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Signs, signs, signs

I’ve been meaning to blog about this for awhile now, but haven’t been able to get to it until now. About 3 weeks ago over on the mudflats.net website, one of the regulars talked about how not one but two Obama signs had been stolen from their yard. So her son, 16 year old Preston Fossback put a webcam in the window and created a sign watching site here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/obama-sign-cctv-1. Little did anyone know know that sign watching would take the world by storm.

Yes, the world. Sign watchers come from all over the globe, from Europe, to China to Japan. We all gather to watch the sign and talk about, what else, Obama. On any given day, at any given time, hundreds of people log in to the UStream to watch the sign, chat and support one another. It’s gotten coverage in the Wall St Journal as well as a local news show. A link to the segment featuring Preston (affectionately known as signkid) can be viewed here. http://www.divshare.com/download/5516977-7c4.

With all the mudslinging and ugliness in this election, it’s nice to see, someone, a 16 year old in particular, bringing the world together.


October 6, 2008 - Posted by | politics | , ,


  1. That’s very cool. Put it up and had up for some time!
    Although the sign stealing is downright disrespectful.

    Comment by CritGit | October 6, 2008 | Reply

  2. I agree with the Git. Very cool and resourceful of that kid.

    Comment by cussedness | October 7, 2008 | Reply

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