That was one of the billboards I saw during my first visit to L.A. last month.
One of those greeted me as I first arrived in LA to pursue my writerly dreams. My initial reaction was "heh," and then it was, "...oh."
What a blunder! Offends zillions! "Almost as many ATM's as hard-working writers in Hollywood" would have been better.
I kind of love passing these billboards. Yes, they're a tad depressing, but they remind me that I'm really in the center of the film industry, and that if I'm going to make it anywhere, it's here -- and it's worth the struggle to be away from family and friends and the east coast to pursue this dream. They don't have ads like that everywhere -- so it's kind of nice to be a part of the right target audience.
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