2015/05/16

horse race

Filed under: politics,signs,trees,Urban Planning — WmX @ 10:54
election signs

Charlottesville Democratic Primary candidates are wearing out the shoe leather. Walking the relatively shadeless streets of our city,
meeting voters in preparation for June 9 Democratic Primary.
When the new Council is seated in November, I hope that they look back and ask themselves why the 1975 Street Tree plan was never implemented.
Revise and adopt that plan in the first one-hundred days!

2015/05/07

what is in a name?

Filed under: environment,signs,Virginia — WmX @ 11:12

global warming

In 1980, Dominion Resources, Inc., was incorporated as the holding company for VEPCO. For us ratepayers on the ground Virginia Electric and Power Company became Dominion.



transporting fracked gas

Dominion came through the Woolen Mills recently, whacking trees. Line maintenance. They provide the power that I post by here. But what is the price of the power?



North Anna, James

Is it possible for a monopoly to be true to its place of origin? To care about cultural and natural resources? To care about the environment? Here recently, the corporation has been in the news, often. From the outside they’ve been acting more like the Dominator than the Virginian. Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Transmission lines over the James River. New nuclear facility on a faultline.



political clout

Yesterday, people from across Virginia came to speak to the dominator. To date, there is little indication that Dominion has ears.

2015/05/01

Equus ferus caballus

Filed under: dolls,fauna,signs,strange land — WmX @ 09:39
horse advertising

Business Style Slot machine for 20 Yen Pachinko for 0.5 Yen
Pachinko for 1 yen
In answers to request from many customers
Recurrence of Origin
Slot machine for 2 Yen
Pachinko for 0.5 Yen

2015/04/27

funerary practice

Filed under: culture,dead,parts,signs — WmX @ 12:35

Futenma

Much custom involved with how to treat the dead. I can’t read hiragana. Found out months later the sign reads:
“If you trash garbage here, you are sentenced to five years’ penal servitude or
pay a fine of ten million yen under the law.
Moushi Hanashiro Family”



Arlington Cemetery

There are no signs in Arlington dictating behavior. We were dressed down by grave police for our behavior. The self appointed monitor accused us of being disrespectful. On the contrary, this is how we honor our dead.

2015/04/24

on the road to Lucinda

Filed under: road,signs,strange land,weather — WmX @ 08:15
Mailpouch Tobacco

Snow! 233 miles north of Charlottesville, April 22, route 66, on the road to Lucinda. Clarion County is one county away from the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Snow melt here flows through New Orleans.

2015/04/11

thunderstorm

Filed under: signs,slabtown,strange land,weather — WmX @ 12:08

grayed out

First rollicking thunderstorm of 2015. Trees stayed connected to the ground but the world more than 15 yards away disappeared behind the rain.
Electricity went away for twelve hours. Can of tuna for dinner.



electric danger sign

Walked the power line for a distance, couldn’t find where it was downed.

2015/03/19

Mall Hugger

Filed under: Charlottesville,culture,signs — WmX @ 11:56

mall hugger

Call me old fashioned. A free opportunity in which I wasn’t willing to engage. I scurried off.

Trust. I’ll trust you. Will you trust me? Doesn’t matter who you are, what you look like, why you’re here. Bring your heart-SHARE A HUG!
“In a time with so much division and fear, maybe the most revolutionary and helpful thing we can do is give each other a hug.”–The sign says



Vegas 2011

This sign in Vegas, 2011, eyes wide open.

2015/03/08

truth in advertising

Filed under: signs — WmX @ 11:45
bacon!

true that

2015/03/05

ground fog

Filed under: signs,weather — WmX @ 18:42
groundfog railroad tracks

snow + warm front = groundfog

2015/02/24

sign spinner

Filed under: dolls,signs — WmX @ 15:58
mannequin

Mannequin- n. 1.
a styled and three-dimensional representation of the human form used in window displays, as of clothing; dummy.
Two years ago there was a real human spinning the sign, now they have a dummy.

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