Monday, May 09, 2011
76 Is On Your Side
A strange billboard for the 76 brand of gasoline has appeared on a rooftop near the intersection of Polk and Clay Streets in San Francisco.
It hints that "Maybe there's a cop behind this billboard, maybe there's not," which is logistically impossible unless the San Francisco Police Department is now hiring snipers with radar guns to monitor traffic from rooftops. Since San Francisco police can't be bothered to combat drivers at street level who try to run over pedestrians in crosswalks on a daily basis, this doesn't seem likely.
After the Big Brotherish line, "(We'd slow down just in case.)", there's a smaller corporate tagline, "We're on the driver's side" which is possibly more insane. The oil conglomerates have demonstrated repeatedly that they're not on the human race's side, let alone the driver's. If ever there was a billboard crying out for a few addendums from the Billboard Liberation Front, this is it.