Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Welcome to Dish, MO

I'm starting a campaign to change the name of the Queen City of the Ozarks. Care to join me? We'll get free satellite TV for 10 years.

CNN/Money has the scoop, er, dish:

Satellite television company EchoStar is willing to give away its service to all residents of a lucky town for 10 years. But there's a catch.

The town must legally (and permanently) rename itself DISH, in honor of the name of EchoStar's service.

"As part of DISH Network's re-branding efforts and new advertising campaign trumpeting 'Better TV for All,' we invite a city or town to join us by re-branding itself DISH," said EchoStar president Michael Neuman in a written statement Tuesday.

The company said that it will accept submissions up until November 1 and that every household within the winning municipality will receive a free DISH Network satellite TV receiver, free standard installation and programming for 10 years.

Tired of paying for television? Let's change Springfield to DISH! As John 'Bluto' Blutarsky (John Belushi) said in Animal House, "Let's do it!"