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Chicago Sat May 30 2009

Another WTF Moment on Randolph Street

Save_the_Planet_pot.jpegCan you_pot.jpegChicago doesn't always have the best record with the environment, so when I spotted this lonely city pot ripe for flowers, I found the message someone scrawled with chalk somewhat interesting. One side says "Save the Planet" while the other side asks, "Can u look out the window without your shadow getting in the way?" It's a nice warning on vanity, and it oddly references an old Sarah McLachlan song. These pics were taken on East Randolph Street, in between North Michigan Avenue and North State Street. Looks like those ubiquitous Greenpeace solicitors might be getting their message across afterall.

 
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m / June 1, 2009 12:57 AM

Greenpeace/Save the Children kid: "You care about the environment/kids, right?"

Me: "Nope."

Ramsin / June 1, 2009 10:21 AM

Greenpeace/Save the Children kid: "You look like someone who cares about the environment/kids!"

Me: "I know; that's how I getcha."

Mark M / June 1, 2009 1:27 PM

Greenpeace: "Do you a minute for the environment?"

Me: "Nope!"

Niki / June 1, 2009 1:59 PM

Greenpeace: "Do you have a minute for the environment?"

Me: "Sure, if you have a minute for me to tell you about Scientology."

Gets 'em every time....

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