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Saturday Sep 18, 2010

Going My Way

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Sign Near New Mexico State Prison

Here’s a post that punctuates my point in the previous entry.

This road sign is on the Turquoise Highway near a large state prison facility in New Mexico.

We can deduce this sign was put up after a hapless driver couldn’t conclude the “obvious” and picked up an escaped inmate. So, it seems the good sense of not picking up a hitchhiker near the prison was far from obvious—which is a cousin to assume, a word that can get you into plenty of trouble.

For an artist, the misguided concept of “obvious” is tantamount to work that lacks originality, invention, and vision.