Local Government For Sale

December 10, 2010 at 1:55pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Well, not exactly. But you may see more advertising on public properties or at public events. It sounds icky at first blush, doesn’t it? But hey, our world is slathered in advertisements already. Heck, you are probably covered in ads right now. (Quick, count the number of logos, brand names and so forth on your clothes.) Brewsky’s Ballfield sounds better than 40th & Highway 2 Field anyway.

For what it’s worth, I’ve long felt that the bike path bridges over 14th, 27th, 48th, 84th, and Highway 2 (any others?) would be great spots for either advertising or for large murals. Or advertising disguised as large murals. If anybody uses that idea I want my commission.

In barely-related news, the Journal Star used a horrible photo of Chris Beutler to illustrate this story:

Mayor Chris Beutler looks like an Oompa Loompa

For how long has Lincoln been run by an Oompa Loompa? The resemblance is uncanny, at least on my non-color-corrected monitor. Orange skin aside, out of all the photos the LJS must have of Beutler, why would they ever choose that blurry mess? The mind boggles.

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