Potential Hoboken Billboards

9/4/2010 Update:

Death threats for freedom of speech?

Thought you might find this followup to one of the billboards mentioned below. Another man really liked the Obama Billboard he saw online and bought one for his own state. He received death threats!

What’s up with that?

8/20/2010:

What billboards would you like to see in Hoboken?

Was working on another project here at Hoboken411, when I came up with this “Friday Fun” photo parody idea.

In a story published on 411 last month – we talked about how cash-strapped (non-surplus hording) cities like Miami, FL were instituting gargantuan billboards to generate much needed (non-tax increasing) revenue. Well, since that idea would never fly in Hoboken – we could still feasibly install a few more “regular sized” billboards at strategic locations, right?

I banged out a couple quick ideas, like what if a big billboard was constructed near the PATH station / Taxi-stand? One good ad could be bought by Fleet Feet – promoting walking instead of lazy cab-rides:

And Hoboken’s premier Jeweler W. Kodak could reach out to those men who haven’t quite made their relationship commitments “official,” by using a little straight up guilt instead of just pictures of gorgeous rings and diamonds!

Lastly this is no parody – but a real billboard purchased by a resident in Texas during the whole Obamacare health care debacle. I’m sure we could find a spot for one of these somewhere in the Mile Square or the tri-state area!

But then again – we’re already creeping towards giant billboards with the massive real estate head shots now popping up!

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17 Comments on "Potential Hoboken Billboards"

hobposer
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hobposer

I would like to see a billboard that reads

Headline reads “Pedro says – We are one square mile big too”

bottom reads “South of the Border” 748 Miles

homeworld
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I doubt he really received death threats. Just because he said he did, that doesn’t really mean it happened.

mooshu
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mooshu

I just realized how much I hate the word “epidemic” when propped next to “obesity”. It’s one of those big words that makes something changeable… well, powerful.

Also hate the word “disease” when it describes something we are all fully capable of changing.

Sigh.

emarche
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Not sure what part of town you’re in, but most of the women I see behind double-strollers uptown are jogging or running behind them. And if they’re not in perfect shape well, they’re on their way. No small feat after giving birth. But then you’re probably an adonis or bikini model, right? Of course you are.

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Wow guess there was a nerve hit there. Don’t know where 411 got this idea from about the whales do you? God forbid that a lard arse lives in your neighbor. If it is a lard belly/arse he/she must live in some deficit part of town.

Your comment about running w a stroller brings to mind the person I ran into last week running w a big wheeled stroller against the traffic in the street. Brilliant! Perfectly brilliant.

[quote comment=”196419″]Not sure what part of town you’re in, but most of the women I see behind double-strollers uptown are jogging or running behind them. And if they’re not in perfect shape well, they’re on their way. No small feat after giving birth. But then you’re probably an adonis or bikini model, right? Of course you are.[/quote]

emarche
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Perhaps he got the idea from observing some of the fat asses in town, plain and simple. Because I see plenty that aren’t huffing along behind a stroller. Though that actually makes perfect sense: who’d want to get them pregnant?

Anyway, my point is: if anything, most of the women I’ve seen in town who have given birth work pretty damn hard to shed that ‘baby’ weight.

What’s your point? A cheap shot at moms? Classy.
[quote comment=”196420″]Wow guess there was a nerve hit there. Don’t know where 411 got this idea from about the whales do you? God forbid that a lard arse lives in your neighbor. If it is a lard belly/arse he/she must live in some deficit part of town. Your comment about running w a stroller brings to mind the person I ran into last week running w a big wheeled stroller against the traffic in the street. Brilliant! Perfectly brilliant.

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animal_lover
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animal_lover

Obesity is a national epidemic. Post pregancy weight is normal, expanding girth is not.

From your comment, “Though that actually makes perfect sense: who’d want to get them pregnant? ” Do you belief that there are women who are deserving of preganancy and motherhood and those who are not?Last I checked many women in Hoboken are having multiple births through in vitro and no one need to get near the other except perhaps if they have a joint appointment to meet in a lab.

[quote comment=”196422″]Perhaps he got the idea from observing some of the fat asses in town, plain and simple. Because I see plenty that aren’t huffing along behind a stroller. Though that actually makes perfect sense: who’d want to get them pregnant? Anyway, my point is: if anything, most of the women I’ve seen in town who have given birth work pretty damn hard to shed that ‘baby’ weight.What’s your point? A cheap shot at moms? Classy. [/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Love the first one “SAVE THE WHALES”. I have heard comments all over recently how the town of Hoboken has turned fat. Yes that’s fat with an F not PH.

If I could make one suggestion, I would change the graphic to emphasiza the width of the load by showing the person behind a double wide stroller. 🙂

HansBrix
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HansBrix

Off topic but I saw one of those double-wides with a baby carrier perched on top. To say it was the size of a Zamboni is only a small exaggeration.[quote comment=”196416″]Love the first one “SAVE THE WHALES”. I have heard comments all over recently how the town of Hoboken has turned fat. Yes that’s fat with an F not PH. If I could make one suggestion, I would change the graphic to emphasiza the width of the load by showing the person behind a double wide stroller. [/quote]

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