According to this article in today's Trib, the Sears Tower has ceased to be, and will now be known as the Willis Tower. Um, I don't fucking think so. That's like renaming Soldier's Field. I am officially OUT-RAGED!
Now, you might very well be thinking "...jesus, this guy has lost his damn mind..." and you'd be right but not because of this reason. A little history is perhaps in order. I have this...relationship with the Sear's Tower.
It might sound retarded, and probably is, but I think of the Sears Tower as a sort of architectural Guardian Angel. Because it's visible from almost anywhere in the city, it has a very comforting presence, like it's got my back and shit. I use it as navagational device and it's also the first thing I see when approaching the runway at O'Hare. It's just...important to me. SO FUCK YOU WILLIS INSURANCE COMPANY for fucking with my head. I refuse, REFUSE to refer to it as anything but what's always been called.
NOTE - that sweet picture is not mine, and I can't find the artist's name. Shucks.