Some Names For The New Buffalo Bayou Trash Boat

Last year, Buffalo Bayou Partnership's bubblegum-pink skimmer boat, the Mighty Tidy, capsized during Hurricane Ike. The Partnership recently purchased a a new "TrashCat" brand boat, a type of vessel specially designed to skim floating debris from the waters of Buffalo Bayou.

It's bad luck to have a boat without a name, so to celebrate its arrival, they're asking for the public's help in choosing a fitting moniker. From BBP:

The most environmentally and creatively inspired name for the skimmer boat will be selected as the winning name.The winner of the boat naming contest will receive a complimentary chartered pontoon boat trip aboard BBP's The Osprey, for you and your 20 guests.

Six years ago, The Mighty Tidy was named by a second grader from Lamkin Elementary. Hair Balls thinks we're smarter than a second grader, so here are some of the names we've thought up:

USS Dookie

The Flying Sludgeman

Maid of the Shist

The Edmund Shitzgerald

The Garbarge

The Poop Sloop

USS Detritus

To enter the Name that Skimmer Boat Contest, send your suggested boat name, your name, mailing address and e-mail address to info@buffalobayou.org. Readers, add your names in the comments.

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