Omfg these kids.
A New Cast of Characters for Toronto’s Neighborhood Watch Signs
To see more of Andrew’s creative Neighborhood Watch modifications, follow @dcmism on Instagram.
Where some may have seen only an old sign faded after years of sun exposure, Toronto artist Andrew Lamb (@dcmism) saw an opportunity. Since 2012, Andrew has treated his hometown’s weathered Neighborhood Watch signs as a blank canvas, adorning them with whimsical figures from pop culture.
"My work tends to deal with altering urban infrastructure in a playful manner," explains Andrew. In this case, it’s about repurposing municipal infrastructure to "invoke nostalgic happy memories" with the help of characters as diverse as Zelda, Bruce Lee and the Planeteers.
What are the keys to success when modifying a sign? “Use a laser printer, not an inkjet,” says Andrew, “and don’t fall off your ladder.”
here’s a fun fact about me: i do not like third wheeling
I don’t mind it unless I like one of the involved parties.
In his Philosophical Investigations, #Wittgenstein wrote: "If a lion could speak, we could not understand him”
The point, although notoriously opaque, argues that even if a lion were to speak our language, using the same #grammar even, the lion’s Form of Life is such that their conceptual scheme is so radically different from our own that we could not engage with it. For example, what word could substitute for the ‘unique thrill of killing a gazelle in the Savannah’, as you or I have no helpful point of reference?
Much of Hamlet is about the precise kind of slippage the mourner experiences: the difference between being and seeming, the uncertainty about how the inner translates into the outer, the sense that one is expected to perform grief palatably. (If you don’t seem sad, people worry; but if you are grief-stricken, people flinch away from your pain.)
Meghan O’Rourke on how Hamlet can helps us through grief and despair.
O’Rourke’s moving memoir of losing her mother is a must-read for anyone who has ever lost a loved one or ever will – which is just about all of us capable of love.
Some last minute fragmented thoughts I want to expand on when I wake up because it’s now 4:02 and I really should go to sleep.