Posts Tagged ‘billboard’

“IS YOUR CAR BLACKBERRY SECURE?” – IDK – Well, I Hope So

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Man, the name BlackBerry sure is a blast from the past:

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I guess they do car stuff now.

All right, on to new business: Is my tummy Tab™️ soda refreshed?

Ad for Area Attorney Looks Even More Bad-Ass After the Inevitable Street Tagging

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

From far away, it appeared as if he had mad finger bling or perhaps a metal knuckle-duster

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You want THIS GUY on YOUR SIDE, non? Seems he’s willing to put up a fight…

SYPHILIS TSUNAMI Billboards to “Put Pressure on Pfizer?” Here’s the Story Behind this Great Wave Campaign

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Here’s the billboard, as seen when I was Down South en Los Angeles:

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And here’s the story behind it:

AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s “Syphilis Tsunami” outdoor advertising campaign references the world-renowned landscape print “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai to draw attention to dramatically rising rates of syphilis across the country. In April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted an estimated 33% increase of infectious syphilis cases from 2014-2016. The national response needed to this growing public health crisis is made even more urgent by the fact that Pfizer, the manufacturer of Bicillin L-A, the preferred medication used to treat syphilis, has refused to meet the medical demand through constant drug shortages and multiple stockouts of the treatment over the past year, as widely reported by news organizations and health agencies.As a follow up to AHF’s groundbreaking “Syphilis Explosion” outdoor advertising campaign, the “Syphilis Tsunami” billboards will first appear in Los Angeles and will be complemented by a digital media campaign to draw attention to the national syphilis epidemic and to put pressure on Pfizer to supply Bicillin L-A in quantities that meets the growing demand for treatment.

OK then. It’s to pressure Pfizer into Doing More.

I’ll tell you, the billboard I saw near Beverley really stood out. You can”t miss it.

Compare with others:

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See? Generally not as arresting as this:

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(And the moral of the story is that if you are an artist and you don’t want people to do this to your stuff, then you should never die. That way, the 100-year waiting period (that I suppose is what applies in this case) won’t start and your art will never enter, how shall we say, the pubic domain.)

All right, DON’T Catch The Wave…

Oh, play us out, Katsu-kun:

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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…