Sunday, September 14, 2008

Steinbeck Country

Signs made with cardboard, paint and lettered by overhead projector. These signs were placed next to highways in and around Paso Robles, Salinas and the Monterey Bay September 13th.
"A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us." (All quotes by) John Steinbeck
"I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts."

"It is true that we are weak and sick and ugly and quarrelsome but if that is all we ever were, we would millenniums ago have disappeared from the face of the earth."
"Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power."
"The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business."

" If you're in trouble, or hurt or need - go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help - the only ones."
"In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage."


Anonymous said...

Nice catch with coming soon billboard. Thank you again for your roadside blogging idea!



Anonymous said...

Okay, you don't live in SoCal. You do not say "the" 101, 580, 80 etc. Just leave it out, mm-kay?

Freewayblogger said...

Sorry anonymous, but those of us who use the article "the" in front of the freeway number have taken the reins now, and the future belongs to us. Perhaps there was a time when those of you who left out the article had a fighting chance, but that day has long been past. The fact is that your leaders became decadent, your soldiers lazy and your followers indifferent at best. Soon, my vanquished friend, very soon you will find your widows and orphans bathing in the blood of their loved ones and the bitter salt of their tears. You may ignore this at your peril.