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This billboard “story” was kind of a big deal, but let’s move on. Someone was obviously motivated to put their message on a billboard. Most of the rest of us don’t have that kind of cash. But what if we did?

Here’s a blank billboard. Click the image, download the picture and design your own billboard and message and send it to me at bcollins@mpr.org. I’ll post them here.

It doesn’t have to be about politics; in fact, I’ll buy you a puppy if it’s not.

From Gail Greengard:

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(This is for real, by the way, they actual make stuff from old billboards)

From Tim O’Regan:

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  • Joanna
  • Arnold Fisher

    Although I don’t have the resources to properly make the billboard, I think mine would plainly state “You are one of six billion people on this earth. You are not that big of a deal.”

  • JohnnyZoom

    Not exactly a billboard, but in front of a large apartment complex in a densely populated area (and thus one which is difficult to commute through), says to those driving by on the adjacent highway:

    “If you lived here, you’d be home by now”

    with their number, website, etc.

    To this day I know that advert is based on a grievious logical fallacy, but for the life of me I haven’t figured out which one.

  • Bob Collins

    I don’t know if it’s the one you’re talking about but I recall that billboard on Storrow Drive near the Charles River Apartments in Boston.

  • JackU

    I’ve seen the “You’d be home now” sign up in a few places.

    One of my favorite highway signs is at the head end of the NJ Turnpike. I’ll readily admit it’s not as funny if you haven’t spent some time driving the NJT. In the area near the Medowlands and the Lincoln Tunnel connection to New York City is a large sign:

    Reduce Speed, Get Ticket

    1 Mile