So what were the Tea Party Traps baited with? Dick Armey’s “Give Us Liberty” manifesto, an aerosol can of gun cleaner, an assortment of anti-Obama and tax buttons, a few Don’t Tread on Me stickers, and, of course, a pocket-sized Constitution. (Which, somewhat poetically, was the object inside the trap that was the most troublesome to keep from collapsing.)

Greenspan and Fine -- who have a history of creating whimsical outdoor projects like the tourist sidewalk lane -- describe Urban Traps as “a project where we lay traps for certain subcultures.” Both work in advertising and weren’t shy about emphasizing the sociological aspects of the traps -- Greenspan admitted that the first question he gets from people about them is what the traps are advertising.

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