Let’s take this offline: Anonymous posting bills in southwest Portland

While Anonymous—a decentralized and leaderless organization whose members work in unison on the Web to act in protest—has been a prevalent presence online, it’s not often that you encounter them in the good ol’ IRL. Well, not without a Guy Fawkes mask at least. Until now.

Take the opportunity to wander around southwest Portland today and you might encounter paper Anonymous bills posted on telephone poles.

And more were spotted around town. This one by @lunarobverse.


The posters read:

Dear Friend,

We Are Anonymous

And We Bring You A Message

Your Government Has Deliberately Failed You

We Won’t

Because We Are You

We Are Many

And We’ve Had Enough


We Are Anonymous

We Do Not Forgive

We Do Not Forget

Expect Us

The QR code on the bottom takes folks to this video:


Now I’m curious… Are folks encountering these around town or elsewhere in the US? Please report in with photos and locations if you are. It would be interesting to see if this is an isolated incident or something widespread.


Reidpar shared this one from NE MLK and Wiedler.


  1. This is bigger than the United States. This is global.

  2. I’ve had one report from Dallas, TX; one from Spokane, WA; and Portland reddit has spotted a few.

  3. almost certain this is those anonOPs faggots, not the real anonymous.

  4. Well, they can try take this offline but they will fail misrably. We will just manifest and post more

  5. @ gh0st I meant that as a pun. Not as a suggestion.

  6. Free Wily: Before you start insulting people, maybe you should read what the movement is about, what it stands for, and what this group of people hopes to accomplish. Check out the website: http://www.whatis-theplan.org

    Seeing this truly excites me because people are finally getting involved and demanding change outside of the normal re-election year hype. Regardless of what its “those anonOPs faggots,” the “real anonymous”, or any other third party, whats most important here is the message they are trying to convey — Government transparency, protection of universal freedoms and rights, etc.

    There is a saying I see quite often: “Haters gonna hate” and whats most upsetting about what you wrote is that you seem to “hate” without knowledge or insight into what it is your talking about.

  7. Wow, this Old Spice campaign is really getting interesting! Where will it go from here?

  8. M. Edward (Ed) Borasky August 4, 2011 at 10:35 am

    This isn’t a great surprise. After all, if they say, “Expect us”, there aren’t any ways they can surprise us, are there? 😉

  9. M. Edward (Ed) Borasky August 5, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Your tax dollars at work, no doubt. 😉

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