Saturday, May 10, 2014

Life in the Friendly City

A Gossips reader traveling in England not long ago snapped this picture in London.

It turns out that anti-climb paint acts as a deterrent because it stains skin and clothing, thus discouraging people from climbing the fence to gain entry into the enclosed area.

In Hudson, we don't mess around. This morning, this sign and several more like it were seen on the iron fence in front of 345 Allen Street.


The signs are positioned about five feet up from the ground, so even though the warning appears in three languages accompanied by an icon meant to show the fate of anyone who dares touch the fence, it's too high for children, the ones most likely to touch a fence casually as they pass, to see it, even if they could comprehend the sign's warning.
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11 comments:

  1. guess the resident is worried about ghetto life

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  2. I don't get this! If it won't harm a child it won't deter a burglar / trespasser. When I was a kid I would have seen that sign as a challenge to climb. By grade school we all knew they can't really hurt you. Misguided.

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  3. Galloways fence. What a fitting display of his sensibilities.

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  4. Perhaps they should consider adding gun turrets (with columns of course) which are manned 24 hours. A few trespassers shot dead should make certain nobody dares cross the property line.

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  5. Perhaps the Suzerain of Galowegia is worried about a popular uprising. Hudson's French speaking sans culottes pelting FauxTara with croissants.

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  6. Is he getting ready for the "new and improved" Hudson he is creating?

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  7. Is it legal to have an electric fence within the city of Hudson? And if it is legal, should it be?

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  8. From the picture I can see several reasons to believe it is not really electrified plus even if legally allowed it's not a legal install job. ( Warning sign can't be attached with interior grade zipties )

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  9. can you recharge a cell phone on this fence ? .. surely this is a joke ... or I'm living in the wrong town

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