The Scarlet Pimpernel, also known as the Freewayblogger, has a contest going:
This one's easy: Take a piece of cardboard and paint the letters A, W, O, and L on it and affix it securely (duct tape and coathangers work best) to a bush next to your local freeway. Take a picture and send it to us here. Best photo wins a T-Shirt and twenty five bucks.
UPDATE: Kevin comments that this would be vandalism. I disagree - vandalism is the willful destruction of property that isn't yours. Unless a bush that you attach your sign to dies as a result, I don't think you can be justly accused of vandalism.
Littering is another matter. While I believe littering is generally a lesser offense than vandalism, it's still a crime and a nuisance and thus should not be tolerated, let alone encouraged. So that's a problem.
However, you'll note that the point of this is to take pictures of AWOL signs. So, in order to keep this on the straight and narrow, I propose placing your sign, taking a few pix, then taking the sign down after a short while. You should probably stay near it for the duration of its display, so there's no question that it hasn't been abandoned. Just be sure you're not illegally parked while doing so!Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 13, 2004 to Blog stuff | TrackBack