A small town in Missouri named Uranus is getting a new newspaper. The town’s mayor, Mayor Hardman, is concerned that it stinks. The name: *giggling* The Uranus Examiner! How can anyone be upset about that? I, for one, think it’s brilliant.
I’m not the only one. The paper’s editor said the new name is creating quite a buzz and it has been mentioned in The New York Times and several other major publications. There’s not enough humor in this world these days. All hail Uranus for bringing laughter back. This town sounds like a little slice of Heaven.
Uranus, Missouri is a tourist attraction town located in the rural area of Pulaski County, Missouri, along Route 66. It’s a quirky little town, but there is plenty to do in Uranus. If you’re ever in Uranus, and you have a sweet tooth, be sure to head over to Uranus Fudge Factory and General Store. If you like tattoos, You can get fixed up at Skin City Tattoo.
If you’re the outdoor type, there’s The Uranus Axehole and the Combat Archery Uranus. There are a lot of very interesting businesses in and around Uranus.
Some of the town’s local attractions will also peak your interest. If you’re ever in Uranus, be sure to head over and see the world’s largest belt buckle. If you’re into sideshows, you can stop by The Sideshow Museum, the museum is owned by John Strong’s family and is a collection of a lifelong career in the circus sideshow business.
The fledgling paper plans to launch in October but is already under threats of a shut down by mayor Luge Hardman of nearby Waynesville. Mayor Hardman believes that the paper will leave a stain on Uranus and the surrounding areas. The newspaper is going to be backed by a man called the “Mayor of Uranus,” Louie Keen.
It’s an adaptation of a “fun” paper that was previously run to promote the businesses of Uranus. Mayor Hardman said that she believed “Pulaski County Examiner” would have been a huge hit. Sorry, Mayor Hardman, We respectfully disagree. The papers Managing editor, Natalie Sanders also opposes, she thinks Uranus should be represented in the papers name since its funding the paper.
Uranus won’t be the first to have a quirky name for their town’s paper. Perhaps you’ve heard of The Anaconda Standard out of Anaconda, Montana. How about De Queen Bee from De Queen, Arkansas? And don’t even get me started on funny town names.
There are plenty of those. This comedic list includes Burnt Corn Alabama, Why Arizona, Possum Grape Arkansas, Zzyzx California, No Name Colorado, and Burnt Store Florida. If you’ve ever been to Florida, that name shouldn’t shock you that much.
The Uranus Examiner is planning its first publication in mid to late October. In the meantime, the staff is thrilled to announce that subscriptions are available for people living out of its coverage area, as well as advertising and sponsorships. If you are looking for a vacation destination, head on down to Uranus!!!