Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Who needs electronic message boards!?

Our new-fangled eeeee-lectronical interstate signs are still being tested. I assume. They still only display the same little four-bulb dot in the lower right hand corner. However, they, or more correctly, their structural framework, does still offer some wonderful utility in passing along information.

Just this morning, I passed underneath the one on I-59 in Roebuck and noticed that some intrepid soul named Dickie had managed to clamber up the framework and tied a big white banner to the right of the message board reading "Dickie [picture of a red heart]'s Trixie" in wistfully romantic-looking brushstroke script.

Now despite the fact that adding an apostrophe and an S after the heart was both ungrammatical and unnecessary, you still have to give old Dickie an awful lot of credit for his scheme to convert state property to serve a more useful purpose.

I know Trixie must have gotten a thrill.

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