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See Something? Say Something. [30 Jun 2004|07:09am]
[ mood | annoyed ]

In fact I do see something--ia neurotic advertising campaign dedicated to making everyone feel insecure so that we can then implement a bunch of expensive, intrusive and ill-thought out policies to make ourselves feel better.

This morning on the subway, I saw two ads next to each other. One brags about Boston starting deomcracy, public libraries, and public schools. The other shows a lonely cardboard box on a train platform with words to the effect of, "Just rubbish? Or a risk to your health? See something? Say something." So I will. I do think it's rubbish. I don't think that's the answer they're looking for though.

There's much more to be said about this lonely brown cardboard box holding our worst fears, but I'l save that for a more philosophical mood.

By the way---talking on your cell phone in the shitter? Now THAT'S behavior that someone transported from the 1950s to today would find shocking. Especially in the men's room.

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MBTA Protest [30 Jun 2004|04:09pm]
[ mood | calm ]

Tomorrow between 8 and 9 AM, people will be gathering at Park Street to protest the new searches planned by the MBTA.

I'm going to try to be there. If you're in the Boston area, maybe you should too.

Trying to think of something suitable to do. Maybe taping a "SEARCH ME" sign on my back where the "KICK ME" sign usually goes.

Maybe bringing a bag stuffed full of dirty laundry---a ringer, Dude, the Whites.

Anyway, Here's the story about it, thanks to rao.

Um, so the searches are voluntary? Why won't the terrorists just walk to the next station again?

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