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If We’re Not Going to Rename SFO or Third Street for Willie Brown, What Should We?

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Sometimes new ideas just don’t work out, right? Like Mayor Gavin Newsom’s CultureBus brainchild, for example. So Supervisor Sophie Maxwell’s suggestion that “more public relations work” will somehow get San Franciscams to want to rename Third Street to Willie Way seems absurd.

It’s like saying NBC’s Manimal or Trauma serieseses just needed a little more advertising to succeed.

Sometimes you need to reconsider and move on. (And isn’t this whole thing a little ironic, doncha think?)

Let’s hope San Francisco hasn’t already purchased thousands of these official-looking 3M signs:

Now of course back in the 1990’s, Willie Brown had this big push going to rename SFO to Willie L. Brown Jr. International Airport. Srsly. But that proposal didn’t fly because the name “SFO” was and is a highly-recognized “brand” throughout the world – it’s worth billions, they say.

So, the Question of the Day is this:

What other thing can we name for Willie Brown? What can we give him as a consolation prize when we tell him that Third Street just aint gonna happen?

Now, realize that it can’t be too big but also that it can’t be too small.

Myself, I can’t think of a thing that would satisfy Willie without raising havoc and creating carnage for thousands of little people. Oh well.

The point is that Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr. Blvd. is dead.

So think of something else…