A reader writes that she rode by this ad on her way to work yesterday. It’s on Chicago’s beautiful lakefront walking-and-bike path.
It’s for a Big Gulp 32-ounce drink, and a bargain at 69 cents.
The Chicago Park District explains that it:
partnered with Chicago-based AdTraction Media to develop a temporary outdoor advertising solution that adheres to concrete areas and will be displayed April through October. The additional revenue from this agreement will help the Chicago Park District enhance the programs, projects and events offered to Chicagoans and visitors.
Did nobody in the Park District consider the irony?
Better get moving! It takes at least 4 miles of running and 8 to 10 of biking to work off the 400 calories in that 32-ounce soda.
Next public appearance
This is the rescheduling of the lecture I was supposed to give on October 10. The taxi driver went through red light at entrance to the Pulaski, was pulled over and found to be driving without a license. We never made it. The lecture is on food politics. It starts at 6:00. Free and open to the public. The Newark Museum is at 49 Washington Street. This time, I’ll take the PATH.