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Hilarious story of a guy who fucks with plane passengers by painting "Welcome to Cleveland" on his roof. Why is this such a big deal? Because I lived just outside of Cleveland, and me and my whole prep school can confirm that it blows.
The Independent - One US homeowner has taken trolling to another level by painting a message on his roof top to deliberately trick aeroplane passengers into thinking they’ve boarded the wrong flight.
Mark Gubin painted the sign ‘Welcome to Cleveland’ on his home which is next to Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee is a city in Wisconsin, some four hundred miles away from Cleveland, in the state of Ohio, prompting passengers to fear they’ve accidentally boarded the wrong flight as they spy the trick lettering from the aeroplane window.
The lettering is six foot tall and first appeared on Mr Gubin’s roof in 1978. The sign made news around the world at the time but has re-found fame this week after being posted on Reddit.
The retired photographer, then 62, explained to the Milwaukee Sentinel in 2005: “There’s not a real purpose for having this here except the madness which I tend to be pretty good at.”
He explained: “It was all tongue-in-cheek, just for fun. Living in the world is not a dress rehearsal. You better have fun with it.”
Mr Gubin told the newspaper that a Northwest Airlines flight from Denver to Cleveland would has taken to reassuring Milwaukee passengers in an inflight announcement that they had not missed their stop despite what the sign appeared to suggest.
However, he has never received any formal complaint from the nearby airport or any airlines about the message.
Great story, and this guy's totally right. Living in this world definitely is not a dress rehearsal, and you just gotta have fun with it. Great joke here. I wonder how many people a day actually notice this house? If i saw that, I would flip the fuck out, because I actually know what Cleveland is like. Myself and Black Pat attended a prep school in Ashtabula County which is about an hour from Cleveland. Almost every weekend our teachers would take us on some sort of shitty trip into the city. Let me be the first to tell you, don't go to Cleveland.
It's the fucking worst. Everyone walks around moping, because all their sports teams suck. Everyone is also obsessed with a dude named Lil Boosie. Every friday night, you'll hear people scream free lil boosie or at least thats all we ever heard. Not to mention, its a pretty fucking poor city. I kept my eyes out for a nice neighborhood, or at least a nice business section of the city, never fucking found it. Total shit hole. So this prank is not only the funniest, it's also one of the meanest pranks. I'm sure he gets about 500 people a day who legit have a panic attack when they read this shit. However, is there anything nice in Milwaukee? The only story I've ever heard about Wisconsin is making a murderer, and that shit is fucked up. So either way, it's a lose lose situation if you ask me. You either think your in Cleveland, or you find out your actually in fucking Wisconsin. For more interesting stories follow us on twitter @ForTheBoys_Blog
PS: Here's Lil Boosie, as Black Pat would say "This brotha been fuego"
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