Thursday, October 26, 2006

Metronatural

What's the first thing that came into your head when you read the title of this post? I mean, the very first thing.

The first thing that popped into my head was "metrosexual."

"Metronatural" is the new slogan for the city of Seattle.

Well, it's not that far off, I guess. (?) Don't get me wrong, I like metrosexuals. I had crushes on several of them back in my single days. [Editor: No, they were actually gay.] But will reminding people of metrosexuals get people to visit Seattle? I don't really think so. Move there, yes. Visit? Do people from Oklahoma really want to visit the Emerald City (there was nothing wrong with that slogan, now, was there?) to see metrosexuals?

The second thing that popped into my head was that the regional transit system had started using biofuels. Which would be cool (and maybe they are), but that's a little specific for a city slogan.

Oh well. I'm not really the target market, anyway.

What you really want to see is a picture of the slogan on the Space Needle. Everything looks good on the Space Needle. Christmas lights, enormous crabs, you name it.

I got the link from my dad, who keeps me up to date on what's happening in my hometown.

4 comments:

Scenic Artisan said...

i thought of a person who felt at ease using metro. busses and trains.

Deanna said...

EVERYONE here is making fun of it... I have not heard of many people who actually like it. Apparently, many people initially thought that the Space Needle had "menopause" written on it.

Eric said...

What?! Are you all Metrophobic or something?!

Heather Flanagan said...

Here is a video including an interview with the designer who first thought of "metronatural".

http://peoplegeek.wordpress.com/2006/12/16/seattle-straight-but-very-gay-acting-2/

Enjoy!