Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Post Lux Tenebras

Unable to pay its multimillion-dollar utility bill, cash-strapped Highland Park, a suburb of Detroit, has decided not only to turn off the street lights, but to remove even the poles upon which they were mounted.  A DTE Energy spokesman explained:
"Mostly, it was a liability issue; we didn't want to have poles there that were de-energized, and likely won't ever be energized again,...Also, we wanted to avoid the confusion of having lights up that don't work. In the end, we figured it was better to just take them out."
And to think that if only they had installed those cute curly-cue fluorescent bulbs years ago when the bills started to pile up, all of this could have been avoided.

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