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Is it time for an FSM billboard?

Published June 7th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

billboard2Can you picture it?  It could be amazing, if we do it right.  I’ve mentioned it before and had mixed responses.  Here are my thoughts:

It can’t be negative.  As an example, I was not a fan of the You Know It’s A Myth banners put up by the American Atheists.  

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I am in favor of the AA’s substantive causes but I found this billboard campaign smug and petty (I feel the same about campaigns to remove Christmas trees from public venues). 

The high road.  If we put up a billboard, it must be a positive message – it must promote us and our ideals, not attack another group.  Satire and nonsense are great, attacking Christianity is boring and counter-productive.  I have no problem slamming Cthulhu and/or the IPU (She is in my drawing, also btw).

Send me your ideas/drawings. I’ll post them here. What would make a good billboard?  A pirate ship “full of beer and strippers”?  That might be interesting.  It’s been a while since I’ve seen a drawing of the Beer Volcano.  Send your submissions to me and we can decide what would look best.  We’ll worry about paying for the billboard space next.

Submissions (so far):

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#1.  See the World, by Doug.

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#1(b). Have you been touched, by Doug.

 

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#2. Try Pasta, by Jo (Cardinal Fang)

 

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#3. Touching, by Dan.

 

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#4.  Teaching our children the truth, by Wayne.

 

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#5.  Try FSM, by Kelly.

 

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#6.  Main course for the soul, by Younger.

 

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#7.  Two designs, by Doug.

 

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#8.  I’d really rather you didn’t, by Jeffrey.



367 Responses to “Is it time for an FSM billboard?”

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  1. Brian says:

    I’d like to see us offer a Bingo Night!!!

  2. Brian says:

    I like #8 with the artwork cleaned up just a tad. People will be going 55 mph past these things

  3. Sai says:

    I have this idea of an editorial like billboard that i don’t know how to draw: various deities standing in line for Intelligent Design (Jesus, FSM, Thor etc.) with FSM saying “We are next in line”

    • Sai says:

      I’d like to add that the deities are waiting in line for the “Intelligent Design – Designer Auditions”

      Oh, how humorous our Lord and Savory Savior must find me, he has been messing with my head since yesterday.

  4. Kady says:

    I totally think that the noodely version of the michealangelo painting with the “Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster” and the website (so basically the website’s headerthing) would be awesome and recognizable.

    • Kady says:

      But actually, I like #1 or #1(b) the best.

      • Puma says:

        I like #1 and #1b best too!

  5. Jesus says:

    get a picture of a pirate on a boat, standing on a huge pile of beer with strippers standing round it, then have his holyness the fsm at the top saying: “we both know this is the religion for you”

    • Noodles Of Oodles says:

      Hahaha, love it. I don’t know how well that would go over in the mainstream, but it might be a facebook phenomenon!

  6. Richard says:

    I like the “reject false gods” but I can’t feel good attacking Cthulu. Is there another god we can substitute? Ahura Mazda?

    • H.P. LOVECRAFT says:

      Dear Richard,

      Alien it indeed was to all art and literature which sane and balanced readers know, but I recognized it as the thing hinted of in the forbidden Necronomicon of the mad Arab Abdul Alhazred.

      Attack Mighty Cthulu at your peril, you foolish little mortals. When he arises from his uneasy slumber in the depths of the sea, you will know the meaning of pain and terror so extreme you will cry out for the release that you think death brings.

      H.P. Lovecraft

      • Specile Sicentis says:

        Cn I mesure his ballz too?

        • Ferenst Anrtoplogist says:

          As a Specile Sicentis, you ar well-qualufide to make these mesurmnts, but i must warne you that Mighty Cthulu (that nam is hard two spel, it jus dont seme too bee phoneticul) is a cranky Son of a Bich. But that may bee beside the fucking piont. He is slumbring in the deps of the ocean and wont be awoken fur a while. So dont get caught “yog sothing” around with this critter. His apendges ar knot noodlee.

          Yours in Sicentis
          Ferenst

  7. Kyle says:

    I must say I like #2, although it reminds me more of an advertisement in a newspaper. I also like both #7′s.

  8. clxxxiv says:

    Get a girl with Giant boobs and have that the background for the billboard.

    On her boobs of left side Pirate ship or the right side His Noodlieness reaching for said ship.

    Show a beer volcano in the cleavage with a stripper factory next to volcano.

    Dollay Parton may have the correct chest size for this billboard.

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