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Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014

* Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the decision to construct the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago…

“George Lucas has revolutionized the art of storytelling over the last four decades and we are honored to be the recipient of this incredible legacy investment that will allow everyone to learn about and experience narrative arts. Like Marshall Field, John G. Shedd and Max Adler before him, George’s philanthropy will inspire and educate for generations. No other museum like this exists in the world, making it a tremendous educational, cultural and job creation asset for all Chicagoans, as well as an unparalleled draw for international tourists.”

* The Question: Can you come up with a more appropriately Chicagoesque name than the “Lucas Museum of Narrative Art”?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


66 Comments
  1. - Anon. - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 12:39 pm:

    “Welcome to the Dark Side”?


  2. - Anon. - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 12:41 pm:

    Or you could put it in the capitol in Springfield and use the subtitle, “May the Farce Be with You.”


  3. - OVERSIGHT - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 12:41 pm:

    In a galaxy far, far away…from Chicago.


  4. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 12:41 pm:

    “American Graft-iti”


  5. - bottom rung. - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 12:45 pm:

    “Raiders of the Lost Pension Fund”


  6. - Abe the Babe - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 12:45 pm:

    “Rahm, it’s a trap!”


  7. - West Sider - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 12:49 pm:

    Industrial Budget and Accounting Magic


  8. - Jeff Trigg - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 12:51 pm:

    Da Luuc


  9. - Pete - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 12:52 pm:

    LMNA… Say it fast and it sounds like “Lemonade”.

    The Lucas Cinemascope.


  10. - Jose Abreu's next homer - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 12:54 pm:

    The Lakefront Protection Ordinance Violation Museum


  11. - PoolGuy - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 12:55 pm:

    Da Museum wit da Portillo’s-sponsored Howard da Duck wing


  12. - PublicServant - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 12:56 pm:

    Da LMNA
    RAHM EMANUAL - MAYOR


  13. - PublicServant - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:00 pm:

    And have a guy at the door saying “We don’t want nobody, nobody sent.”


  14. - cover - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:04 pm:

    The Jabba Hut


  15. - Mighty M. Mouse - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:10 pm:

    As Cloudgate became popularly known as the Bean, so I think the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be commonly referred to as the Star Wars Museum.


  16. - A guy... - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:14 pm:

    The Wrath of Rahm.

    Temple of Plume.


  17. - Amalia - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:21 pm:

    The Force


  18. - lollinois - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:24 pm:

    The George Lucas Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy


  19. - anonymoose - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:26 pm:

    “The LUKE” or “The museum that is not too far from Millennium Park and really close to the football stadium that kinda looks like the Millennium Falcon.”


  20. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:32 pm:

    “The Luke by the Lake”

    (h/t, - Annonymoose -)


  21. - MrJM (@MisterJayEm) - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:35 pm:

    The Museum of Industrial (Decline) Light (on Substance) and (Accounting) Magic in Chicago

    or

    The Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy

    or

    The Aaron Freeman Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago

    – MrJM


  22. - The Prince - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:37 pm:

    Willy wins this one. Accurate and because Jaws was never my thing and I don’t like Star Wars.


  23. - Formerly Known As... - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:37 pm:

    == No other museum like this exists in the world ==

    Exactly. Because this sort of private collection typically comprises a display in a museum, not an entire museum.

    It certainly won’t be on par with the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum. It won’t have the same meaning as the Chicago Police Memorial. It won’t have the same economic impact as Soldier Field or McCormick Place.

    Plus, placing a privately owned building like this on the proposed site violates the 1973 Lake Michigan and Chicago Lakefront Protection Ordinance. But hey, it’s Chicago, so let’s name the museum “Friends in High Places” or “An Ode to Influence”.


  24. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:40 pm:

    TRUMP

    Oh, wait, never mind.


  25. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:41 pm:

    Just wondering, will Lucas’ name appear on the museum? Wouldn’t that violate the soon to be rushed thru ordinance that would ban tasteless, tacky names on buildings?


  26. - Wensicia - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:44 pm:

    Home of The Empire Strikes Back at the Tailgater Rebellion.


  27. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:46 pm:

    They could call it Cloud City and we could hope it floats away.


  28. - anonymoose - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:46 pm:

    Thanks OW….the alliteration works.


  29. - Goooner - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:53 pm:

    Not to sound sappy, but I really like both the proposed name and the general idea.

    Both are 100% consistent with what made Chicago great.

    People like Field didn’t just build companies. They gave back and their names went on museums.

    The location of this place is wonderfully set among the other museums and the name is about as Chicago-esque as you can get.

    If you are looking for something consistent with what Chicago has been at its best, this is it.


  30. - Oneman - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:56 pm:

    Tatooine


  31. - bottom rung. - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:57 pm:

    Emanuel Museum of Controlling the Narrative Arts.


  32. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:57 pm:

    To honor the fallen, like the football stadium, my frents…

    Stormtroopers Field.


  33. - Northsider - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:57 pm:

    Since the Star Wars name generator indicates that Rahm Emanuel is really Trades Seofub (a troublemaker from the Hypori Sector), how about “Seofub’s Hub by The Luke”?


  34. - CLJ - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 1:58 pm:

    “The Big Disappointment”

    Looking at the website, http://www.lucasmuseum.org/, I’d rather go to the Art Institute.


  35. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 2:01 pm:

    Yoda Museum, as when asked where it is, Chicagoans will respond: “Yo, da museum is over dere!”


  36. - Anon - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 2:04 pm:

    The Star Wars bar…oh wait, that’s City Hall.


  37. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 2:04 pm:

    Clod City.


  38. - Name Withheld - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 2:07 pm:

    Millennium Falcon Park


  39. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 2:08 pm:

    I suppose the Lucas Museum of Bad Dialogue and Constant Re-editing of Motion Pictures would just be mean.


  40. - LakeviewJ - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 2:11 pm:

    Clout City


  41. - bottom rung. - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 2:13 pm:

    Transparency, heh, efficiency, heh, a Chicago politician craves not these things.


  42. - Pilsen Pablum - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 2:16 pm:

    Lookie At The Wookie


  43. - Smoke and Mirrors - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 2:23 pm:

    Da Mayor’s Brudder’s Muuseum or Sorry My Last Three Movies were Lousy!


  44. - Dan Vock - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 2:31 pm:

    Chicago just let the wookie win


  45. - BigDoggie - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 2:33 pm:

    Dat Lucas joint over dere


  46. - Newsclown - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 2:35 pm:

    The gift shop part will be called: ‘The Darth Mall”


  47. - Newsclown - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 2:36 pm:

    Space Jam II


  48. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 2:40 pm:

    Emperor Emanuel Death Star

    Raiders of the Lake Park


  49. - phocion - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 2:52 pm:

    “I got your Wookie right here!”


  50. - siriusly - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 2:54 pm:

    Da place wit all the star wars crap!


  51. - siriusly - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 2:54 pm:

    Rahm Solo


  52. - A guy... - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 3:27 pm:

    Miegs II, the sequel.


  53. - a drop in - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 3:30 pm:

    Here’s hoping it’s actually the dark star and it blows up the rebuilt part of Soldier Field.


  54. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 3:33 pm:

    ===actually the dark star===

    That’s the Grateful Dead. You’re thinking death star.


  55. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 4:05 pm:

    Lucas-Hobson Museum of Preference Art?


  56. - Amalia - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 4:08 pm:

    The 12th step, since he got 11 museum presidents to support this.


  57. - wondering downstate - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 4:12 pm:

    Force be with you museum
    sort of future of the Chicago way or Clout


  58. - Norseman - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 4:26 pm:

    The “Na-na na-na na-na to California Museum.”


  59. - Levi - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 4:43 pm:

    Wrath of Rahm = wrong franchise


  60. - Cheryl44 - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 4:52 pm:

    George and Rahm’s Pile O’ Crap.


  61. - IrishPirate - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 5:04 pm:

    The ORK.

    Obi Rahm Kenobi.

    I’m picturing a hologram of Bruce Rauner dressed up like Princess Leia, I apologize, and saying:

    “Help Me Obi Rahm Kenobi….”


  62. - Plutocrat03 - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 5:54 pm:

    The Empire starts here


  63. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 7:37 pm:

    scar wars


  64. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 7:46 pm:

    The bar was set super high today.

    Too many good ones…


  65. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 7:46 pm:

    lucas shore drive


  66. - Newsclown - Wednesday, Jun 25, 14 @ 9:45 pm:

    The gift shop part will be called: ‘The Darth Mall”


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