2 April 2006


This is a wonderful story of some teen chicks in Ohio who deployed Mario power-up blocks around their town, hanging them sneaker-style over tree branches and power lines. Unfortunately, these silly question mark cubes stunk too much of ObL's handiwork, so the girls are being charged. My only goal in life now (besides finding the source of The Sing-along Beard) is to hang these up and down Peachtree St. so that the Saturday night cruisers can gain extra power and possibly attain speeds higher than 5-miles-an-hour.

From the originators of the urban power-ups:

[D]espite what Ravenna [Ohio] Police Chief Randall McCoy says, the purpose of these boxes is not "just to see what kind of response you get". It is to bring a smile to people's faces, to get them to connect with their neighbours, to bring colour into an otherwise grey urban landscape.


[ posted by sstrader on 2 April 2006 at 12:19:22 PM in Culture & Society ]