Okay, campers, this is something a little different than anything we’ve ever done before.
A reader who also happens to be a friend suggested this idea and I promptly told him we were going to plagiarize him.
He didn’t say no, so here goes.
This is a game, a contest, that we’re going to call Name That Road as inspired by the following article in the Baton Rouge Advocate:
This is a story about 11 new bubble sites that have been found in the inundated swampland west of the 8.5-acre sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish, including a frothing spot that has been dubbed the “mother of all bubble sites.”
The sites are in an approximate row west of an unnamed oilfield access road extending south from LA. 70 South through the wooded swamp, according to a parish map, The Advocate says.
As you may be aware, we have pointed out on several occasions that Gov. Piyush Jindal has yet to make an appearance at this man-made catastrophe. That’s likely because there are no network television news crews to give him camera face time so he can rattle off a list of things the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) has thrown together for him.
It could also be because the entire mess is the result of permits issued by the Department of Natural Resources on his—and Scott Angelle’s—watch.
Be that as it may, we are officially launching an unofficial “Name the Unnamed Oilfield Access Road” contest.
The road, after all, should have a name given the events that have occurred in that area of the state.
Here are a few suggested names:
• Piyush Drive;
• Jindal Junction;
• Brine Boulevard;
• Bubble Boulevard;
• Descension Parish Lane;
• Scott Angelle Ave.;
• In Sink;
• Seismic Matters;
• Bayou Byway;
• DNR Memorial Highway;
• Corne Corner;
• Cornefusion Crossroads;
• Shaky Town;
• Sink Hole;
• Texas Whine.
Now get those suggestions in to LouisianaVoice.
The winner will get 25 free π-yush=3.14 (on a scale of 100) bumper stickers (hey, we can’t sell ‘em, so we may as well give ‘em away) and six special “π-yush says…Do More With Less” business cards (warning: they’re a little risqué but if you have a sense of humor, you’ll want more to pass out).