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4 May 2005

My Caltech walk of fame prank got ganked

Filed under: Personal,Stuff — paulcook @ 7:59 pm

This just in: a group of Caltech students, fresh from their recent pranking exploits, has redone Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

Redesigned Walk of Fame

Timed to coincide with the release of a set of US stamps featuring various famous scientists (such as Caltech’s Richard Feynman), they replaced the names on many of the stars on Hollywood Boulevard with the names of famous scientists, and the Caltech logo on at least some of them.

But I must confess to being rather bitter. Because it was my idea. Yes, just last year I was talking about exactly this prank. Admittedly, I can’t be certain that the group that put it in to practice took the idea from me. And, I suppose, I can’t really feel too upset, since I didn’t ever get around to really doing it. Still, it would have been fitting if I’d decided to do it today too. I can just imagine fighting over which group of prankers gets first shot at the best star locations…

Proof of my claim: a search for “walk of fame” scientist caltech on Google, right this moment, gives my blog as the third item. Even before this post.

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  1. Great job guys… Thank for you work…

    Comment by driden — 26 May 2006 @ 6:13 am

  2. I need this image for a work. I write for a magazine in Dubai and for our next issue we’re doing a feature on Beverly Hills, would love to use this image…do you have it in high res, 300 dpi or more??
    Reply to my email…thnks!

    Comment by Andrea Newton — 22 Jul 2007 @ 12:37 am

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