Schenectady Travel Guide
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It's just crazy what you can buy online these days. There was that guy who auctioned off his forehead (as advertising space, via tattoo) on eBay, and now a dude named Scott MacDonald is out to bask in the glory that comes with offering oneself up to the highest bidder. In exchange for cash, he'll let you choose his name.
Similar stunts are almost common these days, but the best part of Scott's scheme is that the highest bidder so far has offered $35,001 for him to legally name himself Schenectady New York. For those not in the know, Schenectady is a town in upstate New York, about 20 miles northwest of Albany. Scenectady has no booming tourism industry that we're aware of, though it is home to Union College and we may have stopped at a gas station there once or twice, and the high bidder is simply a t-shirt company.
If MacDonald is going to end up named for a place in the world, we're at least hoping some enterprising tourism board will catch on to his promotion. Armenia has a nice ring to it; Jordan is even a real name. The best, though, would clearly be Fjucky Sweden, and we hear they're looking to get rid of the moniker anyway. The auction ends on February 2, 2007.
· Choose My Name [Official Site]