Strange as it may seem, this life is based on a true story." - Ashleigh Brilliant


Whois


name: shanna
age: 28
sign: scorpio
live: louisiana
feeling:
The current mood of shanna at www.imood.com

Need to know more?

One Million Blogs - Be One!

Pin-up girl by Rion Vernon; used with permission. Header design by the totally awesome Rose. The rest by moi.


More

home

skatoolaki.com

MySpace profile

100 & 100 more things

Spam Recycled

Hotling Hilarity

email

RSS


Blogroll

Blogroll Me!


Rings

<< # Bitch Club ? >>

< # Blogging Bitches ? >

(~ waterblogged ~)

<-- ? In MY Opinion # -->

< ? off on a rant + >

True blue Scorpio


Archives

click to view all


Support/Fan of

Support
Stop This Country - Daryl Wants to Get Off

Show Your Support

      
Marriage is love.

Adagio Teas

Fan of
ATHF Fan

Brian Fan

Stewie Fan

Stewie vs Brian Fan

Love Bites Fan

Fae Fan

Pringles Fan

Angelina Jolie Fan

Law and Order SVU Fan

Everquest Fan

World of Warcraft Fan

The Sims 2 Fan

Neverwinter Nights Fan

Credits 'n Counters


Powered by Blogger

Weblog Commenting by HaloScan.com

Blogarama - The Blog Directory

Listed on Blogwise

free web tracker

 


Pet Projects

Star Suck

Fan Suck


Stuff


My blog is worth $14,113.50.
How much is your blog worth?

Sunday, March 07, 2004

They'd better fucking not!

The city of Los Angeles is "mulling over" a proposal by the company of Jose Cuervo to add the words "CUERVO NATION" underneath the Hollywood sign!

What in the hell is wrong with the L.A. city officials that they are even entertaining the thought of defacing such an important and beloved landmark? It can't be that they are hurting for money - as Jose Cuervo is offering to fuck up Hollywood's infamous sign for the measly sum of $1 million. One million dollars? To ruin something as enduring and grand as the Hollywood sign?

I just don't get it. Firstly, there has to be better advertising ploys for the Cuervo folks to piddle around with. Seeing "CUERVO NATION" stuck up under the Hollywood sign isn't going to make me want to drink tequila. In fact, if such an atrocity were to happen, I plan to ban the drinking of Cuervo products altogether in protest. I want nothing to do with a company that thinks itself important enough to be destroying national landmarks.

I'm not saying the Hollywood sign is the greatest landmark of all time - but I remember the awe and reverence with which I viewed it when I first went to California. Seeing such advertising stupidity stuck up under it would have ruined that for me completely. It's part of history, it's part of L.A., it should be left alone. And there are other reasons that this is entire thing is a BAD idea.

And if this does go through - what does that mean for the future of advertising, and our beloved landmarks? Can't you just see a gigantic "JUST DO IT" sign being stuck at Lady Liberty's feet? McDonald's "I'm Lovin' It" carved into the rock above our forefather's heads on Mt. Rushmore? Hooters' could stick a "Delightfully Tacky Yet Unrefined" sign right next to the Lincoln Memorial. Or maybe even Quizno's "They've Got a Pepper Bar" on a giant banner strung across the front of the Alamo?

And it isn't the same as New York allowing Snapple to become the "official beverage of NY". They stuck vending machines in schools, they didn't deface any of New York's cutural landmarks.

Are historic preservationists going to let something like this happen?

Yes, I'm pretty pissed off about it - pissed off enough that I'm going right now to email letters to Jose Cuervo and the city of Lost Angels. I honestly in my heart don't believe this will happen - but I won't stand by silently and just hope for the best. It may seem like no big deal - like a small thing - but once one entity makes it okay to deface a national landmark or cultural attraction, every slimy advertising agency in the world is going to be on that idea like a pack of dogs on a three-legged cat.


- shanna bared her soul & griped a bit @ 4:17 AM
|




Powered by Blogger