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Fuck SCRaps, RON N CANDY, BIG Baby Jesus, Rivise Your ideas, WE'RE ALWAYS WILLING TO GIVE SOMEBODY A CHANCE BUT, FUCK THE NEDS, SOCIALISM IN OUR LIFETIME, READ THE TESTOSTERONE FILES, I love my Mom, PASTRAMI DOT.COMMI, You too deserve HAPPINESS!, ZAPPA WAS OUR Beethoven, Aug 2, 1943, Paul is a weasal, LED ZEPPELIN RULES, FUCK YUO...
posted by serazin (24 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Reminds me of Toynbee tiles, except not quite as much fun.
posted by the dief at 10:46 AM on March 27, 2007


cMental images.
posted by hal9k at 10:47 AM on March 27, 2007


My favorite is one I saw outside of a Starbucks in Boston some weeks back: "Wait Rite Here".
posted by Dizzy at 10:48 AM on March 27, 2007


There's one in San Luis Obispo that always made me smile when I saw it.

"Pretend this is paradise"

And about five feet further up the sidewalk,

"And don't forget your dancing shoes"
posted by lekvar at 11:09 AM on March 27, 2007


The thing I have always like about grafitti is the way it gets altered and added to by others. If you look at BIG Baby Jesus, for instance, it is pretty clear that it originally was simply "Baby Jesus". Somebody else then came along and (in capital letters, pressing more firmly, using Serif letters) added the word "BIG".

I just like the idea of one person writing something and someone else coming along and adding to (or even changing the message) with a letter/word or two.
posted by spock at 11:13 AM on March 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


I DIS like the idea of one person writing something and someone else coming along and adding to (or even changing the message) with a letter/word or two.
posted by Shfishp at 11:38 AM on March 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


I know Yuo, he's ain't that bad.
posted by The Straightener at 11:39 AM on March 27, 2007


Spray-painted in red on a building very near here, there appears the word, "CHIMPEACH." Next to it in the same color is a "W" with a noose hanging from it.
posted by flarbuse at 12:06 PM on March 27, 2007


This gives me the idea that there should be a puzzle/arg where images that contain clues are scattered across flickr accounts. You could use goofy words like in these pictures, or other things, like a picture of something that is only tied into the puzzle by way of the comments or the group the photo is in.

It would be an interesting viral campaign for flickr.
posted by Pastabagel at 12:17 PM on March 27, 2007


I just like the idea of one person writing something and someone else coming along and adding to (or even changing the message) with a letter/word or two.

It's like an aerosol-powered wikipedia!
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 12:33 PM on March 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


I know it's juvenile, but this one always cracked me up:

http://flickr.com/photos/seangraham/314001061/

My partner and I pass by this sidewalk almost every Saturday on our walk to breakfast at Moogy's. Every week I laugh my ass off at the thought of Steve, who (in my imagination) lives in the home directly behind this sidewalk, leaving his home every day and pumping his fists in the air at the kids who mock him. I doubt whoever wrote this in the concrete had any idea of the laughs they created...

One day I will pass another piece of freshly-poured sidewalk and have the balls to put "Steve is Still Gay" into it.
posted by grahams at 12:54 PM on March 27, 2007


Seen on a bathroom wall in a bar sometime after 9/11:

Give Osama a punch in the face
a knife in the back
an iMac!
posted by poppo at 1:13 PM on March 27, 2007


oh if all of these are written on a sidewalk i missed the point a bit
posted by poppo at 1:14 PM on March 27, 2007


On a dilapidated shack near the train station in Beeston, Nottingham, visible to all who walk over the railway bridge, massive letters spell out 'Pussy Sells'. There are giant advertising bill boards just round the corner.
posted by algreer at 1:16 PM on March 27, 2007


Zappa Was Our Beethoven - :) Hey, I took that one! If you want to see it in person, it's on the east side of Masonic street between Grove and Hayes streets in San Francisco.

Don't miss Eat Human.

I have a whole collection of these types of things I've taken in San Francisco and other cities. I love them. It's why I keep my camera with me all the time.
posted by smallerdemon at 1:36 PM on March 27, 2007


This has to be one of the oldest (and best).
posted by 445supermag at 1:39 PM on March 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


"I Love You, Sweatheart"
posted by StopMakingSense at 2:22 PM on March 27, 2007


"Continental breakfast is not real breakfast."
posted by NationalKato at 2:34 PM on March 27, 2007


This brings me back to a favorite from the San Fran's Lower Haight, circa 1990. It read something like, "R.E.M.-free Zone: Violators will be prosecuted."

Also, the ones I've drawn... on Dean near 4th in Brooklyn, my now defunct band set our name in concrete... and my initial in script somewhere on or near Kirkham in the Inner Sunset in SF.
posted by hmaroon at 12:23 AM on March 28, 2007


hmaroon - Kirkham and Inner Sunset eh? Tell me the cross street and I'll go grab a shot for you and send you a reminder of the overcast skies of Inner Sunset. :) (I live at 9th and Judah.)
posted by smallerdemon at 7:12 AM on March 28, 2007


hmaroon - Kirkham and Inner Sunset eh? Tell me the cross street and I'll go grab a shot for you and send you a reminder of the overcast skies of Inner Sunset. :) (I live at 9th and Judah.)
posted by smallerdemon at 7:19 AM on March 28, 2007


445supe---
Thanks for the memory!
I used to drive by that place twice a day. The Google pic doesn't do it justice; at sunset, backlit just so, it truly is Oz-like, wondrous and strange.
posted by Dizzy at 10:00 AM on March 28, 2007


smallerdemon - That's so cool! I used to live on 10th between Kirkham and Lawton, and on the same block but on 8th. I wish I knew the cross-street for sure, but I don't want to send you on a wild goose chase. I want to say on Kirkham somewhere between 10th and 14th, but I'm not completely sure. It could even be on Lawton...

Anyway, in case you do see it, it's a cursive "H" written in the old German style, which is one stroke looping through the whole thing (not the more common two stroke cursive "H").
posted by hmaroon at 11:19 AM on March 28, 2007


hmaroon - I looked, but didn't see it (I looked on Kirkham btween 9th and 15th Avenues on both sides of the street). There was a lot of new concrete, though, so it may have been jack-hammered into the ether.
posted by smallerdemon at 11:57 AM on March 31, 2007


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