I'm off to practice a little of my own graffiti. I work mainly in black and blue. If it hurts, it worked. If they complain, I "graffiti" them some more.
Your right to swing your fist ends at my nose. Your right to spray paint ends at the edge of your property.
Property is not a person.posted by jbushnell at 12:12 PM on July 20, 2001
walking up and punching someone in the mouth is a thrill and gives a feeling of power lke nothing else, too. That doesn't make it legitimate
I think it's been amply suggested already in this thread that graffiti is legitimate in some circles because of its illegitimacy in other circles.
Yes, it's illegal-- and I don't see anyone suggesting that it should be otherwise. But this adds to its legitimacy for people who appreciate 'outlaw culture.'
To attempt to define something as socially 'legitimate' in any sort of all-encompassing absolute sense is futile, and will only generate noise.posted by jbushnell at 12:16 PM on July 20, 2001
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