Thursday, May 30, 2013

Marin County

"I've upped my standards. Now up yours!" -Pat Paulsen (presidential campaign slogan)
 Signs placed along the 101 and 580 in Marin County.
Quotes by residents of Marin.
 "It came home to me indelibly that I was never going to change anything in America by walking around carrying a sign. It was a great revelation. It saved me a lot of anxiety and a lot of wasted energy." - Peter Coyote
 "You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do." - Anne Lamott
"Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it." - Julia Child
"The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace." - Carlos Santana
"Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there." - Gary Snyder 
 "Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got." - Janis Joplin
YTD - 315

Monday, May 27, 2013


 "As thou sowest, so shalt thou reap." - Cicero
 Signs placed alongside Highway 101 in Novato, California.
 "It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly." - Bertrand Russell

"There is no force more powerful in the modern world than stupidity fueled by greed." - Edward Abbey
"You can have the greatest strategy in the world, but what's the point if no one cares?" - Patrick Dixon
"The planet isn't going anywhere... We are!" - George Carlin
"The best sauce in the world is hunger." - Miguel de Cervantes
YTD - 306

Friday, May 24, 2013


 "So imagine a world six degrees warmer. It's not going to recognize geographical boundaries. It's not going to recognize anything." - Steven Chu
 Signs placed over and alongside I-80 in Berkeley.
Quotes by former UC Berkeley faculty.

 "We are survival machines – robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes. This is a truth which still fills me with astonishment." - Richard Dawkins
 "Sentences can save us. Who could ask for anything more?" - Stanley Fish 
 "Next: do all we can to move to alternative energy worldwide as soon as possible." - George Lakoff
 "The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive and more constructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person." - Frank X. Barron
 "The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race." - Theodore Kaczynski
YTD - 297

Monday, May 20, 2013

Earth Posters on Highway 101

 I bought a few hundred of these posters which I've started placing on freeways on the west coast. I'm hoping to mirror all those flags that went up after September 11th, except putting them up during the tragedy instead of after. These are appearing on Highway 101 in San Francisco, Marin and Sonoma counties. Quotes are taken from Daily Kos signature lines.

 "The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it." - Neil deGrasse Tyson

 "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain
 "It is never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot
 "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." - John Steinbeck

 "You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass." - Stevie Wonder

 "Males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes." - Newt Gingrich
YTD - 288

Monday, May 13, 2013


 "Heaven is home. Utopia is here. Nirvana is now." - Edward Abbey
 Signs placed by freeways in Sacramento, California.
 "The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools." - Herbert Spencer
 "The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer." - Edward R. Murrow
 "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy" - Dorothy Parker
YTD - 278

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Los Angeles continued

 The above picture was sent in by a reader. The sign, over 64 feet long, was attached to fencing on Palms Ave. over Interstate 405 during rush hour.
 "Mortal danger is an effective antidote for fixed ideas" - Erwin Rommel
 Signs placed in April on the 101, 110, 5, 405 and 10 in Los Angeles.
 "Your action, and your action alone, determines your worth." - Johann Fichte
 “We are as gods and might as well get good at it.” - Stewart Brand

 "If humans pursue a business-as-usual course for the first half of this century, I believe the collapse of civilization due to climate change becomes inevitable." - Tim Flannery

 "All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible." - Frank Herbert

 "No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up." - Lily Tomlin
YTD - 272