Thursday, March 01, 2007

A Sign of the Times

The City Council finally approved a design for the new “Welcome to Bakersfield” signs. The squiggle is out and the leaf is in. Clearly they didn’t take my advice and bring back the “Sun, Fun, Stay, Play” sign.

Personally I didn’t mind the squiggle so much as I did the actual stone monument itself. It looked like a headstone. And then there’s the big hole right above the squiggle which immediately conjures up thoughts of ‘a hole in the wall.’

Apparently the council did decide against also using the slogan “Life as it should be” because, come on, if this is as good as it gets we’re all in a world of hurt.