Citizen complaint of the day: The light pole that doesn't fit in

A color-conscious citizen complains about a brownish light pole on the path around Jamaica Pond:

Doesn't match color of every other streetlight around the pond. It's not black.

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    Because it's in Narnia.

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    Because it's in Narnia.

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    That's not the Narnia one

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    The Narnia one is in the forested stretch between Wards and Willow ponds. It's a smaller, ancient gas-lit lamppost that is apparently non-functioning (but of course if you happen upon it in the middle of the winter when no-one else is around keep an eye out for faun prints).

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    Hasn't been painted yet...

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    They're shipped from the factory in that brown primer color.

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    Bing bing bing, we have a winna!

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    Jacquelyn Goddard at Parks and Rec confirms that, indeed, the only reason the pole is brown is because it's factory fresh and just hadn't been painted that more soothing shade of black yet. But it will be, she promises.

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    YES , THANKS FOR REMINDING US

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    YES , THANKS FOR REMINDING US , THAT THE COLOR OF THE LIGHT POLE DOESNT ACTUALLY MATTER. WHEN I LIVED IN STONY BROOK , THERE WAS A "MEETING" WITH THE POLICE , BECAUSE THIS OLD CRANK WAS BUMMED WE DIDNT INVITE HER TO OUR COOK OUTS. THE POLICE BROUGHT SEVERAL PHONEBOOKS WORTH OF VIOLENT CRIME , AND TOLD THE LADY WHO CAZLLED THE MEETING TO STOP CALLING THEM BECAUSE OF US BBQ'ING

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    Some people say that if

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    Some people say that if you're walking in a dangerous area late at night and you're approached by a group of suspicious-looking people, you're supposed to act completely crazy and shout nonsense things so they leave you alone. If that ever happens to me, I'm going to yell "THE POLICE BROUGHT SEVERAL PHONEBOOKS WORTH OF VIOLENT CRIME!" over and over.

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    Thank you.

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    Nothing like a 'caps lock' response that can bring a tear to the eye and a stitch in the side. +20!

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    CAPS LOCK

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    Check your caps lock please, my eyes hurt.

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    Hmm, hopefully not the same group of people...

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    ...dealing with both of these issues. Also I think the city is capable of taking on more than one task at a time. But hey John, I'm sure your assinine snark will really light a fire under everyone involved!

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    John's 'snark' was on point

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    asĀ·iĀ·nine (s-nn)
    adj.
    1. Utterly stupid or silly:

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/asinine

    Actually, this fits neurotic anal-retentive individual who made a citizen's complaint about the pole. John was just speaking common-sense.

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    Who wants to

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    Meet me there with a few cans of glow-in-the-dark spraypaint later tonight?

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