Limited Time offer: 'Camaggedon' T-shirts
Is it "Carmageddon"? Or "Camaggedon"? Doesn't matter, said Glen Greenberg. Either way, he and his pals were making brisk sales of novelty T-shirts at a gas station in the San Fernando Valley.
"It was all intentional," Greenberg said of the unusual spelling that doesn't quite meld the words "car" and "armageddon." "The word doesn't exist, so there's not one right way to spell it."
More than that, he said, his and his pals who printed up several thousand shirts wanted to encourage a double-take, showing how everything is messed up, a wink to what's happening with the 405 Freeway.
The group, selling the T-shirts for $10 apiece, promised to send $1 from each sale to Make-A-Wish Foundation. That's no joke, said Greenberg, who described himself as a childhood cancer survivor. The 27-year freelance fundraiser from Calabasas plans to add "I survived the 405" T-shirts to the offering for sale over the weekend.
-- Kenneth R. Weiss and Robert Gauthier alongside the 405 Freeway
Photo: Actor David Caruso buys five "Camaggedon 405" T-shirts. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times