A co-worker of mine just pointed out that that thing looks like it should be advertising some way-the-fuck-in-the-middle-of-nowhere quasi-suburban track-home-filled housing division.
hah! like those old people suburbs with the private golf courses
I find your vision of the future of my neighborhood unsatisfying.
time to epoxy a bunch of athletic supporters to that sign.
No, just a big metallic “NULL” over the word “support”.
Let me know when Wal-Mart moves in!
I have to say it looks like nothing so much as a tombstone…
Huh, and I thought the creepy Beetlejuice “art” on the condo things by 3rd & Townsend was disturbing. This is much worse! At least one of those actually looks like a ghost.
(Have you seen them? They’re on top of the condos next to McDonald’s. I thought they were Halloween decorations at first.)
You mean where the condo’s being raped by the flying robot whale? I kinda like it…
I will take a picture from the roof and report back later, but maybe that’s what I mean. It looks like metal sperm with eyes to me though. (And it’s on the totally wrong building.)
The giant space-robo-sperm looks surprisingly like the ghost costume!
I know! And check out the little artistic squid thing. And the Beetlejuice chair baby! I wish I could’ve found another roof to stand on — I couldn’t get a good angle for the skeletal fish without nearly toppling to my death.
But um … yeah. Way better than a rock with rewind buttons on it, no doubt.
is it art?
Can’t eat it.Can’t sit in it.Can’t wear it.Can’t have sex with it.
It may as well be art.
So Oracle owns SOMA now?
I’m glad Oracle support is keeping SOMA in existence. I’m sure it would just disappear if Oracle didn’t show up and put and handy stone in place to remind people where they are.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0197-1360(200023%2F24)39%3A3%3C355%3AOOCAAT%3E2.0.CO%3B2-6 …for covering, but in the meantime, spray epoxy and something flingable and offensive seems the best bet
Is it granite or concrete? I’d be inclined to give it a good slathering of HCl, etching a nice grippy surface, and then mix up a batch of 2-part epoxy coating and black dye to cover. What says “welcome to soma” better than a jet black slab of stone?
Did they design it in Word or something?
I agree, the typography and layout is more offensive than the Oracle mention…
And here I thought Chicago was somewhat ahead of the curve in selling off public properties to private corps.
Second fiddle yet again.