May 31st, 2005

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Billboard Liberation Front Strikes the Haight

(originally blogged on boingboing_net)



I can't believe I missed this from the Billboard Liberation Front!
They created this right by the McD's on the Haight near Golden Gate Park, complete with a parade of folks dressed at Ronald.

I swear to Big Macs I love this group!

This billboard modification was above and beyond what is typical for the BLF and included an animatronic Ronald McDonald force feeding a hamburger to an obese child, with a backdrop covering the billboard which consisted of well-fed Ronald McDonald and alien figures.

This was a very bold billboard improvement, since it took place in broad daylight in The Haight near Golden Gate Park, with people and cops all over the place. Not to mention the fact that they covered the entire billboard and installed two sculptures, including one that was kinetic and required a power source.


More here from boingboing.net:
Billboard Liberation Front vs. McDonald's
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Modern Day Chastity Belt: GPS Panties


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It seems like there would be many problems with this whole gimmick. Wouldn't the women detect that there was a GPS dot ala Devinci Code in her undies? What happens when you pop the undies in the washing machine and dryer? What if the woman who's asked to wear them, rarely does because they're so damned ugly?

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UPDATE: Proof that this is indeed a fake?
http://ridingsun.blogspot.com/2005/05/getting-to-bottom-of-those-gps-panties.html

ANOTHER UPDATE:
When I emailed the company to ask if they were legit or an online
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HIGH RESOLUTON IMAGES:
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