Friday, April 26, 2013

quite write





Andrew’s recent post about graffiti reminded me of a time when graffiti, though vandalism, was at least witty.

Just one of the great chestnuts:

--What would you do if Jesus came to Hawthorn?
--Move Peter Hudson to centre-half forward.

No credit to me for the following, but they prove that people can have witty exchanges without destroying property – if they have the right workmates, that is.

















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  1. I think you'd like this site - http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/

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    1. Don't like it - I love it! Another hour a day I can spend procrastinating without thinking about how I'm procrastinating. Thank you Kath.

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  2. I wonder how much of my political views were framed by the graffiti 'Pig Iron Bob', seen from the train. 'Who is he', I asked. 'He sold iron to the Japs during the second world war and they made bullets from it to shoot back us'.

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    1. I heard about Pig Iron Bob, but don't remember a graffito about it - maybe we were on a different line. Just as well we've agreed to participate in joint military exercises with China...

      I do remember "Free Zarb" [an early conscientious objector who went to jail rather than Vietnam].It was still on a pylon for years after the war ended.

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    2. I don't recall Zarb. I recall an Albert.

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    3. Had to search for it. The name Zarb, ironically enough, produces a lot of images of weapons, amongst other things. His name appears on banners in several shots of moratorium marches.

      Albert Langer was a left winger of the "don't vote it only encourages them" school. He was jailed for starting a campaign which suggested we mark our preferences on ballot papers so everyone we didn't like would be "equal last".
      I'd forgotten all about him, so an interesting re-discovery - one of the advantages of the ageing process :)

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  3. The last one made me laugh out loud FC, off to look at Kath's link!

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    1. The last one had me giggling for hours. Definitely one out of left field.

      Kath's link will have you laughing.

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  4. $400 for a rusty sheep..? Bet someone bought it though baaaaaa! Haha!

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  5. Some graffiti is quite clever.

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  6. Thanks for the laughs FC, now I'm joining the conga line over to Kath's link
    X X

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  7. Re: your what shop would have me drooling, well the camera market I go to three times a year has stalls laden with goodies that can get me a little excited :) and maybe the garden centre...definitely NOT a golf shop..how about you, what turns you on!

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  8. Hahahaha! One of my life's great regrets was not photographing a series of 'DIP' road signs that had been tampered with up on the total crap Daintree coast road many years ago ... they'd all been turned into 'Dip ...' words like 'SerenDIPity'; 'DIPsomaniac' and 'DIP in the heart of Texas'. Sadly, these are the only ones I recall from the series.

    Another fave was an official looking printed sign high on a Far Nth Queensland tree - 'Jesus is coming soon'. Someone had added a neatly handlettered sign underneath saying 'Everyone look busy'!

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