As the bar lights blinked on so did the
billboards. Thousands of them, hundreds
of thousands of them. They came in all
different sizes and shapes and adorned
every empty place until there was
none.... And, of course, they advertised
all the important things you couldn't
live without , you know, plastic
toothpicks, rubberized underwear. Just
knowing I could run out and buy grape
flavored hot dogs made me feel a whole
lot better.