Friday, September 07, 2007

Fruit Loop (Or, A Plum)

Plums this time of year rock pretty hard. Plums also make me think of this knit hat I had when I was a kid. It was bright purple and was adorned with the phrase "New York's the Big Apple...but Cleveland's a Plum" knitted in white.

No, I didn't knit that myself.

And, no, I'm not making that up.

That Plum statement was Cleveland's attempt to "rebrand" itself in the early 1980s...rebranded as what I have no idea.

See also: The C-Word


joe*to*hell said...

i dont get the plums as clevelands symbol, especially when all the lingo out there points to scatological symbolism:

Cleveland Fudgesicle: Freezing your own turd then having someone give it head

Cleveland Baked Potato: The act of lining a woman's mouth with aluminum foil, and proceeding to take a huge shit in the foil.

Cleveland Air Freshener: Farting in any enclosed space (such as a compact car, elevator, or phone booth) so as other people who are present (or will be shortly) can enjoy your emission.

what a legacy. still, i guess plums on your head beats poop rings.

T$ said...
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T$ said...

They should have made brown paper hats that said: "Cleveland's The Shit!"

Covers all of these and then some...

And really captures the essence of the place.

Junk Thief said...

Kansas City tried something similar by borrowing a New York line for their rebranding: "Kansas City, the city so nice they made two of them."

Uh, it doesn't rhyme.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Plums and peaches are on their way out. Here come the apples... The BIG Apples...