3/12/2009

Whatchoo Talkin' 'Bout?...

According to THIS NEWS ARTICLE, the Sears Tower, the iconic Chicago skyscraper, will change it's name to the Willis Tower this summer. Let me just say that I, for one, am glad to see that Todd Bridges' portrayal of orphaned Harlemite Willis Jackson is finally getting the recognition it so rightfully deserves.

Willis. The first name in classic American television.

15 comments:

dguzman said...

You know he probably looks at pics like this and thinks, "where the fuck did I go wrong?"

BeckEye said...

Is that pic from Circus of the Stars??

Bill Stankus said...

Do you think the tall building formally known as the Sears Tower will now be referred to as "Big Willy"?

SkylersDad said...

I didn't know Willis was a hermaphrodite!

Oh wait, you said Harlemite.

Never mind.

Morgan the Muse said...

I hope that Bill, a couple comments up, is wrong.

Falwless said...

What kind of a first name is Harlemite anyway? No wonder his parents orphaned him.

(Yeah, I know, they named him. Shut up. The joke doesn't work if you think too much. Shh.)

Scope said...

Bill, since I can see the building in question from by condo, I can PROMISE you, the "Big Willie" comment will be made.

Often.

Erin said...

Morgan - I'm pretty sure Bill Stankus is right. The only other possibility is that everyone will just forget it was renamed and keep calling it the Sears Tower.

Mnmom said...

I will be thinking the exact same thing every time I hear "the Willis Building". Scope is right.

Scope said...

Oh JESUS! I just realized that when the leaves fill in, I won't be able to see BIG WILLY's shaft, just the tip!

Oh, that information is not good to have in my brain! :-)

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Best blog post! You kill me!!!!

Jay said...

I prefer to think of it in terms of Bruce Willis, much as I have done with everything else in my life.

FACT: When I orgasm, I scream "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker!"

Too much?

Yeah, too much.

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Yeah I heard that this morning!
What the hell????

I swear!

Happy Friday!

- Jennifer

Cora said...

Oh yeah, the Big Willy comments will flow freely. Just watch. Then it'll be Free Big Willy and giggle-inducing stuff like that. No-one in Chicago will ever get any work done, they'll all be making Willy jokes all day. Scope, I'm loooking at YOU.

We had a similiar thing here in Seattle. The South Lake Union Trolley - otherwise called The SLUT. The whole city was giggling like third graders and pointing at The SLUT every time it went by. Then they went and changed the name so life could go back to normal. True story, I swear. Scope, when you're here, maybe we'll see The Ex-SLUT roll on by! You're welcome in advance! ;-)

Laura Roslin said...

Another phallic symbol shaped office building, except this time it even has an accurate name.