Saturday, June 24, 2006

Working in Motel Rooms

Working in motel rooms is actually pretty easy for small and mid-size signs. You can use the bathroom or a closet door as an easel by opening it and spring-clamping the cardboard to the side. So long as the lettering’s large enough on the transparency, the overhead projector doesn’t require more than eight or ten feet to work effectively.

Although it’s nice, you don’t need a lot of room to work with a projector, and with spring-clamps, duct tape or whatever’s lying around it’s not hard to turn walls, doors and cabinetry into easels for tracing.

Yesterday I got calls from three friends who’d said they’d seen my signs in LA, and driving through Orange County I saw five signs still up from the day before, at least two of them impossible to miss from six lanes of heavy traffic. Given the Caltrans estimate of two to three hundred thousand drivers, per direction, moving through these traffic corridors, it’s not unreasonable to guess that over the last 48 hours some half a million people have read what I had to say, just by sticking up signs.

Imagine what it’ll be like when there’s more of us.


Annie said...


Anne Johnson said...

You rock, you roll, you top the heap. Can I please link your site to the Appalachian Greens blog? They will love you!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said..., I think the REAL DINGBATS are in Congress:
The proposed amendment, sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, read: "The Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States."

It represented Congress' response to Supreme Court rulings in 1989 and 1990 that burning and other desecrations of the flag are protected as free speech by the First Amendment to the Constitution.

Senate supporters said the flag amounts to a national monument in cloth that represents freedom and the sacrifice of American troops.

"Countless men and women have died defending that flag," said Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., closing two days of debate. "It is but a small humble act for us to defend it."

Anonymous said...

I wish I had the courage and forthrightness of our host. You are making a difference, my friend. I salute you.