Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Trashball 050207: Mayday Mayday

Oddly enough, I found this slip of paper on May Day, among a large, malodorous pile of bagged and loose trash in an alley behind Swann St., NW, in D.C. What struck me about it at first was the idea of filling out a form while plunging to your death in a P-3C Orion. Then it occurred to me that such a form was probably taped up near the radioman so he could follow a script in the case of a mayday situash. I think it's poignant that they refer to the crew members as "souls", as seen in the line "______ SOULS ON BOARD".

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

I just read an article in the Denver Post, this past Sunday, written by Ariel Sabar of the New York Times. I loved it and the idea behind Trashball Art. It's pretty freaking brilliant.