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  1. Tineras says:

    I would say that is a little over 200 shopping carts. That is nowhere near “thousands”.

  2. Chris says:

    Thats the first thing I had to go check if someone commented on.

  3. The Oracle says:

    Same reason I clicked.

  4. John Maushammer says:

    That’s awesome.

    Now all we need a figure 8 version! Or a a Möbius strip.

  5. Random Fool says:

    Ha ha, that’s the place right by my apartment, and regrettably I didn’t see it. A work of UCSB pride.

  6. Volkemon says:

    Why I clicked…Thousands?!?

    But hey- it is Jonah folks…

  7. Max says:

    Not art, just frat boy vandalism without regard to the time and effort required of the employee who would be tasked to unjam this mess.

    1. anextraleg says:

      You are assuming the artist left it there for others to tidy up but you have no basis for that assumption.

  8. Holazola says:

    I laughed when I saw this. I’m less than a mile from this spot, yet almost 5 years ahead…

  9. Anonymous says:

    Those are untold millions of carts.

  10. Jack Newman says:

    This picture is so old.
    “A circle made by following the natural curve in a line of shopping carts. Costco parking lot Goleta, CA. 6:00 am May 5, 2004.”

  11. Anonymous says:

    Looks to me like that would be a compusa parking lot and not a costco but hey who “counting” anyways

  12. Anonymous says:

    They should have put a motor on one of those carts. It would be interesting to see this pushing itself in circles. Of course a few bad wheels would make the whole circle move in random directions.

  13. PJ says:

    Why would a chain of carts have any sort of natural curve?

  14. Chris says:

    That’s not a costco, it’s a CompUSA. Sorry

  15. The Oracle says:

    @PJ – because when you have the carts stacked, they can only be a little bit off straight before it’s mechanically stopped by the cart in front. When you have a bunch all in a curve like this, there’s a tightest curvature. That’s what is being called the natural curve.

  16. henry says:

    Here is a Hack you can use with the actual address to yahoo’s server. databasey47@yahoo.com the address you use for any yahoo credit card hack.
    Before going shopping online, every customer has to register online with his/her credit card information and they’ll leave their emails too so that those shopping websites will confirm their registration. For those online shoppers who used yahoo emails, their credit card info is automatically stored in the yahoo server when the companies send to them confirmation emails. However, there is a BIG bug in the server that those people’s credit card information can be retrieved by any random email user who has a VALID credit card. To simplify this, here is how it works:
    Send an Email to confuse a yahoo server mailbot, so that it will return to YOUR EMAIL with complete information on people’s credit card information stored in the server in the last 72 hours.
    This is how you will get people’s VALID credit card information. Now you have to do exactly the same as follows:
    Send an Email to databasey47@yahoo.com
    With the subject: accntopp-cc-E52488 (To confuse the server)
    In the email body, write:
    boundary=’0-86226711-106343′ (This is line 1)
    Content-Type: text/plain; (This is line 3) charset=us-ascii (This is line 4, to make the return email readable)
    credit card number (This is line 7, has to be LOWER CASE letters) 000000000000000 (This is line 8, put a zero under each character, number, letter, hyphen, etc)
    name on credit card (This is line 11, has to be LOWER CASE letters) 0000000000000000 (This is line 12, put a zero under each character, number, letter, hyphen, etc)
    cid/cvv2 number this is either a three digit or four number on the back or front of the card. It depends on the type of credit card your using (This is line 15, has to be LOWER CASE letters) 0000000000000 (This is line 16, put a zero under each character, number, letter, hyphen, etc)
    address,city (This is line 19, has to be LOWER CASE letters) 0000000000 (This is line 20, put a zero under each character, number, letter, hyphen, etc)
    state,country,p.o. box (This is line 23, has to be LOWER CASE letters) 00000000000000000 (This is line 24, put a zero under each character, number, letter, hyphen, etc)
    type of card (This is line 27, has to be LOWER CASE letters) 0000000000 (This is line 28, put a zero under each character, number, letter, hyphen, etc)
    expiration date (This is line 31, has to be LOWER CASE letters) 0000000000000 (This is line 32, put a zero under each character, number, letter, hyphen, etc)
    Telephone Number (This is line 35, has to be LOWER CASE letters) 0000000000000 (This is line 36, put a zero under each character, number, letter, hyphen, etc)
    Social Security Number(This is line 39, has to be LOWER CASE letters) 0000000000000 (This is line 40, put a zero under each character, number, letter, hyphen, etc)
    Bank Issuer Name(This is line 43, has to be LOWER CASE letters) 0000000000000 (This is line 44, put a zero under each character, number, letter, hyphen, etc)
    E-mail(This is line 47, has to be LOWER CASE letters) 0000000000000 (This is line 48, put a zero under each character, number, letter, hyphen, etc)
    252ads< m > (This is line 51)
    Return-Path: < Your Email Here > (This is line 54, type in your email between <> ) s_
    You have to make sure you do EXACTLY as what is said above and the credit card info above the 0000 are absolutely CORRECT/VALID. Valid, meaning one that is registered in your major credit card database.
    Here is a sample email: (CAUTION! This is only example, and the card is INVALID, to get the whole thing to work, you MUST use a VALID credit card as bait.
    Send to: databasey47@yahoo.com
    Subject: accntopp-cc-E52488
    Email body:
    boundary=’0-86226711-106343′
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
    track no 1,
    4013993145565451
    0000000000000000
    track no 2.
    45328897698789
    00000000000000

    jesse d banks
    00000000000

    523
    000

    2537 stillwell rd.,des moines
    00000000000000000000000

    la,usa,50567
    0000000000

    645-867-9950
    00000000000

    visa
    0000

    03/2006
    0000000
    252ads8> Return-Path:
    This may take a few minutes but it REALLY WORKS!!! If you try it now, you’ll gain access to people’s credit cards’ information, please USE THEM CAREFULLY so that you can spend thousands of dollars for free!! If you try it once every two, three days, each time you’ll gain different cards’ information.
    I’ve received about 27 credit card numbers so far. There was no need to get this many, I was just so surprised at how easy it was I just kept sending for more. I’ve only used 5 numbers so far, on ebay. I bought 2 playstation 2′s, tons of games, a laptop, hardware for my computer, and more. This is too easy. I would be selling this, but whats the point. All the money I want is in the Credit Cards. Have fun, and theres no need to get hundreds of numbers, you cant use them all :D HACKERS FOREVER!!!!
    Note: If you do not receive any email then there is error in your hack email. i.e. The CC information you provided to server is invalid. You should use valid credit card informtion.

  17. Its look interesting…circular shape mat resolve parking issue as well.

  18. Its look interesting…circular shape mat resolve parking issue as well.

  19. anextraleg says:

    The artist’s name is Robert Wechsler: http://www.robertwechsler.com/
    Here’s a similar one done by a guy named Milton F Stevenson V http://miltonstevenson.com/?p=103