Sunday, June 15, 2008

Mayor McClin's Plan to Bring People Downtown

Like just about everyone else who's passed through downtown Dayton lately, I found myself wondering, "What the hell is with all the statues?" I believe I have figured it out.

I think Mayor McClin came up with what I'm sure she thought was an ingenious ploy to bring more people downtown. Knowing that people tend to congregate around places where other people already are, Mayor McClin decided to put fake people all over downtown in order to provide the illusion that people actually visit and enjoy the downtown area.

On a recent jaunt downtown I found out that an apparently unintended consequence of this mayoral plan is that the statues are serving as confusing decoys for the other residents of downtown Dayton ... the criminals. I managed to snap a few photos of the kinds of people who were interacting with these statues:







and muggers:


I think I also saw some ACORN representatives registering the statues to vote for Obama!

Relax and have another drink, Madam Mayor, the city is as safe as ever!


At June 26, 2008 at 4:54 AM , Blogger David Collins said...

The photo shop work on the flasher is great. What corner was the hooker on she's hot (maybe I'll make a trip downtown). Great post


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