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The End of a World as We Knew It
The politically correct cleansing of our society has been going on for some time now. What do you think of the evolution of these two street signs a block from my Hanover house. They are at the corners of Ridge and Brockway Roads, where these streets meet Route 120 not far from the Mobil service station:
Does the 20+-year-old image on the right depicts a transgender child? Does the 30+-year-old image on the left depict a particularly muscular girl?
During a trip this week to North Carolina, I spotted another sign near a friend’s house in Chapel Hill:
Addendum: An alumnus writes in:
…but the really important thing to note is that in all those signs, old and new, the kid runs in from the right. Which makes sense. In the UK, otoh:
Gotta keep things in perspective on a sunny Saturday morning!
Addendum: And another:
How about the UK elderly signs for political incorrectness?
Addendum: And another:
Don’t forget the new handicap signs:
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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