merry christmas!

Friday, December 21, 2001

despite all we've endured over the past eight horrid years of Clintoonism, and about the lowlife lib-dems and their zealous drive to "PC" America's traditions and institutions, dumb them down to their putrid gutter level, socialize America into a communist state and expunge Christmas from the National scene, I'm here to tell you that Christmas is alive and well, at least in Pennsylvania, unlike The People's Republik of Maryland. Of course, the mid-state Pennsylvania is Bush Country and erroneously considered "Alabama" by the corrupt lib-dem bastions of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, both festering sewers of subhuman lowlife. I'm greatly heartened by all the Manger Scenes, Christmas decorations, religious re-dedication, American Flags and patriotic fervor shown in my home state. I'm just saddened that it took The Massacre of September 11th to bring it back to the forefront of our daily lives. But such is life, and death is inextricably a part of it. In any case, may you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous Holiday Season. God Bless.

Around The Garden Center.
The Dog Days of December continue; temps in the 40s, 50s and low 60s and a partial solar eclipse thrown in for good measure last week, although clouds obscured it here defy common wisdom about the Winter season, so far. Warm weather, late Fall thunderstorms and heavy rain, crocus in bloom, Spring-flowering trees and shrubs are pushing blooms and leaf growth early; it's truly a confused season, since everything should be dormant now, quite frozen and under a protective and nitrogen-nourishing layer of snow. But that isn't the case so far.
A "broad-based, shallow recession" hitting all sectors of the US Economy? Hmmm, I guess I just don't see it in my business or the industry overall, yet. I had the best September-October-November in my 11 years of business, and December was the busiest we've ever had, too. The once-a-year, 25% Off Fall Sale resulted in record sales, record numbers of customers and made '01 the best year we've ever had. Sure, we're a seasonal industry and everyone takes a break until the first of March '02, but we all knew that going in. No surprises.
Another Sunday off and another 3 batches of Winter Squash processed into pure eating pleasure; several for giveaway to friends and family, and one for me to eat at the Garden Center Office during the week.
For those of you who saw it, CBS' Touched By An Angel was a very touching TV show on Sunday evening. I emailed hundreds of friends on Sunday afternoon that it was coming on, and watched it myself, though I watch almost no network TV; usually only CATV's The Weather Channel, "Fox News" and Food TV. Excellent treatment of The Massacre of September 11th.
Hmmmm, SAD (season affective disorder) isn't something I've ever had a problem with always tending to view a problem as an opportunity with a different direction I've looked upon Winter's short days as opportunities for more sleep, to make up for the long workdays of Spring, Summer and early Fall. I pity the poor schmoes who can't handle a little less daylight for a few, short months, without resorting to expensive boondoggles, psychotherapy and mountains of pills. Did I say schmoes? Sorry, I meant schmucks.
I despise hate mongers, racists and bigots of all stripes and colors, and apparently York County is having a "visit" from one. The "Rev" Matt Hale, leader of the World Church of the Creator, is to speak from noon to 2pm on Saturday, Jan 12th, at the Martin Library in York. (Some people stupidly confuse what I say in my Journal rants with "hate mongering"; not so, it's outrage and unbridled anger over what societal lowlifes have done and are doing to the once-great Nation. "Equal opportunity anfer", but certainly not hate.) But to allow Hale and his message of hate, racism and bigotry a forum in York, is idiotic. Kinda like allowing the race-baiting, misery-profiteering lowlifes like Jack-scum and Sharp-scum to come here to preach their racist "hate Whitey" diatribes.

The Massacre of September 11th.
Any doubt in your mind that Clintoon was responsible for bin Laden getting away, and is therefore responsible for The Massacre of September 11th? Here's proof; you decide.
Did you see the tape of the pork-sucking towelhead sandidiot bin Laden homo pedophile scumbag, gloating over The Massacre of September 11th? The seething anger and unbridled hatred I feel towards subhuman Islamists and murderous Muslims came roaring back while watching the amateurish video. If any had been within my reach, my H&K .357 Sig or Colt Trooper MKIII .357 Magnum would have "spoken" to their deviant, perverted religion cult of hatred. No jury in the USA would have convicted me for the Killing execution.
As the grainy, close-captioned tape of Osama bin Laden rolled on TV sets across the country on Thursday, many Americans confessed to getting so mad, they wanted to reach into their televisions and smash the man chuckling over the deaths of thousands of innocent people. A day after the White House released the incendiary amateur videotape, some American Muslims worry that anger against the terrorist mastermind might be directed against them. I can tell you ragheads this: if there's another devastating attack on the US, I can easily predict that there'll be a wholesale slaughter of all Muslims in the US, and I'll be turning my weapons' barrels into white-hot steel. Blood will run in the streets as Islam shitfilth are exterminated by the tens-of-thousands. Hey, Federal Gummint: wake the f*ck up and get these goat-f*ckers under control, or we will.
Of course, the Arab garbage around the world, are calling it a faked video. What'd you expect? Islam is the most violent and intolerant faith that has ever been presented to mankind. All extremist participants need to be whacked, exterminated, eliminated, terminated with extreme prejudice, and buried face down (so they can't see their lowlife Allah pig-sucker deviant) and covered with pork guts and liquid pig-shit (so they go directly to HELL!); no 72 virgins goats to party with, ragheads.
For Americans to attack peaceful Muslims just because Islam is a deviant, violent, hateful non-religion, would be wrong. But all the extremists must be found and either deported or executed in military tribunals. The sooner, the better. After last week's video of shithead bin porking, Muslims and devotees to the Islam cult, have lost a huge amount of ground in the battle for respectability. FYI, ragheads. Some lib-dems are joining the skunk-hunt, chums. Ummmm, some major lib-dems are joining; welcome aboard, Fellow(-ette) Americans.
The shit for brains, cheese-eating surrender monkeys, the Frenchies, are DEMANDING that the US does not execute any terrorists, and "they will take steps to make sure that does not happen". What are the Frogs going to do? Wag their bony communist-socialist fingers at us? Throw a tantrum? Wail and cry? What could the Frogs possibly do to hurt the US? Cut off all Brie shipments to California? Now, I've always had an affection for the French People, but I've always hated and despised the cowardly French governments and officials, who've managed to put their nation at risk for the past 200 years. Hey France: f*ck you.
Un-American and stupid, at the same time. The Berkeley, CA, City Council voted Tuesday night to supply workers who answer the city's general information phones with material about the "Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors". The idea is to have information available so staff can refer anyone who calls asking about how to avoid military combat. The council defeated an amendment that would also have made available information about military recruitment. Now, you're probably thinking: what's the news here? After all, everyone knows the majority of the Berkeley City Council is unpatriotic and cowardly. Yes, but we didn't know quite how stupid they were. Didn't it occur to any of them that America has a volunteer military? If you want to avoid military service, you don't need to declare yourself a 'conscientious objector. Just don't enlist, morons
Someone please explain to this lowlife sandidiot towelhead that racial profiling is okay after The Massacre of September 11th; if I have to, I'll whack whack him and all the murderous Islamic shitfilth pork-sucking Muslim scumbags he represents. My .357 Magnum is itching for a fight.
The EU? The EU? The EU? The EU? What a pathetic joke those "old worlders" are, whom we rescue every 30 years or so from another World War of their own making. Boring stuff.
Both London and Berlin have planned terrorist attacks against them? And they do nothing; they should be rounding-up all extremist Muslim scumbag towelheads and either deporting or executing them en masse, as we should in the US.
Well, it's good to see that the US Public has finally "gotten over its pathetic queasiness" of assassinating terrorists, as Israel has been doing for years. We should be actively identifying them and Killing them by the dozens hundreds thousands here in the US.
An excellent account of what happened to W& Co on September 11th.
Time way past time to shut down these Islamic fronts for Muslim terrorist operations, execute and/or deport the raghead filth/goatf*ckers and drain the swamp all over the US.
Islam EID Stamps from the US Post Office? I don't f*cking freaking think so, you idiots in the Federal Gummint Post Office. Why the f*ck hell are you wasting American monies on producing what I wouldn't even use for toilet paper? morons, all of 'em.
To say that that fat stupid, Ringo Starr-lookalike (sorry, Ringo...) turdface, Yow-sir Arrid-fart, is himself a terrorist in the Mideast, is an gross understatement; he personally ordered the execution of two American diplomats in 1973, and several people have heard the tape intercept. He needs to be assassinated by the US or Israel. And now, he's calling for a cessation of violence? Fat chance, towelhead scumbag. You're irrelevant.
Yes, I can accept a much lower death toll for The Massacre of September 11th; apparently this lib-dem scumbag writer in the pathetic The WashingMachine Toast, can't.
The raghead Saudi scum "wrestle with two views" of the deviant, degenerate, pedophilic, murderous, pork-sucking cult, Islam? I have one view of those subhumans: want to hear it?
Though I despise the Chi-Comms and their perverted military-society, they do know how to properly deal with the subhuman Muslim filth.
Aw gee whiz, a slaughter of 280 Taliban scumbags being covered-up by the US? Why? It should be reason for rejoicing and dancing in the streets by US Forces. whack them all.
America's chemical industry plants and railcars the next mass destruction target?
Once again, I agree with Rudy: execute the son-of-a-bitch traitor Walker from Marin Co, CA. He needs to die for betraying the US in a time of war. I volunteer for the firing squad. Now, they're letting the sonofabitch off easy; I'd execute him on the spot.
Unlike the cowardly cheese-eating surrenderist monkey Frenchies, Great Britain is sending over some terrorists connected to the embassy bombings in '98; we should give them a fair trial and then hang them.
The Massacre of September 11th was from within, due to foreigners inside our own country that want to whack us. It's interesting that all of these sweeping new powers for homeland security yet our borders and immigration policies remain virtually wide open. Wire taps, cell phones taps, cameras in trees, computers scanned and searched; going to the airport is getting to be like visiting someone in a maximum security prison, yet millions of foreign illegal aliens, from who knows where, roam our streets freely. Wouldn't it be more prudent to get the strangers out of the house, instead of sitting in the living room bugging all the bedrooms? Seal the borders, rond-up all the ilegals and suspected terrorists, inter them all, deport or execute them all.
This is gut-wrenching to read.
Here's a witch hunt if there ever was one: Sens Joe "Loserman" Lieberman, D-CT, and John "No Brain" McCain, R-AZ, proposed a bipartisan commission to investigate the Massacre of September 11th and to assess how well prepared the federal government was to respond to them. Loserman's a lying, lowlife lib-dem moron, and No Brain's about the same. Not much difference at all. morons, both.

What is W& Co "hiding" by refusing to to keep Congress from seeing documents of prosecutor 's decision-making regarding the Clintoon-era fund-raising probe? Dunno, but it puzzles me as to why he'd invoke executive privilege, unless there's a real bombshell in there somewhere.
Oh, I think W& Co pulled it off, just fine, thankyouverymuch. You?

What's Wrong With Conservatives?
You want to know what's wrong with Conservatives, these days? Here's what's wrong.
Tim Hutchinson of Arkansas is widely regarded as the most Conservative member of the U.S. Senate. The national democRATs badly want to defeat him next year in their bid to take firm control of that body. What does Hutchinson believe? He recently said: "Government can do good things, but government, like large corporations or large labor unions, if left unchecked can be a threat to individual liberty. The kind of country I think we should be is going to be one where individual liberty is enhanced, not restricted by do-gooders in government who think they know better than the individual". This sounds like a ringing endorsement of individual freedom. But if you look closely, you will find gaps large enough to drive a Jeep Grand Cherokee HumVee through.
Hutchinson repeats a classic fallacy that government is like other institutions, such as corporations and unions. It is not. Government has one feature that makes it different in kind, not just degree, from everything else in society. It has the legal power to use physical force against people who have not themselves used force against anyone else. This power begins with taxation fiscal force and proceeds through everything government does. It is difficult to imagine government without that power.
Government may compel peaceful individuals to do things they would rather not do, and stop them from doing things they wish to do. Only government can legally force people into the army and into combat, where they might whack or be whacked. Only government can legally take people's money against their will. Only government can legally forbid people to pay willing employees less than a legislated minimum wage. Only government can legally imprison you for taking a drug you wish to take. Only government can legally demand that you pay for schools you abhor and refuse to use. Only government can legally decree that you will surrender part of your income for the sake of the poor, the middle class and the rich. And only it can legally punish you if you refuse. If you or I as private citizens attempted any of these things, we'd be jailed, and rightly so.
But criminal activities are magically rendered virtuous if people who are elected to office or hired by bureaucracies do them. That's moral alchemy. Hutchinson's problem is not merely that he can't see the distinction between government and everything else. His blindness to that distinction opens the way to the very government meddling he says he opposes. If, as he believes, corporations and unions are a threat to liberty "if left unchecked," who do you suppose will have to do the checking? The government, of course.
That's what the open socialists of the democRAT Party also say. They would agree with him entirely that government must be powerful enough to prevent "abuses" by private organizations, which in fact have no inherent power to violate anyone's rights. Government grants any such power unions and corporations have.
For example, unions can force nonmembers to pay dues only because Congress passed a law making that possible. Without that law, union threats would be treated as extortion. Hutchinson's position obligates him to support all manner of government intervention in the peaceful, productive affairs of private organizations. This includes antitrust laws and myriad regulations of the terms of production and employment.
His seemingly innocuous statement concedes a major premise that underlies socialism and the meddlesome welfare state. Perhaps if Hutchinson were confronted with this argument he would revise his philosophy. But I rather doubt it.
Conservatives talk a good game about liberty. But despite being shown their fallacies time after time, they stick to a wide range of government interference in our private lives.
The war on drug users comes to mind. Hutchinson's brother, former US Rep Asa Hutchinson, has just become chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration. The anti-freedom impulse sure seems to run in that family.

Liberal democRAT Scumbags.
Bush's Recession? As the lowlife lib-dem garbage claim? Hardly, here's how BJ Clintoon and Art "The Fart" Levitt screwed-up the 80s and early 90s economic boom.
The assault on American and the Boy Scouts continues: a lib-dem judge illegally "making law" in the People's Republik of Oregon, against the BSA. How does this kind of shit get through the legal system without review and condemnation by higher courts? No wait; I know the sick answer about lib-dem permeating the US legal system. Sorry for asking such a dumb rhetorical question. Won't happen again.
The two worst pieces of lib-dem garbage anywhere: Hitlery Rotten Clintoon and Up-Chuckie Schumer, are both US Senators from New York State. How either of these lowlife criminal scumbags could be elected to office is beyond me, except knowing that the lib-dems from NYC did it over the objections of upper New York State, should be unacceptable to anyone with a functioning brain. Both need to be turned-out in '04 and '06, OR perhaps some Islamic towelheads will waste them both in a "charitable jihad"; that I could easily accept and be most grateful for. Any volunteers for the 72 virgins/goats thing? Hmmmm.
Trotsky once said that terrorists could not function without sympathizers. The profusion of academic Americaphobes on US college campuses helps explain why America has become such a fertile breeding ground for terrorist activity. Americaphobes = Liberals and democRATs. Scum, all of them.
The "Blame America First" Cabal, now includes the lowlife scumbags from Hampshire College, a degenerate institution of lower un-learning, rife with punks, cowards, and a rump-raider, fudge-packer named Gregory S. Prince, Jr., President Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts. He's dogshit and decidedly un-American. May he and the entire college rot in Hell.
This is hilarious: when Republicans are in power, The New York Slimes runs "homelessness surges" stories on a weekly basis; when the lib-dems are in power, nary a trace of one can be seen or read. Anyone want to venture a guess?
The lowlife, degenerate, subhuman Bubba Jeffy Clintoon filth: here's why the US is in the state it's in.
No other word for it: Tom Dass-hole is a piece of lowlife white liberal trash, for being obstructionist and blocking every bill the US Senate criminals want to vote on to aid victims of The Nassacre of September 11th. I can't understand why America doesn't wake-up and recognize this dwarf punk for what he is and get rid of him in the elections. South Dakota voted overwhelmingly for W in 2000; why they retain the Dass-hole cretin is beyond me.

All-Around Lowlifes.
Here's a bitch with real mental problems. Winona Ryder, heretofore successful "actress", worth millions, is caught shoplifting and with illegal drugs. She needs to have 3-5 years in prison with a group of bull-dyke lesbian bitches; that'd straighten the spoiled slut out, for good. Heck, I'd pay the HBO $49.99 to see that video. NOT.
Just what Notre Dame needed: a liar and a scumbag, named O'Leary, who was forced to resign as football head coach after only 5 days on the job, after it was discovered he'd lied on his resume. He's finished in the US; perhaps a ditch-digger's position in Mexico is in his future?
The cover-up of TWA Flight 800 continues.
Don't get me wrong: I love the French People and their language, but the socialist,communist, gren governments are the worst on the face of the earth. The cheese-eating surrenderists of the Paris City Council has just named unapologetic cop-whacker Mumia Abu-Jamal an honorary citizen of the City of Lights. He's the first person so honored since Pablo Picasso, 30 years ago. This murderous idiot should have been executed 20 years ago for the '81 murder of Dan Faulkner, a Philly police officer. Un-freaking believable.
Once again, the moronic French government scumbags have declared that it's okay to murder fetuses but not to execute terrorists. Huh? Let me repeat that. France and other European countries are anti-choice on US executions of ruthless murderers, but strangely enough they have little problem with executing the innocent. These are the same French who will not extradite a whacker to the US, unless we promise not to execute. And the the same French who surrender to foreign invaders at the drop of a hat.
I don't buy anything Made In China or Made In Taiwan or Made In Malaysia or... you know. I buy only from US Companies or other in The Free World. China is dogshit; our next mortal enemy, whome we'll fight in a WWIII, and suffer heavy losses, yet almost completely eradicate from the Face of The Earth, in 2016AD. FYI.
No, no, no! Not Stephen Hawking; rather, his disease ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a chronic progressive disease of the central nervous system that Americans call Lou Gehrig's disease is to blame. What a waste of intellect, vision and humility.

US Congress Strikes Again.
Just discovered! The mealy-mouthed, dithering lowlife criminals in the US Congress approved the Americans with No Abilities Act, in 1999, sweeping new legislation that provides benefits and protection for more than 135 million talentless Americans. The act, signed into law by disgraced, impeached, liar-in-chief ex-president Bubba Jeffy Clintoon shortly after its passage, is being hailed as a major victory for the millions upon millions of U.S. citizens who lack any real swhacks or uses. The Americans with No Abilities League (ANAL) was a major supporter of the bill.
"Roughly 50 percent of Americans through no fault of their own do not possess the talent necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society," said Clintoon, a longtime ANAL supporter.
"Their lives are futile hamster-wheel existences of unrewarding, dead-end busywork: Xeroxing documents written by others, filling out mail-in rebates for Black & Decker toaster ovens, and processing bureaucratic forms that nobody will ever see. Sadly, for these millions of nonabled Americans, the American dream of working hard and moving up through the ranks is simply not a reality."
Under the Americans With No Abilities Act, more than 25 million important-sounding "middle man" positions will be created in the white-collar sector for ANAL persons, providing them with an illusory sense of purpose and ability. Mandatory, non-performance- based raises and promotions will also be offered to create a sense of upward mobility for even the most unremarkable, utterly replaceable employees.
The legislation also provides corporations with incentives to hire nonabled workers, including tax breaks for those who hire one non-germane worker for every two talented hirees.
Finally, the Americans With No Abilities Act also contains tough new measures to prevent discrimination against the nonabled by banning prospective employers from asking such job-interview questions as, "What can you bring to this organization?" and "Do you have any special swhacks that would make you an asset to this company?"
"As an ANAL person, I frequently find myself unable to keep up with co-workers who have something going for them," said Mary Lou Gertz, who lost her position as an unessential filing clerk at a Minneapolis tile wholesaler last month because of her lack of notable swhacks. "This new law should really help people like me." With the passage of the Americans With No Abilities Act, Gertz and millions of other untalented, unessential citizens can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Said long-time ANAL member Clintoon: "It is our duty, both as lawmakers and as human beings, to provide each and every American citizen, regardless of his or her lack of value to society, some sort of space to take up in this great nation."
Just kidding.

Black Racism.
Twenty-one blacks filed a $100 million federal lawsuit against Cracker Barrel restaurants Thursday, accusing the nationwide chain of widespread racism, from segregating black customers in the smoking section to denying them service. Hmmm, hey black folks: if you don't like the restaurant, go somewhere else. We white folks do all the time, you idiots. You're just professional "victims", not real human beings, anymore. Just like Irrev Scumbag Jesse "Hymietown NYC" Jack-scum done taught youse nigra folks. Hey lowlifes, get a job; get two or three to live the life you want, instead of stealing from whites. Can you spell w-o-r-k?
C'mon W, get rid of this ugly racist idiot definitely not a black bitch, Mary Frances Berry, on the US Commission on Civil Rights; in fact, disband the joke-of-a-commission and save the US Taxpayers $8million. Send the lowlife bitch to clean toilets in Harlem, where the moron belongs.
Happy Kwanzaa? What a load of racist shit shit. Read about the bogus Kwanzaa un-holy day, invented by a racist, murderous ex-con in '66.
No other word for it: this moron, Charles Barron, is an ignorant, lowlife idiot. Calling the third president a "pedophile," an incoming Brooklyn city councilman said he wants to get rid of the Thomas Jefferson portrait in City Hall and replace it with a bust of Malcolm X-crement. Typical of the subhuman lowlife filth hanging around Fat Al Sharp-scumbag in NYC.

Flight 587 Cover-Up?
Here we go again. The NTSB and FBI are now saying that "rudder control" problems existed, during a pre-flight inspection. If that's so, why was the plane allowed to fly? Stupid. stupid, stupid, FAA (Federal Aeronautics Administration).
What they're ignoring are the witnesses who saw 2 explosions at the point where the right wing joins the fuselage, the tail section falling off over the bay, and both engines falling off just before the crash. The FBI and NTSB also ignored over 700 witnesses who saw TWA Flight 800 shot down with 1~2 missiles. Both TWA Flight 800 and AA Flight 587 are here. WARNING: reading that website's articles can cause you to change your mind about what you've previously been told by the government.

Execution Clearly Called For.
In what seems to be the first cannibal-murder case of 2001 and police in Great Falls, Montana arrested child molester and sexual sadist Nathaniel Bar-Jonah for the murder of 10-year-old Zachary Ramsay, who disappeared in 1996. Montana authorities have never recovered Ramsay's body and now believe Bar-Jonah ate the remains and also fed them to unwitting friends. They also suspect Bar-Jonah could be a serial whacker after finding an unidentified child's bones in his garage and have enlisted the FBI's help in finding victims in other areas, including the Massachusetts. Time for this piece of subhuman white trash to die.
Gary Leon Ridgway, 52, was charged on Dec. 5, with four counts of aggravated murder in the deaths of four women blamed on The Green River serial whacker. Not being a huge fan of prostitutes, I don't sympathize or empathize with any of then. Ya pays yer monies, ya takes yer chances.
What a great way to clean out all of the lowlife filth in prisons! Start a fire and asphyxiate the prisoners by the thousands. If only the damned fire companies would stay away for a few days, until the fire runs it course. Perfectly wonderful solution.
Ebola Virus is perhaps the perfect natural Killing machine; if only someone could engineer it into the AIDS Virus, and re-infect the world, just think of all the deviants, perverts, degenerates, subhumans, lowlifes and other assorted garbage which could be eliminated quickly. Another perfectly wonderful solution to the world's subhuman detritus. Elegant.
Why is it when whites whack blacks, it's a "hate crime"? But when black filth, in this case, torture and murder whites, it's no big deal? I say execute the two murderous subhuman scumbags. Did you read what happened in Wichita? I'll wait. I sure wish I could have been there for those kids; my H&K .357 Sig could always use a "good workout" and save the US Taxpayers a ludicrous trial and $40,000 per criminal per year in prison. whack the idiots.
Speaking of subhuman idiot filth, the cop-Killing piece of lowlife dogshit, Tyrone Leroy Johnson (aka Mumia abu Jamal) had his conviction overturned by a lib-dem, Bush 41-appointed (gulp!) moron judge. This idiot should have been executed 20 years ago.
A Sing-Sing prison guard convicted of crushing 5 kittens in a trash compactor. Oh please, give me a chance to whack this lowlife scumbag. Hell, we as a society whack babies in the womb and babies just delivered, so why not kittens? Why not, indeed.
Marilyn Lemak smothered her three kids after tucking them into bed in March '99. She admitted Killing Thomas, 3, Emily, 6, and Nicholas, 7, but defense and prosecutors disagreed on her state of mind. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty, and rightly so. This murderous bitch needs to be eliminated from the gene pool, as she's done with those innocent children.

They tell you where to go, what to do, and why you should do it. And despite their ubiquity, the signs that make up a good part of the American landscape are usually met with no more than a passing glance. Aiming his camera straight at good old-fashioned signage of all shapes and sizes, Philip Chmiel provides a glimpse into the underappreciated art of signs. From gaudy neon relics of the '50s to the garish paintings of today, signs surround us. By browsing through this intriguing collection of photos, you might just learn a little bit about good sign design. Or not.

| b a c k  t o  j o h n ' s  j o u r n a l |