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City removes actual fork in the road
CNN, by Daphne Sashin

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Posted By:ketchuplover, 10/21/2012 1:01:18 PM

Jim Grant was driving home in Carlsbad, California, when he came to a fork in the road. No, an actual fork. The oversized kitchen utensil was 6 feet high, made of wood, painted silver and mounted in the concrete island at the intersection of Levante Street and Anillo Way in south Carlsbad. Grant, a local photographer and a contributor to CNN iReport, knew he had to pull over. "I actually laughed out loud in my truck and just knew I had to get some shots of this urban art before some city employee takes it down or it is vandalized," he

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/21/2012 1:08:07 PM     (No. 8950295)

Maybe a muslim was offended.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kono, 10/21/2012 1:09:46 PM     (No. 8950301)

My kind of humor. Hope the city eventually gives them permits to put it back up.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/21/2012 1:12:48 PM     (No. 8950307)

I love it. Bring it back.

"When you come to the fork in the road, take it." Yogi Berra.

Too bad the city took it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/21/2012 1:27:21 PM     (No. 8950339)

Not original. There has been an actual 18 foot fork in the road in Pasadena, CA, for a few years. The City finally gave in and it finally was made official. (see Update at end of CNN article).

And now an enormous Idaho spud has joined it:

"Pasadena's 18-foot fork gets visit from six-ton Idaho 'potato'"

Pasadena’s 18-foot fork finally has food to match its massive scale.

Drivers heading toward the median that splits Saint John and Pasadena avenues have likely gotten used to the giant wooden utensil stuck in the road. But Tuesday afternoon, they were also greeted by a six-ton Idaho potato.

The Idaho Potato Commission is celebrating its 75th year by taking what they've dubbed the world's largest spud on a 36-state road trip, said Kaiti Frickey, part of the “Tater Team” that has been carting the potato around for more than six months.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/10/pasadenas-18-foot-fork-gets-visit-worlds-largest-potato-.html

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Reply 5 - Posted by: wi cynic, 10/21/2012 3:01:13 PM     (No. 8950559)

There's one like this along a highway near where I live; it's on private property, and has been there at least 15 years now. I thought it would last a couple years before the weather and neglect got it, but the owner keeps it looking as good as new. It may have been put in as a joke originally, but I know that I look for it every time I go up that highway, and I would miss it if it were gone.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MickTurn, 10/21/2012 11:50:37 PM     (No. 8951426)

Fork is misspelled, and that is what the city wants to do to you.

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