Friday Funny: Colorado State Capitol Off Color

At least the holiday decoration looked better than a "radioactive, rancid birthday cake."

Why, exactly, did the State Capitol building in Denver look like a giant bruise during the holidays? Governor Bill Owens was behind the purple and green scheme, but "the explanation was simple, according to Owens's deputy press secretary, Mark Salley. 'No red bulbs in the size needed were available,' he says. 'Instead, we ended up with a bluish-magenta and green. For next year, we'll be looking into trying to find red lights that would fit with the existing lighting.'" Pretty bad timing, considering other energy woes in the state.

Full Story: Purple Haze

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