It's obvious to me now this was also an attempt to reclaim some of the public space that was being robbed from me by mountains of advertisers. For all the money changing hands in advertising revenue in that city I'm surprised no one from the public makes a stink about the rights we have as involuntary receptacles for these garbage messages. There's got to be some subconscious side effects. It's an indignity for the whole community to be plastered with messages about hemorrhoids, bad breath, or athletes foot and not give more than a fraction of space to public art. Or maybe we are just pigs waiting to pay money to enter the trough?