As if airplane travel weren’t taxing enough

“Captain to tower. Now making final approach to LAX. Wind from the east at 5 knots. Visibility 100 percent. I can see the tarmac clearly. … Good lord! There’s a giant attacking the airport! It appears to be some sort of Big Boy. I repeat, a Big Boy—with a retro hairdo and red-and-white apron. He’s armed with a giant hamburger. Check that: It’s a double cheeseburger with the works! Repeat: Double cheese with the works!” A firm called Ad-Air has begun putting huge ads near some of the world’s busiest airports. A company official told Reuters the messages would appear in “clutter-free environments and moments free of any other commercial messages.” Clutter-free environments and commercial-free moments just got that much tougher to find.

—Posted by David Gianatasio