Thursday, July 16, 2009
6934: Tall Tales.
Towering tidbits in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Chicago landmark Sears Tower has officially changed its name to Willis Tower. Somebody call Gary Coleman to holler, “Whatchu talkin’ ‘bout, Willis Tower?”
• General Motors’ bankruptcy filing includes allowing the automaker to dump sponsorship deals, including its 70-year presence on Times Square. Funny, don’t ever recall seeing GM ads on Times Square. Guess that demonstrates another of GM’s bad marketing moves.
• The NYPD graduated its most diverse rookie class ever, with 58 percent of the recruits being members of minority groups. These guys make New York advertising agencies look criminal.
• Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., are opposing the proposed building of a new Walmart on land where noteworthy Civil War battles took place. Guess they don’t want to outshine the historic skirmishes with contemporary wars over sales items in the underwear department.