Tboy's late to this movement -- National Vandalize the World for Uma Day was Feb. 6 -- but he wants to join the throng anyway, and since it seems to be ongoing ...
What the hell is Tboy talking about, you ask?
The very short version is this, excerpted from a post at The Wicked Stage, bloghome of Backstage West founding editor Rob Kendt: "One of L.A.'s essential theater actors, Uma Nithipalan, is in a coma after a sudden brain aneurysm."
Read more at Kendt's blog about why Uma's friends -- and theater lovers across the country, and people who just want to do something to send a little love -- are scrawling and carving and spraying Uma's name on stuff. (Apparently she's got a little thing for anarchy and for things un-PC.)
Now, word's spreading among the theater bloggerati, and the campaign seems to be taking off in cities across the country. And Tboy thinks D.C. should join in.
Before you holster your spray paint, read the rules here. (Most important: The one that reads something like "please don't really vandalize anything major, like somebody's car.")
A word on the possible criminality of the Vandalize the World for Uma campaign: Having lived in some of D.C.'s more interesting neighborhoods, Tboy doesn't particularly care for graffiti. And in general he winces at the thought of defacing a library book. (Although perhaps if it were one of the new follow-the-herd books they're stocking in the Fairfax County libraries, maybe a David Baldacci title or something. And it must be said that he doesn't see much harm in scrawling "Uma" on a street sign.)
He guesses what he's saying is: Ask your conscience, act only in the spirit of wrapping the world in an energy that'll reach Uma, and be certain to follow Rule No. 4.
Now, go forth and vandalize.
And send pictures of your handiwork to Tboy. He'll put 'em in a Flickr album, as a way of documenting D.C.'s contribution, and send 'em along to Uma's friend Erik, who's collecting them to show her later.
UPDATE: Here's the first D.C. photo: