Clear Channel Says There's Poop on the Dallas Skyline

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Alice Laussade
"Welp. It was fun while it lasted."

Clear Channel has had this outdoor board up for a while. (Walter Cronkite voice) "Business is done here. Clear Channel. Dallas Skyline with a filter from 1980." Maybe years. And every time I see it, I think, "Really, Clear Channel? This is what you went with?" This is what your team of creatives decided was The Big Idea. The One True Answer to the Outdoor Board Riddle. "Well, we're either going with the 'Clear Channel: We're the shit.' or this one about how business is done here. To me, the answer is obvious. Go with the one that sounds like Dallas is over."

This board either reads as if business is done here. Finished. It's over. Dallas plus business equals Price Is Right sad horn.

Or, it's advertising the Dallas skyline as a solid place to drop a deuce. "Business is done here. Everyone's doing their business on us. Numbers 1 and 2. Sometimes, after a food truck, 3." Maybe Clear Channel is starting a public service that tells everyone where people and animals are doing their business so that we all avoid stepping in it.

And let's say you're like, "C'mon -- it totally reads normally and I get it. People do business here." Let's give the writer the benefit of the doubt and act like the first way we read this line is exactly the way it was intended to be read. It's actually worse. I liked it better when I thought people were shitting on our skyline. At least then, we were special.

Where isn't business done? Nowhere. Business is literally done every single where. Get a better headline, Clear Channel. Maybe something like, "Clear Channel. We're fucking giant and you pretty much have to use us, so get over it." Peggy Olson, Shmeggy Olson. I just got you a One Show Pencil. First one's on the house. You're welcome.

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bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

It may seem inane, insecure and petty to normal people - but to Republicans, this was a clarion call.  It was their way of saying to rank-and-file Republicans that they should come to Dallas.

They did a similar campaign in blue areas of the Tennessee Valley. They bought up radio stations that were broadcasting non-Republican content (i.e. local news, weather, and human interest stories) and replaced it with crap like Limbaugh, Beck and other televangelists.

The GOOD NEWS is that it didn't work any better there than it has here.  It just soured the milk - turning people away from the medium overall.  So, since their billboard campaign here, the people of Dallas took up the effort to tear down billboards wherever they could.

That particular billboard is a good example of this.  It's on a piece of land owned by a Republican who had bought the property as an investment.  But when he couldn't find a good, Republican company to develop it, he ended up just leasing it out for billboard space and let feral hogs run wild below.

It's his way of telling Dallas, "Fuck You".

rubberduky
rubberduky

Your an old turd with waaaaay tooooo much time on your hands. How can you get politics from a one line sentence on a billboard. I agree SEEK HELP, and not by talking to Dr Phill on the tv set wishing you were on the program with him.

rubberduky
rubberduky

Clearly they picked her out of a talent pool that someone had pissed in while in the deep end.

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