UPDATED: Bernal Fathers Propose Happy “Manbaby” Billboard Alternative

Against the backdrop of the recent pro-life billboard hacking excitement on Cortland Avenue, Neighbor Chris joined forces with a few other Bernal dads to propose a new billboard design that would be a refreshing alternative:

These are anxious times, and I wanted to reassure you about something important. Fellow Bernalites Erik Bloom, Jon Mooallem and I realized it’s incumbent on everyday citizens to ensure that this billboard absurdity continues ad nauseum. Erik (and presumably a team of top artists) put together the attached image last night. Soon as we figure out how to enlarge it 1000000000 percent, it’s going up up up.

I don’t like to use the word “hero.”

… but yet heroes they are. Let’s do this.

UPDATE: Looks like Bernal’s upstanding stoner community has some alternative ideas as well — no doubt inspired by the recent New York Times article about the joy of mixing pot with parenting. This billboard proposal just arrived from Neighbor Jon:

IMAGE: Top: Billboard design by Neighbor Eric. Photo illustration by Telstar Logistics Below: Neighbor Jon.

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21 Responses to UPDATED: Bernal Fathers Propose Happy “Manbaby” Billboard Alternative

  1. Taffy Donut says:

    Is this some ridiculous “Promisekeepers” stunt? How about “WOMANCHOICES.”

  2. I love it… In a field of wildflowers too! Priceless!

  3. Chris says:

    Hahaha! Awesome! It’s obviously meant to add a little much-needed levity to the situation.

  4. oddlaugh says:

    Not sure if manbaby isn’t a slur on men as babies (peter pan kidda crap). I like the idea of pro fathers, especially a 2 father couple as we have many fine examples in Bernal. But, I think the issue here is whether women should be forced to bear children against their will. As I have never met a woman who could “shut the whole thing down”. I believe the only way to shut the whole thing down is to remove the “shrimp”.

  5. Decline to State says:

    All you have to do is pay for it, and it can be yours. Personally I miss the Ying Yang Twins billlboard of days gone by…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Me_%26_My_Brother.jpg

  6. denise debruin says:

    Yikes! how horrible to use the term ‘shrimp’ after that horrible graffitti…

  7. denise debruin says:

    Seriously; this issue is hugh;; and abortion has gone rampant in our society from a long time back;;; Youth not being prepared properly; to understand what a GIFT life is// and then being sexually active WAY TOO YOUNG;; So Sad;; to say that abortion has much been used as a form of birth control; and also That the real issue of being RESPONSIBLE; just shoved aside in our day and age for teenagers,, so on and so forth… // I think it still must be an option AS MUCH AS I DO SEE IT AS ‘TAKING A LIFE’// It is a human life from the time of conception..
    GO SEE THE MOVIE ‘JUNO’ , HAVE THE BABY AND GIVE IT UP FOR ADOPTION IS A WONDERFUL, ADMIRAL CHOICE// in the ‘old’ days,, this was more of a bad thing,, and no one wanted to talk about it. Giving a baby to a good family; is so much better THAN the alternative.
    COME ON PEOPLE….
    What about YOUNG ADULTS BEING NURTURED TO UNDERSTAND THAT ‘sex is over rated’ and it is ONLY BEAUTIFUL IN A harmonious ‘in love’ committed relationship, of some manner.????????? HELLO,,, IS ANYONE HOME !

  8. denise debruin says:

    OH YEAH; I do not like the man baby billboard; as I do not understand it// and it does not make good sense to me???? what exactly does it mean?

  9. arianne says:

    I think it just needs a YES on Prop 34 – end capital punishment – plastered on it just as a point to the hypocrisy of these pro-life groups.

    the CBS worker repaired the billboard this morning – they are persistent!

  10. daquiet says:

    Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t!

  11. K says:

    I love this neighborhood

  12. I want to see the dad’s and baby’s heads switched. Photoshoppers, do I have to do this myself?

  13. Chris Colin says:

    Love the swap ‘n’ flop. No reason we can’t take this into 2013.

  14. chonga says:

    Here are some alternates in the East Bay….
    Original
    http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/c7/9f/96/c79f968ea3eeae8b8bb04dd4af2e5590.jpg
    proposed alteration:
    file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Lucy/Desktop/pro%20hair!.htm

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