It’s hard to believe all the giant pink snails still scattered across Miami Beach will disappear by the end of the day, but that is what’s supposed to happen. The mollusks may be happy to move on from the Magic City, having suffered a bit of abuse during their 46-day stay, which was meant to spark “a community-wide conversation about the importance of recycling and its environmental impact.” Not sure if that happened. Anecdotally, most of my snail-centric conversations have centered on whether climbing aboard the snails’ necks for a photo-op was an arrestable offense (but I run in an off-green circle). In any event, today is apparently your last day to marvel at the snails before they hurry off (uncharacteristically), although I have heard rumor of at least one businessman inquiring into purchasing a snail to sit in his storefront window. Miami being Miami, it will probably end up the mascot of a tanning salon.
Jordan Melnick | January 3rd, 2011 | No Comments