Dumbass Diaries part 12

You have GOT to be friggin’ kidding me…..

I am all for helping your public connect with your brand identity, but this goes far. I’d like to introduce you to this lady:


Needs no introduction, you say? Everybody should know who she is? That’s my thinking.

Gilda Radner–not only one of the funniest women in comedy, but also one of the biggest advocates for ovarian cancer, the disease that eventually claimed her life. Influential enough in this regard to have a support group named in her honor. Well, apparently not so much–her name and efforts have lost their relevance, seeing as some folks in charge have decided to rename the club so new, younger members unfamiliar with Ms. Radner won’t be confused as to the true purpose of the club. Really? Your literature can’t point out who she is? Do you think in 20 years the Betty Ford Clinic is gonna change names for “relevance?” What about the Mayo Clinic? The NAMESAKE of the club raised funds and awareness while SUFFERING through this disease–and that doesn’t rate her name staying on the door?!? What if everybody felt that way about namesake buildings? Think somebody’s gonna rename Rockefeller Center? Is there enough money to make Brigham Young University into Mitt Romney College? Whatever happened to learning some history?

I’m WAITING for the day somebody votes to rename the Susan G. Komen Foundation. I’m sure there’s a bunch of people who don’t know fact one about her outside of the fact that she had breast cancer. In fact, the foundation was formed by her SISTER in her name. Is anybody going to propose a rename when college kids don’t remember who SHE was?

I know one thing…the day Carnegie Hall becomes the Nicki Minaj Theater, I’m jumping off the nearest bridge….



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Air Cooled Underware
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 00:30:17

    YOU ARE RIGHT ON MAM. When did they change the name?


    • dramaqueen1913
      Dec 09, 2012 @ 16:07:35

      I’m not positive they have yet; the article link said they were “phasing it in,” but there was a closed petition link at the bottom since I read it. A petition that was fully signed, I might add. Good to know not ALL of the general public is the same brand of dumbass.


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