Manhattan Prankster Gives Crosswalk Lights the Finger

By: Tisah Tucknott - Published: May 18, 2009   Updated: Apr 5 2011 • References: gearfuse
An urban prankster in Manhattan, New York, recently altered a crosswalk sign into a hand gesture that comes across as slightly indecent.

This unique alteration shows off the prankster’s ingenious idea to transform the traditional stop hand signal into a sign with a little less class and a little more spice.

Implications - The recession caused widespread feelings of angst and discontent. Some street artists chose to express their agitation with subversive graffiti and hacked billboards, while other urban pranksters modified public signs and signals to demonstrate their feelings. Pranks have always been a part of modern culture, but these recession-era escapades reached viral fame through Internet photo- and video-sharing sites. Stats for Profane Traffic Lights Trending: Older & Chilly
Research: 3,467 clicks in 366 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Profane Traffic Lights
Related: 46 examples / 35 photos
Segment: Males, 12-55
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