I’m always looking to find ways to insert more commercial advertising into my daily routine. My bike rides in particular are a little light on the ads. The Jamaicaway and Riverway are an advertising desert, in which you learn nothing about products and must instead look at buildings, trees, and cars as you pass them. I ought to be riding the train, where there is a much richer tradition of providing the rider with visual ads.
People here and there point out that I’m able to tune in the radio to get audio ads while biking, interrupted only occasionally by sports talk. I also can tune into bad news that is sponsored at the top and bottom of each half hour by a variety of foundations, corporations, and you. All good points. However, note that there is very little in the way of multi-layered advertising, the kind that comes at you from every angle, bombarding all of your senses. Such a shame.
Alas this is the world we live in.