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  1. Clio
    10/11/2009 at 12:34 PM

    What an unusual juxtaposition of images that this is, Editors. Was the stenciling on the pedestrian walkway a symbol of solidarity, a vehicle for awareness, or a gesture of contempt? Such street theater could be read in all kinds of ways.

    The tearing up of the reward announcement was not nice at all: does it display anger over too many fliers being stapled there? A libertarian disdain for community activism? Sympathy for the not-so-little devils? Or, perhaps someone was really interested in responding?

    The remaining middle sliver of paper does have a rather suggestive shape: I trust that that was not deliberate.

    A stray thought: After President Obama’s preemptive speech at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) dinner last night, the Equality March does seem more than a bit anti-climatic. Wow the monied hacks with empty promises, which then take the sting out of advocating for real reform. Priceless!

    • Craig
      10/11/2009 at 2:39 PM

      Clio – By any means necessary yet within reason we are simply trying to raise awareness. Online, by word of mouth, with free and paid media we’ll continue until this mystery is resolved.

      Speaking for myself, my contempt is reserved solely for those who, as Kathy Wone said on the third anniversary, “victimized Robert – and his family…”

      The flyers have been torn down before. I can’t explain why.

  2. Clio
    10/11/2009 at 3:07 PM

    Understood, Craig. Thanks as always for the invaluable work of you and your fellow Editors.

    Another stray thought: A holiday caroling/march from Oakton to McLean Hamlet would be well-attended, as well as, of course, your planned walking tour of the Swann. March-ia, March-ia, March-ia!

  3. TK
    10/12/2009 at 12:50 PM

    Something very eerie about that stencil on the crosswalk…

  4. CDinDC
    10/12/2009 at 2:17 PM


    Where was the the top photo taken? What intersection? Have you seen this stenciling anywhere else in Dupont Circle?

  5. Craig
    10/12/2009 at 3:57 PM

    CD – That was the corner of 13 & T Streets.

    Seeing that the posters (14 & S) were ripped down an hour after being put up was pretty sad.

    • Clio
      10/12/2009 at 4:13 PM

      Only after just an hour? That “ripping down” seems more intentional rather than whimsical, then. Team Price, behave!

  6. Nelly
    10/12/2009 at 11:10 PM

    That does seem pretty cold-hearted for people to be ripping up your flyers. Shows what kinds of friends are still supporting the murderers.

  7. Fascinating
    10/13/2009 at 4:36 PM

    I’ve seen the WMRW sidewalk “art” near my gym!

    • Clio
      10/13/2009 at 5:34 PM

      Results or Crew Club? Just kidding, LOL!

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