Last night, a prankster decided to make a few tweaks to the iconic Hollywood sign to read "Hollyweed." The alteration was done by covering the two 'O's with drapery, reports NY Daily News.
Los Angeles natives discovered the playful message this morning, as they emerged from their post-New Years Eve party hangovers. "The 1st sun of 2017 rises over #Hollyweed," reporter Amanda Busick writes after spotting the sign.
The prank was most likely to christen the first year that recreational marijuana use will be legal in California, due to last year's passing of Proposition 64. However, it's not the first time the sign has read "Hollyweed." 41 years ago on Jan. 1, 1976, art student Danny Finegood altered the sign in the same manner in response to more relaxed marijuana laws.
As of noon on New Year's day, the sign was still up. L.A. Police Officer Christopher Garcia explains that there was difficulty in sending a crew to fix the sign, due to the fact it's a holiday. "We are backed up," he explained to KTLA.
However, Twitter users seemed enthralled by the prank — taking it as a omen that 2017 would be a good year. View the best reactions below.