On Saturday night in Auburn Hills, Michigan, someone hacked an electronic billboard on the I-75 highway to play a porn video. It ran for at least 30 minutes before police were able to get the billboard owner to shut it off. No word on who was behind the porn prank but that is definitely one way to deter speeding.
Video evidence below. And here's a NSFW tweet with more.
(WDIV Local 4)
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PETA installed an old-fashioned protest billboard adjacent to the Ohio Renaissance Festival that opened this weekend in Waynesville. The animal rights activists consider the classic Renaissance faire fare of an oversized turkey leg to be distasteful, to say the least. From WLWT5:
The billboard -- placed near the fairgrounds and showing a turkey's face -- reads "Ye Can Live Without Yon Turkey Leg. I Cannot. Go Vegan Forthwith!"
Officials with PETA said they're urging festival-goers to switch from a turkey leg to a falafel, hummus or corn on the cob...
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Last night, a prankster used strategically-placed tarps to improve the iconic Hollywood sign to read Hollyweed! Well done! (L.A. Times)
This was a reprise of a 1976 alteration celebrating California's decriminalization of marijuana.
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Wonderful work from two local businesses in Nixa, Missouri. (via /r/funny)
And while we're at it, here's a fine selection of other creative billboards. Read the rest