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Tasks / Dead Shoe Revival

Take a pair of shoes; artify them. Tie the laces together and throw them over a telephone line (or otherwise install them in public).

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Level 1
In the zone of: The University of Aesthematics
Created by kettle fish

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8 completed :: 31 in progress
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posted by Kommando on June 17th, 2009 11:49 PM

you do realise this is a marker for drug dealers. the type of shoe and number mean the type and quality of dealer.

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posted by Sean Mahan on June 18th, 2009 12:10 AM

I wish I knew how to ask this in a way that sounded nicer, but - really? I've heard it too, but never run across anyone who seemed to know/use that code. I think it's pretty awesome, if true - at one point, I wanted to start an elite gang called The Ninety-Seven Jordans, whose territory would be signaled by (of course) 1997 Air Jordans.

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posted by teucer on June 18th, 2009 6:50 AM

The best drug-dealer signal ever:

help im a bear was apparently on a bus practicing cutting cards one-handed and had several people walk up to him and ask if he had anything for them. It appears there's somebody or somebodies in Minneapolis who uses that, of all things, to identify themselves to potential customers.

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posted by misschraddøn on June 18th, 2009 1:41 PM

take a look at my praxis for the results of doing this task and the above...

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posted by Kommando on June 21st, 2009 5:34 AM

i wish i could be more specific but i try not to hang out with too many druggers.

also, someone needs to fix the tab ordering in sf0, in every other forum the next tab order is submit, not cancel. ive lost massive posts here because my reaction after writing something is tab-space to submit, i forget to tab-tab-space in sf0.

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posted by Sean Mahan on June 23rd, 2009 6:52 PM

We'll see if anyone's praxis attracts anyone looking for a fix or a fight!

ALSO: THANKS! for pointing out the tab-order thing. I daresay it's fixed!


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posted by Quadlex on May 23rd, 2010 9:19 PM

I suspect, K, that this is an Aussie'ism.

not only drug dealers +1
posted by Devon Ruddell on August 17th, 2010 3:49 PM

hey so ive never heard about the dealers in my city doing this but i have heard of alot of hispanic gangs in my city that throw the shoes on the line after they lose a soldier. just a thought

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posted by relet 裁判長 on July 4th, 2011 1:40 AM

What the...? I mean, how does that work in practice? Do you have to keep throwing shoes while potential clients are watching? Or do you just have to keep standing near your thrown shoes? Or do you just decorate the lines around your drug shack with shoes?

for devon ruddell:
posted by cody on July 14th, 2011 1:00 PM

that's kind of beautiful, actually.

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posted by Kommando on July 29th, 2009 2:10 AM

is it fixed?

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posted by Kommando on July 29th, 2009 2:10 AM

it is! thank you@!

shameless self promotion
posted by MonkeyBoy Dan on August 6th, 2009 3:37 PM


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posted by Bryan Riggs on January 25th, 2017 11:40 AM

That is a really old tactic drug dealers don't use any more because people are talking about it on a forum like this. We live in the age of cell phones. I used to be an addict and I never conducted a deal based off of signals like that. There's shoes over the wire right by my house and I never see blatant drug activity going on and I've lived here for years. When I was using I had to go a few neighborhoods further in the hood to get my shit.


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Dead Shoe Revival by Rin Brooker July 29th, 2009 1:33 AM

It was a dark and stormy night in Wasilla and I had a pair of old shoes that were awful for my feet.... What better time for a Dead Shoe Revival? Here's how I turned an old pair of shoes into something useful.

15 + 84 points :: 4 comments :: 21 votes
Dead Shoe Revival by misschraddøn June 18th, 2009 2:06 PM

Oh dear. Oh dear oh dear... It's funny how you start one thing and end up with something completely different... What started off as a Kensingtøn task with a witty write up and japes about business shoes ended up being a misschraddøn idiocy dis...

15 + 75 points :: 18 comments :: 19 votes
Dead Shoe Revival by Angela Latini April 17th, 2010 10:19 PM

Yarn-ifed my old work shoes!

15 + 55 points :: 2 comments :: 15 votes
Dead Shoe Revival by Samantha November 4th, 2010 6:52 PM

Holy flying guacamole batman!!! It's been nearly six months since i've done any sf0-ing! (said in a low gravely voice) well then I think it's about time you get your butt out there and task. And upon taking this sage advice from the wonderous flyin...

15 + 45 points :: 2 comments :: 11 votes
Dead Shoe Revival by Narg Talia May 7th, 2010 1:59 PM

Theses shoes were once my mother's, then they were my aunts, then last year around this time they became mine. They've been around somewhere around ten years and I only wore them once. So I chose to paint them and marker them and give them one last ...

15 + 44 points :: 3 comments :: 10 votes
Dead Shoe Revival by Dead Cube July 21st, 2010 9:09 PM

Hello again, Well today I've created.... A MONSTER! Just kidding. really I've RE-created a once boring pair of shoes into an amazing work of art. Even though it may seem normal, this particular work of art is actually capable of time travel! Jus...

15 + 29 points :: 1 comment :: 8 votes
Dead Shoe Revival by MonkeyBoy Dan July 19th, 2009 10:14 AM

COMMENCE ARTIFICATION PROTOCOLS! I think my feet or more accurately, what my feet produce, could be evidence that I am a mutant. I believe that some of the sweat making genes got mixed up with their gastro-intestinal digestive equivalents with the r...

15 + 18 points :: 0 comments :: 5 votes
Dead Shoe Revival by Ty Ødin December 28th, 2010 5:41 PM

In the spirit of the Everyday, I decided to use rather unremarkable blue shoes. I then assaulted them with various paints and things until they became something upon which someone could remark. With no real concept other than my usual drive ( to ...

15 + 14 points :: 5 comments :: 4 votes