Monday, February 18, 2008

It's My Paper, I'll Procrastinate If I Want To

It's 6 in the morning, I have a 10:40 (as well as a rough draft for a 4-6pg. paper due), and all I have is the thesis. Nonetheless, I'm just browsing online and came across a shirt, mocking the "God billboards" that said ,"Stop putting words in my mouth. -God."Whatever the case, I'm actually a fan of the billboards.


There are two campaigns (an old and a new one) promoting them. As told on GodSpeaks.com (the campaigns website). Here's a brief, compacted version from what's told on the website.

"In 1998, an anonymous donor contacted an advertising agency with an idea for a local billboard campaign that would create a spiritual climate and get people to think about a daily relationship with a loving and relevant God. The agency came up with the idea of creating a series of quotes from God to be placed on billboards. Eighteen sayings were selected to run on billboards in south Florida... The campaign was scheduled to run for three months.

As the original billboards were coming down, following their planned three-month run, the agency got a call from Eller Media, one of the largest billboard companies in the world. Eller wanted to run the campaign nationwide if the client would donate the sayings. Then, the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA), the trade group made up of all the companies who own and rent billboards, offered to use the sayings as their national public service campaign for 1999. The result was that GodSpeaks sayings appeared on some 10,000 billboards in 200 cities across America—and all free-of-charge! The donated billboard space was valued at $15 million. "

Billboards or not-I believe God has a sense of humor. Why else would he allow people to speak in tongues?
B

ps- On the up and up, my thesis statement is the biz. Take note: Seemingly feministic television shows mask their underlying tone of antifeminism by placing women in "superior" roles, all the while contradicting themselves by exploiting their femininity. [YEAH ME! (no citation lol)]

pps- Just to throw off everything- this billboard is hilarious:

2 comments:

  1. Shouldn't you have been writing your paper at this time Marc Man? lol

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