Dear PoP – What the Helen of Troy is This?

“Dear PoP,

There was an interesting quote projected on a residential building on Columbia Road NW between Belmont and Kalorama last night. Photos attached. Looks like it reads:

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, represents, in the final analysis, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, who are cold and are not clothed.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

A great message no doubt, but would be interesting if anyone knows more about it. Think the guy at the bottom of the frame in the first photo is the one behind it but didn’t get a chance to ask him about it.”

DCist reports:

“Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters was here in D.C. projecting a quote by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on buildings around town Friday and Saturday night. Let me say that again, because it bears repeating: Roger Waters, the guy who wrote “Wish You Were Here,” is using a laser light projector to display a line from President Ike’s Cross of Iron speech.”

In the story they don’t say how they were able to confirm it was Roger Waters but in the comments they mention a press release they saw.

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  • The same quote was on the building next the vacant lot at 22nd and M (where Asia Nora used to be).

  • This press release was published all over music magazines last week.

    Frankly I do not see any value in a Brit publicizing this kind of thing in America- it’s inappropriate.

  • This is also posted on a piece of plywood that covers up the former Long & Foster space in Woodley Park at the corner of Calvert St. and Conn. Ave.

  • and one down on 10th and H NW on the perma-blight building there.

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