Saturday, April 30, 2005

Borf, DC's current graffiti obsession

Borf strikes over Cosi in Dupont. Slideshow here. Posted by Hello

After taking the above picture, I was sitting in that same Cosi and watching as two of DC's finest, one of whom was wearing a t-shirt with a vest labelled Police over the top, walked back and forth, pointing up at it, taking notes. They talked to the manager a bit. We joked that they were part of the Borf squad. This stencil/tagger/artist/vandal has grown ubiquitous, and DC blogs are abuzz with speculation and comment. Some insist on applying meaning to the word. For instance, this dictionary describes borfing as unceremonisously booting someone off a system. But I don't know why it can't be a reference to the Evil Emporer Borf. Anyway, the DCist probably has the best article on Borf, while Visual Resistence claims to have an interview. Perpwalk sums up Borf online articles here. Already there are obvious imitations, and there are Borf sightings in other cities.

Friday, April 29, 2005

Police tape guards the city from the relentless spread of metrosexual manniquinism. Posted by Hello

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Blowing the doors off Dupont Circle. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

This guy just wants to make sure you have a newspaper to read on the metro. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Somebody should feed that dog before he eats the whole sign. Posted by Hello

Monday, April 25, 2005

This slideshow is the last from the IMF/Wolrd Bank Protests. Enjoy. And, if you want to go back through the various IMF entries, click on everything that's highlighted here. Posted by Hello
World Bank Vampire chats with the friendly (but well-dressed) police. Posted by Hello

Friday, April 22, 2005

Years ago this was the entrance to a theater. They showed movies in Spanish, as well as classic American movies such as "The Toolbox Murders." Now you can find the goods that normally only street-vendors carry. When it's open. Posted by Hello

IMF World Bank Protests

Note the way her shirt matches the sign. Other signs you may see in this slideshow are not so safe for work. Posted by Hello
Resitance is futile! And perhpas a bit unfocused. But it still beats getting sucked into the Borg. Posted by Hello

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Hmm, this doesn't look promising. Good thing the young heal quickly. Posted by Hello

We'll get back to the IMF protests, but we'll bet back to them. Meanwhile, this kid is flying across Freedom Plaza. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

IMF World Bank Protests

Another slideshow and a couple more pics from the IMF protests. Not all pictures safe for work, due to the language on the signs.Posted by Hello

Leaving already? Posted by Hello

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

More IMF Protest pictures

Hmm. In the past there were arrests prior to real provocation, raising controversy and lawsuits. This year, well, DC's Finest isn't planning to spend a long evening doing any paperwork. A new slideshow is here. Posted by Hello

The IMF protests, continued. Mount Holyoke showed, at least. And they are ENVISIONING a banquet. This process worked for Peter Pan in Hook, when the lost boys envisioned a feast of Neverfood. Posted by Hello

Monday, April 18, 2005

World Bank IMF protests, here all week

The IMF protests weren't particularly large or well-focused this year. More like a class reunion that keeps getting smaller and smaller. Still, there was a lot of theater, and we'll be posting pictures all week. Slide shows, like this one, may contain language (on the signs) not safe for work. Posted by Hello

The camera loves this guy. Posted by Hello

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Hmm, why did I get all dressed up and drive down here? Posted by Hello

Friday, April 15, 2005

Thursday, April 14, 2005

I don't think the school girl has any banjo music on her Ipod. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

I went down to the Mall for the Cherry Blossom Festival, but also found the Tulip Library. See the slideshow here. Posted by Hello

Helpful Signs

Maybe this sign is helpful. Most drivers interpret it thusly:
Glare at pedestrians. Imply you WILL NOT STOP
If they insist on entering crosswalk, JAM ON BRAKES
Glare at the "Peds" who have caused you such pain.Posted by Hello

Pedestrians can use the sign afterwards, however. When you stop in front of the simmering driver and yell back, you can point at the sign while gesticulating. The angry driver may glare, but he cannot return your gestures unless he either:
Puts down his Latte, or
Hangs up his cell phone

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Do you mind if I shoot your rabbit? Posted by Hello
"Sure, his name is Eugene and he wanted to go for a walk." Posted by Hello