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17.11.04

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Where The Dolphins Play linked to a story that claimed that conservatives were pushing to rename highways:
John Hostettler, the Congressman representing the 8th district of Indiana, has been convinced by local religious groups to introduce legislation in the House that would change the name of an Interstate 69 extension to a more moral sounding number.
Now it turns out that this particular story is a hoax, but why was it so believable to so many people? Probably because the religious right has attacked far more mundane things.

WTDP actually listed several town names that will have to be changed for identical reasons (with a few more provided in the comments section). If you live in one of these towns, you might want to think before you order that stationary - it wasn't true...yet, but they've only been in control for three weeks:

Beaver, OK
Climax, CO
Intercourse, PA
Shafter, CA
Hell, AZ
Cumback, IN
Bald Knob, AR
Fort Dick, CA
Poopoo, HI

Blue Ball, AR
Dick, CO
Fruitland, ID
Balls Town, IN
Beaver Lick, KY
Belcher, LA
Gay Head, MA
Knob Lick, MO
Square Butt, MT
Spread Eagle, WI
Oral, SD
Sweet Lips, TN
Ding Dong, TX
Threeway, VA

Blue Ball, PA

Anyone else laughing over how many of these are in red states?

6 Comments:

  • At 1:38 AM, Blogger James said…

    Let's add Hooker, OK to the list - every time I drive through there I say to my wife that we're going through the panhandle's red light district. Their high school team name is the Horny Toads.

    Hooker, horny - bad combo for the blue noses. :-)

     
  • At 11:31 AM, Blogger Susannity! (Susanne) said…

    lol. i thought some of these must be made up, but when i went out to mapquest, lo and behold there they are! i'm sorry, but i just couldn't buy a house and have the mailing address of intercourse, pa.

     
  • At 11:57 AM, Blogger Steppie said…

    How 'bout Beaver & Beaver Falls, PA, both in Beaver County.

     
  • At 8:03 PM, Blogger Streak said…

    Oh, Lordy that is funny. So many of them are so innocent, but "Knob Lick?"

     
  • At 2:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I grew up in Hooker, Ok. So just for the record, the High School teams mascot is the Bulldog. The summer American Legion Team is the Horny Toad. But, we were and still are close enough to play Beaver in contests. So the occasional headlines in sports could read something like "Hooker Spanks Beaver"...etc. While writing to those who appear to enjoy such things, the business's in these towns have always been far more humours to me. The Hooker Hardware store being my favorite. Along with Beaver Liquors.

     
  • At 4:01 PM, Blogger D said…

    you left out Boner Knob, MT in beaverhead county

     

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