Come Meet My Highway

As a guy whose last charitable act was letting someone merge into my lane, I shouldn't go criticizing other people's good works. But the adopt-a-highway program may be the lamest charity I've ever heard of. What goes through these people's minds? "Yeah, homelessness is a bummer, but, my God, have you seen what's become of that westbound stretch of I-80?" Or "Honey, should we adopt a Somali orphan or a small section of road?"

I called Bette Midler, who has adopted roads in New York and Los Angeles and signed up Robin Williams and HBO and is close to inking Larry...

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