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Ads Now as Big as Houses

And in an amazing feat, for-sale homes are the new Chia Pets, growing their own ads like fungus. "Another sign of the apocalypse," writes a reader, forwarding this snapshot of a shiny (new?) home on Harriet Street in Altadena. "I think this is the first time I've seen a house with a banner promising "PAGOS BAJOS" on it," he adds. FYI, PAGOS BAJOS translates to "balloon payment."