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2017-08-12 08:53:26 AM  
Syphilis Tsunami is the name of my Katrina and the Waves tribute band.
 
2017-08-12 09:33:39 AM  
They have that billboard down here on I-45 south of downtown.

Previously, it was:

i.imgur.comView Full Size
 
2017-08-12 09:52:52 AM  
The video in next article made me laugh
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/article166707887.html
 
2017-08-12 09:53:40 AM  

RJReves: The video in next article made me laugh
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/article166707887.html


let me try that again
 
2017-08-12 10:09:39 AM  
Wasn't Fort Worth State of Mind the ballad John Denver was working on when he crashed his plane?
 
2017-08-12 10:11:22 AM  
Same billboard is in Houston
 
2017-08-12 10:11:42 AM  
I do about 95% of my business in the state of Texas so actually yeah. It does.
 
2017-08-12 10:14:04 AM  
No......except that I have a brother who lives in Dallas.
 
2017-08-12 10:16:49 AM  
goddamnit mom, I told you to stay out of Fort Worth
 
2017-08-12 10:18:07 AM  
No, but I do have family that lives in San Antonio.
 
2017-08-12 10:19:30 AM  
It's not just Ft Worth, nor just Texas, there's an increase of all STD's across the whole country.
 
2017-08-12 10:21:29 AM  
Y'know, if human beings mated for life, every STD on the planet would vanish in one generation.
 
2017-08-12 10:21:32 AM  
If you asked me to name 50 US cities, Fort Worth wouldn't make the list.
 
2017-08-12 10:26:57 AM  
That billboard looks like it's advertising a surf band.  Looks like fun, where do I get tickets?!
 
2017-08-12 10:30:19 AM  

NephilimNexus: Y'know, if human beings mated for life, every STD on the planet would vanish in one generation.


But if *some* of us weren't monogamous, the human race would vanish in a few generations.
 
2017-08-12 10:37:28 AM  

NephilimNexus: Y'know, if human beings mated for life, every STD on the planet would vanish in one generation.


Can't mothers pass on some STDs to their child?
 
2017-08-12 10:40:07 AM  

NephilimNexus: Y'know, if human beings mated for life, every STD on the planet would vanish in one generation.


I can't imagine the level of authoritarianism that this would require.
 
2017-08-12 10:46:44 AM  
*adds syphyllis to reasons not to visitTexas*
 
2017-08-12 10:48:19 AM  

Bedstead Polisher: NephilimNexus: Y'know, if human beings mated for life, every STD on the planet would vanish in one generation.

Can't mothers pass on some STDs to their child?


Shhhh...
 
2017-08-12 10:50:16 AM  

NephilimNexus: Y'know, if human beings mated for life, every STD on the planet would vanish in one generation.


Then some asshole farks a monkey.
 
2017-08-12 10:51:18 AM  

uber humper: NephilimNexus: Y'know, if human beings mated for life, every STD on the planet would vanish in one generation.

Then some asshole farks a monkey.


This is Texas, so it would be an armadillo.  Then they get leprosy and their pecker falls off.
 
2017-08-12 10:51:18 AM  

RJReves: RJReves: The video in next article made me laugh
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/article166707887.html

let me try that again


That's hilarious.

As an aside, people are weird about being offended by an actual public display of condoms & related.  I have an amazon dash button that orders trojans with a holder that I put on my keychain.  Snowflakes have said that I am being sexually harassing (yes, seriously, multiple times) by having it on my keychain.  Luckily, I am self-employed so there's no one higher up to whine to and punish me for 'sexual harassment'.

img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2017-08-12 10:52:10 AM  

OkieDookie: uber humper: NephilimNexus: Y'know, if human beings mated for life, every STD on the planet would vanish in one generation.

Then some asshole farks a monkey.

This is Texas, so it would be an armadillo.  Then they get leprosy and their pecker falls off.


And the plague, IIRC.
 
2017-08-12 10:54:27 AM  
Once had a job that required occasional visits to "Fort" Worth.  I always made it a point to stop a stranger and ask them where the "fort" is.  No one ever knew.

/Still don't know. Too lazy to google.
 
2017-08-12 10:55:07 AM  

That Guy...From That Show!: RJReves: RJReves: The video in next article made me laugh
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/article166707887.html

let me try that again

That's hilarious.

As an aside, people are weird about being offended by an actual public display of condoms & related.  I have an amazon dash button that orders trojans with a holder that I put on my keychain.  Snowflakes have said that I am being sexually harassing (yes, seriously, multiple times) by having it on my keychain.  Luckily, I am self-employed so there's no one higher up to whine to and punish me for 'sexual harassment'.

[img.fark.net image 850x566]


That would be a great gag for a guy to put on his headboard.
 
2017-08-12 10:56:44 AM  

Cache: Once had a job that required occasional visits to "Fort" Worth.  I always made it a point to stop a stranger and ask them where the "fort" is.  No one ever knew.

/Still don't know. Too lazy to google.


I'm in Fort Worth and I don't know.  I'm guessing it was a wooden fort like something out of F-Troop. So it's probably long gone.
 
2017-08-12 10:57:24 AM  
do they owe me money?
 
2017-08-12 11:02:53 AM  
Fort Worth is on my mind all of the time.  So many memories from my youth, from hanging out on the north side to college festivities and conventions there over the years.

That place has an almost mythical status in my memory because I have had so much fun there.

My first real love was from there as well.  (No crotch crickets though.)
 
2017-08-12 11:06:04 AM  
Never in a million years.  (never been to Fort Worth)(or Texas)

But, I've Always Got :

Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind (The Orginal Song From The Albom)
Youtube fRgWBN8yt_E
 
2017-08-12 11:14:33 AM  

Cache: Once had a job that required occasional visits to "Fort" Worth.  I always made it a point to stop a stranger and ask them where the "fort" is.  No one ever knew.

/Still don't know. Too lazy to google.


The fort was right behind where the courthouse is today, on the bluff overlooking the Trinity river
 
2017-08-12 11:16:03 AM  

Fat Old Broad: Fort Worth is on my mind all of the time.  So many memories from my youth, from hanging out on the north side to college festivities and conventions there over the years.

That place has an almost mythical status in my memory because I have had so much fun there.

My first real love was from there as well.  (No crotch crickets though.)


Very cool. Ft Worth is a very nice town. Did you ever go to Zeke's?
 
2017-08-12 11:18:07 AM  

Ker_Thwap: That billboard looks like it's advertising a surf band.  Looks like fun, where do I get tickets?!


Their previous billboard had a girl who looked happy and proud to be HIV+ so I'm baffled why their campaigns seem to make STDs look like fun. It seems counterproductive.
 
2017-08-12 11:29:34 AM  

happydude45: Cache: Once had a job that required occasional visits to "Fort" Worth.  I always made it a point to stop a stranger and ask them where the "fort" is.  No one ever knew.

/Still don't know. Too lazy to google.

The fort was right behind where the courthouse is today, on the bluff overlooking the Trinity river


Thanks - it's been a slightly nagging thought for years.
 
2017-08-12 11:32:49 AM  
I live in Fort Worth and I haven't seen this poster. Fort Worth is a strange city. It's growing on me.
 
2017-08-12 11:39:37 AM  

chandie: Ker_Thwap: That billboard looks like it's advertising a surf band.  Looks like fun, where do I get tickets?!

Their previous billboard had a girl who looked happy and proud to be HIV+ so I'm baffled why their campaigns seem to make STDs look like fun. It seems counterproductive.


I can see their rationale, they're trying a different approach not using scare tactics. Some people will completely avoid something if it's too painful to think about. There used to be, and still are, quite a few people who don't go to the doctor because they don't want to find out if they have an incurable disease.
So, in that instance, they're saying even if you come up as HIV+ you can still live a happy life.
But they shouldn't use a white chick as they have some of the lowest probability of getting HIV.  Gay black men have a 1 in 2 chance of getting HIV. That should be their audience.
 
2017-08-12 11:41:01 AM  

happydude45: Fat Old Broad: Fort Worth is on my mind all of the time.  So many memories from my youth, from hanging out on the north side to college festivities and conventions there over the years.

That place has an almost mythical status in my memory because I have had so much fun there.

My first real love was from there as well.  (No crotch crickets though.)

Very cool. Ft Worth is a very nice town. Did you ever go to Zeke's?


Never been, not even for a happy hour.  Or at least I don't remember having been.

I have this amazing ability to miss at least 1 major cool thing/landmark in any place I visit.  It's irritating, but it gives me a reason to revisit places.
 
2017-08-12 11:41:10 AM  

4seasons85!: I live in Fort Worth and I haven't seen this poster. Fort Worth is a strange city. It's growing on me.


You better have the looked at.
 
2017-08-12 11:42:24 AM  

uber humper: 4seasons85!: I live in Fort Worth and I haven't seen this poster. Fort Worth is a strange city. It's growing on me.

You better have the looked at.


Heh! :)
 
2017-08-12 12:13:45 PM  

uber humper: OkieDookie: uber humper: NephilimNexus: Y'know, if human beings mated for life, every STD on the planet would vanish in one generation.

Then some asshole farks a monkey.

This is Texas, so it would be an armadillo.  Then they get leprosy and their pecker falls off.

And the plague, IIRC.


Was thinking about this the other day.

AIDS - Monkeys
Leprosy - Armadillos
Plague - Rats (fleas, actually)
Chlamydia - Koalas

Can anybody think of any others?

/Affluenza - Assholes?
 
2017-08-12 12:14:37 PM  

uber humper: NephilimNexus: Y'know, if human beings mated for life, every STD on the planet would vanish in one generation.

Then some asshole farks a monkey.


It was sheep.
 
2017-08-12 12:19:31 PM  
How can anyone see the billboard with all those UFOs in the way!!
 
2017-08-12 12:21:54 PM  

That Guy...From That Show!: RJReves: RJReves: The video in next article made me laugh
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/article166707887.html

let me try that again

That's hilarious.

As an aside, people are weird about being offended by an actual public display of condoms & related.  I have an amazon dash button that orders trojans with a holder that I put on my keychain.  Snowflakes have said that I am being sexually harassing (yes, seriously, multiple times) by having it on my keychain.  Luckily, I am self-employed so there's no one higher up to whine to and punish me for 'sexual harassment'.

[img.fark.net image 850x566]


Always be prepared.
 
2017-08-12 12:22:23 PM  
No
No, it doesnt
 
2017-08-12 12:23:26 PM  

4seasons85!: I live in Fort Worth and I haven't seen this poster. Fort Worth is a strange city. It's growing on me.


Try an antibacterial/antifungal ointment.
 
2017-08-12 12:34:20 PM  

AquaTatanka: Never in a million years.  (never been to Fort Worth)(or Texas)

But, I've Always Got :

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/fRgWBN8yt_E - 480x360]


Actual, original version:
Georgia on my Mind - Hoagy Carmichael with Bix Beiderbecke
Youtube 1NELdNYiKCU
 
2017-08-12 12:41:53 PM  
I worry more about living long enough to witness the last elephant in the wild dying.

Something I do not want to see.
 
2017-08-12 12:43:07 PM  

uber humper: chandie: Ker_Thwap: That billboard looks like it's advertising a surf band.  Looks like fun, where do I get tickets?!

Their previous billboard had a girl who looked happy and proud to be HIV+ so I'm baffled why their campaigns seem to make STDs look like fun. It seems counterproductive.

I can see their rationale, they're trying a different approach not using scare tactics. Some people will completely avoid something if it's too painful to think about. There used to be, and still are, quite a few people who don't go to the doctor because they don't want to find out if they have an incurable disease.
So, in that instance, they're saying even if you come up as HIV+ you can still live a happy life.
But they shouldn't use a white chick as they have some of the lowest probability of getting HIV.  Gay black men have a 1 in 2 chance of getting HIV. That should be their audience.


I see your point. She wasn't white though.
 
2017-08-12 12:55:29 PM  

4seasons85!: I live in Fort Worth and I haven't seen this poster. Fort Worth is a strange city. It's growing on me.


It took a few years to grow on me, too. I suppose if I have to live in this state, I'm glad it's FW. It has a great arts scene and I have a dozen taco joints within a five mile radius of my house. College has been very affordable.

I'm still leaving Texas after I graduate though.  ;)
 
2017-08-12 12:58:13 PM  
Is Ft. Worth still in Texas?  Then my answer would be "No."
 
2017-08-12 01:03:19 PM  
Isn't that Dallas lite?
 
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