For the record, Pelisek is a staff writer, and her salary is not based on how many stories she writes about billboards. Or, for that matter, serial killers.
A commentator going by the all-too-common moniker of Anonymous responds to Alex: "The 'installers, advertisers and all other people associated with outdoor advertising' need not be unemployed. They can go to [supergraphics multimillionaire Barry] Rush's hometown on the East Coast and plaster it with signage. Surely he'll pay them."
Do we have time for one more conspiracy theory? Why yes, we do, from Dan: "By the way, whoever wrote this article sounds very jealous of rich people ... just an observation. Oh, and I think it's pretty evident as to why this article is so anti-billboards — the author is employed by an advertising-based Web site that is fighting for those very same advertising dollars ... no billboards equals more online spending? Is that it?"
Yes, Dan, by golly, you've got us! Now, if we could just figure out how to cut those billboards up into itty-bitty pieces ... And for the record, all journalists are jealous of rich people.
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