Remember how I wrote a few weeks ago about the intimidating, Big Brother stylings of the TV licensing bureau here in the UK?  Well, as a follow-up, here’s a picture of what I have to look at in the tube station every day.  It makes me twitch:


“LONDON IS IN OUR DATABASE.  EVADERS WILL PAY.” (The small print says: “IT’S ALL IN THE DATABASE.”)  A better, billboard picture can be seen here.

I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who finds this totally creepy, ominous, and in poor taste.  On the one hand, it’s effective – I paid the goddamn license despite not watching television.  On the other…  I shouldn’t even be posting this (*draws curtains and retreats to bedroom to sit in the dark, rocking back and forth in silence*).