Monday, March 17, 2008
My favorite billboard
The devil sign is near Montgomery on I-65 north.
Just in case you didn't get the message:
Go to church or the Devil will get you!
We belong to anti-billboard Scenic Alabama, but I think this is one advertisement that everyone can appreciate.
The original sign was even more devilish. Satan was a more dynamic figure, hovering sinisterly, attached only by his scythe. Seemingly more prepared to leap and reap.
The earlier sign was damaged in a storm, I believe. You can see a picture of it here. There's also an audio story at that link -- Scott Simon speaking to the landowner, Mr. Newell, when he temporarily changed the sign during the last governor's race.