Dookie Shart

Cathay found this on the street yesterday after seeing Harry Potter. I think the author pretty much stated his position clearly.

That Box

This note was flapping down the beach by the North Avenue pier. I was with Nicole and Claire. It was a clear, windy day- Thursday May 11, 2000. This note is written on the back of a blue piece of stationary from a Secretarial-Bookkeeping Service in Kansas City. Of all the cryptic, inexplicable phrased I … Continued

No Matter What You Say

I work at a coffee shop on a college campus, and this was in the drawer of the cash register. Theories are running wild among my friends about the circumstances behind it. Whether Nena is devoted or just plain creepy… it’s a toss-up.

I’m So Sorry

Found this message on the back of a business card in the stairwell of my apartment building.

God Is on the Next Page

A hilarious find from a recent trip to Boulder. Found on a “scribble pad” in a church during a music recital. There was nothing on the next page, by the way.

One Down

I found this list on a sidewalk on the north side of Chicago. I love that the titles at first seem incongruous, but there’s a definite pattern that emerges. The pattern becomes clearer when you turn it over to find a few more classics listed, including “Hamlet,” “Walden,” “The Great Gatsby” and “The Catcher in … Continued

Model United Nations

Found at the Model UN Conference in Chicago in the caucus room. Poor Mexico, they never got to play hacky-sack.

Don’t Give It to War

Found a block from the Old Town School of Folk Music. Written on musical notation paper. Maybe this was an assignment for some sort of class on protest songs. There’s something to be said about avoiding moral arguments and getting straight to the point: war costs money, and I want the money instead.

Puppy Love

I found this love letter/threat on a vacant seat on the #76 east-bound bus, on the way to DJ at Delilah’s one unseasonably warm evening.