Thursday, March 12, 2015

Stupid Airport Name

I agree with Jack Durham over at the Mad River Union. The Board of Supes needs to change the goofy name they gave the Mckinleyville Airport. How did they come up with California Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport, anyway? I'd say Humboldt Redwoods Airport, or something along that line, would suffice.


At 8:05 AM, Blogger Julie Timmons said...

I am in total agreement.

At 1:06 PM, Blogger MOLA:42 said...

The Assyrians knew how to make a decision.

If they had to decide something, they'd first get drunk and discuss it. If the answer they came up with still made sense in the morning when they sobered up, they'd go with it.

If by accident they made a decision sober, they would immediately get drunk and look over what they came up with sober.

The problem here was they came to the airport naming decision drunk and didn't look it over when they sobered up.

At 1:30 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I'm curious who came up with this name? I know the Board of Supes approved it, but I recall them asking for ideas. Whose idea was this?

At 4:32 PM, Anonymous skippy said...

The new name is as remarkably ridiculous as redwoods are sappy. Perhaps the BOS could have spent more time finding an additional air carrier than finding tsili-tsili names?

One thing to keep in mind, as little as it's often thought of and as silly as it seems, is how much a name change might cost-- and the nuisance it presents. Think about it: you're changing signage, business cards, stationary, name branding, office directories, telephone books, luggage tags, and everything else in between.

Given that, 'Humboldt County Airport' would have sufficed just fine. At least it'll stay current for awhile.

I guess they were hoping to attach some kind of slick marketing shtick for attracting unsuspecting tourists here? New Guinea tried that. They ended up in a pot.

How about something like... 'The Humboldt PipeDreamLiner Airport'-- Where the Preposterously Laughable Ludicrous Meet the Weed-Wacky Wedwoods West of the Wee Sea.

At 7:05 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I believe I read in the news it would cost $15,000 to change the sign at the airport. I'd like to think that includes all the various expenses, but who knows?


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