Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Yes, You Can Put A Sow In a Dress 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
If you've driven around southern Illinois and thought you saw something strange by the roadside - say, a dead animal dressed in human clothing - you may have been neither drunk nor hallucinating:
(AP) EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. For the past several weeks, drivers near Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville have been noticing odd things about some of the roadkill on the sides of the area's highways. Some of the dead possums and raccoons have been dressed in pet or human baby clothes and have had their claws painted with nail polish. The carcass of a deer has been adorned with gold paint.

The culprit is SIU-Edwardsville graduate art student Jessica May, 24, of West Lafayette, Ind. In an interview with the Belleville News-Democrat, May said she is not an animal rights activist; she is just interested in seeing if people would give more thought to the animals if they were somehow given human attributes. [read full article]
Now, that's my kind of performance art prank. I've never done anything this radical, but I've come close (putting hats on inanimate objects, rearranging sign lettering, that sort of thing...I won't admit to any specific acts. That would spoil the fun. :) )