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"Arrogance" and "Stupidity" would also work

Sam the Tram wants suggestions from the public about what to name the two aerial tram cabins [rim shot]. I suggest "Neil" and "Chapter 9."

Comments (47)

Why not "Jack" and "b!X"? ;)

Thelma and Louise.

Simple, two tram cars with four sides total.

Therefore, we can letter car #1 with an A on one side and B on the other and again C and D on car #2.

If you think that is confusing try figuring out how to pay another $20 million for the second tower when the wind whip proves more than passengers can handle.

Homer and Peter


"Fraud" and "Bunko".

"Twirl" and "Whip".

"Pitch" and "Yaw".

"Easy Release" and "Quick Release".

"Delusion" and "Paranoia".

"Fear" and "Distrust".

"Budweiser" and "Pabst".

"Calgon" and "Palmolive".

"Sinister" and "Dexter".

"Hideous Waste of Money A" and "Hideous Waste of Money B".

"First Lie" and "Second Lie".

"Screwed" and "Robbed".

"Left Nut" and "Right Nut"?

Underpants and Linchpin.

"boon" and "doggle"

"Bankruptcy Express" and "Poorhouse".

Let's go scary - it's Halloween. How 'bout the Titanic and the Hindenberg?

Dumb and Dumber

"Up Yours" and "Down Side."

Today, Sam told the TV news cameras "the Tram is coming in on budget and on the revised schedule."

Pity is the Sheeple will buy it.

Well, it could be on budget. Just, you know, the repeatedly-changed one.

Since they're both lead zeppelins, why not:

"stairway to heaven" and
"the lemon song"

Think of Floyd


"OHSU Parking Shuttle"
"Your taxes at Work"
"Homer's Hack"
"Gerding-Edlen Express"

There's a lobby who knows, all that glitters is gold
And it's buying a stairway to heaven
And when they get there they know, if the council is closed,
With a word they can get what they came for

It's a tram for the hill, but they want to be sure
And you know sometimes neighbors go barking
In the trees by the docs, there a councilman sings,
Seems that all of my clients need more parking

And they're buying a stairway to heaven

There's a feeling I get when I look at my campaign chest
And my spirit is crying for money
In my thoughts I have seen, two little trams through the trees
And the voices of those who stand looking.

Woe oh oh oh oh oh
And they're buying a stairway to heaven

And it's whispered that soon, if we just bet the moon
Then the council will give us a reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who wait long
And then Lair Hill will echo with laughter

And it makes me wonder

If there's a bustle in your neighborhood
Don't be alarmed now
It's just a tram line for the Hill Queen

Yes there are two paths you can go by
but in the long run
There's ain't no time to change the tram you're on.

Your head is humming and it won't go because you don't know
The council's calling you to join them
Dear neighbor can't you hear the wind blow and did you know
Your house lies right there on the whispering wind

And, as they wind on down the hill
Forget about the dollar bill
There walks a council we all know
Who shine white light and want to show
How everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll
Woe oh oh oh oh oh
And they're buying a stairway to heaven

not a bad idea, why all that sarcasm.

A & B

the last two maybe not, but OH & SU is simply brilliant, OHSU you owe me big.

OH SUe me. You won't get more than $200K.

Arrival of the two tram cars have anything to do with the fireworks from the Willamette @ about 9 pm tonight?


Brilliant! The new motto for City Hall.

· Centripetal and Excelsior
· Frank and Beans
· Tram Drama and Tram Trauma
· The Old In and Out
· The Crony Pony Express and The Baloney Pony Express
· Tomorrow and Tomorrow
· Portland Public Schools Memorial Trams Firster and Secondest
‚ C'mon, say "What" again! and Mmmm! This IS a tasty burger!
· This is America, honey. Our names don't mean shit.

Arrival of the two tram cars have anything to do with the fireworks from the Willamette @ about 9 pm tonight?

Hah, I wondered the same thing.

Public and Private?

Captain and Tennille?

Ka-Ching! Ka-Boom!


Windward & Leeward?

"Just Relax" & "Won't Hurt"

Grab and Ankles?

Suppose Astory
Lozenge Lounge
Caps You'll
Place Ebo
Quay Lude

In homage to the Oregonian's new "high definition" writing style:

Sizzle and Dazzle
Zip and Zap

Little Boy and Fat Man.

How about "Ass" and "Rape"?

Might I suggest "ka" and "ching"?

How about "$Only 35 million." on one car, and "Each." on the other?


The Vital Linchpin I & II

Brilliant Beacon
[fine print] ((c) 2006 Metro/Tri-Met/CoP/Neil-Productions -- all images are copyrighted just as are those of BN Railroad cars, particularly if used as a backdrop for a movie.)

I had argued to the OR-SupCt -- it is offensive to their authority for bond rating outfits to unilaterally proclaim the existence of liability regarding prospective payments on X, Y and Z.

The upper limit of judicially enforceable obligations to cover debt payments is limited to the marketable collateral that has been pledged. The taxing power of a non-profit entity such as the CoP is not marketable. Beyond that, the bondholder is left to argue only that the public within a give territorial boundary such as that of the CoP are immoral if they refuse to pay (the essence of a "moral obligation" bonds) -- and to withhold future loans for five years or so.

If you want to loan me money day after day under the threat that you might one day call me immoral, then I can take it all day long. I'll just call the lenders arrogant and stupid.

So, we're morally bankrupt. What's new? I never claimed to be moral. Have any of you? Take some personal responsibility for how you lend your money next time. (Look at the lender's due diligence in the linked story below. Sound familiar?)

Brilliant Beacon

The Housing Bubble: “There Appears To Be No End” To Denver Foreclosures
The Denver Post from Colorado. “Two years ago, Colorado issued a warrant to arrest Taiwan Lee, a state prisoner who had vanished on parole. He hadn’t gone far. While police looked for him, he bought three houses at inflated prices in Arapahoe County with the help of lenders who put up the entire $1.9 million.”

“After he was caught and jailed, he managed to buy two more. Until the foreclosures commenced, Lee owned five villas in an affluent gated community while living behind prison bars 150 miles away.”

Who will laugh last? Thanks for the laughs. (One Comprehensive CleanSlate inititative as all that it would take, and the tram can go with it . . . for it's potential value/usefulness has been fully exhausted like a Clear Cut Old-Growth Forest -- yesterday's news, fish wrapper . . .)

This IS NOT dependent upon any exercise of Congress's limited extension of a privilege via their role over Bankruptcy. It takes just a little bit of pride to give the feds the middle finger salute, when appropriate, as here -- with a smile to boot.


To honor Jack, shouldn't it be
"Rim" and "Shot"?

On the other side we could stencil "So" and "What".

How about using these aerial capsules to help reimburse the taxpayer via advertising revenue? Paint one purple and the other blue - name 'em Prilosec and Viagra.

Rich and POOR. of course, riding the POOR one will cost extra.

You do realize that having your names chosen would give you the honor of the maiden voyage on the tram. I want to think up some serious names that can WIN me a golden ticket.

Nickled and Dimed

"Prilosec and Viagra". I was thinking about a pharmacutical theme, too, given the pill shape and the pill we've had to swallow. Advertising is a good idea: maybe Prilosec and Viagra one month, Prozac and Zoloft the next. "Ask your OHSU doctor for samples when you disembark."

For the Oregon Connection:

Randle McMurphy and Nurse Ratched

I'm having way too much fun with this today...

Luke and Laura

Kirk and Spock

Mothra and Godzilla

I was working this angle as well;
Yogi & Boo Boo
Stanley & Stella
Hope & Charity (OHSU angle)
Bonnie and Clyde
Leopold and Loeb

"Stennies" and "Bus Kids"

Or, more appropriate, "short bus kids".

I notice on Sam's site the comments are off you have to e-mail him your suggestions, and they are not posted for the world to see.


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