues)

Anonymous said...

What about "stupid fucking perpetually spoiled-eggs stinky landmark to let you know you're on your way home and the weekend's over and it's time to straighten out and find uncle Jebus and make something of yourself"
Guido

Phil said...

Thank God it wasn't Phil.

Mnmom said...

Can't hear that city's name without singing the song . . "Gary, Indiana, Gary, Indiana, Gary, Indiana, let me say it once again!!!" Bet everyone in Gary just LOVES that song.

"that girl" said...

eeewww ... indiana

Dave Yaros said...

I do have to wonder where someone in a berg with a population of 3,500, an unemployment rate of 8.1% and a city built industrial park that is now 23 years old and only 80% occupied gets off making fun of Gary, Indiana? Takes a bit of chuptza, don't you think?

I am willing to bet that I know more about Boyne, Boing than you do about "The Steel City?" To learn more than a little about the city you get off on poking fun at, pay a visit to the Dave's Den web site and click on the Gary item on the menu. You just may learn something.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I would have voted for Hank.

Grant Miller said...

This is pretty funny.

teamslinger said...

i think "armpit" was once in the running also.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

I've laughed at the expense of Gary, Indiana before - but this was much more satisfying.

Writeprocrastinator said...

What, no "Bochephus???"

Distributorcap said...

not Dick..........

'Bubbles' said...

Why not Patrick, Sponge Bob, or Squidward?

Crabs might not be good.