Friday, May 25, 2012

Signhanging in Portland

 These went up on tuesday and thursday on my way to and from Seattle.
 For the best signhanging spots in Seattle, go here.
For the best signhanging spots in Portland, go just about anywhere. Portland is without a doubt the best city for guerrilla signposting on the west coast: hundreds of miles of freeways surrounded by fencing that's impossible to get to.

 How to attach signs to fencing: Place cardboard against fence, strap some bungee cords across it, walk away.

 For more pictures and info go to

Signs Posted YTD - 403

Best Signhanging Spots in Seattle

 The best place to hang signs in Seattle is this fence behind Kobe Terrace Park. It's a quiet, peaceful place to work in plain view of some ten lanes of traffic, none of which have a hope of reaching it. My signs generally stay up here for about three days, passed by over 200,000 cars per day.
 This fence over the 90 Westbound tunnel makes for a good dramatic posting spot, though signs don't stay up as long. Remember, signs go on the inside of the fence, not directly over traffic. Park on South Irving St. at Lake Washington Blvd.
 This fence, outside the bike path between E. Roy St. and Bellevue Place, commands a fine view of both north and southbound 5. It's a bit scary to get to (hole in fence about ten paces south - look down...) but perfectly safe unless you're drunk or prone to sudden suicidal impulses.
A easier alternative is just to use the side fencing along the bike path (above.)
 Cel tower fencing at Park and ride lot on 5th Ave. NE, just north of 130th/Roosevelt Way exit on the 5. Steps away from quiet, easy parking, good view of northbound 5.
(How to attach signs to fencing: Place cardboard against fence, strap some bungee cords across it, walk away.)
 10th Ave. South at S. Weller just north of the 5/90 merge.  Sign says "One Sign of Global Warming"
 NE 59th St., just south of the Ravenna exit. 
Bike Path off of Ripley Lane, next to I-405 southbound. Good view of northbound traffic, requiring miles of doubling back to reach.
Pedestrian walkways have very high visibility, but tend to come down quickly. If you really want to reach a lot of people, fencing along the sides of the freeways works best.
For more signs and info go to
YTD - 388

Monday, May 21, 2012

Wake Up and Smell the Permafrost: California

 Port Richmond
Los Angeles
Santa Cruz
 Los Angeles
 San Rafael
 Los Angeles

YTD - 375

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Corporations Are Not People

 "Banks do not have an obligation to promote the public good." - Alexander Dielius
 "There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM and ITT and AT&T and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today. " - Paddy Chayefsky, from Network

 "Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicate, for they have no souls." - Edward Coke

 "A simple way to determine whether the right to dissent in a particular society is being upheld is to apply the town square test: Can a person walk into the middle of the town square and express his or her views without fear of arrest, imprisonment, or physical harm? If he can, then that person is living in a free society." - Natan Sharansky
 "You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements." - Norman Douglas
 "What power has law where only money rules?" - Petronius

 "Silence is the ultimate weapon of power." - Charles de Gaulle
YTD - 362