October 17, 2005 9:18 AM   Subscribe

Sign Sign everywhere a sign. Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind. Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign? (lyric) Good signs, questionable signs, bad signs.
posted by caddis (11 comments total)
Which category does this one fall in?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 10:08 AM on October 17, 2005

Which category does this one fall in?

Access denied, apparently!
posted by clawtros at 11:01 AM on October 17, 2005

Hmm, guess the pic is cached on my box. I was referring to this entry.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 11:16 AM on October 17, 2005

Here in Beijing there is a sign on the Badaling Expressway showing the exit for the ethnic theme park, but the English on the sign says "Racist Park". Unfortunately these kind of signs may be numbered because in preparation for the 2008 Olympics Beijing has started an aggressive program for removing bad English signs in the city. There's even a phone number concerned citizens and foreigners can call to report bad English. I fear the days of the "Racist Park" may be numbered.

Of course, there is always the faux-military clothing brand called "Freebase".
posted by [expletive deleted] at 11:19 AM on October 17, 2005

Add to the 'adverts on everything' file.
posted by wabashbdw at 11:33 AM on October 17, 2005

That would be the looks like it should be awfully naughty, but really isn't category.
posted by caddis at 11:39 AM on October 17, 2005

Oh, hoorah, time for some Nash!

I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all

posted by Catch at 12:26 PM on October 17, 2005

One thing I love about visiting Vermont is that there are NO BILLBOARDS. It's fun to cross back over into New York where they lay in wait (or is that lie?) just across the border. There's a whole bunch of them, and they're perched there like a bunch of kids each daring the others to be the one to put a toe across the line when no one's looking.
posted by Eideteker at 12:40 PM on October 17, 2005

{self links ahead}

Without billboard to alter I'd have nothing to do on a Sunday night.

From our manifesto

For these reasons the Billboard Liberation Front states emphatically and for all time herein that to Advertise is to Exist. To Exist is to Advertise. Our ultimate goal is nothing short of a personal and singular Billboard for each citizen. Until that glorious day for global communications when every man, woman and child can scream at or sing to the world in 100Pt. type from their very own rooftop; until that day we will continue to do all in our power to encourage the masses to use any means possible to commandeer the existing media and to alter it to their own design.

more boards, more targets.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 4:11 PM on October 17, 2005

As for the lyric of chosen, I can't let it pass without noting that this was one of only a few songs - and certainly the only one to reach the mainstream - that addressed the issue of prejudice against "long haired freaky people"
posted by deliquescent at 12:08 PM on October 18, 2005

that should be "lyric chosen." Drop the "of." Stupid brain.
posted by deliquescent at 12:08 PM on October 18, 2005

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