3.12.10

*** Sidewalk Weekend! ***

Sidewalk Rating: Frigid

We will never bring disgrace to this, our city, by any act of dishonesty or cowardice, nor ever desert our suffering comrades in the ranks. We will fight for the ideals and sacred things of the city, both alone and with many; we will revere and obey the city's law and do our best to incite a like respect and reverence in those above us who are prone to annul and set them at naught. We will strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty, that thus, in all these ways, we will transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better, and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.

-From the Athenian ephebic oath, 5th century b.c. Via Lapham's Quarterly.

["25,000 Miles of FREEDOM." Spotted recently at the local hardware store.]


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"Rather than simply complain about ugly signs, I decided to collect images of both bad signs and good, and to 'award' those business owners who show they understand the economic and aesthetic advantages of good signage," Hine wrote in an e-mail.



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[via MinnPost.]

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