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Billboards Should Be Outlawed



  • jipsterjipster Louisville, KentuckyPosts: 5,441
    Wow... good thing you saw that billboard. Otherwise you would have just continued on your way with that flat tire. :sick:

    Billboards were slightly more practical in the 50's and early 60's, when a lot of folks didn't have television and its advertisements. With t.v, internet, cellphones, GPS systems, junk mail and the smaller directional signs on the side of the highway, there is absolutely no reason to have those billboards... which I believe are the epitome of selfishness. :mad:
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,425
    "epitome of selfishness" is wanting to see another's land/mountain/scene free of visual contamination. Denying the owner his right to plant a billboard on his property, that is not yours, is selfishness.

    Billboards inspire, involve, & inform. Communication is advertising and advertising promotes business growth and PROFITS.

    If you don't want a billboard on your property, fine. Don't plant one. ;)
  • fintailfintail Posts: 41,928
    I think I'll move on to your block and put up a big billboard for the 'fintail restoration center' or something... :P
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,425
    I live in the rural area & your billboard wouldn't make any difference so welcome to it. ;)
  • fintailfintail Posts: 41,928
    Sounds good. The property has to be a better deal than here in the PRPS...I'm also going to get it rezoned so I can create a small car recycler. I'll just be working as a good capitalist businessman entrepreneur etc, so I am sure you'd be fine with it. :P
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,425
    Too late Fintail. The property was just rezoned by the county to permit strip mining.

    However, Welcome to the membership rolls of independent Republican capitalist businessman entrepreneurs. We are organized and the secret password is "Profit". ;)
  • jipsterjipster Louisville, KentuckyPosts: 5,441
    The property was just rezoned by the county to permit strip mining.

    Strip mining in your backyard? Great! All the dumptrucks, noise, dirt, dust and inconvience... just keep telling yourself that secret password... it'll cheer you up. :P
  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 31,112
    When I traveled with my folks as a kid in the 1950s we played alphabet to make the trip go faster. First one to see all 26 letters in a row would be the winner. It would have been tough without billboards and road signs. I then passed the game onto my children. I learned that my daughter needed glasses as a result of that game. She could not read the letters and never told anyone she could not see distant objects.

    The billboards around here that are a bit too plentiful are all for Indian Casinos and radio stations. They could get rid of them as I don't play alphabet with my wife.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 41,928
    You're not kidding, are you? I guess in Clark county a strip mine isn't really a big deal...blends in with the clearcut forests and meth houses :P

    My next plan will be to buy up some cheap houses in some old SW WA town and become a slumlord...a popular avocation among those entrepreneurs, or so I hear. I'll give reduced rent to those who have a billboard on their lawn.
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Manson, WAPosts: 6,929
    come on, just picture your self in Las Vegas cruising down the Strip. Would you like the lights blighted out! Hell no!

    Just read up and drive on. Think about your retirement, baseball, the Seattle Sonics moving to Oklahoma City, or the next Mitsubishi you're gonna buy. Don't notice them...they're just there for ambience and perkiness of landscape. Let the sponsoring parties throw their money down the drain. No biggie.

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • davethecarnutdavethecarnut Posts: 248
    Graffiti....If Fin and Jip have the same venom for graffitti as they do for billboards, I can understand their passion somewhat. I mean, come on, what's worse? Graffitti or billboards? Billboards don't even come close to being the eyesore as a bunch of work done by tagging hooligans. Plus billboards pay ya, right?
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    "A new study,conducted by researchers at the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute and funded by the Swedish Transport Administration, concludes that digital billboards attract and hold the gazes of drivers for far longer than a threshold that previous studies have shown to be dangerous.The Swedish government had given temporary authorization to erect digital billboards in 2009. As a result of this and related studies, however, the government has ordered the removal of all digital billboards.

    "This study validates what is common sense when it comes to digital billboards," said Mary Tracy, president of Scenic America. "Bright, constantly-changing signs on the side of the road are meant to attract and keep the attention of drivers, and this study confirms that is exactly what they do."

    Digital billboards dangerously distracting to drivers says new study (Fleet Owner)
  • lemkolemko Philadelphia, PAPosts: 15,294
    I hate graffiti with the white-hot passion of a thousand suns and what I would like to do to tagger hooligans would make Hannibal Lecter puke!
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