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Hmm: Cryptic, Hastily Applied Sticker on Lamp Post Doesn't Really Give Anything to Go Off Of


Photo by Ian Ong / The Daily Pennsylvanian

Hmm. This one is a real head-scratcher.

I suppose it could be some sort of political statement? I mean, you have a virus in a TV on top of a suit. Maybe it’s like, commentary on how mass media has influenced the popular perception of the pandemic? Then again, it could just as easily be the calling card for some underground, sharply-dressed EDM musician named DJ Sicko.

I guess what I’m trying to say is — there’s not a whole lot to go off of here.

I mean, what disgruntled Penn student was pissed off enough to print out a couple stickers and stick them haphazardly on some lone pole on Sansom? Assuming it was a Penn student — after all, it’s not like there’s any indication of affiliation or authorship anywhere. Strange, wouldn’t you want to be credited for your handicraft?

Gee, talk about a bonafide mystery, with multiple layers to boot.

Who even is the intended audience here? Bored, slightly distracted pedestrians who really like to take in their environment? Hopelessly avant-garde art majors trying to find “art in the streets?” Tattered, water-damaged sticker on lamp post enthusiasts? I hate to say it, but — to whoever put up this thing — your message is kinda falling on deaf ears here.

That’s it, I’m completely baffled. I think it’s best for all of us if we just assume it’s related to some Republican talking point and move on.