Alonjar: Are all you people stupid, or just blind?It doesnt say GG. It says 99. As in, the 99%.farking idiots. Must be part of that group, you know, The Anarchists./So much derp I cant control myself
Graffito: It would help if there were a percent sign, otherwise it looks like 'gg' to me.
dittybopper: Mikey1969: dittybopper: Mikey1969: THIS. THIS is what the decline of the printed newspaper is bringing us, shiat written at a second grade level, welcome to the future.Bullshiat. It's *ALWAYS* been like that, it's the nature of print journalism. It's just that now, we can easily and individually check out their sources and show them to be full of it.Nah, when I was a kid, print journalism was held up as an example of quality over quantity, when compared to broadcast journalism. Print journalism used to actually have grammar and fact checking, they didn't slough off the facts and let Spellcheck handle everything else. The shiat has been seriously and noticeably going downhill just in the last 10 years. It was far from perfect before, but it wasn't the total joke it is now.No, It only *SEEMED* like they had fact-checking. Yellow journalism is as old as journalism itself, and even the so-called gold standards, when held up to a microscope, prove to be iron pyrite. Journalists back before the Internet age were just as biased, just as sloppy, it's just that they were largely the only gatekeepers of information, and thus it was almost impossible to fact-check them in any meaningful way. It would take too long and too much effort to dig up the necessary information quickly, and really the only organizations with the resources to do something like that were the news organizations themselves, and they understandably wouldn't be too keen on making themselves look less trustworthy.
dittybopper: Ever had first hand knowledge of a news story, or even a subject which you have in-depth knowledge of, and subsequently read an article about it or watched a news story, and you notice they got some fundamental fact wrong? But then you believe what they report about something you don't directly know about? Ever wonder about that phenomenon?
BojanglesPaladin: Graffito: It would help if there were a percent sign, otherwise it looks like 'gg' to me.Sure, but if they had to spell it out for you, it wouldn't be hipster insider code, now would it?You have to use 'insider' symbols and imagery, otherwise it's not clever! duh.It's clear in the Context. The OWS movement made use of the V for Vendetta Guy Fawkes mask as well and that mask is pretty much synonomous with anarchism long before V for Vendetta or Anonymous hackers. (which is why they use it). "We are the 99" left and right. The whole "99" has become shorthand for the movement.
ringersol: So... plenty of pictures of some graffiti but ... no pictures of the ominous pipe and bricks?That sure seems... odd.I mean, the ominous pipe and bricks are the only things that make this anything other than a street artist doing their thing.You'd think they'd have been documented.
xanadian: What the fark does the "GG" stand for, anyway?
sp86: I'm sure they'll point to these scrawls when the Black Bloc kiddies show up to crash the party, trying to equate Black Bloc with Anonymous. Not that there's not some overlap.
TheBigJerk: I mean it's no Lost Da Vinci, but it has clean lines and doesn't look to have been stenciled.
BojanglesPaladin: TheBigJerk: I mean it's no Lost Da Vinci, but it has clean lines and doesn't look to have been stenciled.That doesn't look stenciled to you? The mask certainly does to me, as well as the 99 (the stencil breaks are why so many people thing they are "g"s), though the hat, hat and cloak seem to be done by hand.I see better work everyday driving around Houston. Saw some amazing stuff in Dublin.
SubBass49: You guys speculating about who did this are HILARIOUS BTW...first result under teh google search for Dekko and stencil* is a stencil artist by the name of Dekko from Tampa Bay. DUURRRRRRRR...Of course he's scrubbed all of the resulting pages of his content by now...Mighty fine police work there Lou from Tampa Bay!
Marcintosh: To the right was piled up these big bricks, like street bricks. I mean, they were heavy and there was maybe about 12 of them. So, he [officer] said 'Was this here before?' I said, 'No, no, this has got to be that group called the Anarchists Carpenters and Masons,'" said Papia.
GardenWeasel: SubBass49: You guys speculating about who did this are HILARIOUS BTW...first result under teh google search for Dekko and stencil* is a stencil artist by the name of Dekko from Tampa Bay. DUURRRRRRRR...Of course he's scrubbed all of the resulting pages of his content by now...Mighty fine police work there Lou from Tampa Bay!Who the artist is is not the issue. Who paid them to do it is.
ArcadianRefugee: xanadian: What the fark does the "GG" stand for, anyway?[1.bp.blogspot.com image 376x300]
LabGrrl: Don't worry, Issac will clean it up for you./Hope it doesn't.//Appreciates the irony in a hurricane being pointed at same people who claim a hurricane will get their enemies.
The A.I.S.B.: People wear Guy Fawkes mask because of V for Vendetta. The main character of V for Vendetta wore the mask only to scare the hell out of those in power, and because of the similarities between their plans (blow up parliament), not because he actually liked Guy Fawkes. At least, that's what I got out of the movie, I unfortunately haven't read the comic it was based upon.Agree or disagree with the philosophies and political views, but know them first.
RanDomino: IMO the reason for the mask was to be the original trollface, not because V agreed with Fawkes but because of the "omg why would you ever do that" effect. Just to fark with everyone; to add to the image of invincibility by not only carrying out these incredibly audacious acts but to give the impression he was doing it almost lazily.
dittybopper: cretinbob: 'No, no, this has got to be that group called the Anarchists,'" said Papia.You know who else wants to get rid of government? [i584.photobucket.com image 640x512]President of Congress(list)
Maechyll: Guy Fawkes' intentions were not particularly appealing to those of us who would prefer not to live in a Catholic theocracy.
Maechyll: Guy Fawkes' intentions were not particularly appealing to those of us who would prefer not to live in a Catholic theocracy. But the meaning of a symbol can change over time.Exhibit A: the swastika.
Cybernetic: xanadian: What the fark does the "GG" stand for, anyway?[2.bp.blogspot.com image 318x320]This guy?
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