Against the backdrop of the recent pro-life billboard hacking excitement on Cortland Avenue, Neighbor Chris joined forces with a few other Bernal dads to propose a new billboard design that would be a refreshing alternative:
These are anxious times, and I wanted to reassure you about something important. Fellow Bernalites Erik Bloom, Jon Mooallem and I realized it’s incumbent on everyday citizens to ensure that this billboard absurdity continues ad nauseum. Erik (and presumably a team of top artists) put together the attached image last night. Soon as we figure out how to enlarge it 1000000000 percent, it’s going up up up.
I don’t like to use the word “hero.”
… but yet heroes they are. Let’s do this.
UPDATE: Looks like Bernal’s upstanding stoner community has some alternative ideas as well — no doubt inspired by the recent New York Times article about the joy of mixing pot with parenting. This billboard proposal just arrived from Neighbor Jon:
IMAGE: Top: Billboard design by Neighbor Eric. Photo illustration by Telstar Logistics Below: Neighbor Jon.
21 thoughts on “UPDATED: Bernal Fathers Propose Happy “Manbaby” Billboard Alternative”
Is this some ridiculous “Promisekeepers” stunt? How about “WOMANCHOICES.”
I love it… In a field of wildflowers too! Priceless!
Hahaha! Awesome! It’s obviously meant to add a little much-needed levity to the situation.
Not sure if manbaby isn’t a slur on men as babies (peter pan kidda crap). I like the idea of pro fathers, especially a 2 father couple as we have many fine examples in Bernal. But, I think the issue here is whether women should be forced to bear children against their will. As I have never met a woman who could “shut the whole thing down”. I believe the only way to shut the whole thing down is to remove the “shrimp”.
All you have to do is pay for it, and it can be yours. Personally I miss the Ying Yang Twins billlboard of days gone by…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Me_%26_My_Brother.jpg
Yikes! how horrible to use the term ‘shrimp’ after that horrible graffitti…
Seriously; this issue is hugh;; and abortion has gone rampant in our society from a long time back;;; Youth not being prepared properly; to understand what a GIFT life is// and then being sexually active WAY TOO YOUNG;; So Sad;; to say that abortion has much been used as a form of birth control; and also That the real issue of being RESPONSIBLE; just shoved aside in our day and age for teenagers,, so on and so forth… // I think it still must be an option AS MUCH AS I DO SEE IT AS ‘TAKING A LIFE’// It is a human life from the time of conception..
GO SEE THE MOVIE ‘JUNO’ , HAVE THE BABY AND GIVE IT UP FOR ADOPTION IS A WONDERFUL, ADMIRAL CHOICE// in the ‘old’ days,, this was more of a bad thing,, and no one wanted to talk about it. Giving a baby to a good family; is so much better THAN the alternative.
COME ON PEOPLE….
What about YOUNG ADULTS BEING NURTURED TO UNDERSTAND THAT ‘sex is over rated’ and it is ONLY BEAUTIFUL IN A harmonious ‘in love’ committed relationship, of some manner.????????? HELLO,,, IS ANYONE HOME !
OH YEAH; I do not like the man baby billboard; as I do not understand it// and it does not make good sense to me???? what exactly does it mean?
I think it just needs a YES on Prop 34 – end capital punishment – plastered on it just as a point to the hypocrisy of these pro-life groups.
the CBS worker repaired the billboard this morning – they are persistent!
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t!
I love this neighborhood
I want to see the dad’s and baby’s heads switched. Photoshoppers, do I have to do this myself?
My photoshop skills are rudimentary, but I swapped and flopped the heads. Shudder… It’s not nearly as funny as I imagined, and it might even be creepier than the shrimp thing. Dad’s head on the baby is still kinda funny, but it’s amazing how scary a giant baby head on an adult body looks. Think of the end of Terry Gilliam’s Brazil…
Okay, but I warned you…
I kind of like this one too…
Love the swap ‘n’ flop. No reason we can’t take this into 2013.
Here are some alternates in the East Bay….
here is another attempt to share the proposed alteration:
last attempt …
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