April 14, 2005



Hmmm. Ok, so yesterday’s photo shows a poster that has since been torn down. Last night I noticed a replacement flyer had taken its place. As I read it I thought, “Oh good, they corrected the typos”… but what’s this? A new typo?! I must say, I am really intrigued now. Let’s analyze this a bit. Seeing as how the type is seemingly identically set on both flyers, I think we can assume they typed this up in Word or something, and saved the file for archival purposes and/or future use (which is where the second nearly identical flyer came from). When they re-opened it they must have seen the two typos and corrected them. So, the big question is, why would they fabricate a new typo by altering a correctly spelled word? What’s also a bit disconcerting is that someone is very concerned that people might be misled and come to find themselves… well… standing on my corner. So much that they would go out of their way to try and offer some sort of closure to the unwary travelers. But how did the flyer-hanger even find out about this plot? If you ask me, this may be some sort of new clue in an already silly game of Cloak and Dagger. Regardless, you’re still not a secret agent.

Commentary (8):

1. Jeff Smith says… apr 14, 2005 | 7:57 am

Have you tried ringing the telephone number that is listed on the poster? It’s making me so curious, I’m about ready to call it myself.

2. Ian says… apr 14, 2005 | 8:07 am

Federal Communications Consumer Center replies at that number.

3. Benjamin says… apr 14, 2005 | 8:57 am

I especially like the brown stain… perhaps another clue?

4. Jason Santa Maria says… apr 14, 2005 | 8:59 am

I think that might be gum… that someone seemingly removed to preserve the flyer.

5. Lou says… apr 14, 2005 | 9:49 am

There’s a PhillyBlog post about this. Seems to be some sort of strange long-term posters-on-telephone-polls arms race.

6. bearskinrug says… apr 14, 2005 | 3:11 pm

I tell ya - this creeps me out. I don’t want you near that pole again, Stanny.

7. Smallest Photo says… apr 14, 2005 | 10:14 pm

Ah well you see someone has already pointed out the brown mark. Now if you’re up on your John Le Carre novels you’ll know this is classic trade craft. This mark indicates a drop point. A mark to indicate something has been left there for retrieval. The plot does indeed thicken.

8. Josh says… apr 17, 2005 | 8:31 pm

Maybe if the typos are put together in a way… it might result to a word that will lead us to the next clue…