Oct 21 2009

Digital bus ads!

Published by at 3:35 am under I Don't Get It,Why?!?

led digital bus ad

I’m not sure how many other cities have these electronic bus ads so this post might be meaningless to most people. Here goes anyway…

I was parked at a red light tonight, minding my own business, trying to decide if I should pop in my Nickelback or my Creed CD into the stereo, when all of a sudden my car filled with blue light. I thought a UFO had landed next to me so I figured I might as well pull down my pants and bend over for the inevitable probing. So there I was on a busy Chicago street bent over with my pants around my ankles, waiting for a little gray man to stick his E.T. finger up my butt. Well, turns out I really had egg on my face when I realized it was just an obnoxiously bright LED ad on the side of a CTA bus that pulled up next to me. I really felt like a first class stinker head!

These ads are fucking dangerous! I was literally blinded by a tampon ad when I casually looked out my car window. Do you know how pissed I would be if the last thing I saw on this earth was a 4 foot glowing tampon?

Oh, in case you were wondering, I decided to put both the Nickelback CD AND the Creed CD in at the same time. I had to eject them after only a few seconds though because blood and feces began to shoot out of the speakers.

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9 comments to “Digital bus ads!”

  1. Saraon 21 Oct 2009 at 8:31 am

    Wow that totaly sucks. We dont have anything that hi tech.
    Believe me we are FAR from futuristic…or even current
    When I’m in Philly I’m always amused that the busses still have adds for “How Stella Got Her Grove back” and that new show “Family Guy”

  2. Xinaon 21 Oct 2009 at 11:32 am

    Listy fear not, it’s not what’s on the side of a bus that might kill you. It’s what’s inside the bus.

  3. hodanon 21 Oct 2009 at 12:45 pm

    were not that advanced here in Boston. the cabs seem to have them though.

  4. Danaon 21 Oct 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Thanks for writing this; laughing till I cried at the last line made my day suck just a tad less.

  5. Jeffon 21 Oct 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Heh. I think your little tantrums work better when you embellish them a bit with your questionable music/fashion/lifestyle choices.

  6. You Just Made My List!on 21 Oct 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Jeff – As always, thank you for your suggestions.

  7. Scotty Ton 22 Oct 2009 at 10:33 am

    Nothing like that down here in Jacksonville. We gave you all Limb Bizkit and Lynyrd Skynyrd though, so we probably deserve it.

  8. Peteon 23 Oct 2009 at 7:30 am

    The “choice” between Nickelback and Creed is no choice at all. I’d have more sympathy with you on this one if you’d said you couldn’t decide between Slayer or GWAR.

  9. You Just Made My List!on 23 Oct 2009 at 9:23 am

    Pete – I hope and pray you know I was kidding.