St. Paul: Your Ad Here

There is a story in the Pioneer Press about how St. Paul is making “public-private partnerships” to make ends meet:

Also, a summertime “Movies in the Park” program is sponsored by Comcast, and the city’s graffiti-eradication program comes courtesy of Wagner, the power paint-sprayer company. Even this newspaper sponsors the city’s bookmobile.

What’s next? A swing set sponsored by McDonald’s? Where is the line?

While I don’t really share the outrage of the Pioneer Press (advertising is already everywhere else, plus it’s an excellent source of non-tax revenue), I also kind of wonder where the line is.

Uncle Ben’s Rice Park?

4 Comments so far

  1. Mike Keliher (mjkeliher) on April 29th, 2008 @ 4:27 pm

    I like the sound of "Summit Extra Pale Ale Avenue." We could even rename the entire 55105 ZIP code to just "University of St. Thomas," considering that school’s apparent plans of world domination.

  2. Erica M (ericam) on April 29th, 2008 @ 5:04 pm

    I still can’t decide if I love that picture or if it really creeps me out.

  3. David (jacc) on April 29th, 2008 @ 9:47 pm

    I say, a little bit from column A and a little bit from column B.

  4. drivel on April 30th, 2008 @ 1:01 pm

    I, for one, love it. Besides, the line was crossed for me when they started shoving ads in my face whilst even while I’m using a urinal in a public restroom.

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