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(Some Guy)   Employee: We've cleaned up the graffiti. Employer: What graffiti?   (swns.com ) divider line
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2010-11-05 03:00:35 PM  
Still not as bad as the French youth group that won the 1992 Ig Nobel Award in archaeology for erasing ancient cave paintings they mistook for graffiti.
 
2010-11-05 05:26:50 PM  
Also power washing away chalk on a sidewalk? You know, if you just leave it alone it'll be gone in a few days, especially if it happens to rain.
 
2010-11-05 05:39:20 PM  
To be fair, none of it even sorta resembled art.

/why voting?
 
2010-11-05 05:40:03 PM  
CHALK UP ONE IN THE LOSSES COLUMN!!!

i210.photobucket.com


♫ waaaaaa waaaaaa waaaaaa waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ♫
 
2010-11-05 05:40:39 PM  
Sorry about that
 
2010-11-05 05:40:50 PM  
Another example of city councils not talking to different branches of itself. Very easily avoidable. In Melbourne, there is a district given over to street performers and sidewalk artists. There's also a giant casino. Win!
 
2010-11-05 05:40:54 PM  
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: CHALK UP ONE IN THE LOSSES COLUMN!!!

as always, beautifully played.
 
2010-11-05 05:46:41 PM  
He added: "We work hard to remove graffiti throughout Milton Keynes on both our land and with an ongoing agreement with Homes and Communities Agency, which owns the land in question.

"Neither ourselves or HCA were informed of the event so our team cleaned the area in good faith."


Just doing their job. But one of you idiots was slacking on the phone calls to people.
 
2010-11-05 05:47:12 PM  
swns.com
What art may not look like. I don't blame them one bit.
 
2010-11-05 05:48:17 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: CHALK UP ONE IN THE LOSSES COLUMN!!!

as always, beautifully played.


Kinda like this? (new window)
 
2010-11-05 05:48:28 PM  
What's with the crack head in the comments section?
 
2010-11-05 05:48:38 PM  
they should not have mistaken it for graffiti, graffiti looks much better than that mess.
 
2010-11-05 05:49:35 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Also power washing away chalk on a sidewalk? You know, if you just leave it alone it'll be gone in a few days, especially if it happens to rain.


No shiat. A friend of mine has kids that draw all over her porch and driveway. Just an overnight drizzle and it's all gone.
 
2010-11-05 05:49:43 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Also power washing away chalk on a sidewalk? You know, if you just leave it alone it'll be gone in a few days, especially if it happens to rain.



Droorings on a sidewalk fadin' away in th' rain? 'oo ever 'eard of such a 'orrible story?

Chim chiminy chim chiminy chim chim cheroo.....

/obscure?
 
2010-11-05 05:50:01 PM  
They should fine the kids for the cost of the cleanup
 
2010-11-05 05:50:42 PM  

thamike: What's with the crack head in the comments section?


Anonymous, low attendance commenting surprises you when it seeks youtube derp?
 
2010-11-05 05:52:53 PM  

rickythepenguin: WhyteRaven74: Also power washing away chalk on a sidewalk? You know, if you just leave it alone it'll be gone in a few days, especially if it happens to rain.


Droorings on a sidewalk fadin' away in th' rain? 'oo ever 'eard of such a 'orrible story?

Chim chiminy chim chiminy chim chim cheroo.....

/obscure?


Oh, yes. Mary Poppins is very obscure.
 
2010-11-05 05:52:55 PM  

thamike: What's with the crack head in the comments section?


You are referring to the "Eff Ay Gee Mellon," guy right?

Where the hell did this take place? I didn't see any actual geographical information.
 
2010-11-05 05:53:17 PM  

fanbladesaresharp: No shiat. A friend of mine has kids that draw all over her porch and driveway. Just an overnight drizzle and it's all gone.



kids in my neigbrohood wrote / drew this bizarre scene by the mailbox that was like, flowers, hopscotch, little green people, and assorted shapes and shiat, and wrote "ho ho ho we are nice lepper kons" or some shiat recently. now it says "thanks you for brenging the mails".
 
2010-11-05 05:54:44 PM  

thamike: What's with the crack head in the comments section?


I was wondering that too. I blame fark.
 
2010-11-05 05:56:00 PM  
Deserves a "WIN" tag.
 
2010-11-05 05:56:39 PM  
The only cool thing about skateboarders is when they post videos of themselves knocking teeth out, cracking their skull or, best, their nuts.

I were in Milton Keynes, and some of those dumbasses threathened me, so I threathened them back and nothing came of it. It helps to be 6"5 and speak with an accent like the villian in Die Hard.
 
2010-11-05 05:57:47 PM  
It's a sidewalk.
 
2010-11-05 05:59:59 PM  

spawn73: The only cool thing about skateboarders is when they post videos of themselves knocking teeth out, cracking their skull or, best, their nuts.

I were in Milton Keynes, and some of those dumbasses threathened me, so I threathened them back and nothing came of it. It helps to be 6"5 and speak with an accent like the villian in Die Hard.


You wuz? Kool man
 
2010-11-05 06:00:39 PM  
Speaking of which, don't let this guy near your signed Peter Frampton guitar
i378.photobucket.com
 
2010-11-05 06:01:13 PM  

Mirrorz: thamike: What's with the crack head in the comments section?

You are referring to the "Eff Ay Gee Mellon," guy right?

Where the hell did this take place? I didn't see any actual geographical information.


England.
 
2010-11-05 06:02:17 PM  
Artist Lauren Clemmet worked with the young people to develop their designs and ensure that all pieces produced were non-offensive...

Ah yes...non-offensiveness. Art's first requirement. You want an example of art that's non-offensive? The Family Circus. It offends by being so crushingly inoffensive.

/Plain white bread for me, thankyouverymuch.
 
2010-11-05 06:02:38 PM  
Must have been some pretty sh*tty art
 
2010-11-05 06:03:47 PM  
Spawn 73 - you sound like Alan Rickman? He wasn't very intimidating in Love Actually
 
2010-11-05 06:04:19 PM  
news.bbc.co.uk
 
2010-11-05 06:05:23 PM  
It IS graffiti, just "politically correct" graffiti. Good on them for cleaning it up.
 
2010-11-05 06:06:36 PM  
It's not art unless less people are willing to spend time, effort and money to preserve it for future generations in the years after your death. Until then it's just a decoration.
 
2010-11-05 06:07:12 PM  
Another meh from me. It was done in chalk so it's not like it would last very long anyway. Sucks that they spent all the time doing it and it got erased before they could show it off the next day. However I can't really blame the cleaning people, it's their job to clean up what appears to be graffiti. Some graffiti I would call art and leave alone personally if done to my walls and leave it alone, while others are just garbage. I have noticed that if someone does something nice on a wall it's usually left alone by the taggers. The only real issue is that it would have been nice for someone to inform the cleaning people to leave that section alone until it was already fading.
 
2010-11-05 06:07:53 PM  

Penman: It IS graffiti, just "politically correct" graffiti. Good on them for cleaning it up.


1/10

You're not even trying.
 
2010-11-05 06:12:57 PM  
The real story here is that city workers were caught doing their jobs.
 
2010-11-05 06:14:18 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: Artist Lauren Clemmet worked with the young people to develop their designs and ensure that all pieces produced were non-offensive...

Ah yes...non-offensiveness. Art's first requirement. You want an example of art that's non-offensive? The Family Circus. It offends by being so crushingly inoffensive.

/Plain white bread for me, thankyouverymuch.


Crusts removed.

/serously, the dialouge in Go nailed it
 
2010-11-05 06:14:35 PM  
thepqnation.com
 
2010-11-05 06:14:52 PM  
As an artist, my heart goes out to them. But then again, when you're working with sidewalk chalk...you only get a couple of days before it starts to mush up and look like a unicorn vomited on the sidewalk.
 
2010-11-05 06:15:13 PM  

corronchilejano: Penman: It IS graffiti, just "politically correct" graffiti. Good on them for cleaning it up.

1/10

You're not even trying.


Chalk drawing is how graffiti people start.
 
2010-11-05 06:17:28 PM  
The first time i ever heard of Alice in Chains was when their name and a date was written in chalk on sidewalks all over the campus at WSU. Thought that was a silly way to advertise, ignored it, and saw them on MTV a few months later.

/not so csb.
 
2010-11-05 06:18:13 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: It's not art unless less people are willing to spend time, effort and money to preserve it for future generations in the years after your death. Until then it's just a decoration.


Exactly. And if you do non-art related work to support yourself, you're not an artist, no matter how many people you tell.
 
2010-11-05 06:22:13 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: You want an example of art that's non-offensive? The Family Circus.


www.thamike.com
 
2010-11-05 06:23:01 PM  

Panty Sniffer: What art may not look like. I don't blame them one bit.


Seriously.

1. Have kid draw crappy chalk "art" on the sidewalk
2. ???
3. Profit
 
2010-11-05 06:23:09 PM  
Not like it's a huge deal - a light rain sprinkle that night would've done the same thing anyway.
 
2010-11-05 06:27:47 PM  
But the following morning proud youngsters returned to take photographs of their artwork and found a council anti-graffiti worker washing away their efforts.

"Hey guys, lets come back tomorrow to take pictures!"
"Why don't we take the pictures now?"
"It's dark out."
"My camera has a flash on it"
"NO! WE MUST LEAVE AND COME BACK BEFORE TAKING PICTURES."
"It's only chalk. What if it rains or someone ruins it?"
etc

This was funny in my head, but stupid now. Already typed it so clicking add comment. Deal with it.
 
2010-11-05 06:30:32 PM  

Penman: corronchilejano: Penman: It IS graffiti, just "politically correct" graffiti. Good on them for cleaning it up.

1/10

You're not even trying.

Chalk drawing is how graffiti people start.


It's a gateway drug!
 
2010-11-05 06:32:49 PM  

someguy945: But the following morning proud youngsters returned to take photographs of their artwork and found a council anti-graffiti worker washing away their efforts.

"Hey guys, lets come back tomorrow to take pictures!"
"Why don't we take the pictures now?"
"It's dark out."
"My camera has a flash on it"
"NO! WE MUST LEAVE AND COME BACK BEFORE TAKING PICTURES."
"It's only chalk. What if it rains or someone ruins it?"
etc

This was funny in my head, but stupid now. Already typed it so clicking add comment. Deal with it.


Don't worry, I was a minute away from doing the same thing.

/Or Worry
//I'm no shining example of sobri... er, sense
 
2010-11-05 06:33:03 PM  
more crap passed off as art. Modern "art" sucks.
 
2010-11-05 06:33:13 PM  
The John Lennon Wall: not art?
img221.imageshack.us
 
2010-11-05 06:35:14 PM  
What, is it Heartless Bastards Day on Fark? This was for charity or community outreach or something. Art doesn't have to be good to have value, and anyone that's had to post a surrealistic scribble on a refrigerator knows that kids like to take pride in their artistic efforts.

Washing it away the next day is like saying "well, shiat, you didn't contribute anything worthwhile anyway, don't know why you even tried."

That's farked up.
 
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