Posts Tagged ‘billboard’

The Last Person in Frisco to Call a Pedestrian Accident a “Pedestrian Accident”

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

The preferred word these days is “collision.” Or maybe crash. But collision is #1. So much so that you can read the word four times in three sentences when some reporters report on traffic accidents:

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Now let’s hear from a junior SFMTA spokesperson (Total Cost Of Employment = five figures per month) on the topic of traffic accidents:

“When describing traffic collisions, most of us have grown up using the word “accident.” But traffic “accidents” are preventable, which is why we at the SFMTA refer to them as collisions or crashes.”

Let’s see here, if you crash into something, either you did it on purpose or it was an accident, right? Preventability doesn’t enter into the equation. At all. And if we’re searching for a term for a preventable accident, why not use “preventable accident?”

Moving on:

The words we use can have a powerful influence on the way we view traffic injuries, and calling them “accidents” implies that nothing can be done to stop them.

I’ll disagree again here. Calling an accident an accident does not in any way imply that that nothing can be done to stop them. In fact, studying accidents, like “airplane accidents” for instance, is a really excellent way to determine who was at fault and what can be done differently in future.

Say Good-Bye to This Giant YAHOO! Billboard – It’s the Last One You’ll Ever See

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

It used to be famous.

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12 Bear Flags – If Andy Warhol had Lived in Frisco Instead of New Yawk

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

What’s the point of this billboard at Cal Kearny?

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Looks Like BMW of San Francisco Can’t Af-FORD to Operate a BMW, in San Francisco

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Or maybe this pick-em-up is just a rolling billboard, in which case shouldn’t it be a BMW instead of, IDK, an F-150 with its badges removed?

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Billboards Aren’t Allowed in Golden Gate Park, Except When They Are – Presenting the ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE, Larger Than Life

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

As seen entering Golden Gate Park:

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Forget About Harry Potter’s Tri-Wizard Cup, These Days We’re All About the DAB CUP – It’s HempCon 2015 San Jose

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Remember, Things Go Better With Butane:

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BAY ALARM Totally Pwns All You AM Commuters “HEADED TO WORK? SO ARE THE BURGLARS”

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

First I’ve seen this ad in Frisco proper:

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Seems more designed for the ‘burbs, as opposed to Frisco Proper…

San Mateo Update: Is YOUR Doctor Recommended by a Famous Masked Mexican Wrestler? – “El Chiropractico y Amigo de Blue Demon!”

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Man, Redwood City looks just like the pre-Zuckerberg-era Mission District.

IMO

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Nonsensical Billboard Message of the Day: “It Takes The Hood To Save The Hood”

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

So therefore what, is the message “Give Us More Money?”

Sure seems that way:

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This “Ask Jeeves” Billboard Asks “Where Does the Bay Bridge Troll Live?” – The Answer Involves the Residence of Jaxon Van Derbeken

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Ya dig? ‘Cause dude’s been trolling that horribly-managed bridge project (just keep scrolling down – down, down, down) for a while now:

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(Hey, did you know that that troublesome cable-stayed tower is merely decorative? Pretty much. I’ll tell you, the original, lower-cost “freeway-on-stilts” proposal is looking better and better as the years roll by…)