not-quite snowclone

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 5 02:19:26 UTC 2013

 Mark Mandel wrote
> Philadelphia is not the home of Robert Indiana's original LOVE
> sculpture<>=
> ,
> but it has its own
> version<>(one
> of many <>) and is
> proud of it. Many takeoffs on the
> sculpture<>allud=
> e
> to love, including RAGE and HATE versions.
> But in Philadelphia I have noticed many, many takeoffs which, as far as I
> can tell, use it as an allusion to Philadelphia itself. I've photographed
> these as I've spotted them. Do y'all think this collection is worth
> organizing and posting as a kind of graphical snowclone?

I think it would be an excellent idea and look forward to seeing the collection.

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