Despair

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/07/12072007-thumb.jpg
It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.

Shamelessly stolen from Despair.com

25 Comments so far

  1. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 12:45 pm

    Shamelessly naked!


  2. Tee Emm (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 1:21 pm

    Catch them while they are still naked!

    As soon as monsoons are over, they will get new steel sheets and 3M skins of cellular companies showing more of the new-found Pakistani skins and the dual-meaning marketing bylines.


  3. Adil Mulki (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 3:56 pm

    Bring them down…. charge the same amount of cash for reduced sized boards from companies…. they will have to pay OR … they wouldnt be having sing boards… the choice would be a compulsion.
    Its like using the monopolistic power of the Govt. to charge high rates for smaller boards… and this would benefit the public too :)


  4. bublee (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 4:08 pm

    Hi guys, I must say Umar, that picture is really striking as it the quote… I visited the despair.com web site – pretty comical, and sadly true!

    Keep up the good work.


  5. Jaad Syed (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 7:42 pm

    hmm !
    I couldnt find it on the site!!

    but !
    as they say !! A Photo says a 1000 words!


  6. Arifa (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 8:17 pm

    I am surprised I don’t see any plastic bags stuck to the steel frame. These montrosities should be pulled down, they are an eyesore and look like they can hurt someone. Our people want nothing to do with beautification of the city….(all this is based on the asusmtion that this pic. is of Karachi) BTW Couldn’t find this image on the link….


  7. zee (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 8:20 pm

    They are taking them down one by one. Some of them are gone. It’s the cantt areas where you get to face all kinda problems. This picture is taken from Shara-e-Faisal which is cantt area. Lets hope they follow CDGK and do the needful.

    Oh btw, if we are to see these billboards coming back to life, I wana see the I LOVE MY BIGG APPLE ad :D AWESSSOOOMMMEEEE!!


  8. zee (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 8:24 pm

    ARIFA: I guess he was talking about the tag line which is kinda copied from despair.com and not the picture itself. Who would want that on your tshirt?


  9. Arifa (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 8:33 pm

    @ZEE:Thanks, I didn’t even notice anything besides the image. DUHHH!!… I know a couple of people who SHOULD wear a t-shirt saying that. However, I don’t think they would like to.


  10. br0ke (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 9:44 pm

    big apple a day keeps the doctor away….


  11. Imran (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 9:50 pm

    “Someone (has to) die, in order that the rest of us should value life more.”

    ~ Virgina Wolf in ‘Mrs. Dalloway’; quote also referenced in ‘The Hours’ by Michael Cunningham.


  12. Ahmed (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 9:52 pm

    The image is depressing. I am not sure what this is really about but the billboards issue made me think about why is it such a big deal to have them around?

    Any city or country I have been to, they all have billboards. So why is the public getting worked up?


  13. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 10:37 pm

    “safety first” commercialism later.


  14. AH (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 11:11 pm

    A heartbreaking purpose indeed.


  15. zee (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 12:15 am

    BROKE: No no, it should be “BIGG APPLE” A DAY, KEEP DEPRESSION, DOCTOR, WORRIES, TENSION FAR FAR AWAY!


  16. Ahmed (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 12:27 am

    Agreed, safety always comes first.

    When these were built I highly doubt that anyone contemplated winds of upto 60 knots in karachi. They should plan better next time these are put up.


  17. br0ke (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 1:31 am

    dont you guys think that chances of getting hit by a falling billboard is less then getting hit by some driver looking for his favourite billboard??????


  18. Arifa (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 1:54 am

    @BROKE: Favorite billboard? that’s funny


  19. Athar (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 5:49 am
  20. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 8:06 am

    Just checkin in
    see if BROKE breakes his silence about his
    “favourite” billboard :)
    without being too graphic


  21. zee (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 1:57 pm

    Why not graphic? What’s wrong with that? :D


  22. br0ke (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 2:55 pm

    how i admire the billboards in my leisure time is none of u guys’s business……
    motorcycle add with huge 5000 ruppee bill on it is pure pornography


  23. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 3:39 pm

    @ ZEE bhai jaan,I am learning more about pakistan as days going by. I have time little time then I ll get busy. Like me thousands arround the
    world read these blogs if not comment.
    We have to leave a good impression on them and refrain from silly arguments like who is from where.I am also tempted many times to jump into the fight or say naughty things but then I hold myself back. I expect same thing from you brother
    because I know you can.


  24. axiomatic (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 4:43 pm

    Zee
    Shudnt it be ‘2 big apples …’?


  25. d0ct0r (unregistered) on July 14th, 2007 @ 3:49 pm

    today advertiser association printed a quater page add in newspapers appealing to Mush,MQM Governor,CM and others to show some mercy and spare them , as according them many will loose their livelyhood if these billboards are removed.. last yr many of these billboards were taken down on some tax issue and when MQM leadership got its share then they were again allowed .. this time its seems they’ll again blackmail the advertiser and get monetary benefits from them..



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