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Doesn't this billboard say it all?
October 23, 2000 6:35 AM   Subscribe

Doesn't this billboard say it all?
posted by ericost (22 comments total)

 
OK, I'll be the jerk.

Been there, done that, Matt's making T-Shirts.

Like, 2 days ago. Pay attention son!
posted by ethmar at 6:44 AM on October 23, 2000


I suck.
posted by ericost at 6:52 AM on October 23, 2000


now look what you've gone and done, ethmar!
posted by lagado at 6:57 AM on October 23, 2000


I didn't get a chance to say this in the last post, but I'd like to know WTF the billboard hangers were thinking when they installed it.
posted by cowboy at 7:05 AM on October 23, 2000


Probably they couldn't tell the difference, even if they cared. I know people who still can't even tell the two apart.
posted by donkeymon at 7:57 AM on October 23, 2000


Hey Matt... If you're really making t-shirts. I'll buy!

You've got my e-mail.

Vis10n
posted by silusGROK at 8:05 AM on October 23, 2000


Me one too!
posted by snakey at 8:47 AM on October 23, 2000


2 days ago? try less than 24 hours. =)
posted by pnevares at 9:11 AM on October 23, 2000


I don't scroll either. :-)
posted by ethmar at 9:23 AM on October 23, 2000


it is possible that some people cannot tell the two apart, not because they are "similar" ... but because many americans can't be bothered to turn off the tv game shows long enough to pick up a newspaper and educate themselves on the issues regarding this very important upcoming election.


posted by saralovering at 9:30 AM on October 23, 2000


Yeah, saralovering, that was what I was saying. I don't think that they have the interest level to overcome their miniscule attention spans.
posted by donkeymon at 10:40 AM on October 23, 2000


as a graphics guy, i would hate to be the one who got those files ready to go to the billboard company...i hope he has a signed proof from the client to protect his ass....it would be nice to think someone did it on purpose.

Every billboard i've ever designed has a proof printed out and that goes thru the client, the person i design for, and Manni the billboard sales rep for review...That no one caught that is Very strange.
posted by th3ph17 at 11:53 AM on October 23, 2000


Nor can we tell the two threads apart.
posted by skallas at 12:03 PM on October 23, 2000


i was tempted to post the same message in both myself...is there a combine threads function?
posted by th3ph17 at 12:06 PM on October 23, 2000


There is a difference, as became evident from the fourth presidential debate. Here's the transcript.
posted by lagado at 3:21 PM on October 23, 2000


ha! i knew it wasn't true:
N.C. Billboard Was Publicity Stunt
posted by saralovering at 4:50 PM on October 23, 2000


Okay, that ad firm is pretty good.
posted by capt.crackpipe at 5:25 PM on October 23, 2000


it needed to be an ad for Nader!
posted by Sapphireblue at 8:42 PM on October 23, 2000


Believe it or not, guys, there are really people out there who don't know what the candidates actually look like. It's conceivable that the proofreader in question is one of those people.
posted by daveadams at 9:55 PM on October 23, 2000


The stunt: http://www.techserver.com/noframes/story/0,2294,500271963-500424165-502646617-0,00.html
posted by applesurf at 10:15 PM on October 23, 2000


Okay, so if you're going to do a publicity stunt, shouldn't you try to make your company look good?
posted by daveadams at 9:31 AM on October 24, 2000


They claimed they were going to change it today to what it ought to be. So which candidate actually was it?
posted by Steven Den Beste at 2:48 PM on October 24, 2000


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