P.Z. Myers “Crashes” Beer Billboard in Albuquerque…

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As I was driving north into Albuquerque, New Mexico on I-25 on Monday, my jaw dropped when I saw this display on a 3-D Billboard which formerly described the Rolling Rock Extra Pale “Moonvertising” Ad Campaign.

That’s right - somehow, PT’s own P. Z. Myers had managed to “crash” the 3-D billboard’s display, projecting his own image onto the large hemisphere representing the moon for the ad.

I noticed that the ad was owned by ClearChannel Communications, which is also the home of NMSR’s Science Watch Radio. So, I contacted our station liason, Isabel, and she quickly got me in touch with Rolling Rock’s V.P. of Marketing, Ron Stablehorn.

Ron was shocked to hear how Myers had crashed the billboard, and said that Myers had certainly not been invited to put his image on the expensive ad campaign.

Furthermore, Stablehorn expressed concern that Myers might ramp up his misbehavior, and project his image onto the Moon directly.

While there is a website where invited guests can see how their own messages would look when projected onto the Full Moon, Stablehorn told me that this website was only intended for invitees, who must first testify that they are over 21 years of age.

Stablehorn assured me that if Myers did manage to “crash” his own company’s lunar displays with his ominous visage, he would be taking legal action to make Myers “cease and desist” from crashing his “Full Moon” advertisements.

Ron did not know how Myers had managed to take control of the Albuquerque billboard, and said that if Myers could get away with this action, uninvited, then superimposing his own likeness over Rolling Rock’s actual full moon projections would be child’s play.

The next Full Moon is scheduled for April 20th. Is it simply a coincidence that this is the same day slated for Albuquerque’s Cosmic Carnival, the local celebration of National Astronomy Day?

Mark April 20th on your calendar. All eyes on the Moon!

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Funny.

It would be even funnier if I weren’t peripherally involved with raising capital for a company that wanted to print advertising slogans on eggs about a year ago.

P. Z. Meyers wasn’t involved, but that was back before he went totally out of control.

Harold - Don’t forget that he has a time machine.

(come to think of it, I look a *lot* like him.…)

It sounds reasonable when you claim that PZ wasn’t involved back then, as he previously moved to ScienceBlogs to get advertising slogans on Pharyngula. IANAB, but I believe pharyngulas postdate eggs, a slick advert move on PZ’s behalf.

Btw, I hear that PZ is also positioning to make a break in the more brilliant sunvertising business. Some companies are intending to move and pulverize asteroids to form reconfigurable ads between the sun and earth, others have advanced plans for inducing sun spots to get transient but highly visible ads.

In any case it will serve to reduce global warming, and is considered environmentally friendly. “This business is way cooler”, is rumored to be PZ’s opinion.

That man has his tentacles everywhere!

Hah! A meta hoax on All Fools Day!

+1 for the Not-a-Bear. :)

Oh man, PZ mooning us all! FEAR!

*runs off to patent BlackHolevertising*

Ron has some informative Moonvertising videos posted here.

Dave

There’s something very Heinlen-esque about this. Nice job.

Random Lurker:

There’s something very Heinlen-esque about this. Nice job.

I cant’ remember who wrote it, but a s-f short story, probably in the 1950’s:

Stars in the sky appeared slowly to drift from their position, and after some time it turned out that they were converging to “Snively’s Soap”. Poor Mr. Snivley died from a heart attack when he saw his name mis-spelled.

The next Full Moon is scheduled for April 20th. Is it simply a coincidence that this is the same day slated for Albuquerque’s Cosmic Carnival, the local celebration of National Astronomy Day?

Mark April 20th on your calendar. All eyes on the Moon!

Is it also a coincidence that April 20th is HITLER’S BIRTHDAY!!!!!?????!!!!!?????

I listened to a youtube interview with PZ Myers and his language was vulgar. Fwords, Awords.

Really if I was a dean in his college I would reprimand him for behaving so poorly in public.

He is a shameful example for his students

you:

I listened to a youtube interview with PZ Myers and his language was vulgar. Fwords, Awords.

Really if I was a dean in his college I would reprimand him for behaving so poorly in public.

He is a shameful example for his students

…who have moved on to Jwords and Qwords.

I listened to a youtube interview with PZ Myers and his language was vulgar. Fwords, Awords.

Really if I was a dean in his college I would reprimand him for behaving so poorly in public.

He is a shameful example for his students

Oh noes!!!!!! I can’t comment on the subject matter so I’ll play the roll of Rev. Lovejoys wife!!

WON’T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN! /yawn

… and just when you thought Mary Whitehouse had given it up.

Go PZ!

Rolf: I cant’ remember who wrote it, but a s-f short story, probably in the 1950’s:…

You’re probably thinking of the inimitable Fredric Brown’s “Pi in the Sky”, first printed in the Winter 1945 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories.

Consider it a testimony to the power of lunar advertising that you recalled the projected spelling of Sniveley’s Soap, rather than the spelling used by the late magnate himself.

listened to a youtube interview with PZ Myers and his language was vulgar. Fwords, Awords.

Really if I was a dean in his college I would reprimand him for behaving so poorly in public.

He is a shameful example for his students

What’s a fword? Is it how Elmer Fudd pronounces “fjord”? If so, what’s wrong with fjords that Myers should be censured by the dean?

Omigosh did you just see what I saw? It’s extraterrestrial all right and it’s got this close. You have contacted SETI? Stay calm, folks. Someone ‘phone the quarantine people. It could be hosting foreign life forms .… tell them to initially concentrate on what could be a beard .… stay calm, folks, let the long-distance x-ray analyses come in .…. yes… 2 prawns, dehydrated; assorted protozoa; a ladies hair clip! (Myers!); chewing gum did you say? A chewed stump? Ah, pencil stump. Mustard? Vanilla what? I’ve lost contact. Anyone else got a signal?

Philip Bruce Heywood is a creationist troll who thinks he is vastly more clever than is warranted. Please don’t feed him.

Next Stop - the Twilight Zone Bathroom Wall. Dave

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