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Grimm things happening at DOT

Anyone who pays attention to pop culture knows that fairy tales are enjoying a resurgence in popularity.

At least two popular TV series – NBC’s “Grimm” and ABC’s “Once Upon A Time” – use classic tales as the basis for their stories. (“Grimm” is, of course, a reference to the Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, who published versions of fairy tales in 19th-century Germany that remain popular to this day.)

On the big screen, “Snow White and the Huntsman” is set for a June release, “Jack the Giant Killer” comes out next year, and “Red Riding Hood” enjoyed modest success in 2011.

Now the Transportation Department has gotten in on the act, with a public service announcement about the importance of calling 811 for information on underground pipes and cables before digging called “Avoid a Grimm Situation.”

The video takes place in the land called “Fairy Tale Acres,” where the burly working men of Seven Guys Landscaping unload shovels, picks and a powered auger as they prepare to dig.

To read an entry in DOT’s “Fast Lane” blog, click here.

Posted by Michael Hardy on May 02, 2012 at 12:18 PM


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