Thursday, September 27, 2018

My 7,500th Sign

Placed over the Santa Monica Freeway eastbound between Crenshaw and Arlington, it stayed up for a minimum of two days.

Photographic evidence of each of the previous 7,499 signs I've put on freeways since 2003, along with a roughly equivalent number from others, can be found throughout the archives of this blog.

The purpose of this project is to demonstrate that political banners, like the display of the American flag, are perfectly legal to post on public property, including freeways, so long as it is done in a safe and secure but temporary manner that does not interfere with the function of the infrastructure, as protected by the First Amendment.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Signs # 7,487 - 7,499 Los Angeles

"May God save the country, for it is evident the people will not." 
- Millard Fillmore
Signs placed on the Santa Monica, Harbor and Hollywood Freeways, Los Angeles

"If everybody who had a gun just shot themselves there wouldn’t be a problem." - George Harrison

 "The time is out of joint; O cursed spite,

That ever I was born to set it right!"

 - Hamlet: Act I,  Scene V

"Education is what you get when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't." - Pete Seeger

"Somewhere between anticipation and nostalgia we should have been happy."
- Too Much Coffee Man

"The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line." - H.L. Mencken

"We are not born for ourselves alone." - Cicero

Signs Posted - 7,499
Arrests - 0

Thursday, September 06, 2018

San Francisco Bay Area

"The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected." - Will Rogers

Temporary signs placed safely in accordance with the First Amendment over and by freeways around the San Francisco Bay Area.

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” - Nelson Mandela

"The true method of knowledge is experiment." - William Blake

"I'd like to start this week with a request, and this one goes out to the followers of the three Abrahamic religions: the Muslims, Christians, and Jews. It's just a little thing, really, but do you think that when you've finished smashing up the world and blowing each other to bits and demanding special privileges while you do it, do you think that maybe the rest of us could sort of have our planet back?" - Marcus Brigstocke

"The environment is everything that isn't me." - Albert Einstein

"The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Time spent in reconnaissance is seldom wasted." - Sun Tzu

"If something about the human body disgusts you, the fault lies with the manufacturer." - Lenny Bruce

"Always do what you are afraid to do." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them." - Frederick Douglass
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." - H.L. Mencken

"Without Freedom of Thought there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as Public Liberty, without Freedom of Speech." - Benjamin Franklin

"Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were going to do anyway." - Robert Downey Jr.

"Never doubt that you can change history. You already have." - Marge Piercy
Signs Posted (since 2003) - 7,486
Arrests - 0

Wednesday, September 05, 2018


"Government is the Entertainment division of the military-industrial complex" - Frank Zappa

 Signs placed over or beside freeways in Sacramento, Dublin, Vallejo and Davis California.

"Things do not happen. Things are made to happen." - John F. Kennedy

 "Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced."
—  James Baldwin


"We are but dust and shadow." - Horace

Signs Posted - 7,462
Arrests - 0

Sunday, September 02, 2018


 "Portland is a place where young people go to retire."

Signs placed on Interstates 5, 405 & 84 in Portland
Quotes from Portlandia.
"The chicken is heritage breed, woodland raised chicken that's been fed a diet of sheep's milk, soy and hazelnuts."

"In Portland, you can put a bird on something and just call it art."

"What a journal should be is a document of misery."

"I'm kind of like a stay-at-home dad but without a kid."

Signs Posted - 7,452
Arrests - 0