It is to laugh - for some people, anyway. The (very) small town of Uranus, Missouri, has a new newspaper.
"The Uranus Examiner."
That's the name Natalie Sanders, the managing editor, announced Wednesday afternoon.
"We had thought about Constitution, but most of our, the people who love us, and who were part of coming up with the name, liked the 'examiner' better," Sanders said."
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After Sanders' announcement Wednesday afternoon, Waynesville Mayor Luge Hardman stood up and asked for the microphone.
"No. I'm sorry. But, the innuendo of that title puts my city up for public ridicule, and I will not be a part of it," Hardman said.
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"I think that the Pulaski County Examiner would have been a real hit, and I don't believe it would've been a problem for the cities," Hardman said. "But if you're going to place this innuendo on your name, it's not going to fly, at least for the city of Waynesville and the City of St. Robert."
There's more at the link.
It turns out the unincorporated town - owned in its entirety by one person - has a history of playing on its name for comic effect. One advertising example, from a T-shirt: "Uranus Brake Repair - Keeping skid marks out of Uranus". I suppose the new paper is in keeping with that tradition.
On the other hand, maybe they've got religion. Maybe they're trying to be "hole-ier than thou" . . .