Eye on the West: Addictive non-drama in Jackson Hole

Eye on the West: Addictive non-drama in Jackson Hole
Maven-bait. (Image: Screen grab of Jackson Hole town square traffic cam video, YouTube)

We are nothing here at LU if not culture mavens.  Wherever there’s a cultural effusion busting out all over, that’s where you’ll find us.

Which is probably why you’ve never seen us in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  It’s easy enough to keep up with Jackson Hole, and watch for any culture to erupt, by following the sometimes-viral traffic cam at the Jackson Hole town square, which runs 24/7 on YouTube.

So far, it’s been pretty culture-free.  Not that that’s a bad thing.  The Jackson Hole town square traffic cam has a slew of faithful regulars, however.  I’ve never seen fewer than 50 people watching, and it’s usually more.  They have a whole microculture going in their live chat session, with little rules and rituals.

One of the best-known rituals is the chat-riot for a red pickup truck.  Watch long enough, and a red pickup truck goes through the intersection.  The chat goes wild.

The odd-looking arch at the corner of the town square park (center of the camera’s view) is made entirely of antlers.  So if you ever need that answer for a Jeopardy! question, you’re welcome.

Forthwith, your latest time-waster.

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer is a retired Naval Intelligence officer who lives in Southern California, blogging as The Optimistic Conservative for domestic tranquility and world peace. Her articles have appeared at Hot Air, Commentary’s Contentions, Patheos, The Daily Caller, The Jewish Press, and The Weekly Standard.


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