This town wasn’t there a year ago…interesting story as to why they changed the name of the town to Dish…this article comes from yahoo.com
Texas town renames itself ‘Dish’ to get free TV
CHICAGO (AFP) – A Texas town has changed its name to DISH in exchange
for 10 years
of free satellite television service.
All 125 residents of the town formerly known as Clark will get basic
service and a free
digital video recorder satellite TV receiver, a move that has some
people joking that the
Fort-Worth suburb will become a town of couch potatoes.
“We joke that in ten years everyone will come out and say wow when they
see the light,”
said secretary Michelle Going, 32.
Going is not worried that her three boys will go square-eyed because
she is going to
stick to her old rules of only allowing two hours of television a day,
and only after
homework and dinner.
And the new system also has parental controls which will allow her to
limit the channels
the boys can watch.
Despite the jokes, the switch is incredibly popular, said Mayor Bill
Merritt. The city council
meeting to vote on the name was packed on Tuesday night and about 12
people — 10
percent of the town’s population — stood up to support the name
change, which passed
“I’m sure there are some people who are attached to the name (Clark)
like the man who
founded the town and named it after himself,” he told AFP Wednesday.
“At the meeting
last night we had no naysayers.”
The town made the change for more than just a 50 dollar monthly savings
household, Merritt said. The hope is that publicity and a
budget-neutral giveaway will
lure new residents.
“The getting our name out there is working and the second part is
really to market
ourselves – come here and you get something out of it,” he said.
The best part of the contract, Merritt said, is the free television
will be extended to anyone
who moves to Dish and any land that is later annexed by the town. The
new town signs,
designed and paid for by DISH Network, were a bonus.
So, this town is now calling themselves Dish, Texas…intersting…so I guess they aren’t talking about this type of a dish huh?
Or even this type:
Or even say, this type of a dish:
Oh wait, that’s Trish…Trish Stratus the WWE Women’s Champion…
But probably this dish:
Man, imagine getting free cable for ten years just for calling your town Dish. I’d do it. Do you know how much cable is? its a fucking bitch and a half.
Anyway, here’s a site that I found while looking for pics called “dish”:
this one is an advertisement for Adult Direct TV:
Do you think that Dish, Texas now gets Adult channels free since they named their town after the company? I guess we’ll never know…
Here’s some more Trish Stratus:
Anyway, here are some sites I found while looking for Trish Stratus pics:
Trish, Will and Peter Road Trip: http://www.roadtrip97.com/pix/trish.html
Funny thing about that last one was that it had nothing to do with Trish Stratus…and neither does the next one, but some of you may like it since its all about female bartenders…enjoy:
8 thoughts on “Dish, Texas”
i like how you found an excuse to put all of those trish pictures in there, hehe. 🙂
oh, oh. the article.
i don’t think i’d vote to rename my town for free TV. internet? maybe, but only if it were fiber optic.
i’d sell my soul for a donut (well, homer did).
I thought people would enjoy it. I thought it was a nice touch. I enjoyed finding them!
I think the cable would be good with all the free pay channels, free Pay per view, direct tv, and all the porn channels too. That’s how I would vote!
hey wait, porn’s part of the deal?
wow, man…i think (i don’t feel like checking) in the article, the mom is saying how she’s gotta limit her kid to an hour of TV a day…now i feel that much more sorry for the kid.
What if porn was part of the deal? I would vote yes. I do feel sorry for the kid, but maybe the mom won’t realize that since he just has one hour of tv time, that doesn’t count the other 23 hours he could sit in front of the computer and look at even more porn!
This is true….choices, choices.
Yeah, I guess if porn was part of the deal I’d vote yes.
you’re a good man!