I've always been a fan of the Outdoor Circle. In almost a century of service here, it has done a great job of keeping our landscape and cityscape free of obnoxious signage and billboards. But I think the group erred last week in condemning the Weinermobile from Oscar Mayer as a mobile advertising vehicle. Now I understand that a 27-foot long hotdog on wheels is probably a poster child for that true definition as such, but just like we allow circus animals to come to town without mandating quarantine, can't we make an exception for a rolling hotdog once every few years?
Obviously, we see some form of billboards all of the time in Hawaii- on tee shirts, on trucks, on bumper stickers, on human bodies, etc. But the Outdoor Circle has done a fine job over the years maintaining a decorum to ensure that signs stay within a certain size and that the over-commercialization you see just about everywhere else does not envelope Hawaii scenery.