Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Pothole Vigilantes

Here is how one person dealt with potholes when his city dragged it's ass in fixing the streets:





This might not be a bad idea to try on Reddoch.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who thinks it would it would be most hilariously appropriate to plant Marijuana in the potholes?

pjm said...

nice! I have a nice new sink hole that developed yesterday on Pine Hill Dr. Kudos to the JPD officer that blocked it with his car until the barrel brigade could arrive. i may plant a Volkswagen in it.

No Mo Jaxn Fer Me said...

When all of the potholes appear, that means the ground is going down?
So, it can be said Jackson really is going to hell.

Anonymous said...

Plant the city council and mayor in the potholes and don’ Let them out until things get fixed

Burke said...

There is a front page article in today's Wall Street Journal about "pothole vigilantes" who take matters into their own hands. The problem is nationwide, as we know, The article focuses initially on the Faubourg Marigny in New Orleans.

There was a pothole vigilante in Belhaven awhile back, but he figured that he was in the same situation as King Knute, the king who tried to reverse the tides with a whip.

Anonymous said...

We'd have to transplant the Redwood Forrest to take care of some of these caverns that have started to open up in the past few months outside of the school on McWillie Circle

pjm said...

@1:48 the caverns you speak of are horrendous and have been there for months! One of my kiddos goes to McWillie and i had to navigate around that sh@t show daily, my hope is they were waiting for school to end before they addressed it. one can dream.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't the Chane guy doing some pothole filling a few years ago?

Just looked it up. He was doing it with stolen asphalt. Seems like I remember him painting a big arrow next to his work to shame the city.

Link to a story at WAPT

Anonymous said...

Ours on Roxbury in NE Jackson got fixed/filled the other day. Finally.

Louis LeFleur said...

Love 11:25's idea in theory, but it'd be a waste of time since the plants would disappear immediately. Maybe something more native to the area like catalpa trees or button willows.

Anonymous said...

Maybe something more native to the area like catalpa trees or button willows.

Kudzu

Anonymous said...

"Am I the only one who thinks it would it would be most hilariously appropriate to plant Marijuana in the potholes?"

Yes, actually you ARE. Why waste good pot in a hole?

Anonymous said...

There's a street named Roxbury? That sounds special.

Gambler53 said...

I believe a few people were planting flowers in the potholes in Jackson a year or so ago

Anonymous said...

@3:19 It's out of control. If you're looking for an easier way to get to the school, instead of McWillie, I've started going around by taking Northside, then a right on Manhattan Road (at the same corner the seminary is) and then a right to Edgewood Terrace Dr. It's not ideal, but at least those potholes are "regular" potholes that won't suck up your car.

Anonymous said...

kudzu isnt native

Anonymous said...

Why is Antar away Jackson and away from tending to Jackson problems again?

John Dough said...

"Am I the only one who thinks it would it would be most hilariously appropriate to plant Marijuana in the potholes?"

Well, they ARE potholes.

Louis LeFleur said...

Good point, 6:31, although kudzu did cross my mind, but it needs something to grow up onto to be effective. Exactly, 9:36!

Derrell Ray said...

Stock the holes with fish.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the 250k pothole patcher machine they ordered? Has anyone seen it since it was bought?

Anonymous said...

As a cheap and often available alternative, oyster shells dumped in a hole work well and are reasonably reliable. Mostly seen that for residential driveways but if The Bold New City's potholes are at desperation levels, well, desperate times call for desperate measures.

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