Monday, October 29, 2012

SF 101/280

 "Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe." - Herbert George Wells
 Signs placed over and next to the 101 and 280 in San Francisco.
 "Maybe this world is another planet's hell." - Aldous Huxley

 "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob" - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
 "Our world hangs like a magnificent jewel in the vastness of space. Every one of us is a part of that jewel. A facet of that jewel. And in the perspective of infinity, our differences are infinitesimal." - Fred Rogers

 "Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." - Mark Twain
 "The most expensive sex is free." - Woody Allen
YTD - 873

Saturday, October 20, 2012

I - 80 Berkeley

 I put this up a week or two ago and was happy to see this when I drove by the next day.
According to Caltrans, the pedestrian bridge at University Ave. is passed by close to a quarter million cars per day. The first sign was up for at least three days, other sign durations given below.
Seven hours minimum.
More than five days.
Three days.
Three days.
Two days.
Twelve days plus.
YTD - 862

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

99 Banners from Albany to DC

On September 17th, the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, activists from Occupy Democracy pulled off what's probably the single largest banner drop in U.S. history: 99 banners of 12 x 4 feet all the way from Albany to Washington D.C.

Friday, October 12, 2012

SF Bay Area: Northbay

 "If not us then who? If not now, then when?" - John F. Kennedy
 Signs placed along the 101 in Marin and Sonoma counties.
 "Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." --Douglas Adams

 "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

 "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." - eden ahbez

 "Sex is one of the most wholesome, beautiful and natural experiences that money can buy." - Steve Martin

 "It is the privilege of the real genius, especially one who opens up a new path, to make great mistakes with impunity." - Voltaire

"Like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir...
I have tried, in my way, to be free."
- Leonard Cohen
YTD - 854

Monday, October 08, 2012

San Francisco Bay Area

 "Do not destroy what you cannot create." - Leo Szilard
 Signs placed in Berkeley, Richmond, San Francisco, Marin and Sonoma.
 "A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they shall never sit." -Greek proverb
 "It's wonderful to be alive and to walk on earth." - Thich Nhat Hanh
The sign above replaces a "Wake Up and Smell the Permafrost" sign that's been up for over two months outside the Chevron corporate offices in Point Richmond.  Plainly visible to one side of a six-story office building, it amazes me that nobody from Chevron took it down.  Of course, to oil executives "Wake Up and Smell the Permafrost" probably translates to "There's money to be made by drilling in the Arctic!" so it's possible they thought it was a motivational message from management.  It'll be interesting to see how long the new one stays up.

 "The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition." - Carl Sagan
I've put up enough of these signs and confused enough motorists to make "Smell the Permafrost" the first suggestion when you google "Wake up and" - at least on the west coast.

 "Life is action, the use of one's powers..." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
 "What have future generations ever done for us?" - Groucho Marx
 "Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do." - Voltaire
 "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -Albert Einstein
 "Thanks for the tragedy. I need it for my art." -Kurt Cobain
Signs placed since Jan. 1st: 841