Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hanging Shoes

After reading my post about the shoes in the power lines in Scene This Week In…, Jim Binckley sent me a link about “Sneakers on Power Lines.”

While some conjecture that this is some sort of gang symbol others have a different take on the shoes in the wires:

“Another folk belief holds that teenage boys who've just "scored" for the first time — i.e., lost their virginity — are wont to heave an old pair of sneakers over a power line to celebrate the moment and proclaim their conquest to the world (who says teenage boys aren't romantic?).”

I like that better than the gang theory.


Anonymous said...

Wonder if he went to St. Mary's College. They have a shoe tree dedicated to such a feat.

Anonymous said...

i heard it was a drug thing, as in we got um