[Summit] Please don't get in or on the fountain

Emlyn Addison noisyblocks at gmail.com
Fri May 19 19:33:33 CDT 2017


I don't think that's what Mark means and I suspect that his fountain story
may not be too far from the truth.

One thing is clear: the attitudes about the fountain seem to fall along
generational lines. That should come as no surprise.

On May 19, 2017 7:14 PM, "James Kelley" <jameskelley4444 at gmail.com> wrote:

> sorry it's not flashy enough for you Mark. Are you from New York? just
> asking.
>
> Best, Jim Kelley
>
> On May 19, 2017 6:46 PM, "Mark Binder" <mark at markbinder.com> wrote:
>
>> The problem with the fountain is that it’s so freaking lame.
>> In Rome, you can drink from the fountains, which is awesome.
>> In other cities you can put coins in.
>> Some fountains are beautiful works of art.
>> Some fountains spray water in amazing patterns.
>>
>> “Our" fountain looks like a boring penis with a urinary infection and
>> dribbles water.
>>
>> I’ve often thought that what happened the first time it went dry was that
>> whoever was in charge at the time said, “eh. not worth fixing.”
>> Then that person died or went to another job and some newbie went, “Hey!
>> A fountain.”
>> Then after it got fixed they went, “Oh. That’s disappointing."
>>
>> And kids aren’t supposed to play in it.
>>
>> Yawn.
>>
>> I’d love to see someone tweak it so that it sprayed water like crazy!
>>
>> - Mark ;-)
>>
>>
>>
>> ----------------------------
>> Mark Binder
>> PO Box 2462, Providence, RI 02906
>>
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