Dear 100 Hour Board,
Have you ever seen clothes just lying on the sidewalk or road? Socks, shirts, sweaters, hats...underwear...
How does it get there? Is something going on? Is there some sort of stripper-streaker subculture that I'm not aware of? *ahem* not that I'm, like, interested in that sort of subculture - not that it exists, and if it did, I would only be interested in it for...research purposes...not because I secretly want to be a streaker...which I don't...(⊙ _ ⊙)
-The Naked Sun
I've seen lots of baby shoes and hats but, um, I think that's different.
There were some shoes hung around a phone wire that I walked by on my way to elementary school for several years, which according to The Lone Musketeer and Spectre is a drug house thing.
I've also seen some pretty disgusting things lying around on the tracks, the presence of which is even more confusing (and horrifically gross) to me than clothes would have been.
My guess would be that people moving, taking loads to and from the laundry facilities, keeping clothes in their backpacks, or taking dirty clothes to wash at relatives' houses (I am not above this) are prone to dropping items of clothing. Especially socks. My friend coined the hashtag #pickupyosocksprovo when he started a series of Snapchats starring various socks he found around town.
As for the second question, I think if you are trying to find stripper culture here, you'll have to do that research yourself. I'm not getting mixed up in the underbelly of Provo, not even for the Board. I've lived around church schools for long enough to know there's freaky stuff going on. Keep it classy, my naked friend.
The Lone Musketeer
Dear Naked and Famous,
Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but the shoe tree in Park City is pretty cool.
Is it an art installation? Is it someone's idea of a prank? As the story goes, the shoe tree has been around since the the '70's. Nobody really knows how it began, though the plaque claims that the first shoe-tossers were a couple of Park City residents who had "a few" drinks. It could be that one person just tossed their shoes up there, then another person followed, and many tourists continued until the poor tree (or trees, to be accurate) was covered in hundreds of pairs.
The tradition continues that, if you so feel inclined, you may toss a pair up there and become a part of the Shoe Tree. Every fall, Park City removes some pairs to make sure the trees aren't too weighed down.