Friday, April 08, 2011

The Giant Hands

On April 1 in Daleville, two gigantic hands appeared on the horizon above the Botetourt Commons.





As of yesterday, when I finally had my camera with me and could stop and take a photo, the truck advertising the "giant killing service" and the hands remained.

I believe this was the product of Mark Cline, who created the Foamhenge display near Natural Bridge in Rockbridge County. I knew he was looking in the area because he had contacted a friend of mine who has road frontage on US 220 but ultimately went with the location near Kroger.

I thought this was a great prank, but I wonder how many people even noticed? It received a little publicity but not as much as I would have thought. So many people are so intent on what they are doing and where they are going - intent on themselves - that they don't pay much attention to what is going on around them.

At least one other local blogger pointed it out, though. Way to go, Tanya!

Anyway, I wanted to share it with you all, my gentle readers, and I hope you get a good laugh!

7 comments:

  1. HA!! Wish I'd been up that way and seen it. How fun. Great shot of the hands. Almost sort of Halloweenish.

    DI

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  2. I've got to hand it to you, this is great!

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  3. THANK YOU for explaining! These hands are very visible from Mill Mt. coffee and several people have asked me if I knew what was up with the hands. Fun stuff : )

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  4. it's surprising to me that nobody has messed with it!

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  5. That is awesome! Hate I missed that. I also didn't notice the ax on the truck until I clicked on the picture! FUNNY!

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  6. How neat. I bet that causes some second glances.

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  7. People can walk past the msot extraordinary things without a glance.

    glad you captured the photo. fab!

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