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Old 07-11-2007, 05:28 PM
 
Location: In God
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My....very defensive. Maybe I hit a little too close to home?
No, sweety. Defensive and annoyed.

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Besides...this thread is about cities that have a lot of billboard signs. I was simply posting the truth. Are you simply complaining or are you refuting my statements?
You said it yourself. This thread is about billboards, and you stated your point. But you couldn't stop there, no. You just felt so compelled to begin one of your "Houston Ain't S---" rants. Going on and on until you're no longer talking about billboards, but around them.

Forget about the fact that Los Angeles has far more large advertisements all up and down Southern California. Atlanta has so so many, too. And not neat ones, either.
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:33 PM
 
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No, sweety. Defensive and annoyed.



You said it yourself. This thread is about billboards, and you stated your point. But you couldn't stop there, no. You just felt so compelled to begin one of your "Houston Ain't S---" rants. Going on and on until you're no longer talking about billboards.

Forget about the fact that Los Angeles has far more large advertisements all up and down Southern California. Atlanta's has so so many, too. And not neat ones, either.
Why is it that whenever someone from Houston answers criticism they make statements like "Well [insert city] has the same thing..."

First: LA and Atlanta are not very attractive cities either, so if I was Houston I wouldn't use those cities as a model. But even in LA the billboard are not as high or plentiful as they are in Houston. Atlanta...well...it's ugly.

Second: It is certainly a relevant point to bring up the other things that make some areas of Houston EXTREMELY tacky...especially the giant inflatable animals; I mean, come on...can you say "White Trash?"
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:04 PM
 
Location: In God
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Why is it that whenever someone from Houston answers criticism they make statements like "Well [insert city] has the same thing..."

First: LA and Atlanta are not very attractive cities either, so if I was Houston I wouldn't use those cities as a model. But even in LA the billboard are not as high or plentiful as they are in Houston. Atlanta...well...it's ugly.

Second: It is certainly a relevant point to bring up the other things that make some areas of Houston EXTREMELY tacky...especially the giant inflatable animals; I mean, come on...can you say "White Trash?"
Can you say "grow up"? Seriously, that doesn't even sound like an adult's post. Anyway, I've spoken my peace.
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:15 PM
 
Location: dayton
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Really who cares what city has the most billboards
kinda sad when people start arguing over this
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Old 07-12-2007, 04:59 PM
 
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Really who cares what city has the most billboards
kinda sad when people start arguing over this
Nobody's arguing about this.
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:16 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Thumbs up South Dakota Is My Vote!

I live near Branson, MO and there are a lot of billboards advertising the various shows all around there on Highway 65 from Springfield all the way to Branson.

I've traveled through or visited in 18 states and I may have seen a lot in Las Vegas and other places but the place where it seemed that there were more was South Dakota. Seriously! Hahaha! There may not have been more and only seemed more noticeable...certainly, they were the most memorable.

So, the place where I remember the most billboards is South Dakota. If you've ever traveled through there on I90, you are aware of all the Wall Drug Store signs. I couldn't begin to count how many we saw or over how many miles...I just remember that if you were on I90, you couldn't avoid the signs offering free ice water or nickel cups of coffee. If you're interested to hear about their story, here's a link:
History of Wall Drug in Wall SD
It's pretty interesting!

I never knew how many tourist type attractions that South Dakota has so I was surprised to see signs for many of them throughout the state, as well. Mount Rushmore and the museum dedicated to its creator, Gutzon Borglum, had signs as well as lots of signs for Reptile Gardens and Petrified Gardens, among others. I've created an online photo album at Webshots - Photo Sharing, Free Wallpaper and Free Screensavers. If you'd like to see it, go to South Dakota From the Road! pictures from vacations photos on webshots

MrsG
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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In Houston I-45 from downtown heading north has tons of billboards. I was sort of shocked. Still a great city though.
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:33 AM
 
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Not true- they are against the law entirely here in Maine. When we have occasion to travel through MA or CT, I can't help but think how incredibly awful they look. That, and the fact that the ads are being directed to people who SHOULD be paying attention to the road, not the ad bothers me...
OK-you and your posts about Maine--that does it-I am moving there!!!
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:18 PM
 
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detroit-Romulus area, near Detroit Metro Airport.
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Old 12-16-2015, 06:46 PM
 
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ive seen a bunch of billboards on I-75 in north florida.
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