Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Cut It Out

Realistic, life-size cardboard cut-outs of children are being used in a Northeastern Ohio neighborhood to slow down speeding cars. Mike Wood of West Salem, Ohio says that he originally started printing life-size posters of grandchildren for their grandparents. The darn things look so real, though, that they effectively slow traffic to a safe speed. Mr. Wood is now selling the children props for $60 a piece. People are stopping to buying them and he is even getting calls from police stations and neighborhood associations. This is very similar to the Fake Prostitutes, which are cardboard cut out signs used to drive down rising rent prices. If you are not a property owner and you fight against the unfair rises in the rents month after month, the solution is knocking at your door: fill the neighborhood with prostitutes!

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