Here's Johnny Manziel as a Dick on a Cleveland Billboard


Via BustedCoverage, which among other things is the closest thing to a Johnny Manziel beat writer that exists, and @kevinklang, here's the current billboard from Harry X Sysack Sign Company. You might know that name or be familiar with their work. In case you aren't, a rundown from Scene's archives below the Manziel project.


And now, from the archives:

The title for most prolific production of rabble-rousing signage goes to the late Russell Sysack of the Harry "X" Sysack Sign Co. For decades Russell crowned the intersection of Pearl and State roads in Old Brooklyn with his creepy brand of pseudo-literate antiestablishment sloganeering, often posting lengthy racist manifestos and libertarian desiderata, his earnest jingoistic bluster an unintentional source of ironic bemusement for many locals. Sysack passed away in 2009, but the sign company, now helmed by Sysack's sister Nancy, continues to churn out provocative messages (the intersection is presently a memorial for "unborn American" victims of "genocide," replete with fetus headstone). Nancy has fortunately adopted one of Russell's signature phrases, "PAY BACKS A BITCH!," an expression whose relevance to its thematic context has become nonexistent over time. Abortion? PAY BACKS A BITCH. Obama? PAY BACKS A BITCH. Immigration? PAY BACKS A BITCH. The Sysack clan was unavailable for comment regarding who "Pay" is or what backing a bitch specifically constitutes. Probably something freaky that Ron Paul's into.

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