Archive for October, 2005
Sneakers on powerlines have previously been reported in Brooklyn and DUMBO, New York City, but this is our first record from The Bronx. Thanks to Xenia McDermott of yadah-yadah-yadah-.blogspot.com
Published by admin on October 31st, 2005 tagged Shoefiti Mentions | Comment now »
A tourist named Lance had a photo of a beautiful building ruined by a pair of shoes in the middle of his shot: Larger image available at Lance’s site. While the shoefiti mucks up this photo, the power line itself isn’t doing the photo any favors. I vote for burying the line.
Published by admin on October 30th, 2005 tagged Shoe Sightings | Comment now »
A blogger in Bellingham, Washington has written a song that mentions shoes dangling from the power lines in her town. In the song, the shoes are visited by a flying kite on a windy day: i wish i could be a kite and ride it out above the field and across town. i’d visit the [...]
Published by admin on October 29th, 2005 tagged Shoefiti Mentions | Comment now »
Alex, of Alex’s Space in Sydney, Australia, comments on Shoefiti vs. Train Schedules: HAVE YOU NOTICED… Shoes dangling on powerlines are more common than trains being on time. What’s with all the shoefiti in Australia? Previous Australia mentions here, and here.
Published by admin on October 28th, 2005 tagged Shoefiti Mentions | Comment now »
Shoefiti strikes the University of North Texas. A PhD student at UNT documented the case near the Colosium on campus: He’s not getting worked up in a frenzy about the shoes, but does theorize that some shoes that went missing from his porch could have, “suffered a similar fate.”
Published by admin on October 27th, 2005 tagged General | Comment now »
An astronomer in Lebanon, NH documented a case of shoes on a power line using his telescope before dawn. Well, not exactly. He was actually looking for Venus, but had some shoes in his sight-line: His commentary: “And I bet ya’ll thought shoes hanging from powerlines was only a big city thing. We got it [...]
Published by admin on October 26th, 2005 tagged Shoefiti Mentions | Comment now »
Flickr user tiny_tear documents shoes with his cameraphone near the Shoreditch tube station in London: That’s a lot of shoes. Is it art? Does it have something to do with the movie Wag the Dog? Visit the photo on flickr to see what others have had to say.
Published by admin on October 25th, 2005 tagged Shoefiti Mentions | Comment now »
CityNoise.org has a thread on shoes hanging from Brooklyn power lines, along with an explanation: In Brooklyn, tradition dictates that when you get a new pair of shoes, you throw your old pair over the streetlight or powerlines on your corner. Interesting. I’m sure that’s often the case. But is it always that innocent? Lots [...]
Published by admin on October 23rd, 2005 tagged Shoefiti Mentions | 2 Comments »
Threadless.com has a shoefiti t-shirt uploaded for comments on their site. As I understand threadless, people submit t-shirt designs, then people comment about the designs. Ones with the most positive feedback (votes and comments ) end up being printed and put up for sale. Have an opinion about the design? Go to threadless to post a [...]
Published by admin on October 23rd, 2005 tagged Shoefiti Mentions | Comment now »
Mahtomedi, a town on the Eastern shore of White Bear Lake, has yet to be exploited for bye-week activities by the Minnesota Vikings, has been struck with a case of Shoefiti. In front of the high school of all places! Is this a drug related case? Surely, some Zephyrs are partaking in recreational drug use, [...]