bunch of signs
America is a car culture because is it so big. The buildings fit the size of the place, the roads between the buildings are wide and long, and because of this (relative to much of the rest of the world) Brobdignagian effect, there is some amount of distance between the passer-by in their car, and the store or restaurant set back from the road behind a parking lot. Hence the enormous important of roadside signs. Without them we would not know what we were missing, and probably keep driving till we ended up in Dallas or Mexico. These signs on South Lamar seem to be competing. They are a bit like pre-internet pop-up ads, in a real-life way.