Thursday, March 11, 2010

What's Your Sign?

We live in a world filled with signs. It's really kind of ridiculous when you stop and think about it. Sure not all signs are bad...Stop, Warning, Hey I'm a Taurus. In fact, you could probably argue that most signs are pretty okay...the problem is in the volume.

It's like Susan Sarandon's character Annie Savoy says in Bull Durham, "You get three ants together, they can't do dick. You get 300 million of them, they can build a cathedral." There is power in numbers...unfortunately that's not always a good thing.

I'm not trying to be all "anti-establishment" here and say we shouldn't have rules...or even that those rules shouldn't be posted for everyone to see. I'm just saying that there are a lot of signs out there and they're not the most interesting things to look at. When you're walking today, look around, you'll be amazed at how many signs you see and how ugly they are.

It's like the Five Man Electric Band said back in 1970, "Sign Sign everywhere a sign. Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind. Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?"


  1. Did you know that the rest of the world thinks American's are stupid because of our EXIT sign? I read an entertaining article about it yesterday.
    -Katie Hascup

  2. What do you mean? Like, if you're not smart enough to know how to get out of somewhere then you deserve to rot away inside?