8.23.2008

Typo vigilantes banned from national parks

Sounds good...

Deck and Herson, both 28, toured the United States this spring, wiping out errors on government and private signs. They were interviewed by NPR and the Chicago Tribune, which called them "a pair of Kerouacs armed with Sharpies and erasers and righteous indignation."

Except for this part...

Two self-styled vigilantes against typos who defaced a more than 60-year-old, hand-painted sign at Grand Canyon National Park were sentenced to probation and banned from national parks for a year.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/08/22/sign.vandals.ap/index.html

3 comments:

WaltzInExile said...

I need those two here in Exile... Within one block, there is an "Intergrated Solutions" store, and one selling Amish County Furniture. And I'm pretty sure neither is a historic landmark but I'm still not brave enough to fix them myself.

Yet Another Girl said...

I agree with the motive, I just think they went way too far w/ the antique...

WaltzInExile said...

You're (of course) absolutely right -- hands off the antique, hand-lettered stuff.