© 1996 Jamie Zawinski <email@example.com>
It was 2am, and I went over to
new apartment to help her unpack. As I rounded the corner, I saw the U-Haul
parked half a block away, and between me and the truck was the
It was a big truck.
It was a big sign.
But they really aren't in the same league, so of course, the sign lost.
I stood there looking up at the sign. It was dangling precariously,
and swaying slightly.
It was no longer attached firmly to the pole. Not firmly at all.
I reminded everyone present of the Law of the Briny Deep, and suggested baseball bats as a good method of salvage, but they decided to just yank and wiggle it. Eventually it started rotating around the pole, spiraling counter-clockwise on its one remaining piece of twisted steel connective tissue, which finally broke.
The sign then hit the ground with a very loud shattering sound.
Did you know that the lights inside of those things are neon? That's very unfortunate, as it is now very non-functional.
I'm not sure what happened to it, actually. Someone took it home, but I haven't seen it since.
the participants look on
in shock and horror.
lends a hand.