Posted on 2nd January 2013 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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This is freaking awesome. Yojimbo has pulled it off. The Burning Platform is now being advertised on a massive electronic billboard on I-495 just outside Boston. More than 350,000 people per week will see this sign. It will be live for the entire month of January. If there are any new visitors to TBP from this sign, let us know. I’m blown away by this.

Thank You Yojimbo!!!

To the Boston Office of DHS – you know what you can do.

  1. IndenturedServant says:

    Well damn! They’ll probably shut TBP down. We should all agree to meet up at some neutral place like a forum over on Huffington Post or something. You know, someplace we could keep a low profile. They’ll never think to look for TBP v2.0 over there.

    Seriously, congrats admin! Big thumbs up to Yojimbo for his contribution. Good way to start the year!


    2nd January 2013 at 5:08 pm

  2. Thinker says:

    I wondered if any of our newbies were a result of the billboard. Hope those that those who visit after seeing it will let us know. Great job, Yojimbo!


    2nd January 2013 at 5:10 pm

  3. AWD says:

    Very Nice,

    Especially in Boston, home to more pie-headed liberal-progressive culturally-sensitive politically-correct limo-liberal POS country destroyers than any other city!


    2nd January 2013 at 5:13 pm

  4. Cynical30 says:

    HOLY SHIT THIS IS GREAT!!!! See you guys on the watch list!!!!!


    2nd January 2013 at 5:14 pm

  5. AWD says:



    2nd January 2013 at 5:15 pm

  6. Davos says:

    Yojimbo, NICE!


    2nd January 2013 at 5:21 pm

  7. Wip says:

    Yes, that is freakin awesome. Good job Yojimbo.


    2nd January 2013 at 5:22 pm

  8. Critical Path says:

    What is the monthly lease? Perhaps use lowly peons can come up with enough dough to purchase another month or two?


    2nd January 2013 at 5:30 pm

  9. Llpoh says:

    A pic of Avalon in a string bikini woulda been a crowd pleaser and would have drawn thousands to the site. We know the sheeple do not want economic truth. But hot chicks sell.

    Yojimbo – you are da man. Well done.


    2nd January 2013 at 5:31 pm

  10. Administrator says:

    Critical Path

    Yojimbo won the month during a silent auction at a charity event. I think the true monthly cost is in the thousands.


    2nd January 2013 at 5:33 pm

  11. Novista says:

    Yojimbo, you rock!

    I’m convinced TBP has been scoped for some time; between that great signboard and the current feature, expect more of the same. If this site happened to have a ‘temporary outage’, an alternative point of contact is, indeed, a good idea. I have an idea … will take a little work.


    2nd January 2013 at 5:34 pm

  12. youcanthavemyglock says:

    Bernanke and Krugman just had a heart attack, I think they will try to take this sign down at night.

    And great job Yojimbo!


    2nd January 2013 at 5:36 pm

  13. Stucky says:

    1) There are not enough Atta Boy’s in the universe to give Yojimbo. But, I’ll try one more … ATTA BOY YOJIMBO!!!!

    2) Prediction: 10,000 Bostonians will log on in the next couple days. Only two, maybe, will stay. They will be denigrated mercilessly. Never expect decent dialogue from a people who repeatedly elect Bawney Fwank. Don’t even get me started on the “Kennedy” thing.

    3) Jim, when the PO-LEECE come a knockin’ on your door …. gimme a call. I specialize in Avoidance Techniques.


    2nd January 2013 at 5:47 pm

  14. llpoh says:

    Also coulda posted a before and after pic. A pic of Admin by himself before reading TBP, looking all dejected. An after pic with Admin smiling, Avalon on his arm (looking all dejected).

    Every geeky accountant in the country.would be a regular. Every hot woman in the country would be hiding under their beds.


    2nd January 2013 at 5:49 pm

  15. harry p. says:

    That is absolutely awesome!!!!


    2nd January 2013 at 5:52 pm

  16. Hollow man says:



    2nd January 2013 at 5:59 pm

  17. beast rudolfo says:

    way to go yojimbo! Admin, and to think a while back you were questioning your energy and drive! you should get some mileage out of this! keep up the good work (fight)



    2nd January 2013 at 6:03 pm

  18. Dan says:


    *Sitting At Computer Clapping My Hands


    2nd January 2013 at 6:06 pm

  19. Stucky says:

    “A pic of Admin by himself before reading TBP …” ——-llpoh

    The electronic billboard isn’t W-I-D-E enough for an Admin pic.


    2nd January 2013 at 6:08 pm

  20. Stucky says:

    dammit. How fuckin hard is it to LOG OUT before I dopple???


    2nd January 2013 at 6:09 pm

  21. NickelthroweR says:

    I’m happy to see this but I’m disappointed in some of these comments. First, I’m strongly of the opinion that if I can get more people to abandon the idea of the state, the better things will be. With this in mind, it isn’t wise to begin the conversation with insults.

    Should this sign bring in new readers then we should welcome them with intelligent comments and not insults. Finally, I’m confident enough in my beliefs to welcome intelligent comments from people that hold other beliefs.


    2nd January 2013 at 6:19 pm

  22. SSS says:


    Eat shit.


    2nd January 2013 at 6:25 pm

  23. DaveL says:

    NickelthroweR….Man up.

    Government watchers….Fuck you.


    2nd January 2013 at 6:44 pm

  24. SSS says:


    I add my note of appreciation. Well done and thanks.

    “More than 350,000 people per week will see this sign.”

    Ok, I got out my calculator and did some googling. I threw in some wild-ass extrapolation and came up with the following. Pay attention, class.

    1.9 million people in MA voted for Obama, 1.2 million for Romney, and 30,000 for Libertarian Gary Johnson. So, if 350,000 people per week see that sign (assuming, since it’s January, nearly all will be MA residents), that’s 11% of MA voters. Let’s use a conservative rounding error and make it 10%.

    Next step, throw out all Democrat voters because they’re so fucking dense. That’s 190,000 wasted eyeballs on the sign. Now, throw out 95% of the Republican voters because they’re ALMOST just as dense. Even so, that’s 60,000 potential visitors to TBP. Given Gary Johnson’s low vote count, let’s assume only 3,000 Libertarian eyeballs will actually see the sign.

    So, that’s 63,000 people who MIGHT be interested in the message. If we get just 10% of that figure to actually visit the site, that’s 6,300 NEW VISITORS.

    Let’s see how it all works out.


    2nd January 2013 at 7:15 pm

  25. SSS says:

    “Dammit. How fuckin hard is it to LOG OUT before I dopple???”
    —-Stucky, after he invited himself to blow himself

    I’m still laughing. That has to be one of the most spectacular examples of the Circular Firing Squad ever posted on TBP. Damn, that was funny.


    2nd January 2013 at 7:22 pm

  26. efarmer says:

    Absolutely wonderful Yojimbo. What a great gift.

    Stucky, I have to agree with SSS, this is the frickin funniest thing I’ve seen all year. Well yeah, I know it’s only a few days old, but it was great.



    2nd January 2013 at 7:33 pm

  27. llpoh says:

    Llpoh – nicely said.


    2nd January 2013 at 7:35 pm

  28. Chronic Agitator says:

    What you wish for seems reasonable but it ain’t goina fuckin happen.

    If you want to post here just know that you’ll get knifed by your fellow resident retards.


    2nd January 2013 at 7:57 pm

  29. SSS says:

    With this in mind, it isn’t wise to begin the conversation with insults. Should this sign bring in new readers then we should welcome them with intelligent comments and not insults. Finally, I’m confident enough in my beliefs to welcome intelligent comments from people that hold other beliefs.”

    I’m one of those on this site who happens to hold “other beliefs” on certain subjects. A) Be ready to defend yourself with facts and figures. You’d better know what the fuck you’re talking about. B) Be ready to take a lot of grief. C) Soldier on. Fight back. People here will cut you to ribbons if they sense you can’t fullfill A) and B). It will get ugly …… fast.

    That’s just how it rolls here.


    2nd January 2013 at 8:25 pm

  30. llpoh says:

    When SSS says he holds other beliefs, what he means is there are certain subjects where he is clueless and totally wrong, but will not give in nevertheless.

    I admire that in a man.


    2nd January 2013 at 8:36 pm

  31. Administrator says:

    The newbies better watch out for the big dogs.


    2nd January 2013 at 8:45 pm

  32. Avalon says:

    Yojimbo, the billboard looks great. What an amazing and thoughtful gift!

    Thanks sooooo much…..sending you a cyberhug from the Quinn Family!!!


    2nd January 2013 at 8:41 pm

  33. llpoh says:

    Nickel – if they make intelligent comments we do not abuse them.


    2nd January 2013 at 8:43 pm

  34. AKAnon says:

    Nothing much to add here: Yojimbo-you kick ass. Stucky, you suck ass (or blow yourself). Admin-keep an eye on your 6, DHS ain’t gonna like this any more than your last awesome article.


    2nd January 2013 at 9:27 pm

  35. Makati1 says:

    Congrats! I know I’m on the list. I visited Dubai twice in the Iraq war years, and am grilled every time I return from the Philippines and they see the stamps from Dubai.


    2nd January 2013 at 10:18 pm

  36. The Word Is Out says:



    2nd January 2013 at 10:21 pm

  37. SSS says:


    Welcome. Actual photo of the the TBP Greeting Committee. I’m the one in the middle. Heh.



    2nd January 2013 at 10:46 pm

  38. Llpoh says:

    IS – these newbies that come along and think they can get the monkeys to wear suits should not act surprised when they get covered in monkey shit. TBP monkeys are wild, and will resist any efforts to tame them.



    3rd January 2013 at 1:12 am

  39. napari says:

    I’m not sure if the blue bloods of boston can take the truth. Most of my relatives are there and I live in FL for a reason…..reason being the key word. I can always hope but we are talking about the state that has brought us Barney Frank and Elizabeth Warren. I remember the relatives who believe in collectivism in the sense that they like to collect “other peoples” wealth but hands off their own. I suppose if TBP could win over MA liberals I may begin to get that hopeful feeling again but I have my doubts!
    Far as I’m concern there all sucking on the government tit and wont let go!


    3rd January 2013 at 2:13 am

  40. flash says:

    Big time Jimbo,big time!


    3rd January 2013 at 5:22 am

  41. Yojimbo says:

    And remember, it only cost $70 – that was the bid I put in on the billboard at the charity auction.


    3rd January 2013 at 5:54 am

  42. Welshman says:


    You are number one. As my wife says, THAT’A BOY!


    3rd January 2013 at 6:09 am

  43. card802 says:

    Way to go Yojimbo!!

    Way to go Jim!!

    Way to go TBP!!

    What if we could find deals like this all over America?


    3rd January 2013 at 7:02 am

  44. fwiw imho says:

    All I an say is WOW!
    Great idea. Great execution.


    3rd January 2013 at 7:24 am

  45. Eddie says:

    Most excellent signage.


    3rd January 2013 at 9:44 am

  46. Maddie's Mom says:

    Most excellent, Yojimbo!!!

    The new year looks promising and the monkeys are in fine form!


    3rd January 2013 at 9:51 am

  47. Anonymous says:

    *Takes shotgun from Stucky b4 he shoots his other big toe off*


    3rd January 2013 at 10:02 am

  48. CT-Hilltopper says:

    Way to Go!!!

    I’m sure a lot of people from Boston will drop in because it’s a well known fact that most drivers in Boston are looking at anything besides what is going on in front of them in the highway.

    Did I say that? Yes, I did…


    3rd January 2013 at 11:12 am

  49. ThePessimisticChemist says:

    The Burning Platform…..we should form our own political party, where being polite, kind and mature are left at the door and a swift kick in the nuts is our secret handshake.


    3rd January 2013 at 12:30 pm

  50. Administrator says:

    Our secret handshake for new members.


    3rd January 2013 at 12:38 pm

  51. Administrator says:

    TBP Big Dogs don’t even flinch.


    3rd January 2013 at 12:40 pm

  52. Administrator says:


    3rd January 2013 at 12:41 pm

  53. Yojimbo says:

    I am thinking that it would be a good idea to ask Clear Channel to what charities they intend to donate billboard space. If I knew ahead of time, I could go to put in a bid.

    From a financial point of view, I’m sure they do this to get the tax benefits of donating unused space on a billboard. I’m sure they do this to get rid of rotational space on the electronic billboards that they can’t sell.

    If everyone contacted Clear Channel and asked them to tell them when they donate billboard space, perhaps we could just ju-jitsu against the mainstream media and use their power to defeat TPTB.

    In the same vein, I intend to ask how much they might charge if I only purchase space that is not being used, unrestricted to any particular location, and agree to be bumped if a paying customer contracts for the space.

    The very fact that I got approval from LLPOH is worth all the time and effort I put into this.


    3rd January 2013 at 5:39 pm

  54. Yojimbo says:

    Frankly, to be honest, I would rather fight like this than fight with an actual gun against the Powers that Be.


    3rd January 2013 at 5:40 pm

  55. howard in nyc says:

    this is so fucking cool. great work, yojimbo!

    fighting those assholes with an actual gun is how you lose, and how you get dead. that may change down the road, but no time soon.


    3rd January 2013 at 6:00 pm

  56. biggtmofo says:

    Good billboard. Get the message out in a Democrat stronghold that collectivism is wrong. Thanks.


    3rd January 2013 at 7:32 pm

  57. Anonymous says:

    Nice job, Jimbo.

    NicklebloweR: Suck my fart box.


    3rd January 2013 at 11:07 pm

  58. Alpha Squad says:

    Nice job, Jimbo.

    NicklebloweR: Suck my fart box.


    3rd January 2013 at 11:07 pm

  59. sangell says:

    Just a thought. YoJimbo’s bilboard is up and running. If it is to do any good, people who decide to drop in to TBP should see articles and comments that are interesting and entertaining. Calling a person an ‘idiot’ ( or worse) does not rise to that level. Neither does posting some personal mewling about how horrible Congress is.

    Does not mean people can’t have fun. Fun is good, people like spirited debate. They don’t like being an outsider in a room full of people grousing about how horrible things are.


    4th January 2013 at 8:11 pm

  60. sangell says:

    Is that you Flash? I was amazed to realize you were not a teenager.


    4th January 2013 at 10:03 pm

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