Post and photo by the Hawthorne Hawkman.
For well over two years, I have battled my nemesis, the Dumpinator 3000, a heartless, faceless villain intent on littering unwanted phone books (and at times, the New York Times) throughout NoMi. My recovery from Dumpinator-related injuries wasn't always easy, but gradually the Dumpinator lost its power. In a small, yet significant victory for the Hawthorne Hawkman, the Dumpinator and its minions have largely ceased dropping phone books off at vacant properties.
Instead, the Dumpinator dumped eleven phone books at the corner of 22nd Avenue North and 4th Street North. The Hawkmobile had an extra heavy-duty garbage bag left over from cleaning up garbage on 4th St. The waterlogged books weighed down the bag almost to the breaking point, but left the Hawkman undaunted. And so the increasingly feeble efforts of the Dumpinator 3000 were vanquished yet again.
(And yes, a call to the Yellowbook offices on Monday is in order.)