Just forget the words and sing along

Thursday, December 09, 2004

OK, I've got to throw in this show-prep tidbit:

Edmonton's got their new baseball team. This new team is in the Northern League, the Trappers having formerly been in the Pacific Coast League. And what's the name of this new ball club?

The Edmonton Cracker-Cats.

You might be going, "What the hell? How did they come up with this name?" Well, it goes like this. The owners wanted a name that had both a) ties to the oil industry and b) an easily-marketable cute animal mascot. After rejecting the list of 50 names produced by a professional marketing firm, the team owners grabbed the oilpatch dictionary and found the term "cat cracking." Cat cracking is short for catalytic cracking, a chemical process that happens at the start of refinement. The owners turned that around and got Cracker Cats.

I love how the owners found the oilpatch dictionary to be more useful that a team of marketing professionals.

But yeah, the cracker cats have come to town!

Oh, and more movie news. Shrek 3 has been pushed back from November 2006 to Summer 2007. The official reason is the same one being given for Pixar pushing back Cars: Now, in the summer, more kids can go to the theatre to see it, they can have the DVD out in time for Christmas, all meaning more $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

Next Issue...Coming Out at Christmas

No comments: