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MEM To Be Renamed To Isaac Hayes?  
User currently offlineSampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

Congressman Steve Cohen is pushing for the name of Memphis International Airport to be renamed Isaac Hayes Memphis International Airport. Why not Elvis Presley International Airport? The terminal is Danny Thomas Terminal. The link is from wreg.com posted today, August 19.

http://www.wreg.com/global/story.asp?s=8867399

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User currently offlineRookinla From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 307 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3861 times:

Makes sense to me...The name will prepare passengers to enter the terminal, pay the baggage fee and get "The Shaft"...

User currently offlineNWAJettjockie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3840 times:



Quoting Rookinla (Reply 1):
Makes sense to me...The name will prepare passengers to enter the terminal, pay the baggage fee and get "The Shaft"...

LOL.

I certainly hope they don't rename the airport. If they are going to name it after someone, name it Fred Smith International Airport. Mr. Smith has done more for MEM than anyone I know.


User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39917 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3840 times:

Good idea.
Isaac Hayes was an incredible songwriter as well as actor. Very few can do both. He was the biggest and greatest artist from Memphis.

Quoting Sampa737 (Thread starter):
Why not Elvis Presley International Airport?

Because he is from Tupelov, Mississippi.
He already has Graceland in Memphis and I am sure a few streets named after him already.



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User currently offlineNWAJettjockie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3822 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
Good idea.
Isaac Hayes was an incredible songwriter as well as actor. Very few can do both. He was the biggest and greatest artist from Memphis.

That's great, but that's your opinion. I would have to disagree. I hate to say it, but I lived in Memphis for 7 "long" years in the late 80's and early 90's. I never even knew Isaac Hayes lived in Memphis.

You can't turn around in Memphis without seeing Elvis somewhere. Elvis has had a much larger impact on Memphis than Isaac Hayes ever did. If you are going to name the Airport after an entertainer, then Elvis is the first choice.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3811 times:

But Elvis didn't have chocolate salty balls. Case closed.


Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineNWAJettjockie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3781 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 5):
But Elvis didn't have chocolate salty balls. Case closed.

I have no earthly idea what you are talking about.


User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5166 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3774 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 5):


But Elvis didn't have chocolate salty balls. Case closed.

Put 'em in your mouth and SUCK 'EM! Classic....

Quoting NWAJettjockie (Reply 6):


I have no earthly idea what you are talking about.

A song from South Park's "Chef Aid" episode. HILARIOUS, if you're not uptight.

I'm sure if they were gonna name MEM after anyone it would have been Elvis many years ago. Let's see how this Hayes thing plays out...hope it doesn't start a big brouhaha like the ATL thing a few years ago.



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User currently offlineStratosphere From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1653 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3757 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
Because he is from Tupelov, Mississippi

I think Tupelov is in Russia isn't it?



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User currently offlineSampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

Shouldn't the airport be named after someone that had something to do with aviation, perhaps? I never got why the terminal was named after Danny Thomas, as if anyone really notices that anyway. Well, unless you run into the huge bust of Thomas in Terminal B.

I doubt we'll ever see Fred Smith Beale Street.


User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5166 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3747 times:



Quoting Sampa737 (Reply 9):


Shouldn't the airport be named after someone that had something to do with aviation, perhaps?

Once politics enters into it, common sense will not prevail.



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User currently offlineNWAJettjockie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3732 times:



Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 10):
Quoting Sampa737 (Reply 9):


Shouldn't the airport be named after someone that had something to do with aviation, perhaps?

Once politics enters into it, common sense will not prevail.

Well if you are talking about Memphis politics, you got that right. LOL.


User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2722 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3662 times:

Chef International Airport.  Smile

User currently offlineAllrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 2155 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3650 times:



Quoting Bohica (Reply 12):
Chef International Airport.

It would have a big sign facing the tarmac saying "Hello children!"



Applying insanity to normality
User currently offlineRampGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3604 times:



Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 10):
Once politics enters into it, common sense will not prevail.

I certainly agree with that. Look what they did to Atlanta's airport. First it's called Hartsfield and now they've added the Jackson name to it. Same goes in Houston, you have William P Hobby and at IAH there the the Mickey Leland International Arrivals building.


User currently offlineTN757Flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3581 times:

I never understood the rush to rename airports, freeways, etc. after people - after they have died or still living. Even so, the name should be to someone related to aviation as opposed to entertainment, or politics. Speaking of which, those of us Tennesseans will get this, but few others will - how about The John and Ophelia Ford International Airport?  duck 

User currently offlineElBandGeek From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3570 times:



Quoting Allrite (Reply 13):
Quoting Bohica (Reply 12):
Chef International Airport.

It would have a big sign facing the tarmac saying "Hello children!"

that absolutely made my day


User currently offlineVictorKilo From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3537 times:



Quoting Bohica (Reply 12):
Chef International Airport.

....where instead of BOB, all transatlantic flights include a meal of salisbury steak with buttered noodles and a choice of green bean casserole… or vegetable medley.


User currently offlineTDubJFK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

And over the PA in between flight announcements, they could pipe in: "I woants da make luv to ya womunnnn ..... feel yo hebnlay swedday boday next to mine ......i woants ta make luh-luh-luh-luh ... hey .. hey .... "

I loved how after he "converted" to scientology (notice that I did not capitalize the 'S') he quit SouthPark because he had a problem with the way they portrayed that lunatic fringe religion. Though, up to that point, he had no problem cashing his checks when they'd been making fun of every other religion and group under the sun.

Name an airport after this hypocrical clown? No way. Buh-Bye.

[Edited 2008-08-19 20:43:02]

User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3457 times:

I vote for re-naming the terminal after Margaret Mitchell, because after this merger goes through the pax side of the airport will be Gone with the Wind...

 duck 



I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineSNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3457 times:

Only in Memphis...

Fillerrrr



Long Live Memphis!
User currently onlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8653 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

In DCA they had the most amazing voice-over artist for the TSA. Much like Isaac Hayes or Barry White, telling you to "take your item and put it in there... that's right.... Yeaaah just like that" it was wonderful.

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21730 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3418 times:



Quoting Rookinla (Reply 1):
Makes sense to me...The name will prepare passengers to enter the terminal, pay the baggage fee and get "The Shaft"...

And they complain about getting "The Shaft", the airport staff can yell "shut your mouth!"

-Mir



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User currently offlineEghansen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3373 times:



Quoting Sampa737 (Reply 9):
Shouldn't the airport be named after someone that had something to do with aviation, perhaps? I never got why the terminal was named after Danny Thomas, as if anyone really notices that anyway. Well, unless you run into the huge bust of Thomas in Terminal B.

Not in the US. We have Ronald Reagan (DCA), John F Kennedy (JFK), John Foster Dulles (IAD), John Wayne (SNA), George W. Bush (IAH), among others.


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24951 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3339 times:



Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 7):
Put 'em in your mouth and SUCK 'EM!

Chocolate Salty Balls International Airport?



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
25 Post contains links Sampa737 : This from the Memphis paper, August 20. I think it's just Congressman Cohen catering to those who overwhelmingly re-elected him last week. "Hey, guys
26 LASOctoberB6 : It's not "shut your mouth", it's "shutcho mouf"! I'm totally kidding by the way..
27 RampGuy : What about other well know people from Tennessee. Dolly Parton, Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff. Oh yeah, how about Opry International Airport. Ok, so I'm bei
28 M404 : It might be racial politics. Senator Cohen represents a district vastly dominated by a minority and he does it very well. Recently an opponents ad cam
29 Post contains links JohnJ : Article in the Commercial Appeal this morning about this idea - ""Renaming Memphis International Airport Not Likely to Fly" - short synopsis, the Memp
30 ANZUS340 : No worse than naming an airport after Ronald Reagan.
31 CitrusCritter : I was just thinking that NW would have to acquire some DC-8s to fly out there.
32 TN757Flyer : Obviously your knowledge of music in Tennessee is limited. (Kidding) You could get away with that in Nashville, but Memphis is a blues city man. I do
33 COrocks : Not to nitpick, but it is named after George H.W. Bush.
34 GothamSpotter : Whether you liked Reagan or not, he was still a President, not a Xenu worshiping C-list celebrity.
35 Type-Rated : Why not BB King International? He's big on the Memphis scene, and I enjoy his much much better than Issac Hayes music. In Houston, I find the name "Mi
36 Post contains images Boeing747_600 : or as in Orange County, CA, where the airport is named after John Wayne who as Dave Barry put it "bravely pretended to be many war heroes in several
37 Eghansen : Sorry, wrong Bush. Wonder if Dubya will get an airport in Texas too? Maybe they could name DFW after him and people would really be confused about wh
38 CitrusCritter : DAL - Dallas Loves George W. Bush Field
39 Revelation : And while we're at it, shouldn't we name MDW for Curtis Mayfield, Superfly?
40 Superfly : And while we're at it, shouldn't we name MDW for Curtis Mayfield, Superfly? Good idea. Ummm, that's what every Congressman does. I certianly hope not.
41 71Zulu : Issac Hayes? Totally ridiculous idea. No, he is quite correct.
42 TheGov : The screwing you get now would be nothing compared to the screwing that you would get if the airport were renamed after them and lived up to their na
43 Boeing747_600 : Eh?!?! Any moe ridiculous than John Wayne Intl Airport at Orange County?
44 Flighty : Or, for that matter, W.A. Mozart airport at Salzburg Austria? Where is it written that only (male) politicians deserve to have airports named after t
45 Boeing747_600 : There's a few female rulers that have airports named after them: DEL: Indira Gandhi Intl CMB: Sirimavo Bandarnaike Intl SXM: Princess Juliana Intl I'
46 Davico68 : and bags will only be charged, wait for it, wait for it.....about thee fiddy.
47 CosmicCruiser : Because Danny Thomas chose Memphis to build St. Jude Chuldren's Hospital for cancer research. It probably saves more kid's lives each year than anyth
48 Revelation : ISL: Benazir Bhutto Intl. (as of August 14, 2008)
49 Sampa737 : Right. I lived in Memphis for nearly 30 years. I understand the importance of St. Jude. My point is, why the airport? Again, it goes to why name airp
50 TN757Flyer : Given the guy's a Democrat in a heavily Democratic district, he could probably propose naming it after himself and get re-elected. I doubt it's vote
51 AWACSooner : Great money making idea: They should let non-passengers through security...but charge them "tree fiddy!"
52 Slider : Ya think? LOL! Yeah, maybe THAT’S the secret—there is a Scientology conspiracy to rename the airport! Haha Xenu MEM Spaceport, L. Ron Hubbard Pro
53 JBo : Since we're naming airports after musical figures, how about renaming ORD and MDW after Jake and Elwood? And HHR (Hawthorne, CA) Brian Wilson Field?
54 Slider : Well, Chicago could be named after so many! But yeah, I like that idea... "Your flight is delayed 4 hours. You can't smoke in this airport. It's dark
55 Post contains links JohnJ : Ah, Memphis. It squeaks along in spite of its gifted politicians. I especially like the idea of an Ophelia Ford International Airport. This YouTube v
56 Andz : Doesn't that make them a majority then? I am not a fan of naming airports. Name it after the city it serves and be done with it. JNB was recently ren
57 Sampa737 : Wow, now that's an idea. Name airports after the city in which they are located. People call them by the city anyway. For instance I do know folks wh
58 Andz : Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU) must be a candidate.
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