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City Needs Some Really Good Friends

September 1st, 2009 by admin · 11 Comments

The Friend of Lou campaign is back at attempting to get attention with a new burst of publicity in an attempt to sign up 20,000 Friends of Lou this month. They’ve got Louisville’s B-List of celebs involved — Southern Belle Emily Gimmel, Darryl Isaac (???), Patti Swope and Terry Meiners are among those involved.

The campaign put together this video as a sign of things to come.

All this is paid for by the Greater Louisville Branding Project (remember those videos diss-ing Boston, Atlanta and Dallas), which consists of GLI, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, local businesses and, yes, Metro Government.

If you sign up, you might get some cool stuff in the mail. Tell ‘em the ‘Ville Voice sent you.

Tags: Branding · Possibility City

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cantinflas // Sep 1, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Possum Billy City?

  • 2 Jerry's Kids // Sep 1, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Muy bueno, Cantinflas. How can this fail with the fat boy ambulance chaser leading the charge? And when does Patti Swope ever find the time to peddle cars?

  • 3 Greg K // Sep 1, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Dang. Not very well done.

  • 4 Carter Burger // Sep 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Sorry, anything Meiners is involved with is something I won’t touch with a 10 foot pole.

  • 5 Carter Burger // Sep 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    And remind me again who this Emily Gimmel chick is?

  • 6 Steve Magruder (I, not D or R) // Sep 1, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    I concur with Carter.

    I also just wish sometimes that the great city of Louisville could be promoted sans gimmickry. Could we give that a try?

  • 7 EdenSprings // Sep 1, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Hmmm…guess since we don’t have any industry coming to the area, and what with so many existing employers folding and the number of homeless increasing daily and political corruption rampant, we have nothing else to do but beat our own gums …uh, I meant drums.

    Jerry must be in a world of hurt. Let’s all imagine a bright new Louisville without him in it, shall we?

  • 8 EdenSprings // Sep 1, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Forgot to mention, that’s the first time I’ve seen D. Isaacs in a commercial that wasn’t produced as an elementary school class project. Guess we ARE possum’bility city!

  • 9 PKC // Sep 1, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    The video looks like a High School class project. Go team!!

  • 10 Bill // Sep 1, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Instead of Possibility City they should aptly name is BS City because there was more spread in those commercials than anything I’ve seen. Tell the Possibility City schtick to the 24 percent of the Louisville Metro that make less than 15 K a year.

  • 11 Sean // Sep 2, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Louisville needs to worry about cleaning up its own trailer parks and run down city before bashing anywhere else. Way too much in the way of dumpy areas around here for anyone from this place to be bashing Dallas, Atlanta, etc. When 25 percent of the local population lives in poverty or near poverty conditions, one has to ask what the hell is going on around here. Even hick towns and counties in Indiana have lower rates of poverty.

    Louisville doesn’t really get it about much of anything. Whether it comes from getting paying jobs. From bashing other cities about the greatness of Louisville. Sorry, I’ve never seen this place as being so special. Maybe in the views of the people here that have never been much of anywhere else.

    I might change my views if Louisville really worked at getting paying jobs and creating some level of economic prosperity for all rather than the moneyed few that live in the East End. Meanwhile their hot oil boys constantly run around like a chicken with their heads cut off telling us the greatness of the largest city in Kentucky that can’t even get its population figures correct.