Who cleared this signage?

November 5, 2008 · Posted in Uncategorized 

PinoyLifer Valleypinoy sent a post on curbed.com regarding some new signage in L.A.’s Historic Filipinotown.

Take a look at these photos found on Matt Nelson’s flickr page

Somebody, I don’t know who, but somebody put this sign up on a dirt mound in Historic Filipinotown. I guess the signs on major street posts in Historic Filipinotown that say “Historic Filipinotown” weren’t good enough to let you know where you were.

Pinoy pride is great and all but the sign looks like shit if you ask me. It kinda reminds me of the illegitimate bastard child of the Hollywood sign and the South San Francisco sign. 


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27 Responses to “Who cleared this signage?”

  1. Valleypinoy on November 5th, 2008 11:38 am

    i don’t think it’s as bad as the south san francisco signage. that one looks like it was made with chalk.

  2. Moonie on November 5th, 2008 12:09 pm

    Anyone down to roll over there and re-arrange the letters to say

    “chronic pistol if I own it”

  3. Moonie on November 5th, 2008 12:16 pm

    Some other “historic filipinotown” anagrams that got sent in

    No oil if I tip wino christ


    HONORIFIC TWIN PILOTS (thank you Ryan for that one)

    You guys got any other ideas on how we can rearrange these letters?

  4. Moonie on November 5th, 2008 12:22 pm

    Ok one more

    I C Filipino Shit Rot Now

  5. Manny Ramirez Paquiao on November 5th, 2008 12:26 pm

    I would just make it say “MANNYWOOD.” Which Manny?
    We can leave that up to interpretation.

  6. A Very Opinionated Pinoy Dude on November 5th, 2008 12:27 pm

    Fukkit, let’s just make it say, “PINOYLIFE.COM”

  7. Moonie on November 5th, 2008 2:28 pm

    Where are we going to get the Y, the dot, and the M?

  8. Valleypinoy on November 5th, 2008 3:20 pm

    how about

    i fo i (eye for eye), pcn wil rot shit on i

  9. justaguy on November 5th, 2008 4:35 pm

    Aww, it doesn’t look too bad.

    Anyways, how about “I own fist politic rhino”.

    Or just take down a bunch of letters and leave it “ho town”.

  10. richard move on November 5th, 2008 5:47 pm

    ‘O Honrific Nitwit Lips!’

    poetic. catchy. not as cheesy. and more appropriate for an ugly dirt mound.

  11. DoeBoi on November 5th, 2008 6:35 pm

    Let’s not rearrange the letters !! Let’s just relocate the letters to another location instead !!!! Like to a CostCo, Seafood City Groceries, Eagle Rock Plaza – “SM MegaSmall” or in front of a Jollibee fast food store. That’s just my 2 cents. Any other suggestions for relocation ?!

  12. Moonie on November 6th, 2008 9:25 am

    Here’s a novel idea. Let’s move the letters to the real Historic Filipinotown which is currently Little Tokyo.

  13. KoRN on November 6th, 2008 12:03 pm

    HAHAHAHA…I agree on just moving the letters to another spot, but dunno where. The letters remind me of the “ToonTown” letters at Disneyland for some reason.

  14. Moonie on November 6th, 2008 4:08 pm

    Hey KoRN, we should move it to Oxnard.

  15. H on November 6th, 2008 6:37 pm

    I think someone should just take a ruler out there and freaking straighten that thing. Not only does it make it look half assed, but it makes it look like we can’t even afford to put in on solid ground.

    And for God Sake’s, someone center that thing.

    Here’s a slight anagram you can make, but you gotta take out some letters, and it describes what the sign looks like:


  16. H on November 6th, 2008 6:39 pm

    Oh yeah, and that sign totally belongs in Panorama City. We could put it on top of my High School (ST. GEN’S!) and it could overlook Chase Park.

  17. South City Joe on November 7th, 2008 2:34 am

    The should put that sign on top of Serramonte mall.

    The South San Francisco sign isn’t that bad.

    thanks for bringing back Pinoylife Moonie, I was bored at work and
    decided to see if anything would happen and it worked!

  18. KoRN on November 9th, 2008 2:17 pm

    hahaha…Oxnard is a good idea, we can put it on “the grade” coming down the 101 into Camarillo so everyone can see it

  19. daps1 on November 10th, 2008 3:50 pm

    Ow, Filipino Choir Stint

  20. Moonie on November 11th, 2008 2:26 pm

    Nice. hehe.

  21. Random Ninja on November 11th, 2008 2:48 pm

    Well.. it looks much better than the chinatown land sign.

  22. richard move on November 12th, 2008 3:21 pm

    (lightbulb)… hey, folks: whaddaya say to a PHOTOSHOP CONTEST?!

  23. Joe Bag O'Suman on November 15th, 2008 4:42 pm

    I actually think the sign is cool. Look, I’m just happy that it isn’t something idiotic like “Historic Fliptown” or “South Echo Park” or “FACLA” with an arrow pointing toward Temple St.

  24. Dr. Phil on November 23rd, 2008 9:18 am

    that sign is fuckin awesome.

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  27. a2925635 on October 31st, 2011 1:52 pm

    I’ve said that least 2925635 times. The problem this like that is they are just too compilcated for the average bird, if you know what I mean

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