Limited Time offer: 'Camaggedon' T-shirts -

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 16 07:08:37 UTC 2011

I suppose, the guys can now claim that the spelling was intentional. Your
mileage may vary (except on the 405).


Is it "Carmageddon"? Or "Camaggedon"? Doesn't matter, said Glen Greenberg.
> Either way, he and his pals were making brisk sales of novelty T-shirts at a
> gas station in the San Fernando Valley.
> "It was all intentional," Greenberg said of the unusual spelling that
> doesn't quite meld the words "car" and "armageddon." "The word doesn't
> exist, so there's not one right way to spell it."
> More than that, he said, his and his pals who printed up several thousand
> shirts wanted to encourage a double-take, showing how everything is messed
> up, a wink to what's happening with the 405 Freeway.
> The group, selling the T-shirts for $10 apiece, promised to send $1 from
> each sale to Make-A-Wish Foundation. That's no joke, said Greenberg, who
> described himself as a childhood cancer survivor. The 27-year freelance
> fundraiser from Calabasas plans to add "I survived the 405" T-shirts to the
> offering for sale over the weekend.

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