- NPR tossed out a story yesterday about a few schools, in some midwestern part of the universe, that were offering corporations the opportunity to bid on naming rights to parts of the schools.
Up for logo-auction were gymnasiums, performance centers, playgrounds, plots of lawn ... hell, even seats in auditoriums. All had a price tag and were up for grabs - in effort to help out administrators meet their bottom line without increasing area taxes.
who else thinks this is just a fabuloso idea?
maybe they can buy up ad-space on the instructors, too? Chemistry teacher brought to you by your friends at DOW.
... now go buy something.
- Furioso tells us that The Floyd is gonna rock za casbah. And KirkpattyMac has him placing 3rd behind der Kaiser and il Basso.
hmm ... i remember back in the day when he was riding with Mercury. I was a newbie wanker-kin racing in anonymous-scratch together kits at a stage race down in Arizona. It was the final stage, downtown crit and fast as all hell. The promoters called out a wee-prime for a pair of Voler shorts. There was a lull and, what the hell, thought I, might as well take it. So I attacked pretty much as they rang the bell and only one boy followed me. I saw that it was Mercury colors (turned out it was Floyd) and the guy sat on me for the whole lap. I figured he was just marking me for his GC leader and wouldn't contest the crapper prime. Well, in the final meters he started to come around me and I was so pissed he sat on that I sprinted him full-bore for it.
He got it by a tire.
Afterwards I came up to him and said, 'hey man ~ you get your damn shorts for free ... why'd you sprint me for those things?"
"oh, shit ... i didn't even know what that prime was for man, sorry.
He went and grabbed the prime, gave it to me.
Kinda got a soft spot for The Floyd ever since then.
- Dopers - will this be the year that so many guys are afraid of getting nabbed by the gendarmes that we have a clean-ish Tour? Will we see guys cracking left and right in that final week because of lacking juice?
- Me n' Sabine are gonna have fun next year.