ArtLung: I am Joe Crawford. Welcome to my website circa July 2008. I am a web developer. I live in Moorpark, California, USA. I work in Los Angeles, and have lived elsewhere and done many surprising things. I put up the first ArtLung website 12 years ago, moved it to artlung.com 10 years ago, nd I've been blogging for 7 years. I'm still learning, every day. Welcome.

Renaming 2009 Jan 02

I have this concept of a post where in an Andy Rooney-esqe manner I complain about things that get renamed. But really I’m not complaining so much as I think of things with their original name. Some examples of this are:

The Del Mar Fair has been renamed “The San Diego Fair” and calling it “San Diego” just sounds wrong given that it’s held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Another one is Qualcomm Stadium, which to me will always be Jack Murphy Stadium.

ArcLight Hollywood will always be just the Cinerama Dome to me.

Grauman’s Chinese Theater was renamed Mann’s Chinese Theater for a few years, but now it’s been re-renamed (un-renamed?) to Grauman’s Chinese Theater. I’ve no right to complain about that one.

Joe Crawford blogged this at 12:58pm in 2009 in January. The 2nd was a Friday. You are reading this 9 years later. Make a public comment. There is one comment Tweet. Direct message. Send email. It has hashtags→ .

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The Sports Arena was the I Pay One Center for a time. I think everyone thought it was a joke at first! This was right after we got Petco Park, another favorite namesake.

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