Thursday, June 14, 2007

Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Bonny Sign

Glasgow, Scotland, sounds like it's a lot like New York City in one way only: Parts of the city's public spaces tend to get plastered over with announcements of local concerts, even (or especially) on places that read "Post No Bills." But Glasgow has fought back against this public scourge, in the process presumably disappointing dozens of erstwhile Bay City Rollers fans, by stamping a big CANCELLED across these lawless posters.

While that's certainly clever, it seems like a short-term solution as best, as fans will quickly figure out that cancelled doesn't necessarily mean cancelled. The city council will have to constantly be thinking of new ways to discourage fans by putting up stickers reading POSTPONED, SOLD OUT, and SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY CLAY AIKEN.

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