First I noticed them in one of David Kunkle’s low-budge black-and-white yard signs on Gaston: two big holes on either side of the “FOR” in “KUNKLE FOR MAYOR” that looked like eyes. Then I noticed another Kunkle sign, this one on Mockingbird, had the same kind of holes. Then I saw one of city council candidate James Nowlin’s blue yard signs had two triangles sort of haphazardly cut out of them. This puzzled me for a time, and then during a bike ride, while I was almost being knocked over by the wind, I realized — that’s what the holes were for. To keep the signs from being blown over. I asked Tim about it. He confirmed my guess with his own guess.
Dear FrontBurnervians, already running out the shot clock on another gray day, are we right? (About this, at least. Don’t take that question too broadly. Tim is generally wrong, and I am hesitant to be painted with the same brush just because we sit near each other and I happened to include him in this post, when I could have easily lied and said I was talking about this with, I don’t know, Krista, I guess, or I could have just sort of glossed over the whole thing and said “a co-worker” or just left out that part entirely. I mean, it’s not like it is germane to the rest of the post. I included him because that’s how this all went down.)