Kids I have some bad news for all you hot dog lovers. Not only will eating your beloved hot dog eventually lead to a spike in your blood pressure levels, make you fat, grouchy and generally uncouth (well at least to this author anyway) to be with it will also courtesy of billboard marking Eisenhower expressway in Chicago, it also leads to butt cancer.
Of course what makes the billboard interesting (yes we have to thank those amongst us who wish us to be healthy) is the reasoning as to how the billboards came to be. According to the Tribune, it’s all part of a campaign paid for by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine ( I think I just got cancer just writing that tongue twister frankly) to keep citizens clear of well butt cancer. Why? I can’t be sure, but for those who have had butt cancer it surely must be unpleasant and the type of party killer (literally right?) that deserves its own widely advertised package of adversity.
Not particularly pleased is the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (does such a thing really exist, does that mean there is Hamburger and Pickles Council too?) who have outed the campaign as nothing more than an ‘effort to advance their goal to create a vegan society.’
The moral of the story? Next time you have an inkling to stuff yourself with your fifth hot dog, step back look at God and wonder to yourself whether it might be better to eat something green instead, but until then I prefer the things that kill me extra spicy with a dollop of dijon mustard and a crisply toasted bun. I like mine without ketch up if you also must know.
The ads can be found looking out your car window across a number of cities in the country.