Sidewalk Painting (was: Dallas Beervolt! (Was: [thechat] QOTD (especially for Texas residents - Hi Kyra, Sam & Dex!)))

Norman Bunn norman.bunn at
Fri Apr 27 08:39:01 CDT 2001

Uh-oh!  How long before cities come up with the idea to sell ad space on
sidewalks, streets, building faces, etc. to raise money instead of taxes?
For St. Patty's Day, paint clovers on all the sidewalks interspersed with
Budwieser frogs; for the 4th of July, stars & stripes with Budweiser logos;
for Mothers Day, Hallmark crowns between flowers; for Valentines Day, hearts
with Godiva Chocolate ads; the possibilities are endless! Charge per mile,
per slab, per block...  Scary ain't it!


> > >Incidentally, has anyone from San Francisco noticed all the "Peace,
> > >Linux" symbols stenciled into the crosswalks downtown?
> >
> > Yup - it's an IBM stunt and they caught shit for it from the city:
> >
> would it be termed "astroturfing"?
> at $500 per incident (figure quoted in recent news article), if there was
> ratio of fine:size_of_graffiti, then there'd have to be a point where
> spray-painting an ad onto the road would be more viable than buying space
> a billboard...

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