Thursday, October 19, 2006
Our Man in Atlanta
Hey Freewayblogger, Here's some pix of signs I put up last night in Atlanta. You're right: it's a blast. Any good ideas on how to stick signs up to concrete walls? special tape? Liquid nails maybe? I've got a 6' x 9' image of the Abu-Ghraib figure I want to put up and have just the right place for it...
Thanks for turning me on to this. It feels damn good to be able to reach so many people, and it is a hell of a rush, but at the same time I can't help feeling like Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon: "Man, I'm getting too old for this s__t."
Dear Atlanta, Great Work, and thanks for having the guts to do it. Here are my thoughts on walls: if it's a retaining wall set way back from traffic, just keep the top flaps on the cardboard and hold it down with bricks/rocks etc. Forget glue, Liquid Nails, etc.: it's not worth the effort and could be considered vandalism. Blogs should be able to be removed without a trace or damage to property.
Remember that anything you can see while driving is a place you can put a sign and people are going to read it. You have hundreds of miles of trees, fencing and infrastructure to work with, so attempting tricky stuff like concrete walls is unnecessary. Your greatest strength is being able to strike anywhere, quickly, and at anytime. Any postings that make you feel like Danny Glover should be avoided.
Once you've posted a few more times and found a couple of good spots, you'll find it's pretty easy to cover a couple major freeways in just a few minutes time. The key to successful freewayblogging is economy of effort: striving to reach the very highest number of people with the least amount of effort on your part. Like Zen: Conserve your strength.
Whatever you do, Don't Burn Out: You're now the most widely-read political commentator in Atlanta that hasn't been bought-and-paid-for... so until others start doing it, that makes you the Voice of the People. So be proud, conserve your energy and above all, have fun. That might seem a bit superficial, but trust me, it's important. I've hung over three thousand of these things now, and there's no way I could've kept doing it if it wasn't a fuck of a lot of fun.
Skip the wall, use a fence, and if you want Sparky (my name for the Abu-Ghraib figure) to stay up, place him somewhere off to the side of the freeway, not directly on an overpass.
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