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I was at the CVC's wacky Santa Cruz web page which played this oldie. The irony of it really struck me.

"Signs" -Five Man Electrical Band

And the sign said long haired freaky people need not apply
So I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why
He said, "You look like a fine upstanding young man. I think you'll
So I took off my hat and said, 'Imagine that. Huh! Me working for
Sign, sign everywhere a sign
Blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind
Do this! Don't do that! Can't you read the sign?
And the sign said anybody caught tresspassing will be shot on sight
So I jumped on the fence and I yelled at the house, "Hey, what gives you
the right?
To put up a fence to keep me out but to keep all the nature in?
If God were here, He'd tell you to your face, man you're some kind of
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind
Do this! Don't do that! Can't you read the sign?
Hey now mister, can't you read?
You've got to have a shirt and tie to get a seat.
You can't even walk no you can't eat
You ain't supposed to be here
And the sign said you've got to have a membership card to get inside
And the sign said everybody welcome to come in, kneel down and pray
But when they passed around the plate at the end of it all
I didn't have a penny to pay
So I got me a pen and a paper and I made up my own little sign
It said thank you Lord for thinking about me
I've alive and doing fine.
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind
Do this! Don't do that! Can't you read the sign?

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Downtown Ordinance Propaganda

Nice catch Truth Lover.

Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council's website does seem rather ironic when taking into consideration the implications of the downtown ordinances.

I enjoy looking at signs that have been created to make people smile, such as the ducks and strawberries.

The River Street sign is totally stupid though. It would be great to have a sign that serves a purpose by providing information that can be updated, such as a digital display or "old fashioned" letters like many movie theaters use. Information on events at UCSC like the Student Environmental Center's Campus Earth Festival or Free Radio Santa Cruz benefits for Michael Parenti etc...

As far as my opinion on the I-Visitor sign, it is no match for ((( I ))) ndymedia.


P.S. Here is the text from the SCCVC website:

"Marching to the beat of one's own drum is the norm for Santa Cruzans. Our independent spirit reflected in our politics, our philosophies, our art, our music, our foods, our sports and often even our modes of transportation. The “Far Out and Funky” portion of this web site is a tribute to Santa Cruz’s uniqueness, and each month, we’ll highlight some aspect of our free-thinking, hippie haven by the sea.

This month, we shine our lava lamps on some of the interesting street signs we spotted around the county. The Food Bin & Herb Room on Mission Street serves up ever-changing words of wisdom and keen observations on their store sign. On Highway 1 near Davenport, you're likely to catch sight of the "orgasmic strawberries" sign. The signs coming into Santa Cruz inform visitors that they are now entering a "nuclear free zone." We also have surfer crossings, duck crossings, and the much disputed River Street sign."


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