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One Fifty
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Potted Plant Distribution by One Fifty

August 9th, 2008 6:12 PM / Location: 40.446775,-80.01591

INSTRUCTIONS: Acquire a small potted plant. Leave the plant in a store, cafe, or a location of your choosing that has lack of potted plants.

The turf at Heinz Field is notoriously real, but apart from the playing field the stadium desperately lacks greenery. Having won free tickets to the first Steelers preseason game in a drawing at work, I could think of no place more public or more in need of surreptitiously-placed potted plants.

I reviewed the security protocol at Heinz Field, and decided I couldn't just walk in with a potted plant. The thing would have to be pirated inside in pieces and potted on the scene.

I figured that being caught with a bottle full of dirt would get me kicked out, so I decided to disguise it as...a bag full of dirt.

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Why would I be carrying a bag of dirt? Would you believe...a Bible-study tool?

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The plant pot couldn't be very big or a real pot. I went to the dollar store hoping to find a collapsible cup (for camping) or some kind of plastic box that I could assemble without the cover. Instead I found this:

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Perfect.

I chose mint sprigs because I had spent a few weeks getting them to root anyway, and because I knew they could survive for a little while out of soil. After a few false starts I decided to smuggle them inside disguised as a toothbrush. I wrapped the roots in a moist paper towel.

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My co-attendee didn't want to get arrested, so I carried everything in my own purse. Upon entering, the security guard patted me down, checked in all three compartments of my purse, and waved me through the gate. We were in.

After exorbitantly-priced (and exorbitantly delicious) pizza in the exclusive Club West, we stopped in the ladies' room to assemble the contraband. The dirt made it through without leaking. The mint was only slightly crushed. I potted the plant in the end stall and placed it in an alcove between two boxes of Kleenex.

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By the end of the game, the plant was still there (but someone had stolen one of the boxes of Kleenex).

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For the evening's adventure, I set my Facebook status to: "using corporate resources to perpetrate minor anarchy. Ask me how!" This is how. And I am pleased to report a total, thrilling success.

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Its jingoistic markings disguise its intent.


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A bag of dirt.


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A bag of dirt wrapped in terrible poetry.


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Adam was made from dirt, you know.


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Two mint sprigs, unaware of their potential.


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To hold toothbrushes.


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Success!


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The unsuspecting throng.




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posted by susy derkins on August 9th, 2008 6:32 PM

Any guerrilla gardening is great, even in sport´s themed pots!
Which corporate resources?

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posted by One Fifty on August 10th, 2008 11:07 AM

The tickets were my company's season tickets that they didn't need and raffled off. So I can't actually say that the industry sent me to sneak potted plants into the stadium, but I wouldn't have been able to do it without them. :)

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posted by susy derkins on August 21st, 2008 11:34 PM

Kewl :)

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posted by Tac Haberdash on August 9th, 2008 10:07 PM

The bible study dirt disguise is what really does it for me.

Ditto.
posted by Waldo Cheerio on August 11th, 2008 12:07 PM

Ditto.

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posted by Lincøln on August 9th, 2008 11:26 PM

Yeah, as soon as I saw the bible dirt, I voted. That's all it took. That, is what I call drive.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on August 10th, 2008 12:04 AM

Yes, the Bible dirt.

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posted by teh Lolbrarian on August 11th, 2008 9:54 AM

Love the Bible dirt. Clever!

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posted by Kommando on May 4th, 2009 7:40 PM

bible dirt, truely devious.