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February 15, 2005 5:08 PM   Subscribe

The operators of FleetCenter in Boston decided it'd be a good idea to auction off single-day rights to rename the stadium and give the proceeds to charity. Honorable idea. Unfortunately for them, the winner of Monday, February 28, was the infamously crude news site Fark. They held a competition this afternoon to decide what the name should be. The winning entry: "Fark.com UFIA Arena".
posted by Plutor (49 comments total)

 
Good thing Stileproject didn't win.
posted by ColdChef at 5:12 PM on February 15, 2005


From the auction:

Delaware North Companies, Inc. - Boston reserves the right to approve names which are submitted in response to the "Single Day Naming Rights to Boston's FleetCenter" promotion.

The outcome of this one isn't hard to see.
posted by argybarg at 5:13 PM on February 15, 2005


ROFFLE. I don't care what you uptight culture snobs say, that's funny right there.
posted by keswick at 5:13 PM on February 15, 2005


argybarg: it's likely that Drew won't actually submit that one, for just that reason. The #2 finisher, "Fark.com Abe Vigoda Memorial Center" is hilarious for a completely different "pancakes"-like injoke reason.
posted by Plutor at 5:18 PM on February 15, 2005


what's next, subsidized time?
posted by nomad at 5:22 PM on February 15, 2005


How is naming a sports venue "UFIA" any less disgusting than naming is "FleetCenter"? Sure, they're disgusting for different reasons, but that's beside the point.
posted by eustacescrubb at 5:24 PM on February 15, 2005


According to the FleetCenter calendar, there are no events on that day, so is $2500 a good deal ? I guess it depends on how much publicity is generated by the auctions.
posted by lobstah at 5:34 PM on February 15, 2005


How is naming a sports venue "UFIA" any less disgusting than naming is "FleetCenter"? Sure, they're disgusting for different reasons, but that's beside the point.

Well, considering that Fleet is the brand name of another product, aren't they more or less the same?
posted by jonmc at 5:34 PM on February 15, 2005


I didn't know what UFIA meant. I had to Google for it.

Should I be outraged now?
posted by uncanny hengeman at 5:37 PM on February 15, 2005


That's farking hilarious. Web communites should do this kind of stuff more often: pool their money together for some benelevolent or nefarious purpose. Hell, let's just buy an island.
posted by bitpart at 5:39 PM on February 15, 2005


Damn. I was really hoping that "MetaFilter Asshat PepsiBlue Pony Pancake Plo Chops Vibrating Broomstick Arena" would be the winner.
posted by ChrisTN at 5:42 PM on February 15, 2005


The trick is to make sure that this isn't publicized until the signs actually go up, then BOMBARD THE MEDIA with definitions of UFIA and photos. Whee!

Now if only they could get a picture of General Ackbar saying "It's a FleetCenter!"...
posted by davejay at 5:49 PM on February 15, 2005


daveyay, brilliant...what the fark is wrong with this, anyway?
posted by 1016 at 5:51 PM on February 15, 2005


I'm sorry, how the hell is an "Unsolicited Finger In the Anus" not a criminal act?

The Abe Vigoda one was better and 'duke sucks' is why i don't like visiting fark for half the year.
posted by Arch Stanton at 5:59 PM on February 15, 2005


UFIA is the best.arena.name.EVAR.

Your dog wants steak.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:01 PM on February 15, 2005


Hey, it could have been Goatse Arena!
posted by SisterHavana at 6:04 PM on February 15, 2005


MCD, this is a very amusing conflation of Mefi/Fark...really delicious...
posted by 1016 at 6:05 PM on February 15, 2005


Hilarity ensues.
posted by pmurray63 at 6:09 PM on February 15, 2005


Hilarity Sues for Copyright Enfringement.
posted by wendell at 6:12 PM on February 15, 2005


Urbaniana Friends International Association, right?
posted by edgeways at 6:18 PM on February 15, 2005


> Should I be outraged now?

I'm outraged that you didn't care following the carefully URL'ed urban dictionary entry to UFIA.

Not to mention that googling in might have provided you with explanatory pictures of the act -- NSFW!
posted by NewBornHippy at 6:20 PM on February 15, 2005


MCD, this is a very amusing conflation of Mefi/Fark...really delicious..

I always assumed Fark was MefI when it drinks...
posted by jonmc at 6:25 PM on February 15, 2005


I always assumed Fark was MefI when it drinks...

Also, during puberty.
posted by rafter at 6:37 PM on February 15, 2005


Also, during puberty.

Puberty? I've heard about that. When's it supposed to start?
posted by jonmc at 6:43 PM on February 15, 2005


I had to look up UFIA in the urban dictionary following the link on the FPP (not being a farker myself). I'm really glad I did because I remember the news story that spawned that...JV football kids from a coastal town in our high school conference. I didn't know that it had become an acronym. And as much as I like UFIA, I much prefer what the kids involved called it...the "three finger wiggle".
posted by afflatus at 6:50 PM on February 15, 2005


I'm with Jonmc. I've never been able to hear the name Fleet Center without thinking of what an unfortunate pun it is.
posted by alms at 6:54 PM on February 15, 2005


It's a trap!
posted by shoepal at 6:56 PM on February 15, 2005


Fark Two In The Pink, One In The Stink Stadium.

That's another one I recently leant, NewBornHippy.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 7:15 PM on February 15, 2005


I'm sorry, how the hell is an "Unsolicited Finger In the Anus" not a criminal act?

Who said it wasn't?



I'm sorry, how the hell is an "Unsolicited Finger In the Anus" not a criminal act?

Um, maybe if the recipient enjoys it and is thankful for the experience?
posted by uncanny hengeman at 7:17 PM on February 15, 2005


Who said it wasn't?

The judge. In the UFIA Link.
posted by cosmonik at 7:24 PM on February 15, 2005


I think I'm going to spend my day off tomorrow just walking around, giving people some unsolicited fingers. In the anus.
posted by graventy at 7:37 PM on February 15, 2005


The judge. In the UFIA Link.

Sorry! Thought your question pertained to the comments section here.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 7:44 PM on February 15, 2005


I think I'm going to spend my day off tomorrow just walking around, giving people some unsolicited fingers. In the anus.

A request: add a bit of Max Hardcore and/or Austin Powers commentary to the deed.

"Yes baby. Yes!"
posted by uncanny hengeman at 7:46 PM on February 15, 2005


I personally liked Seth_J's entry: "I paid $2500 and all i got was this lousy sign Center"
posted by MildlyDisturbed at 7:50 PM on February 15, 2005


This is possibly the coolest thing I've heard all week.
posted by bshort at 8:40 PM on February 15, 2005


UMeFiA: Unsolicited MetaFinger Anus.

But I don't want...
posted by wendell at 8:41 PM on February 15, 2005


And this is why I loves me some Fark.
posted by LiliaNic at 8:45 PM on February 15, 2005


Me likey!
posted by billsaysthis at 9:00 PM on February 15, 2005


I guess I'm either a purist or lame, but I liked the selection that wound up in third place: "The Boston Garden"
posted by sellout at 9:28 PM on February 15, 2005


It is just comical how elitist some of you are when it comes to Fark. It's really just ugly, especially since the Farkers never rip on you guys -- you even have your own graphical replacement for "Some Guy" over there.

At least Fark maintains a decent uptime. And that's with Heineken spilled all over the mobo(s).

/proud member of MeFi and Fark
//MeFi for the brains, Fark for the fun -- humans need both
posted by symphonik at 10:01 PM on February 15, 2005


symphonik, I don't think that anyone in this thread trashed Fark. I don't read Fark but its not because I think its "beneath me" or anything...I just don't happen to read it. I also don't read DailyKos, which as a card carrying member of the Liberal Intellgentsia (tm) I think I'm required to.

Wait until there is an honest attack to bring out the "commoner than thou" card...I don't think that anyone in this thread was trying to be high and mighty.
posted by afflatus at 10:21 PM on February 15, 2005


I'm sorry, how the hell is an "Unsolicited Finger In the Anus" not a criminal act?

You'll have to ask the quoted judge's nieces and nephews about that.
posted by HTuttle at 10:39 PM on February 15, 2005


What? No Ackbar?!

/photoshop incapable
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 12:28 AM on February 16, 2005


I always assumed Fark was MefI when it drinks...

I always thought MeFi was MeFi when it drinks... what is MeFi when it's sober?
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 2:31 AM on February 16, 2005


symphonik That reminds me of a conversation I had with a friend, who just could not understand how I can flip between Howard Stern and NPR on the way to work. Sometimes I want the smart stuff, sometimes I want to laugh at fart jokes. Most of the time, I just want smart ways to pull off fart jokes.
posted by Swervo at 2:41 AM on February 16, 2005


I'm with Swervo. Just because I'm capable of sophistication, doesn't mean I'm always sophisticated.
posted by FormlessOne at 5:10 AM on February 16, 2005


Ira Glass listens to Howard Stern.
posted by palegirl at 8:28 AM on February 16, 2005


Ira Glass listens to Howard Stern.

And each definitely has his pitfalls.
Combine the two, and you'd get some outstanding radio.
posted by walkathon at 10:59 AM on February 16, 2005


Do you think this has anything to do with Fleet getting bought out by Bank of America?
posted by dirigibleman at 12:32 AM on February 20, 2005


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