Thursday, April 17, 2008

Only in Philadelphia

This is the view out of my office window. When I asked why the fountain in Love Park was the color of pond scum, I was told that they had dyed the water for Earth Day.

Only in Philadelphia, I tell you, would they pollute the water in honor of Earth Day.

Last year, Showtime leased the fountain for a few days and filled it with fake blood to advertise the new season of Dexter. Good advertising ploy, but was a fountain full of blood - right across from City Hall - really in the best of taste in a city that had a murder rate of over 400 last year?

Leave the poor fountain alone, and give me my view back.


NancyDaQ said...

What? Who came up with that brilliant idea?

Re: the Dexter promotion. Isn't that show supposed to take place in Miami? So I don't understand the fountain of blood connection for Philadelphia at all.

Dana said...


Gwen said...

That's funny about the fountain and Earth Day. :)
It reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw recently:
"Atleast the war on the environment is going well."

Claire said...

LOL!!! You have such a wonderfully funny writing style. I agree, turning the fountain into "blood" and "scum" is a bit much. I love Philly and something like this turns a beautiful city into an eyesore.

I hope you get your pretty view back soon!

Gretchen the Household Deity said...

That? Is awesome. Lordy.

When are you going to Paris? Are we going to overlap? That would be so funny! I'm there May 11-17.

Kat said...

I gotta tell you, Karen, I like the green (my favorite color :) ) LOL. But whatever the color, you sure do have a nice view! Much better than being stuck in a cubicle in the center of an office.