Tomorrow is a big day for local hero Steve Loddiger. As called for by the town charter, the police look the other way each August 30 and let Steve have a day for himself.

How does Steve Loddiger spend his special day?

On three folding tables set up in the front yard, he lays out his personal library – including encyclopedia sets and cookbooks – and stands there all day yelling at strangers, pointing to his books, “LOOK HOW SMART I AM! LOOK HOW SMART I AM! GET OUTTA MY COUNTRY!”

Come August 31, though, Steve’s back under the afghan behind the couch, quiet as can be, well aware that it’s back to “open season” for the police and local toughs on “his kind.”

Chris Weagel

Chris Weagel writes about the intersection of technology and parenting for Wired Magazine. No he doesn't. He can't stand that shit.

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