I drove the 8 hilly miles back to Cruz Bay yesterday with the 1990 MC Hammer song “U Can’t Touch This” stuck in my head. And I’m quite sure I’m not the only one afflicted. A generous somebody took the liberty, and the time, to stick individual sticky letters to spell “HAMMERTIME” under the word “STOP” on the only stop sign in Coral Bay.
Island folks are a funny bunch, especially those on The Far Side of St. John. Hippies of the widest variety chug about in rickety cars, sometimes lacking doors, always lacking a polish, congregating under some tree, or at some bar, or around someone’s engine. They’re particularly fond of the government issued “DIP” signs, creating a colorful array of signage. Before the word “DIP” you’ll find everything from “SKINNY” to “CLAM”. Recently words have been popping up below as well, a nice selection, from “STICK” to “PITY DOODA”.