Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Pedestrian Strikes Back

Europe’s pedestrians are revolting. Tired of having to fight their way past badly-parked cars, people all over the continent are coming up with all sorts of innovative protests.
And they range from the simple to the sort that could land you behind bars.
Park in the wrong place in Brussels, for example, and someone will lift your windscreen wipers. It has become a city-wide statement of protest.

Perhaps the most painful protest I saw came here in Brussels. Someone picked on a friend’s gaz-guzzling Hummer and put a note under the windscreen. “Why not just have a penis enlargement, rather than driving this thing around?”

And then, invented in Germany, there is “car vaulting”. Never heard of it? Here is a demonstration in the video above.

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