Billboard bloopers

The skyscape is so crowded with advertising hoardings that it’s hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. In the melee, adjoining billboards often make for some very interesting combinations. Like this one.


If you have a picture that has a similar twist, mail it to me at I will post it here with credits.

13 Comments so far

  1. Parthasarathy (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 4:42 pm


    What is your point?

  2. Parthasarathy (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 4:43 pm


    What is your point?

  3. Manoj Jacob (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 5:04 pm

    Very good question Parthasarathy. Do you have any more? :)

  4. Pisipati Sriram (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 5:28 pm

    Bloopers aside, huge ad boards crowding city skyline (as in Hyderabad) and precariously perched on bildings, malls, multiplexes, etc have proved fatal many times when they collapsed under heavy winds and gales. The signboards put up anywhere and everywhere (courtesy municipal and civic authorities) divert attention of vehicle drivers, resulting in accidents.

    Name any place, you have a board. So much so at a place like Hyderabad even flyover dividers are also being dug up to provide space for ad signboards. Not even VIP moving roads are spared and greenery mercilessly erased at many places just for ad boards.

    One can see huge unipole billboards everywhere – including pavements. Huge metal structures to support these boards on small buildings often give the impression that they may crash anytime. Digital ad boards, glow sign boards at traffic dense public roads divert attention.

    Irresponsible municipalities and town planning departments alone are responsible for these dangerous and ugly eyesores dotting the skyline in various cities and towns. At least four to five people died when hoardings crashed under under heavy winds and rains in Hyderabad in the last six to seven months according to news reports.

    Civic bodies in their greed for earning money are allowing these boards at every place (including public roads), unmindful of the danger they pose to roadusers and neighbours of buildings having such boards. Ad boards tied to electrical poles on public roads and in railway stations are an example of how they block breeze and vision.

    Revenue is important for civic bodies, but there are other means to raise it. Not necessarily by defiling and dirtying city skyline, roads, bus stops, railway stations and public places. Political banners in public places are other source of defilement. Days together these banners remain on road intersections blocking vision to road users.

    If traffic obstructing ads boards and banners are removed, traffic flow can be smooth.

  5. Parthasarathy (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 6:14 pm


    ” ” Very good question Parthasarathy. Do you have any more? :)

    Posted by: Manoj Jacob at October 26, 2007 05:04 PM ” ”

    Very funny! I dont know if you are trying hard to show me your sense of humour.

    You could start however, by answering my first one :)

  6. ag (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 8:32 pm

    I think the humour is in the fact that it seems from the pic, Kalaignar’s varalaru is packaged in a ‘Leo Coffee’ sachet!Am I right Manoj?

  7. foo (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 9:32 pm

    What am I supposed to be seeing? I see Karunanidhi’s photo with some Tamil text describing his history (biography?). Also, there’s a sign for Leo coffee and a tiny sign in the middle of the picture for the billboard agency. What am I missing?

  8. Murali (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 11:56 pm

    I can live with the billboards man but the posters, huh yuck. With Silk Sumitha, telling, “Nee Yenda Erravil”.

  9. Manoj Jacob (unregistered) on October 27th, 2007 @ 10:30 am

    You’re close. This edge to edge placement makes it look like our CM is the brand ambassador for Leo.
    Here’s another example:

  10. Keerthivasan (unregistered) on October 28th, 2007 @ 7:33 am

    This, I posted on Metblogs.. way back in May

  11. fsafadf (unregistered) on October 28th, 2007 @ 10:12 pm

    ok i thought something else…karunanidi and filter coffee.. lol

  12. VivekM (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 9:06 am

    That’s not at all funny ..

    Look at this –
    15 Unfortunately Placed Ads –

    Now, that’s funny :)

  13. ag (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 10:10 pm


    Those are very funny!

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