Friday, February 6, 2009
Digital billboards light up my worst nightmare
I was driving C home from daycare a couple of weeks ago when I was mesmerized by one of the millions of digital billboards that have illuminated our city in the last several months.
If you haven't seen these billboards, they can change on a dime. That's the beauty -- and the potential horror -- of the whole enterprise. No more static images. Kind of like Forrest Gump and his box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.
My experience that night started out with an image of the innocuous Mickey Mouse holding a birthday cake and telling all of Los Angeles that they could go to Disneyland for free on their birthdays.
"What's that? What's that?" C shouted and pointed from the back seat.
"That's Mickey!" I said. "Look! Look!"
Well, it was Mickey for a moment ... and then it changed. To something truly horrific.
"Don't look! Don't look!" I found myself shouting.
Anyway, I wrote about the whole experience on LA Moms Blog. They posted it this morning, so I hope you'll have a look and enjoy reading.
Photo credit: © Boguslaw Mazur - Fotolia.com