Observed: Protectus obex

Observed: Protectus obex

Meet Protectus obex – the modular steel barricades which can be linked together – used to control traffic, people, and protests. Protest is part of America, protected by the First Amendment, and necessary to change the current situation so that black lives matter. Generally deployed by the police, but often deployed by departments of transportation.…

Observed: Scabby the Rat

Observed: Scabby the Rat

One of my favorite things found on the street – mostly found in NYC but also in major union cities – is Scabby the Rat. Inflated outside construction sites or outside the offices of companies which the union has an issue with, Scabby sits there for a day, then goes home. There are also at…

Common Cone

Common Cone

Description Traffic Cones – often called pylons, orange cones, safety cones, or just cones – are cone-shaped markers used for a variety of temporary purposes,  generally to channel people and cars, or mark dangerous items. Identification Conical shape with flat bottom, generally orange with reflective strip. Habitat Primarily found on the street, but often found…