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WTF? hanging shoes on power lines?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by --zeSto--, Jul 4, 2002.

  1. --zeSto--

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    WTF? hanging shoes on power lines?

    Discussion started by --zeSto-- - Jul 4, 2002

    so what's this all about?

    http://www.east-harlem.com/images/t_lamp_shoes.jpg'>

    I've heard that it could be a gang sign, or a memorial, or a drug thing.

    [img]http://www.danheller.com/images/California/SanFrancisco/Misc/shoes-big.jpg'>

    I just know that my old Adidas Samba's are going to get 'Wired' and I dont want to offend anyone.

    [img]http://www78.homepage.villanova.edu/allen.orourke/art/photography/photography/photograph_thumbnail_03.jpg'>

    so what [b]exactly[/b] does that shit mean ?
     
  2. THEdude

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    THEdude - Replied Jul 4, 2002

    I guess it means nothing,

    maybe they got new shoes and don't need those anymore but they had a graet deal of affection towards them. so hanging them lets the world know about it. they can brag about those being their shoes.


    I don't know

    :confused:
     
  3. eliptik

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    eliptik - Replied Jul 4, 2002

    sometimes people jump other people and instead of jacking their shitty shoes they "wire" them
     
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    Step8 - Replied Jul 4, 2002

    last time i was in Glasgow, kids would beat others up, steal their shoes and throw them up on the power lines.
     
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  5. THEdude

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    THEdude - Replied Jul 4, 2002

    thats fucking stupid


    I would at least kept them or something

    damn bullies
     
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    •nakone• - Replied Jul 4, 2002

    i once threw my friends skateboard on some powerlines =)
     
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  7. sneak

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    sneak - Replied Jul 4, 2002

    i thought it meant that hard drugs were for sale

    but wait, who cares?
     
  8. Smart

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    Smart - Replied Jul 4, 2002

    WAY back in the day, in the 80's, it meant that you could get crack on that corner... or, it meant that somebody lost their shoes...
     
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    --zeSto-- - Replied Jul 4, 2002

    yeah.. I herd the crack/junk connection... and I DONT need junkies ringing my bell.
     
  10. SPLINTER

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    SPLINTER - Replied Jul 4, 2002

    we just did that shit for fun around here. we once saw a bum with a huge poll that would knock the shoes down and put them on.
     
  11. cornelius

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    cornelius - Replied Jul 4, 2002

    sometimes in the army, the people that are retiring or who don't reenlist after their 6 years or so throw their boots on the powerlines in celebration of the end of their service..
    their boots symbolizing the hard work (marching and PT and all that fun stuff) that they did.. they hang em up to say "hey, i'm out buddy, no more of that shit for me!"
    a lot of times they'll paint their boots up before doing it... sometimes the flag of the country their family originates... i've seen ireland and puerto rico a lot..
    anyway.. i don't know if it's tradition or not.. it's just something i've seen around the army bases i've lived on...
     
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  12. willy.wonka

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    willy.wonka - Replied Jul 4, 2002

    i think that crack shit is an urban legend...i was tossin shoes up way back in the day.i didnt know why people said it was for drug dealing..thats bullshit..if it is, people musta looked at the "urban legend" and did it,but i doubt peole really went to go buy crack from the guy standing under the shoes "hanging on the wire". it just doesnt work that way.
     
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    Zack Morris - Replied Jul 4, 2002

    good answer
     
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    Vanity - Replied Jul 4, 2002

    it normally means that someone got jumped there... however, round these parts it means some kid got a new pair of shoes.
     
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  15. --zeSto--

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    --zeSto-- - Replied Jul 4, 2002

    or in my case.... I want to spice up the view from my window.
    And I'll tell people coming over to "Just look for the Adidas".

    or maybe tag the soles of the shoes before heaving them up.
    I also tossed a walking stick up once on NewYears.