Home Of The Ding Dong Daddy

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on May 24, 2011

The evil overlords of information overload, Google, have a feature up today about city slogans. It is not always pretty, nor is the person who referred PG to this, Andrew Sullivan. Pictures for this feature are from The Library of Congress.

With further ado, here is the list: Lodi, CA “Liveable, lovable Lodi” /// Prairie du Chien, WI “Where the bald eagle soars and the carp drops!” /// Saratoga, WY “Where the trout leap in main street”/// Arlington, TX “And the crowd goes wild” // Rockville, MD “Get into it”/// Erie, PA “Feel the lake effect”/// Gas, KS “Don’t pass gas, stop and enjoy It.”/// Hooker, OK “It’s a location, not a vocation.”/// Bushnell, SD “It’s not the end of the earth, but you can see it from here”/// Walla Walla, WA “The city so nice they named it twice.”/// Hyder, AK “Friendliest ghost town in Alaska”/// Linesville, PA “Where the ducks walk on fish”/// Weed, CA “Weed like to welcome you”/// Menomonie, WI “Traditional yet progressive”/// Timewell, IL “Time spent in Timewell is time well spent”/// Knik, AK “Dog-Mushing Center of the World”/// Atlantic City, NJ “Always Turned On”/// Chandler, AZ “High-Tech Oasis of the Silicon Desert”/// Dumas, AR “Home of the Ding Dong Daddy”/// Cheshire CT “Bedding Plant Capital of Connecticut” /// Savannah, GA “Turf Grass Capital of the World” /// La Crosse, KS “Barbed Wire Capital of the World” /// Strong, ME “Toothpick Capital of the World”/// Peculiar, MO “Where the Odds are With You”/// Algona, IA “Home of the World’s Largest Cheeto”

Atlanta is a city built on marketing and self promotion. For years, “The city too busy to hate” worked, but it is not tough enough for modern times. There have been attempts at creating a city slogan, none of which seemed to matter. In the nineties, an attempt was made to find a hi tech slogan for da ATL. One of the rejected suggestions was “Driving Miss Pentium”.

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