A New Name For Ellington Field? We're On It
We can only say it's about time.
For years we wondered just what in the hell Duke Ellington ever did to get a Houston airfield named after him. Don't get us wrong,
We can only specu -- hold one sec; it turns out Ellington Field is named after Eric Ellington, an Army pilot killed prior to World War I.
So forget all that -- what's the new name? Mattress Mac Field? Enron Field?
Umm, no. The proposed new name is "Ellington Airport."
"In the aviation world there is some difficulty that this is a public airport," Councilman Mike Sullivan told the Chron. "This is one step of many to market the facility and promote it."
We just don't think this proposal goes far enough to solve this alleged problem.
Our proposal: Ellington Place-Where-Commercial-Jets-Land.
Or Ellington Field, And Surely You're Not Idiot Enough To Be Confused By "Field."
Or....wait for it....Duke Ellington Airport.
It's already got a slogan ready -- "Take the A Plane!!"
We'll stop now.
-- Richard Connelly