[Bloganuary] Billboards

This post is part of my attempt at Bloganuary 2024. Today’s prompt is:

If you had a freeway billboard, what would it say?

Building-sized billboard saying "THIS SPACE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK".

I always loved it when a book or exam paper or similar contained a page whose only content was the words “this space intentionally left blank”. It tickles a particular part of me: the part that wonders how “keep of the grass” signs get there without anybody treading on the grass, or laughs whenever somebody says something like “nobody drives in Oxford, there’s too much traffic.”

René Magritte's The Treachery of Images.
This is not the famous painting, The Treachery of Images.

So yeah, that.

René Magritte's The Treachery of Images.× Building-sized billboard saying "THIS SPACE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK".×


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  1. Giulia Giulia says:

    That would definitely make a wonderful billboard! :)

  2. Colin Walker Colin Walker says:

    After being criticised for lack of effort by an old English teacher I wrote a story which included a page saying “This page intentionally left blank”. I was given an A for audacity!

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