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Thursday, July 05, 2007


Rich Putnam

Too bad I'm not an attorney or a bail bondsman. Think of all the money I could make advertising DUI defense, personal injury suits, and get out of jail quick. Talk about a captive audience, does it get any better than that?


Some ads for the police:

Viagra - Little blue pill for men in blue
Newman's Blue Cheese Dressing
America's Most Wanted

and lastly, Madame Rubbs Massage Parlor

Kevin Hill

Seriously? Why would they do that?
Wouldn't that be a conflict of interest?


Hi Dan -

Yes, we've been to Ohio somewhat recently and, yes, you're right, it's not partic hillbilly. We just:

1. Think Ohio is being lame (even if other places are doing it... still lame).
2. We gosh durn love to pick on someone. It was Ohio's turn.

All this ad stuff is such a bad idea because the gov agencies are going to begin to depend on it and will fill it out in their budgets and soon there will be ads on the cops themselves. Seriously, school systems nationwide have come to depend on money the lottery system generates... that's no way to run a school system.



Seriously, have you been to Ohio? It's no more hillbilly than New York or Massachusetts and doesn't deserve the scorn that people who think of it as a flyover state heap upon it.

Second, I don't know why this particular story is getting big newsplay; police departments across the country, hit by unfunded mandates and particularly by the rapidly escalating cost of health care, have taken to placing ads on their cruisers to offset those costs. It's not just taking place in Ohio.

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