Sunday, November 06, 2005

Don't NASCAR Our National Parks

I have nothing against NASCAR. If people want to watch corporate logos running around in circles, that's okay by me.

Frankly, I long for earlier times when baseball stadiums had names like Fenway Park or Yankee Stadium instead of U.S. Cellular Field or Minute Maid Park. Similarly, I prefer postseason college football's Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, and Sugar Bowl over the Outback Bowl, Capitol One Bowl, and GMAC Bowl. But, sports are big business and I can understand how everyone's out to make a buck.

However, enough is enough already, especially if as reported in The American Daily Prospect, Republicans get their way in plastering corporate logos all over our National Parks. Any plans to throw open the doors of commercialization in places like Yellowstone, Yosemite, or
Cape Cod National Seashore need to be stopped dead in their tracks.

Corporate jingles, slogans, and logos have crept into almost every corner of our lives. We don't need the private-sector to spoil the superb expression of civic consciousness which is America's "national parks."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmm...suggestions for old faithful: old viagara? viagara-powered faithful. Earth's ejaculate? Ok...I'll stop now...

1:03 PM  

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