Friday, March 30, 2012

Marin & Sonoma Counties

"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth." -Albert Einstein
"It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly." -Bertrand Russell
"The reason conservatives cohere and radicals fight: everyone agrees about fears, no one about visions." -Brian Eno
"Age is not an accomplishment, and youth is not a sin." - Robert Heinlein
"Speed is the essence of war." -Sun Tzu
"Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in." -Andrew Jackson
"We are but dust and shadow." -Horace

Monday, March 26, 2012

SF Bay Area

"Power in America today is control of the means of communication." -Theodore White
"Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children." -Sitting Bull
"Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you."
-John-Paul Sartre
"Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility." -Ambrose Bierce
"The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself." -John Kenneth Galbraith
"The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be." -Bruce Lee
"Mind moves matter." -Virgil

Friday, March 23, 2012

Los Angeles

"The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity - much less dissent." -Gore Vidal
"For the world to be interesting, you have to be manipulating it all the time." -Brian Eno
"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." -George Washington
"If any good songs are going to come out of World War Three, we'd better start writing them now." -Tom Lehrer
"The corporations don't have to lobby the government anymore. They are the government." -Jim Hightower
"The higher the building the lower the morals." -Noel Coward

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

And The Winners Are...

Third Place, from Steve in New Brunswick, Canada
Second Place, from Jim in Los Angeles
First Place, from Chris in Victoria BC, Canada

Honorable Mentions:

"If you can read this, you're part of the problem."

"Emissions Accomplished"

And Special Award to Jeffraham Prestonian for Best Campaign Slogan:

"Obama: The Sensible Republican."

Monday, March 12, 2012

San Francisco/Kansas

Only three days left for the EcoSlogan Contest!

Signs above were placed in San Francisco, those below were sent in from Overton Kansas.

Monday, March 05, 2012

The Medium is the Message

When I started doing this I didn't think it'd take more than a hundred signs or so, seen over and over again, for people to realize what a deal I was getting in terms of free political advertising.
After all, when people see the same sign every day for a week or two, it must occur to at least some of them that the 50,000 drivers in front of them and the 50,000 drivers behind them are seeing it too. After a while these numbers begin to add up.
Admittedly, using McLuhan is a bit of a dog-whistle for the intelligentsia, but I figure the average driver should be able to get it. If not, then their commute's just a tad more surreal. No harm in that...
Just ten days left for the EcoSlogan Contest...
Signs placed March 4th on the 10, 110, 101 and 405 in LA and Orange County.