Hutchinson, KS Wants To Be Real-Life Smallville

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Hutchinson, KS Wants To Be Real-Life Smallville

Post  Apologist Puncher on Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:54 pm

https://www.facebook.com/HutchinsonKsShouldBeNamedSmallville



Hutchinson, KS should be named "Smallville"

We believe that the city of Hutchinson has enough in common with the fictitious town of "Smallville, KS" to warrant the changing of our lovely hometown's name.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57506857-1/campaign-aims-to-turn-kansas-town-into-real-smallville/

Campaign aims to turn Kansas town into real Smallville3

Hutchinson, Kan., has so many similarities to Superman's Smallville that a dedicated group of comics fans are trying to change the town's name.



Turns out Smallville may be real after all. Superman's fictional home on our planet has some suspicious similarities to the town of Hutchinson, Kan. There's now an active Facebook campaign to rename Hutchinson as Smallville.

The campaign has culled facts from various Superman sources, including graphic novels, comic books, and the "Smallville" TV series, to find ways Hutchinson statistically matches up.

Here are some of the overlaps. Smallville is on the Arkansas River. So is Hutchinson. Smallville has a population of 45,000 people. Hutchinson has 42,080. They are both located in agricultural areas. The nearest big city for each is about three hours away (Metropolis for Smallville and Kansas City for Hutchinson).

Of course, it wouldn't be Smallville without the occasional meteor shower. Fortunately, Hutchinson has had its share of meteor sightings. That area of Kansas has quite a few meteors littered about in its fields. Who's to say some of them aren't from Krypton?

Adding to the intrigue, Hutchinson is also home to the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, a museum with spacecraft on display. The real Kansas town also has a Clark Road and a Kent Road. Case closed? That's good enough for me.

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Post  thecolorsblend on Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:27 am

Hm. I wonder what the law is on something like that. Is copyright stuff an issue in this sort of thing?

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Post  webhead2006 on Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:23 pm

Interesting littlebstory there. Hell there is a rl metropolis so why not sv too. Though what is the legal hurdlees to change it.

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Re: Hutchinson, KS Wants To Be Real-Life Smallville

Post  Apologist Puncher on Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:32 pm

thecolorsblend wrote:Hm. I wonder what the law is on something like that. Is copyright stuff an issue in this sort of thing?

I don't believe you can stop a municipality from using a copyrighted name, since you aren't selling the city.

But I know fuck all about copyright law....

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