Saturday, November 30, 2013


 "It does not require many words to speak the truth." - Chief Joseph
 Signs placed over and alongside Interstate 80 in Berkeley, California.
Quotes taken from signature lines on Daily Kos.
 "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities" - Voltaire
 "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." - Dom Helder Camara
 "Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time." - Terry Pratchett
 "Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness." - Pascal
 “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” - Carl Sagan
YTD - 719

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Orange County

 "It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane." - Philip K. Dick
 Signs placed on Interstates 5 and 405 in Orange County, California.
Quotations by former residents.
 "I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph." - Shirley Temple Black
 "Boy, those French... they have a different word for everything!" - Steve Martin
 "Nobody'll come and take me away for what I'm saying - but they don't have to if they can control how many people hear it." - Jackson Browne
 "The Jews are irreligious, atheistic, immoral bunch of bastards." - Richard Nixon
YTD - 711

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Inland Empire

 "It is later than you think."
 Signs placed on Interstates 10 and 15 in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Quotations translated from Chinese proverbs.
 "The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now."
"Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself."
 "Don't open a store unless you like to smile."
 "Tell me and I will forget.  Show me and I will remember. 
Involve me and I will understand."
 "The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step."
 "The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names."
 "He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves."
 When you drink the water, remember the spring.
YTD - 704

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

San Francisco/Mark Twain

"Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat."
 Signs placed on freeways in San Francisco.
Quotes by Mark Twain.
(For more colorized historical photos, go here.)
 "Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising."
 "It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them."
 "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."
 "History may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme a lot."
"Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live."
YTD - 693

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Santa Cruz

 "Don't hate the media, become the media." - Jello Biafra
 Signs placed over and alongside Highway 1 in Santa Cruz, California.
Quotes by alumni and faculty of UC Santa Cruz.
 "Lying is done with words and also with silence." - Adrienne Rich
 "So just be glad you live in America.
Just relax and be yourself.
'Cause if you didn't live here in America...
You'd probably live somewhere else." 
- David Lowery
 "I feel that if any songs are going to come out of World War Three, we'd better start writing them now." - Tom Lehrer
 "What this country needs is more unemployed politicians." - Angela Davis
 "... the function of art is to do more than tell it like it is—it's to imagine what is possible." - bell hooks
 "If you stop struggling, then you stop life." - Huey P. Newton
YTD - 686

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Los Angeles/Lead Actors

 "If you have an opportunity to use your voice you should use it." - Samuel L. Jackson
 Signs and posters placed over and alongside Los Angeles area freeways.
Quotes by leading actors.

 "Things ain't what they used to be and never were." - Will Rogers

 "The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? Like 'Republican party' or 'airplane food.'" - Johnny Depp

 "The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways." - Gene Hackman

 "Building weapons that we don’t need, don’t work, and aren’t necessary, and have no mission — that’s not bad politics, that’s robbery." - Paul Newman
 "In the end, everything is a gag." - Charlie Chaplin
YTD - 677