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Tuesday, 15 May 2007


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1200 - Larger than life

Sound Transit, in the Seattle metropolitan area, is running an ad campaign promoting its services. I, as well as other Internet celebrities, am featured in it.

Big billboard with me on it

I'm pleased with this one...they did a very nice job replacing the hotel room background with a pretty starfield.

For those of you in the area, you can see the billboard at the following locations for the rest of May:

1. 4331 SH 99, 0.15 miles north of 156th Street SW (Lynnwood)
2. East Madison Street, 194 feet west of 13th Avenue E (Seattle)
3. Nickerson Street, 113 feet east of Queen Anne Avenue (Seattle)
4. South Albro Place 33 feet west of Stanley Avenue (Seattle)
5. James Street 145 feet east of 1st Avenue South (Kent)
6. South Tacoma Way 125 feet north of South 66th Street (Tacoma)

If someone around there could get me a picture of one of those in the wild, I'd appreciate it.

current mood: [mood icon] pleased

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From:bronxelf_ag001
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Were you still looking for me?
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From:jmaynard
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Yup. Found you, too.
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From:timmowarner
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Awesome!
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From:fitzmadrid
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Thats kick ass! My job is to be in the public eye and I cant get on a bilboard.
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From:jmaynard
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Not even when your employer is paying for it?
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From:fitzmadrid
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The station does billboards and they always put the morning guy on there. This is very understandable but I still want to be on one.
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From:jmaynard
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The answer is obvious: become their as...er...personality in the morning.
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From:ddelony
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How did you breathe, Jay? Humans tend not to do well without atmospheric pressure. :-)
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From:ronbar
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I admire your self-confidence. It's difficult for me to do something simple, like use a public pool or go to a waterpark, without constantly worrying about what other people think of my appearance.

The Virginia commuter rail system had what they called "Sounder" cars (now Sound Transit?) that they leased from Seattle until about a year and a half ago. They had that same paint scheme, and were nice except that all the seats faced each other and there was no knee room at all. It was really awkward trying to keep your knees from touching other people's knees.

The nicest thing about them was the large area reserved on the lower level of each car for bicycles and wheelchairs. Most of the other trainsets had no room for bicycles and barely any room for wheelchairs.

At first glance, the seat covers had some kind of random pattern, but if you stared at them long enough, you'd notice the pattern was the letter "S" in various sizes and colors.
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From:hallerlake
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There's at least one on Aurora Ave N around 150th. I drove past it earlier today, did a double-take, and then went to find your blog to ask "Hey, did these jokers clear this with you?"

I'll see if I can get a shot of it.
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From:jmaynard
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Not only did they clear it with me...they even paid me a bit of money for it.

If you can get a picture, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
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From:hallerlake
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Here's links for the ones I got (with my Treo - camera's not that hot).










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