Tuesday, November 16, 2010
art every day #16/list it tuesday 11/16: also known as
i can't resist a good nickname or slogan. call it the marketer in me, or maybe just a lover of kitsch. i especially have a thing for city nicknames, those monikers that reveal far more than the map ever will. there are the crime towns: murderapolis (minneapolis), killwaukee (milwaukee), bodymore (baltimore), killa city (kansas city). the slogans: "living with a mystery" (villisca, iowa), "we've got all the civilization you need" (riverton, wyoming), "the city that saved itself" (fort wayne, indiana). the superlatives: spinach capital of the world, gymnastics capital of the world, the watermelon capital of the world, and the fruitcake capital of the world (all on which there are multiple claims). for more U.S city sobriquets, go here. for more art every day, go here.
thanks for all the customer comment cards in/about the mailbox - it was, in her words, a prize winner!