So I was back in my hometown last weekend for my brother's wedding, and a good time it was. During one of my many errands during those busy few days, I chanced upon this billboard in two separate locations. I took a really crappy picture of it, but I think it's clear enough for the disturbing aspects to come through:
Note that the gentleman who posed for this picture is holding a billyclub or nightstick or control bar or whatever the technical term is that cops use for the club they use. What isn't so evident from the poor photo I took is that the gentleman is also sporting a really cheesy moustache, the sort that some teenagers grow in high school.
So what's the excitement the advertisers allude to? Is it beating drunks over the head? Holding a prisoner up against the wall with your nightstick? Hmm. It may be time to think of Barthes' Mythologies to delve deeper into this mystery.