Signs, Signs, Everwhere Signs


I actually don’t have any problem with all these signs at Panda Express on Irving Street. For the record I actually like Panda Express. However, here’s the sign I have a problem with:


Do they really need this paper sign stuck into the ground? Can we start a movement to ban all of these stick in the ground signs? I can’t stand all the “We’ll Buy Your House” “We’ll Buy Your Car” etc type signs. And of course we’ll have hundreds of politician signs popping up for the 2010 elections. Who’s with me for a ban of these signs?

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  • If they’re on public space they’re already illegal, but just like damn near everything else around here there’s no enforcement.

  • Yeah, they are really tacky and often end up blowing away and polluting the neighborhood.

  • First you bitch about the signs! Then you’ll you find something else trivial to complain about that really doesn’t have any impact on your life. Get a life…jackass.

  • I think he’s officially lost it, he needs a 9-5 job??! 😉

    How about we ban teen use of handguns in the District first!

  • Gourmet?!?! Uh, no.

  • You know what we really need to ban? Overpriced Beer! Upper limit on a nice pint of lager? >>> $3.50!

  • Ouch, I hope both Zuckerman and PoP have their dancing shoes… because it looks like its ON!

  • Ban the underwear displays. How indecent is that, butt stains and all, gross. Pull those pants up, kids, you all look like fools.

  • If you decide to take these ugly signs down in your respective neighborhoods, like I always do, please remeber that they can be RECYCLED! thank you.

  • Next time the question should read: “For everyone out there except for a**holes like Zuckerman, who is with me?”

  • Well, I think we have the answer from Zuckerman & Co. Sign Printing, Inc.

  • I don’t agree on political signs, because I always enjoy seeing people’s civic engagement on display. But ontario is right. These signs are usually already noncompliant with local codes. That’s why they are actually referred to by retailers as “bandit signs.”

  • Political signs are generally accepted on first amendment grounds, but I believe municipalities can mandate that they’re removed after a certain period of time after the election.

  • Sign ahead…

    (Silly, needless post.)

  • It’s just a paper sign. I would’ve pulled it out of the ground, folded it and shoved it into the nearest trash receptacle.

  • Political yard signs are an important form of expression and valuable to campaigns. Basically, it’s free speech. If the signs create a hazard or block the sidewalk however, I believe they already are illegal.

  • World Wildlife Fund logo infringement as well.

  • I walk past that sign every day….dosen’t bother me.

    Panda Express on the other hand, does bother me. The worst Chinese food I’ve ever tasted, hands down.

  • Hold your ire, PoP- A sign like that will probably get stolen or vandalized in no time.

  • Whenever I see see bandit signs, I pull them up or cut them down and throw them away – especially if they’re of the “we’ll buy your houses” variety. They’re not only illegal, but ugly, and tend to prey upon vulnerable populations. ‘Nuff said.

  • PoP, I don’t think Zuckerman realizes that this *is* your life! (and I love that it is!)

    Agree that these paper signs are ridiculous. I really hope that the Panda Express sign wasn’t right in front of the storefront… I also have a problem with the politicians’ signs. You can’t really get much information from a sign, and I’m hopeful that people do more research into local elections than just voting for a name.

  • Commercial signs on public space aren’t legal in DC unless they are for a one-time event (Greek Festival, Neighborhood day, etc.) Political signs in public space are, of course, perfectly legal if they conform to size restrictions, but must be taken down after the election–I think 45 days after. But those 1-800-GOT-JUNK signs. They’ve gotta go.

  • Panda Express is a serial spamming company doing this at most every location they operate. The sign orders come from the corporate office and complaints should be sent there. These signs are illegal in most communities. They do this “on site”, so the advertising effectiveness is a big zero anyway. If every business did this, how many more signs would you see daily?

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