Limited Time offer: 'Camaggedon' T-shirts -

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 17 02:23:26 UTC 2011

"Carpocalypse" and "Aparcalypse" have also been seen/heard.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

On Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 3:08 AM, victor steinbok <aardvark66 at> wrote:
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> I suppose, the guys can now claim that the spelling was intentional. Your
> mileage may vary (except on the 405).
> VS-)
> 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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