. . . Wednesday June 9, 2004

Weird Place with Crazy People

It is hard to believe, but no one was really joking when Orange County officials considered changing the name of their aiport to The O.C. Airport.

Forget about the fact that no one call Orange County The O.C. until Fox introduced a deliciously addictive show with that title. And forget about the small detail that the show in question really offers viewers very little in the way of an accurate portrayal of the county in question (which helps to explain the show’s success).

What really matters is best explained by Charles Ahlers, president of the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau: “The message that they’re sending may not be of concern to us. What is of interest is that Orange County is portrayed as a cool, hip place and a place with pretty people.”

OK, now that’s Orange County.

Concentration is important!