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Friday, July 17, 2009

big willie - not!

By now I'm sure everyone has heard that the Sears Tower has been renamed by it's new owners. Goodbye, Sears Tower; Hello, Willis Tower. Joseph Plumeri, chairman of Willis Group Holdings Ltd. as part of a speech at the renaming said 'you can call it Big Willie, in fact I encourage you to call it Big Willie', referring to Sears Tower.

Umm, noooooo!

I'm not calling anything Big Willie!
Am I the only one that thought that the chairman looked like some big mafioso? (Not that there is anything wrong with looking like one of Tony Soprano's sidekicks.) I mean, the minute I saw him, that thought came to me. Then on the 10pm news when they showed the portion of his speech where he referred to a piece of paper that his Italian mother wanted him to read during the renaming. That pretty much clinched it.

What about you? Are you going to be calling it Big Willie?

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Jen said...

There is only one thing I will call "Big Willie" and it ain't a building. No, it will always be the Sears Tower to me. Why do people do this, obviously ego, but jeez, if something isn't broken don't try to fix it.

Buggys said...

Not a chance in .....This man needs to be deflated.

MA Fat Woman said...


*lynne* said...

Yeah I was listening to him yesterday and got totally turned off by the tough joisey persona, so much so that I didn't actually hear him talk about Big Willie. omg. tell me he didn't! :p

Lola said...

@ Jen - Yeah, umm, well, ain't nothing gonna be called Big Willie by me.

@ Buggys - Yeah, he is one that's full of himself. I only hope they aren't showing that video any more. I had about enough of it yesterday. Isn't there some other news? Isn't Michael Jackson still dead?

@ MA Fat Woman - You said it!

@ Lynne - Oh YES HE DID!

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