Thursday, November 19, 2009

Discovering (and trying to figure out) the Spongebob Parking Lot

Somethings just defy explanation. Like vegetarian lasagna. And Keanu Reeves' career. And now this. In downtown Detroit, near the Rosa Parks Transit Center, we stumbled across a parking lot that features Spongebob Squarepants on its sign.

Walking around Detroit, I've gotten used to people sleeping near statues – I still can't figure that one out, there's got to be something softer, but they do it all the time!  But seeing Spongebob on a sign really caught my attention, and immediately raised a few questions: 

One, why Spongebob? Two, why not Plankton? Three, isn't it illegal to just, you know, steal a trademarked character? And four (and most interesting to me) has the parking lot owner really seen a spike in business since putting this sign up?