Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Embracing Technolgy

Seen outside the gate at the Altamont Fair: a teen-aged girl, taking a picture with a cellphone of the rubber-stamped mark on the back of her hand. She sent the picture to friends who then copied the mark using eyeliner. There was definitely a DaVinci in her circle of friends: it was impossible to tell that the group was bearing counterfeit marks. Of course this meant they didn't have to pay admission. Sure beats sneaking into the fairgrounds the old school way (via the railroad tracks)! I don't condone such behavior. I am merely reporting it.

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  1. i would have done the same thing as the girls did, too hahaha.

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