The City of Brotherly Littering

January 7th, 2013 · 18 comments

“Understand,” writes Beck in Philadelphia, “I love this city. Filth and all.” But he also had to give props to this guerilla PSA — done in the style of the Philly Tourism Board’s “with love” ad campaign — adding, “I regret not actually being able to photograph all the trash that really was on the ground.”

Dear Citizens, Thanks for expecting everyone else to clean up your litter. With Love, Philadelphia xoxo

related: People of Philadelphia, these tomatoes are not for you!

FILED UNDER: heart · littering · Philadelphia · signed with love · xoxo


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  • #1   Roto13

    Can a city be bitchy?

    Jan 7, 2013 at 11:56 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Arf

      My name is the BitchCat, I speak for the Town!
      This trash you keep throwing, I’ll take your ass Down.

      Not really. But I will complain about it and draw little doodles. That’s how you know I’m super srs.

      Jan 8, 2013 at 12:27 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   The Elf

      Philadelphia? YES.

      Jan 8, 2013 at 5:06 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   H for Toy

      If the complete absence of 32nd through 38th streets on Girard wasn’t planned just to be a bitch, I don’t know what it is.

      Jan 8, 2013 at 8:51 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   H for Toy

      And the whole, “You can’t get back from the airport the same way you came, or you’ll end up in Trenton, Kensington Ave, and Camden before you finally call your dad, 5-hours later, in hysterics, only to realize you’re one exit away from getting back on 76 like you wanted to be in the first place,” thing… Yeah, Philly is definitely a bitch.

      Jan 8, 2013 at 9:02 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   DelPhil

    The city is not bitchy. It just dosen’t care for you and is not afraid to say so. I admire its honesty.

    I wish that person had creatively put out a trash can instead of a passive aggressive note. That lot is used once every 2 years for the cirque du soleil and left vacant and unmaintained the rest of the time.

    Jan 8, 2013 at 6:54 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   t-rex

    Dear Philadelphia:

    We don’t expect your citizens to clean up the litter, but your convicts.

    The Litterers

    Jan 8, 2013 at 7:29 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   t-rex

    Dear Philadelphia:

    We don’t expect your law-abiding citizens to clean up the litter, but your convicts.

    The Litterers

    Jan 8, 2013 at 7:30 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   H for Toy

      I like the first one better, t-rex.

      Jan 8, 2013 at 8:40 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   t-rex

      I didn’t see it post the first time. I will use your feedback for future humorous reference.

      Jan 8, 2013 at 9:03 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   H for Toy

      Don’t you hate that? But yeah, the first one could be attributed to Edmund Burke, and at least half of us would believe it.

      Jan 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   pooham

    Darn, I used up the last picture on my digital camera on the sign. I’ll just have to describe the litter.

    Jan 8, 2013 at 9:22 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   My name is Princess!

    That is the wierdest picture of Fozzie the Bear I have ever seen.

    Jan 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Beatus Mongous

    The little star guy on the left is saying: For the love of God, and all that is holy, MY ANUS IS BLEEDING!!!

    Jan 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   FeRD bang

      I AM A BA-NA-NA…-COLORED P-AN SIGN WITH A SHOUTING STAR ON IT!

      Jan 12, 2013 at 10:06 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   nothanks

    For those of you that don’t know about Philly. It’s a dump; literally!! Trash doesn’t just mean coke bottles and cans. I literally saw mattresses, old clothes, dressers, just littering abandoned buildings and lots that are in great quantity. Also the racial tension is too much to handle.

    Jan 9, 2013 at 3:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   juju_skittles

    Obviously not killer litter though…

    Jan 9, 2013 at 9:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Neptune

    There is a reason many of us refer to it as “Philthadelphia”.

    Jan 10, 2013 at 10:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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