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Kansas Man Campaigns to Rename His Town Smallville

Posted: September 7th, 2012 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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By now everyone knows Superman's origins. Everyone knows that his ship sent from planet Krypton landed in a town called Smallville where he was adopted by the Ken family. Smallville doesn't really exist, but it was later revealed in the comic books that the town is located in Kansas.

Now comes word that a Kansas resident, comic book artist Christopher Wietrick, is trying to legally rename his hometown of Hutchinson to Smallville. His goal is to convince officials that changing the town's name will bring in lots of tourist dollars and finally give Superman fans a place to visit.

Wietrick has a bunch of arguments as to why the town is perfect to become the childhood home of Superman, including being shaped like Superman's logo. Watch the video below to see Wietrick tell the story.

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Source: KWCH, /Film


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McQueen writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 7:26:09 AM

Wasn't the location of Smallville somewhere in Canada?
Psyched writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 7:35:20 AM

Yes McQueen, just outside of Halifax Nova Scotia Canada. Near Lower Sackville....
pornfly writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 7:46:57 AM

Whats wrong with Otisburg?
IronDeadpool writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 7:47:55 AM

Always Kansas and metropolis is in Illinois near Chicago I believe
IronDeadpool writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 7:51:55 AM

Plus what does he mean a place for superman fans to go what about actual metropolis Illinois and where is the town for batman or iron man where I say
IronDeadpool writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 7:53:02 AM

Plus what does he mean a place for superman fans to go what about actual metropolis Illinois and where is the town for batman or iron man where I say
cress writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 8:03:20 AM

He is also campaigning to rename himself Supervirgin.
McQueen writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 8:04:24 AM

"Whats wrong with Otisburg?"

LOLOL! Good one mate.
boogiel writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 8:43:03 AM

I'll be campaigning to rename Chicago to Gotham, let me know if you want to run a feature.
trailertrash writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 8:45:49 AM

What ever next Aurora re-naming it's self Gotham City


... To soon
Kurskij writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 8:46:01 AM

The guy should be elected mayor.

@porn

Nothing, it's just a tiny bitty place.

McQueen writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 9:05:26 AM

Thanks Psyched.
shiteater writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 10:27:40 AM

The real Smallville is a few minutes up the highway from me, in Cloverdale, BC. Ok maybe not, but thats where they filmed the show.
Ranger writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 12:37:25 PM

He's using this campaign as a distraction tactic. He's tired of the ladies calling his crotch Smallville.
minkowski writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 1:54:56 PM

Smallville was originally located approximately near Centerville, Iowa. Only decades later was it shown to lie somehwere in Kansas.

Regardless, I understand most things are about money, but this man's bizarre belief he can direct tourism to a nothing Kansas town by simply appropriating the name of a comic book location, without actually of course possessing the character in question, namely Superman, is rather stupid, vapid and misguided, the sign of someone so lost in their fantasy world they can no longer align their perception with reality for even the briefest of interludes.

More to the point, though, WB might have an issue with the idea, as they own the rights to anything Smallville, and though the town's denizens may be legally obliged to call it whatever they sesire, snagging a meal from WB's kitchen might be an assured way to get a boot in the ass from the cook.
Tanman32123 writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 3:53:51 PM

i could see WB snapping as well, but then again who really cares.. it's just some sh*tbox city in a sh*tbox town lol

Just cuz one Nerd want's to change the name of his city, doesn't mean it's worthy of a name change.
sm00th_eskimo writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 4:57:18 PM

I didn't know superman was adopted by the Ken family. All this time I thought his name was Clark Kent.
minkowski writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 5:40:10 PM

The Ken family lives next door to the Barbie family and their pink Corvette. Malibu Stacy lives down the street.

Sheesh. Don't you people know anything?
japaninmotion writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 7:20:26 PM

@ irondeadpool metropolis, Ill., the most ironic name ever since its a small farm town, is the farthest you can be from chicago and still be in illinios
Cd_Smith0 writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 7:43:56 PM

Considering my wife grew up around hutchinson and I have the absolute 'pleasure' of visiting that place several times a year, I can tell you that is the stupidest idea ever.
Ranger writes:
on September 7th, 2012 at 11:10:00 PM

No offense. But I gathered this idea was crap without having to visit the place.
Venom1970 writes:
on September 8th, 2012 at 1:28:00 AM

Yes and they intend to change New York to Metropolis. teehee
Ranger writes:
on September 8th, 2012 at 2:22:57 AM

And Lohan's snatch to Gotham.
Cd_Smith0 writes:
on September 9th, 2012 at 12:44:45 AM

@ranger: It gets dumber once you visit the place :D

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