By Abnor. I had forgotten about Councillor/MLA Simon Gibson’s email to the people of Prince George telling them they should rename their City until one of my older friends (who still reads newspapers) told me about a piece in Thursday’s Vancouver Sun about it.
In a story by Charelle Evelyn we were reminded of Abbotsford’s favourite standup comic and his hilarious antics.
Gibson’s email to Prince George told the City its name sounds, “musty, old-fashioned and lifeless” and advised them to consider changing it, because Lower Mainlanders (a sturdy bunch but apparently not too bright) had trouble telling the difference between Prince George and Prince Rupert.
Perhaps Simon took the family for a drive to Prince George looking for all those ocean liners and catch a whiff of the briny sea air only to be greeted by sawdust and a bracing sniff of pulp mill fetor.
Prince George has a bit of a different odor to it than Abbotsford does, though the similarity between the rancid stench of the chicken manure Simon and his friends over at City Hall have been spreading on the homeless for over a decade now, differs somewhat from the sickly sweet odor of pulp.
“I think rebranding Prince George … will bring it more into the mainstream,” he told them.
I don’t think there’s a city in the world more in need of rebranding than the one you’re leaving for Victoria Simon. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
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Editor’s Note:Abnor joins us from time to time with a question or two about what he sees around him. He has plenty of time on his hands and he spends a great deal of his time wandering the streets of Abbotsford wondering about what he sees and hears. He’s a modern day hobo with a Blackberry.