rss feed | youtube | links | the burning log
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Who needs the Kwik-E-Mart?
I missed the big news while I was out of town. No, not that GW let Scooter Libby off the hook, the even bigger news. 7-11 didn't grant any of its Portland locations a Kwik-E-Mart makeover to help promote the upcoming Simpsons Movie. Here's a list of cities less deserving than Portland that still received the honor:
Mountain View, CA
Seattle? Are you kidding me?!! What connection does the Emerald City have to Matt Groening or The Simpsons? Have any of the characters been named after its streets? Did Groening grow up there? No and, nope, a stint at nearby Evergreen College doesn't count. So it's a bigger market with more potential exposure? Sure, but how does that justify Coquitlam making the cut but not Portland?
Perhaps as a concession, Pioneer Courthouse Square will host this event tomorrow. Plus, there's still a chance Springfield, OR. will host the premiere.