In the spirit of competition, Lone Star Times managing editor Matt Bramanti (Benzion was busy looking for pecan pie) will choose 3 or 4 of the best ideas for ads, then place them in a poll. LST readers will then get to choose the best ad. Top prize will be theitem of your choice from Lone Star Times merchandise! Shipped directly to your door, even to sunny Austrailia!
If you have a blog, this is a great way to pimp it. Thousands of readers daily check in to see what is happening at LST. If you don’t have a blog, hey, it’s still a free gift. Then you can pimp LST to your friends and neighbors! Contest will run from post time until midnight Thursday, 4/5. Then, Matt will be the sole judge and jury for the poll.
The poll will go up Friday morning, and you’ll be able to vote until midnight.
To get you started, here was my first try. Good luck!
On one half of the screen, we have city paid sanctuaries for people illegally in our country. on the right side of the screen, we have that train from the video steaming down the tracks, Mayor White jumping out of the way and a mentally handicapped person left standing in the tracks. No sancutary for you, oh helpless one. But the grass cutter? Here, need another glass of water?
Leave your ideas in the comments. If you have visual accompaniment,email it to Bramanti. Good luck!
Here is a sample of what you could win!
UPDATE: This being the age of the internet, the Center has put up an informational website about the attempted seizure of the property,Save The Center. Interestingly, the Houston Bar Association has sponsored a Fun Run for them for over 20 years, so hopefully there will be a nice contingent of pro-bono attorneys willing to fight the Mayor.
This was published at Lonestartimes.com on April 5, 2007. LST’s archives are no longer online.
Some of the comments from the original post:
Well I love the metro train wreck as well but here goes…
Picture the train moving down the tracks as some poor schlob is stuck in the left turn lane on Fannin. Mayor White says “A few years ago we built a train to nowhere. (Train smashes into schlob’s car), but we did not stop there. So we created the Safe/Clear program to rid our city of the mess. If you think that’s good just think what we could do with a TEXAS sized train. (Show train smashing into schlob in slow-motion.
Disolve to add – “A Texas sized plan for a Texas sized mess”
Show schlob smacking his head.
From “american woman”
my ad: The city of Houston thanks you mayor white for these firsts. show car and train accident in medical center. man says ” Houston #1 in train accidents. picture the police chief gettin on a flight back home on friday night . man says. ” Houston #1 in murders in one day. picture an emergency room full of illegals tryin to get normal med service. Man says” Houston #1 in free medical, free education and free social services. then man says, Texas are you read to be #1? Vote for Bill White. HEHE
have bill white dressed as a bum pockets all pulled out and empty. then caption – please vote for bill white – houston cant afford him anymore!