Clean Friends Only

I found this in front of my house. Unfortunately, a day too late for the party!

Model Citizen

I found this on a telephone pole along the 38 line in San Francisco.

Crucial Advice for Secret Policemen

I spent most of 2003 in Iraq covering the invasion for Harper’s Magazine and the CBC. I found this poster in the rubble of a Mukharbharat (Secret Police) training center in Baghdad, April 21, 2003. The Arabic text reads: “When interrogating a suspect, do not leave your gun, wallet, and I.D. card on the coffee … Continued

For The Love Of Crotch Rockets

Found taped on the parking garage door next to the Bluebird, a local music venue. It’s written on the back of a reminder list for the club staff of things to put in the green room when a band arrives … guessing one of them got fed up with the motorcycle club that meets there.

No Holes Barred

This was found on my roommate’s car late at night near a creepy porn shop. We have wanted to call the number for a long time but have been a little afraid. I just called the number and asked the gentleman if he was a escort service. He said, “What?” I repeated the question and … Continued

The Motown Man

The Motown Man is a guy who walks around downtown Amherst with a bucket, sometimes a sequin jumpsuit and cape, singing lines from Motown songs. I found this on the bulletin board at my job.

Help Wanted, Two Bucks

I found this handmade flyer while walking my dog. It is such a sweet note that I feel like applying for the job.

The Luckiest Man In The East Village

During the transit strike I was living in the Lower East Side and walking to work. Somewhere on 1st Avenue in the teens there were a half dozen of these plastered on one light post after the next. My girlfriend says this is touching but I just think it’s creepy. Either way, I sure hope … Continued

It’s Not Really That Nice

I found this at Michigan State University under some bushes outside the Kresge Art Museum.

Lost Love

Found lying on the sidewalk. It had been duct-taped to a pole like many others in the neighborhood. I don’t know if he ever found love again. So it goes.