About Me, APatcher

How I got the name APatcher
A story about authorities and rebellion.

Gender: Male

Birthdate: 1-9-75

Marital Status: Single

Location: Hatboro-Horsham, PA (Metropolitan Philadelphia).

Occupations: Student at Temple University, Part-Time Freelance Writer, Webmaster

Interests: Skateboarding, Cars, Driving, Scenic Drives, Web Publishing, Internet Taxonomy, Friends of Bill W, Experimenting

Physical Description:

Height: 5'10''

Weight: 155 lbs.

Eyes: Green

Hair: Light Brown to Blonde (depends)

Other: Had my tongue pierced in 1995 but kept losing the jewelry.

Favorite Links:

Library of Congress - WEB

Alcoholics Anonymous Web Site

JackinWorld (I'm a part-time, professional freelance writer for

ODP is the best place to begin a search on the web. It links you to a variety of search engines at the bottom of the results. This way, if the Open Directory doesn't have the site you are looking for, you can easily link to a place that does. APatcher is an editor for this directory (editor: apatcher).

How I got the name "APatcher"

The Authorities and Rebellion

I was arrested for patching potholes four times on the streets in and around my college campus during the Spring Semester, 1996. The courts said that I am not allowed to patch potholes on city property because there are union labor contracts that employ people to such work. They also said it is criminal trespassing because it is simply not my property. It is illegal to alter public property in any way even if it is actually an improvement. The local papers got hold of this story and wrote a long front page article about my "fix-up revolution" and "pothole rebellion." I was called "a patcher on a mission" The first couple of arrests just ended in official warnings but eventually, I was sentenced to 45 hours of community service which involved picking up litter.

I knew all of this was illegal while I was doing it but I was out to make a statement and be heard. I figured I had to get the attention of the local media. The infrastructure of the college campus was in really bad shape and somebody had to do something.

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2008, December 21). About Me, APatcher, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 23 from

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