How to Collect Hitchhiker Graffiti - A Video Primer
On August 30, 2015, after over two decades of pursuing, collecting, ruminating over, and writing about it, I finally got around to videoing the basic process by which I drive around the North American superhighways and attempt to find hitchhiker messages.
This video was taken on Interstate 25 on the eastern high plains of New Mexico as I approached the small town of Springer at the intersection of the terminus of both US-56 and US-412.
For the viewer, please accept my sincerest apologies for the bug spatter on the windshield; it can be annoying. For the bug spattered on my windshield, please accept my sincerest apologies for the way in which I gave you this ride. For you, it was devastating. With respect to the latter, per my thesis noted in the introduction to the Highwaymen and Poets of the Road essays of this website, the road is, and has always been, a dangerous place. Your mileage may vary...