Dear 100 Hour Board,
How do you all feel about billboards? I'm genuinely curious because I think they are terrible, but that's probably just because I grew up in Hawaii where they are illegal.
Dear Blue da ba dee,
Well, I might as well take this opportunity to tell you about my LEAST FAVORITE BILLBOARD!
Have you ever been driving up to Salt Lake City, and right by the point of the mountain, you see a hideous pink rectangle glaring at you? And then, already annoyed, you read the text and are suddenly overcome by a desire to set said rectangle on fire?
What statement could ever make you feel so strongly?
(Text: Diamonds were a girl's best friend, then Botox came along)
Like, what in the HECK were people thinking? Since when is this kind of GARBAGE advertising okay? DOES NOBODY REALIZE THE TOXICITY OF THIS KIND OF SENTIMENT?
As you can see, I have very very strong feelings about this stupid pink rectangle.
Anyway, there are a few billboards that I legitimately hate. Others I am only irked by. In the city along I-15 I don't mind them as much - some of them can be pretty entertaining. I like the DOMO ones and the Homie one that says "Selling faster than a BYU engagement." So, if they're clever, my tolerance is a bit higher. But when you get up into Idaho or down by Payson, they are a major eyesore, and I think that in non-urban areas they should definitely not be allowed. Granted, they make it much easier to play the ABC game... but at what cost?
I couldn't agree more. They're ugly, distracting, and can be offensive (especially when they're focused on making people feel bad about themselves, their bodies, or their possessions). Down with billboards!
-guppy of doom
And that generally sums up my feelings on the matter.