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2012-11-10 07:21:14 PM  
If someone was going to paint a giant mural in front of my house I'd like to have some input on what it will look like. I'm kinda siding with the religious wackos on this one.
 
2012-11-10 07:53:52 PM  
media.cmgdigital.com

vs.

sasoc.files.wordpress.com

It's all a matter of scale.
 
2012-11-10 09:46:03 PM  
Fish are satanic?

files.abovetopsecret.com

Hmmm.
 
2012-11-10 11:20:41 PM  
The South still remains painfully, hopelessly stupid.
 
2012-11-11 12:32:46 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: The South still remains painfully, hopelessly stupid.


It's Atlanta. Sherman had the right idea.

/plus their traffic sucks!
 
2012-11-11 12:33:12 AM  
God will reward them for this brave act. Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.
 
2012-11-11 12:35:09 AM  

phrawgh: God will reward them for this brave act. Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.


Really hoping that you didn't type that with a straight face.

11/10, man. That's beautiful, beautiful trolling.
 
2012-11-11 12:37:25 AM  
This is worse than 9/11
 
2012-11-11 12:37:30 AM  
Do you like snakes?
 
2012-11-11 12:37:57 AM  
Fish are satanic. Scales are satanic. Got it and couldn't agree more. You know what tips the scales more than fish? Fat people. And you know what region of the country has the highest rates of obesity? The South. Therefore, Southerners are satanic.
 
2012-11-11 12:39:49 AM  

phrawgh: God will reward them for this brave act. Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.



If anyone deserves to be slapped silly, tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail, it's the evilangelical "Christians" who would just love to bring out a modern version of the Spanish inquisition. Their first priority whenever one of their own wins an election is to try and shut down the public library.
 
2012-11-11 12:40:34 AM  

Arthur Jumbles: If someone was going to paint a giant mural in front of my house I'd like to have some input on what it will look like. I'm kinda siding with the religious wackos on this one.


Well, whether or not the residents had input is one thing. Painting over a mural because you think it is "satanic" is something else entirely. I note that in this case the residents are NOT complaining because the thing was ugly or that it doesn't meet standards; they are upset because it was "satanic" and that's not a valid reason to just up and paint over something.
 
2012-11-11 12:41:45 AM  
It was a pretty ugly mural that seems to have been put up without full permission on property not owned by the city.

translation: pretentious art dbags decided to spread their "vision" in a place they had no right to be. Not every wall needs a mural.
 
2012-11-11 12:42:00 AM  
That was dumb. They should have painted over it because it was ugly.
 
2012-11-11 12:42:05 AM  
I hope someone is going to get in trouble for vandalising the public art work (I have no doubt they have all bragged about their exploits on FB.)
 
2012-11-11 12:42:19 AM  
Well, clearly, snakes are Satanic... so their hands are kinda tied on that one.
 
2012-11-11 12:43:40 AM  

markie_farkie: Fish are satanic?

[files.abovetopsecret.com image 508x212]

Hmmm.



there is a fish that swims up your penis. That's pretty Satanic. Godly fish would never do such a thing.
 
2012-11-11 12:44:16 AM  
The South - sheesh, they're dumber than dirt, no lie.
 
2012-11-11 12:44:54 AM  

Sudlow: It was a pretty ugly mural that seems to have been put up without full permission on property not owned by the city.

translation: pretentious art dbags decided to spread their "vision" in a place they had no right to be. Not every wall needs a mural.


And not every mural is worthy of a wall
 
2012-11-11 12:45:02 AM  
All they had to do was add some chicken, biscuits, and ribs and Atlanta denizens would have been all right with it.

And maybe Goldie from the Clermont...
 
2012-11-11 12:45:38 AM  

Langdon_777: I hope someone is going to get in trouble for vandalising the public art work


Sounds like GDOT ought to press charges against Living Walls, and the frog.
 
2012-11-11 12:45:42 AM  
Darn it, I wish I'd known long ago that fish are satanic. It might have gotten me out of having to eat a lot of terrible tuna casserole as a kid.
 
2012-11-11 12:45:51 AM  
If they think that snakes are satanic, they must really hate doctors.
 
2012-11-11 12:46:14 AM  
Gyrfalcon

"Well, whether or not the residents had input is one thing. Painting over a mural because you think it is "satanic" is something else entirely. I note that in this case the residents are NOT complaining because the thing was ugly or that it doesn't meet standards; they are upset because it was "satanic" and that's not a valid reason to just up and paint over something."

The use of "satanic" is from a guy that was part of the group that put up the mural. None of the residents are quotes using that word
 
2012-11-11 12:46:51 AM  
When I was working at the Bellagio, we had some casino porters who got upset about Satanic exhibits in the art gallery there.

They thought the Russian exhibit with the Faberge Eggs was the work of the Devil.
 
2012-11-11 12:48:13 AM  
So...if Snakes are satanic, what about Doctors who's emblem is a pole with two snakes wrapped around it? What about those Snake Worshiping Christians?

If it is a reference to the part in the Bible where the Serpent gets Eve to eat from the Tree of Knowledge, then they may be doing the wrong thing. From what I understand, when the Serpent tempted Eve, it wasn't snake-like. It didn't become snake like until God punished it for it's role in the temptation of Eve. Even the Bible mentions this part where God is cursing the Serpent telling it that it will forever crawl on it's belly, to be stepped on by man's boot (before man actually invented the boot...go figure), so, follow this logic, and you'll see that the snake is actually God's creation, so to paint over it might actually be insulting God.
 
2012-11-11 12:48:59 AM  
Well, the artist does a lot of unusual pieces. I just think it's ugly but I wouldn't go as far as to deface it myself.
 
2012-11-11 12:49:26 AM  
brian.carnell.com

I want one of these for my car
 
2012-11-11 12:50:10 AM  
heeey, snakes have always gotten an undeserved bad rap. people need to realize that symbolically anthropomorphizing animals shouldn't be taken literally.

sheesh, way to hate on the quadruple amputees of the animal kingdom, jerks!
 
2012-11-11 12:50:11 AM  
Some people lack the right amount of reference to distinguish between words for what they don't like (or like); they've simply grown up to classifiy things only within the bounds of their religion. Therefore, when they say something is 'satanic', they may well mean that they really think it's 'ugly' - they just don't have the word for it.
 
2012-11-11 12:50:18 AM  
Whenever I read something like this - "The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic" - I can't believe Christians are still somehow considered less mentally ill than someone with schizophrenia.
 
2012-11-11 12:50:54 AM  
Let's all chip in to commission a sweet painting of SATAN!!!
 
2012-11-11 12:51:29 AM  

Great Janitor: So...if Snakes are satanic, what about Doctors who's emblem is a pole with two snakes wrapped around it? What about those Snake Worshiping Christians?

If it is a reference to the part in the Bible where the Serpent gets Eve to eat from the Tree of Knowledge, then they may be doing the wrong thing. From what I understand, when the Serpent tempted Eve, it wasn't snake-like. It didn't become snake like until God punished it for it's role in the temptation of Eve. Even the Bible mentions this part where God is cursing the Serpent telling it that it will forever crawl on it's belly, to be stepped on by man's boot (before man actually invented the boot...go figure), so, follow this logic, and you'll see that the snake is actually God's creation, so to paint over it might actually be insulting God.


Actually the snakes on a pole is from the part of the Bible where God healed the Israelites by having them look at the snake on a pole that Moses was holding up. The snakes bit the people because of their unbelief.
 
2012-11-11 12:51:31 AM  

Great Janitor: What about those Snake Worshiping Christians?


Christians who handle snakes don't worship them. They do that because there's scripture that says true believers will not be harmed by the venom of snakes.

They die regularly from this misconception, but they don't worship snakes.
 
2012-11-11 12:52:36 AM  

dameron: It's all a matter of scale.


Yeah, in the same way that stepping on a bug is murder.....
 
2012-11-11 12:52:55 AM  
Not to dredge up the politics tab, I'd like to thank the fundies for dragging religious nonsense back into the public's eye and spreading it like lice.

It's the 21st century. At first I was like 'where is my flying car' but now I'd settle for 'Hey, remember the time when we weren't swimming in religious idiocy'
 
2012-11-11 12:53:20 AM  
The future of a controversial southwest Atlanta mural is uncertain after neighbors painted over it.


Uncertain eh? Seems to be decided.
 
2012-11-11 12:54:03 AM  
It is ugly. I side with the religious d-bags on this one. Also, "GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up."
 
2012-11-11 12:54:08 AM  

The Muthaship: Great Janitor: What about those Snake Worshiping Christians?

Christians who handle snakes don't worship them. They do that because there's scripture that says true believers will not be harmed by the venom of snakes.

They die regularly from this misconception, but they don't worship snakes.


So...it's the Church of Darwin
 
2012-11-11 12:55:18 AM  
Snake = penis
Fish = Vagina
So I am sure with Atlanta being the Black version of San Fran, the gheys did it to the mural.
//If it was fish turning into a fish or snakes turning into a snakes it would be cool
/This is why we can't have ghey marriage
 
2012-11-11 12:55:20 AM  

advex101: It is ugly. I side with the religious d-bags on this one. Also, "GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up."


I'll take "What is censorship" for three hundred, Alex.
 
2012-11-11 12:55:35 AM  
You know, at this point I'm just going to make a list of random things that are "satanic," find a Bible verse to justify it, and just go through the South accusing every God-botherer I can find of being in league with the Devil. Grits? Satanic! Pickup trucks? The devil's transport! Fish stickers? The mark of the Prince of Lies himself!
 
2012-11-11 12:56:53 AM  

The Muthaship: That was dumb. They should have painted over it because it was ugly.


It was ugly. Look at Dameron 's closeup. I get freaked out by the disembodied human nipples bellybutton hands on the personfishsnake. It's a chimera and could give kids nightmares. And a chimera may as well be satanic although I know the South overuses that term.
 
2012-11-11 12:58:45 AM  

peasandcarrots: You know, at this point I'm just going to make a list of random things that are "satanic," find a Bible verse to justify it, and just go through the South accusing every God-botherer I can find of being in league with the Devil. Grits? Satanic! Pickup trucks? The devil's transport! Fish stickers? The mark of the Prince of Lies himself!


If you have a bucket list, I advise you to knock it out before you set off on this mission.
 
2012-11-11 12:59:53 AM  

markie_farkie: Fish are satanic?

[files.abovetopsecret.com image 508x212]

Hmmm.


Most symbols that people use have a story behind them and are used to make a statement. Some of the most famous are the so-called Christian symbols such as the cross and the fish. Whilst they provide a useful mean of identification, all of these are carnal and nowadays used promiscuously by everybody, thus it is best for us to avoid using them. Moreover they all have a precedent story of paganism, a thing we Christian must avoid, even if some says the pagan origins have now been lost in history. The wearing or keeping such symbols has the tendency to bring veneration to them and thus returning to paganism. Besides, what saith the Word of God: God is a spirit, and the ones worshiping Him must worship in spirit and truth. (John 4:24)

What are we to do with all these "Christian" symbols that have pagan (satanic) roots? Absolutely nothing. And what agreement does Christ have with Belial? Or what part does a believer have with an unbeliever? (2 Corinthians 6:15)

A godly man once said about people wearing a cross hanging from the neck: "we ought to hang on the cross ourselves rather than the cross hanging from our necks".

Another one said: "when in doubt, leave it out".

Whether or not these pagan symbols have lost their original pagan meanings in our modern era (a doubtful situation) it is best not to be involved with them, we do not need them. Moreover, another secure test is to see what the world does with them: if the world loves them, then they are not godly for the world hates anything from God, and our stern warning is this: Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, (1 John 2:15)

Therefore a Christian that worships God in Spirit and in Truth has no need to make a physical point for his belief and should not wear any jewellery AT ALL, or make use of symbols, whether he knows if they are Pagan or not. Besides the second commandment forbids the flaunting of such things.

The faith of a Christian will be known by ALL if he puts into practice the word of his Master, Jesus Christ: 34 I give a new commandment to you, that you should love one another; according as I loved you, you should also love one another. 35 By this all shall know that you are My disciples, if you have love among one another. (John 13:34-35)
 
2012-11-11 01:01:16 AM  

I_Hate_Iowa: Whenever I read something like this - "The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic" - I can't believe Christians are still somehow considered less mentally ill than someone with schizophrenia.


less mentally ill than someone who believes all members of a given group are identical in their thoughts, words or actions?
 
2012-11-11 01:02:18 AM  

Kevin72: It was ugly


Yeah, that's what I was saying.
 
2012-11-11 01:04:20 AM  

Sudlow: Gyrfalcon

"Well, whether or not the residents had input is one thing. Painting over a mural because you think it is "satanic" is something else entirely. I note that in this case the residents are NOT complaining because the thing was ugly or that it doesn't meet standards; they are upset because it was "satanic" and that's not a valid reason to just up and paint over something."

The use of "satanic" is from a guy that was part of the group that put up the mural. None of the residents are quotes using that word



Right. Those community leaders had some extra paint and were just trying to help. The fact it was painted by the devil himself was coincidence.
 
2012-11-11 01:04:43 AM  
This story is the perfect clusterfark. Every single player is a moron!
 
2012-11-11 01:04:51 AM  

peasandcarrots: You know, at this point I'm just going to make a list of random things that are "satanic," find a Bible verse to justify it, and just go through the South accusing every God-botherer I can find of being in league with the Devil. Grits? Satanic! Pickup trucks? The devil's transport! Fish stickers? The mark of the Prince of Lies himself!


Just look for the lolgopata list or whatever it is called.
 
2012-11-11 01:05:25 AM  
Its too bad the mural didn't depict the ritualistic torture and murder of a human being, carried out as some kind of archaic pagan sacrafice to assuage the bloodlust of a vengeful and hate filled deity - I hear Christians really get off on that shiat...
 
2012-11-11 01:06:34 AM  
X-tians are starting to lose influence. So they start pissing off the community at large. It will be nice when X-tians will have to be more careful in the future in the states.

Some of them do real good and some do real harm, like the Muslims. Can't we just replace religion with doing good to one another?
 
2012-11-11 01:06:59 AM  
Christians. Can't live with 'em, can't keep lions within the city limits without a ton of red tape. Whaddyagonnado.
 
2012-11-11 01:07:29 AM  

The Muthaship: Kevin72: It was ugly

Yeah, that's what I was saying.


Not just ugly. Nightmare fuel ugly.
 
2012-11-11 01:07:38 AM  
This seems to be the second mural in the past several months commissioned by "Living Walls" in Atlanta that has sparked controversy when the local neighborhood took exception to what was painted.

Maybe this Living Walls group should consult more often with the neighborhood....

Living Walls mural sparks debate

FARK: Parents respond calmly and rationally to public art near school depicting nudity. "The pubic hair is showing and nakedness. It's not necessary." "This is a shortcut from his school. We'll take the long way home"
 
2012-11-11 01:07:39 AM  
Whar cops?!?!?!

Oh right, white people being persecuted, by Satan, defaced the mural...... then no proper permits for the mural to be done in the first place. So its all even brother....

/Damn car driving fish worshipers of Satan. The fish decal makes you a Satan worshiper ya defacing idiots.
//Circumcise your car today by cutting a few inches off the tail pipe.
 
2012-11-11 01:07:46 AM  

phrawgh: God will reward them for this brave act. Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.


A great example of Poe's Law 

"... the idea that without a clear indication of the author's intent, it is difficult or impossible to tell the difference between sincere extremism and an exaggerated parody of extremism"
 
2012-11-11 01:08:24 AM  
That mural looked like something a bored middle school student would doodle in their text book, hardly something I would want in my neighborhood, I imagine this might have played out the same anywhere else, just different reasoning, but the same results.
 
2012-11-11 01:09:07 AM  

Kevin72: The Muthaship: Kevin72: It was ugly

Yeah, that's what I was saying.

Not just ugly. Nightmare fuel ugly.


I agree. It's a real blight.
 
2012-11-11 01:11:06 AM  
I don't want to live in this state any more >.
 
2012-11-11 01:11:23 AM  
*scans headline*

i86.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-11 01:13:45 AM  

ElLoco: Well, clearly, snakes are Satanic... so their hands are kinda tied on that one.


Snakes don't have hands.
 
2012-11-11 01:14:24 AM  

BronyMedic: phrawgh: God will reward them for this brave act. Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.

Really hoping that you didn't type that with a straight face.

11/10, man. That's beautiful, beautiful trolling.


Looks like Mike_Lowell has some pretty stiff competition now.


BlippityBleep: heeey, snakes have always gotten an undeserved bad rap. people need to realize that symbolically anthropomorphizing animals shouldn't be taken literally.


Yeah, don't anthropomorphize animals, they hate that.
 
2012-11-11 01:14:53 AM  

KrispyKritter: I_Hate_Iowa: Whenever I read something like this - "The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic" - I can't believe Christians are still somehow considered less mentally ill than someone with schizophrenia.

less mentally ill than someone who believes all members of a given group are identical in their thoughts, words or actions?


Christianity: The belief that a god became man through virgin birth, resurrected after death, and ascended from the Earth into some other realm, and it's all based on the writings of people who had an exceedingly limited understanding of the natural world. I can understand their contemporaries buying it, but now? Which religion one follows is mostly dependent on place of birth, and other religions are considered incorrect based on circular logic. Yep, the group sounds pretty deluded as a whole.
 
2012-11-11 01:15:04 AM  

Coelacanth: When I was working at the Bellagio, we had some casino porters who got upset about Satanic exhibits in the art gallery there.

They thought the Russian exhibit with the Faberge Eggs was the work of the Devil.


The Faberge exhibit was the most amazing thing I've ever experienced. That must have been back in about '04. The gallery at Bellagio is the only thing I make a point of seeing when I go to Las Vegas... that and getting a fattening treat at Gellato, cuz damn.
 
2012-11-11 01:15:06 AM  
Actually only one guy said anything about satanic.

The other people may have painted the thing over because it was butt-ugly.

Maybe the people who have to look at the things (this was the second) should get a say so
 
2012-11-11 01:15:46 AM  

Okie_Gunslinger: Yeah, in the same way that stepping on a bug is murder.....


Both these people and the Taliban destroyed pieces of art because the art offended their bugfark crazy religious beliefs. The only scale involved is the relative merit of the Buddhas the Taliban destroyed vs. this artist's mural.

Oh and that the people in Atlanta used paint instead of explosives. But it's the same act done for the same reasons.
 
2012-11-11 01:16:10 AM  
In its full glory. "I don't know if it's art, but I know what I hate."
 
2012-11-11 01:18:15 AM  

fusillade762: BlippityBleep: heeey, snakes have always gotten an undeserved bad rap. people need to realize that symbolically anthropomorphizing animals shouldn't be taken literally.

Yeah, don't anthropomorphize animals, they hate that.


reading comprehension isn't exactly your strong suit, is it.
 
2012-11-11 01:18:22 AM  

dameron: Both these people and the Taliban destroyed pieces of art because the art offended their bugfark crazy religious beliefs.


They didn't even have a permit from the owners of the wall, the neighbors covered up an act of vandalism, Don't denigrate ancient, iconic works of art so cheaply.
 
2012-11-11 01:18:45 AM  

RatMaster999: [brian.carnell.com image 432x237]

I want one of these for my car


I have one of those on my car.
 
2012-11-11 01:20:43 AM  

Coming on a Bicycle: Some people lack the right amount of reference to distinguish between words for what they don't like (or like); they've simply grown up to classifiy things only within the bounds of their religion. Therefore, when they say something is 'satanic', they may well mean that they really think it's 'ugly' - they just don't have the word for it.


Reminds me of people who call everything they oppose politically "socialist" or "communist"
 
2012-11-11 01:21:11 AM  

The Muthaship: Langdon_777: I hope someone is going to get in trouble for vandalising the public art work

Sounds like GDOT ought to press charges against Living Walls, and the frog.


But I have little doubt that Living Walls went through the proper procedures to paint the mural on a public wall (bet there was even public notices letting people have a say, alas none of these vandals got off their butts.)
 
2012-11-11 01:21:22 AM  

BlippityBleep: fusillade762: BlippityBleep: heeey, snakes have always gotten an undeserved bad rap. people need to realize that symbolically anthropomorphizing animals shouldn't be taken literally.

Yeah, don't anthropomorphize animals, they hate that.

reading comprehension isn't exactly your strong suit, is it.


i775.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-11 01:22:34 AM  
media.drunkenfist.com

The only "art" people like this deserve.
 
2012-11-11 01:22:49 AM  
Atlanta, working hard to be the next texas.

God will reward them for this brave act. Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.

And YOU you loon, trolling or not, I'm favoriting you so I can keep an eye on your whereabouts. I'll sleep better if I know where you are. 
I don't think this ever was a "cool" place but of late it's become a full blown asylum.

This internet thing has really taken the surprise out of chance meetings with loonies.
 
2012-11-11 01:23:04 AM  
CujoQuarrel

"Actually only one guy said anything about satanic.
The other people may have painted the thing over because it was butt-ugly.
Maybe the people who have to look at the things (this was the second) should get a say so"

I pointed this out about 30 posts ago and have been enjoying the ignorant pontificating ever since.
 
2012-11-11 01:23:11 AM  

Langdon_777: The Muthaship: Langdon_777: I hope someone is going to get in trouble for vandalising the public art work

Sounds like GDOT ought to press charges against Living Walls, and the frog.

But I have little doubt that Living Walls went through the proper procedures to paint the mural on a public wall (bet there was even public notices letting people have a say, alas none of these vandals got off their butts.)


Doesn't say in the article about public notices. Does say that they didn't have all the permits needed.
 
2012-11-11 01:23:23 AM  
On one hand religious crazies, on the other hand a truly hideous mural.

So torn.
 
2012-11-11 01:23:24 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Hai guys what's going on in this thread
[i.imgur.com image 850x566]


Dunno, I had a boa, and it always ate the rats head first.
 
2012-11-11 01:23:55 AM  
Oh, and then there's this.

Another group of volunteers gathered Friday with brushes and detergent and scrubbed much of the paint off with the help of Department of Transportation workers wielding power washers.


Apparently the DOT is somewhat ok with it.
 
2012-11-11 01:25:31 AM  

Sudlow: CujoQuarrel

"Actually only one guy said anything about satanic.
The other people may have painted the thing over because it was butt-ugly.
Maybe the people who have to look at the things (this was the second) should get a say so"

I pointed this out about 30 posts ago and have been enjoying the ignorant pontificating ever since.


Even better read the last line in the article

"GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up."
 
2012-11-11 01:26:04 AM  

CujoQuarrel: Langdon_777: The Muthaship: Langdon_777: I hope someone is going to get in trouble for vandalising the public art work

Sounds like GDOT ought to press charges against Living Walls, and the frog.

But I have little doubt that Living Walls went through the proper procedures to paint the mural on a public wall (bet there was even public notices letting people have a say, alas none of these vandals got off their butts.)

Doesn't say in the article about public notices. Does say that they didn't have all the permits needed.


If that's the case we have a very crappy council here - it took the dude a month to paint, surely someone saw it going up ... even a parking inspector?
 
2012-11-11 01:27:28 AM  

Langdon_777: CujoQuarrel: Langdon_777: The Muthaship: Langdon_777: I hope someone is going to get in trouble for vandalising the public art work

Sounds like GDOT ought to press charges against Living Walls, and the frog.

But I have little doubt that Living Walls went through the proper procedures to paint the mural on a public wall (bet there was even public notices letting people have a say, alas none of these vandals got off their butts.)

Doesn't say in the article about public notices. Does say that they didn't have all the permits needed.

If that's the case we have a very crappy council here - it took the dude a month to paint, surely someone saw it going up ... even a parking inspector?


Someone watched the monkey alien jesus fresco being painted for a month as well.


Just sayin.
 
2012-11-11 01:27:29 AM  
The future of a controversial southwest Atlanta mural is uncertain after neighbors painted over it.

How uncertain could the mural be if someone painted over the damn thing?
 
2012-11-11 01:28:50 AM  
I've had it with the monkey fighting snakes on this Monday to Friday wall!

/seemed like an obvious comment
//kinda disappointed that I got this far without seeing it
 
2012-11-11 01:31:44 AM  
I wish this (redacted) was limited to the South. A company in Schaumburg Il had this rather cool abstract sculpture of a bathing lady. It was dihedral concrete and looked like it was scrawled upon with a giant magic-marker. It had little wisps of crayon-like pubic hair.

The company took a lotta complaints. First they tried to grow evergreen trees to obscure it from the road, then they just took it down. Sick.
 
2012-11-11 01:31:48 AM  

phrawgh: markie_farkie: Fish are satanic?
[files.abovetopsecret.com image 508x212]
Hmmm.
Most symbols that people use have a story behind them and are used to make a statement. Some of the most famous are the so-called Christian symbols such as the cross and the fish. Whilst they provide a useful mean of identification, all of these are carnal and nowadays used promiscuously by everybody, thus it is best for us to avoid using them. Moreover they all have a precedent story of paganism, a thing we Christian must avoid, even if some says the pagan origins have now been lost in history. The wearing or keeping such symbols has the tendency to bring veneration to them and thus returning to paganism. Besides, what saith the Word of God: God is a spirit, and the ones worshiping Him must worship in spirit and truth. (John 4:24)
What are we to do with all these "Christian" symbols that have pagan (satanic) roots? Absolutely nothing. And what agreement does Christ have with Belial? Or what part does a believer have with an unbeliever? (2 Corinthians 6:15)
A godly man once said about people wearing a cross hanging from the neck: "we ought to hang on the cross ourselves rather than the cross hanging from our necks".
Another one said: "when in doubt, leave it out".
Whether or not these pagan symbols have lost their original pagan meanings in our modern era (a doubtful situation) it is best not to be involved with them, we do not need them. Moreover, another secure test is to see what the world does with them: if the world loves them, then they are not godly for the world hates anything from God, and our stern warning is this: Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, (1 John 2:15)
Therefore a Christian that worships God in Spirit and in Truth has no need to make a physical point for his belief and should not wear any jewellery AT ALL, or make use of symbols, whether he knows if they are Pagan or not. Besi ...


Your sincerity betrays your lack of trolling prowess -1.  Watching you Wazowski . . . allllways watching
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-11-11 01:32:50 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

....Clearly.
 
2012-11-11 01:32:52 AM  
Then the fundies are so adamant about foisting their un-christian, ugly ass giant crosses upon us.
 
2012-11-11 01:33:42 AM  

BronyMedic: phrawgh: God will reward them for this brave act. Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.

Really hoping that you didn't type that with a straight face.

11/10, man. That's beautiful, beautiful trolling.


Meh, pretty standard fare. Direct from the right-wing boiler plates.
 
2012-11-11 01:34:34 AM  
Ah, the South... how I do not miss thee.

blogs.amctv.com
 
2012-11-11 01:38:51 AM  

KrispyKritter: I_Hate_Iowa: Whenever I read something like this - "The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic" - I can't believe Christians are still somehow considered less mentally ill than someone with schizophrenia.

less mentally ill than someone who believes all members of a given group are identical in their thoughts, words or actions?


Yes, far less.
 
2012-11-11 01:39:18 AM  

BronyMedic: advex101: It is ugly. I side with the religious d-bags on this one. Also, "GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up."

I'll take "What is censorship" for three hundred, Alex.


Censorship? Really? You're going to throw that card? Every stroke of paint that an artist lays down is not some sort of shrine to the first amendment. This was painted on an embankment retaining wall, by definition that makes it a temporary installation (unless the state is saddled with maintaining it in perpetuity). I think that the group that painted over it are a bunch of whackos. I also think that it was an eyesore and am glad that a "loophole" exists to get the wall returned to a pristine state awaiting the next artist.
 
2012-11-11 01:41:23 AM  

Sudlow: It was a pretty ugly mural that seems to have been put up without full permission on property not owned by the city.

translation: pretentious art dbags decided to spread their "vision" in a place they had no right to be. Not every wall needs a mural.


It was really ugly. It could have been of Jesus and Mary and I would have wanted that crappy mural painted over (and I am keen on Jesus and Mary).
 
2012-11-11 01:41:29 AM  
ya know who else was into obscuring art beyond his comprehension?
 
2012-11-11 01:43:34 AM  

ongbok: If they think that snakes are satanic, they must really hate doctors.


Great Janitor: So...if Snakes are satanic, what about Doctors who's emblem is a pole with two snakes wrapped around it?


The Rod of Asclepius and The Staff of Hermes (The Caduceus) pre-date Christianity. The former by about three hundred years, the latter by about three THOUSAND years. However, the latter is somewhat erroneously associated with medicine due to some confusion back in the 1800s.

Since they both originated in Greek mythology, I'd say the Fundies are safe from being considered hypocrites if they dislike doctors due to a snake or two appearing on the occupation's symbol. Safe from being considered morons? That's another story.
 
2012-11-11 01:45:23 AM  
One derpy dude makes bigoted claims, so it must be true.
 
2012-11-11 01:46:36 AM  

signaljammer: ya know who else was into obscuring art beyond his comprehension?


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-11 01:46:53 AM  
isn't there a woman in spain that is now well known for restoring art works?
 
2012-11-11 01:49:01 AM  
FTA:

and now there are questions about whether the art met city requirements in the first place.

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

"The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic. You know, they just don't feel that it represents their community," he told Viteri


The Living Walls director showed Viteri the application signed by three city of Atlanta departments approving the work. The group didn't realize City Council needed to pass an ordinance authorizing the public art. Councilmembers Cleta Winslow and Joyce Sheperd said they're working to clarify the process after receiving dozens of calls from neighbors about the mural.


GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up.


But hey, it has to be those fundie Christians right?

Not like a permit was not completed by the Councilmembers claiming the residents had no right to cover up something put up without permits.

Not like the quote about the satanic thing came from someone that seems to be into pushing as many buttons as he can or anything.

Yup. Christians.

/Not Christian.
 
2012-11-11 01:51:22 AM  

advex101: BronyMedic: advex101: It is ugly. I side with the religious d-bags on this one. Also, "GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up."

I'll take "What is censorship" for three hundred, Alex.

Censorship? Really? You're going to throw that card? Every stroke of paint that an artist lays down is not some sort of shrine to the first amendment. This was painted on an embankment retaining wall, by definition that makes it a temporary installation (unless the state is saddled with maintaining it in perpetuity). I think that the group that painted over it are a bunch of whackos. I also think that it was an eyesore and am glad that a "loophole" exists to get the wall returned to a pristine state awaiting the next artist.


Who are we to say that these new people who painted the wall aren't the TRUE artists. They had just as much right to paint there as the previous guy. Their constructions labeled 'White Wall' is a true example of minimalism.
 
2012-11-11 01:52:17 AM  

Sudlow: Gyrfalcon

"Well, whether or not the residents had input is one thing. Painting over a mural because you think it is "satanic" is something else entirely. I note that in this case the residents are NOT complaining because the thing was ugly or that it doesn't meet standards; they are upset because it was "satanic" and that's not a valid reason to just up and paint over something."

The use of "satanic" is from a guy that was part of the group that put up the mural. None of the residents are quotes using that word


It is a crappy piece, really. I like snakes so that isn't a problem...I just don't like ugly snakes.
 
2012-11-11 01:52:58 AM  

SearchN: FTA:

and now there are questions about whether the art met city requirements in the first place.

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

"The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic. You know, they just don't feel that it represents their community," he told Viteri

The Living Walls director showed Viteri the application signed by three city of Atlanta departments approving the work. The group didn't realize City Council needed to pass an ordinance authorizing the public art. Councilmembers Cleta Winslow and Joyce Sheperd said they're working to clarify the process after receiving dozens of calls from neighbors about the mural.


GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up.


But hey, it has to be those fundie Christians right?

Not like a permit was not completed by the Councilmembers claiming the residents had no right to cover up something put up without permits.

Not like the quote about the satanic thing came from someone that seems to be into pushing as many buttons as he can or anything.

Yup. Christians.

/Not Christian.

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2012-11-11 01:55:37 AM  

david_gaithersburg: SearchN: FTA:

and now there are questions about whether the art met city requirements in the first place.

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

"The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic. You know, they just don't feel that it represents their community," he told Viteri

The Living Walls director showed Viteri the application signed by three city of Atlanta departments approving the work. The group didn't realize City Council needed to pass an ordinance authorizing the public art. Councilmembers Cleta Winslow and Joyce Sheperd said they're working to clarify the process after receiving dozens of calls from neighbors about the mural.


GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up.


But hey, it has to be those fundie Christians right?

Not like a permit was not completed by the Councilmembers claiming the residents had no right to cover up something put up without permits.

Not like the quote about the satanic thing came from someone that seems to be into pushing as many buttons as he can or anything.

Yup. Christians.

/Not Christian.
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david_gaithersburg: SearchN: FTA:

and now there are questions about whether the art met city requirements in the first place.

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

"The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic. You know, they just don't feel that it represents their community," he told Viteri

The Living Walls director showed Viteri the application signed by three city of Atlanta departments approving the work. The group didn't realize City Council needed to pass an ordinance authorizing the public art. Councilmembers Cleta Winslow and Joyce Sheperd said they're working to clarify the process after receiving dozens of calls from neighbors about the mural.


GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up.


But hey, it has to be those fundie Christians right?

Not like a permit was not completed by the Councilmembers claiming the residents had no right to cover up something put up without permits.

Not like the quote about the satanic thing came from someone that seems to be into pushing as many buttons as he can or anything.

Yup. Christians.

/Not Christian.
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Welcome to Fark, one of the largest dues paying hate groups in the US.


Thanks for the welcome, I had no idea!

And yes, I know. I have to give subby a +1 here. Hell of a trolltastic headline. Not only did he edit the quote, but he did so in a masterful way. Only reason I bothered to post.. The stupid, it burns.
 
2012-11-11 02:01:44 AM  
 
2012-11-11 02:02:28 AM  
Quick word puzzle:

things we is have this can't nice why
 
2012-11-11 02:04:12 AM  
I don't like "The Scream." It's butt-ugly. So I am going to go to MOMA in NYC where it is currently on exhibit, pay extra to see it, and douse it in spray-can paint.
I don't like the Ny Times--it's way too liberal--and, just maybe, un-Godly. I will take a ball bat to their street boxes and spray Jesus Rules, OK? on their HQ.
I think disco music is Satanic. I have an idea--at a Major League Baseball game in Chicago we'll burn disco rekkids at second base and cause a riot that cancels the game.
To each, his own.
 
2012-11-11 02:04:28 AM  

Zmog: Quick word puzzle:

things we is have this can't nice why


Knees are too sharp, would not hit?

I'm close, right?
 
2012-11-11 02:04:57 AM  

coldf33t: I like snakes so that isn't a problem...I just don't like ugly snakes.


There's no snake in the mural.
 
2012-11-11 02:06:42 AM  

dameron: coldf33t: I like snakes so that isn't a problem...I just don't like ugly snakes.

There's no snake in the mural.


Yes there is.
 
2012-11-11 02:07:26 AM  

drongozone: I don't like "The Scream." It's butt-ugly. So I am going to go to MOMA in NYC where it is currently on exhibit, pay extra to see it, and douse it in spray-can paint.
I don't like the Ny Times--it's way too liberal--and, just maybe, un-Godly. I will take a ball bat to their street boxes and spray Jesus Rules, OK? on their HQ.
I think disco music is Satanic. I have an idea--at a Major League Baseball game in Chicago we'll burn disco rekkids at second base and cause a riot that cancels the game.
To each, his own.


So you would be ok with me painting anything I want on the sidewalk in front of your house? Your sidewalk is my canvas according to igoted bcomments like yours.
 
2012-11-11 02:09:05 AM  

david_gaithersburg: drongozone: I don't like "The Scream." It's butt-ugly. So I am going to go to MOMA in NYC where it is currently on exhibit, pay extra to see it, and douse it in spray-can paint.
I don't like the Ny Times--it's way too liberal--and, just maybe, un-Godly. I will take a ball bat to their street boxes and spray Jesus Rules, OK? on their HQ.
I think disco music is Satanic. I have an idea--at a Major League Baseball game in Chicago we'll burn disco rekkids at second base and cause a riot that cancels the game.
To each, his own.

So you would be ok with me painting anything I want on the sidewalk in front of your house? Your sidewalk is my canvas according to igoted bcomments like yours.


Exactly.
 
2012-11-11 02:10:37 AM  

coldf33t: Yes there is.


Yeah, I'm not seeing a snake. Mind pointing it out?
 
2012-11-11 02:10:56 AM  
The best part of the above bigoted and ignorant comments, 90% of Farkers obviously have never been to Atlanta or know anything about its demographics.
 
SfK
2012-11-11 02:12:20 AM  

GungFu: markie_farkie: Fish are satanic?

[files.abovetopsecret.com image 508x212]

Hmmm.


there is a fish that swims up your penis. That's pretty Satanic. Godly fish would never do such a thing.


mantiseye.com

'ahem... the dreaded CANDIRU! A naughty little fish with a penchant for swimming up a man's urethra to feed on the damaged tissue of the pitiful mass of flesh you once called your PENIS!'
 
2012-11-11 02:14:10 AM  

Zmog: things we is have this can't nice why


A Ceca Tweeting Shin Hint Shivs Why
 
2012-11-11 02:15:34 AM  

drongozone: I don't like "The Scream." It's butt-ugly. So I am going to go to MOMA in NYC where it is currently on exhibit, pay extra to see it, and douse it in spray-can paint.
I don't like the Ny Times--it's way too liberal--and, just maybe, un-Godly. I will take a ball bat to their street boxes and spray Jesus Rules, OK? on their HQ.
I think disco music is Satanic. I have an idea--at a Major League Baseball game in Chicago we'll burn disco rekkids at second base and cause a riot that cancels the game.
To each, his own.


Uggg. Going to have to vote yes on the disco thing.
 
2012-11-11 02:15:37 AM  

david_gaithersburg: The best part of the above bigoted and ignorant comments, 90% of Farkers obviously have never been to Atlanta or know anything about its demographics.


I live in Atlanta and the freakshow mural is ugly (with its long snake tail that is an insult to snakes everywhere). Call me bigoted and ignorant...I've been called worse.
 
2012-11-11 02:19:12 AM  

Sympathizes
 
2012-11-11 02:19:32 AM  

SearchN: FTA:

and now there are questions about whether the art met city requirements in the first place.

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

"The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic. You know, they just don't feel that it represents their community," he told Viteri

The Living Walls director showed Viteri the application signed by three city of Atlanta departments approving the work. The group didn't realize City Council needed to pass an ordinance authorizing the public art. Councilmembers Cleta Winslow and Joyce Sheperd said they're working to clarify the process after receiving dozens of calls from neighbors about the mural.


GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up.


But hey, it has to be those fundie Christians right?

Not like a permit was not completed by the Councilmembers claiming the residents had no right to cover up something put up without permits.

Not like the quote about the satanic thing came from someone that seems to be into pushing as many buttons as he can or anything.

Yup. Christians.

/Not Christian.



So, you're saying it was council members that marched down there and painted over it in the name of Jesus?
 
2012-11-11 02:20:20 AM  

Preview is my friend...

i.imgur.com
Sympathizes
 
2012-11-11 02:23:15 AM  

jasnotron: Actually the snakes on a pole is from the part of the Bible where God healed the Israelites by having them look at the snake on a pole that Moses was holding up. The snakes bit the people because of their unbelief.


That scene is from the Bible, yes, but medical symbols based on the Rod of Asclepius and, erroneously, the Caduceus.
 
2012-11-11 02:23:39 AM  

phrawgh: God will reward them for this brave act. Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.


9/11
 
2012-11-11 02:29:00 AM  
Buncha farking, pin-headed, mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, god-bothering, dumbshiat, cracker-croakers.
 
2012-11-11 02:30:46 AM  

Chuck Ruffcorn: SearchN: FTA:

and now there are questions about whether the art met city requirements in the first place.

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

"The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic. You know, they just don't feel that it represents their community," he told Viteri

The Living Walls director showed Viteri the application signed by three city of Atlanta departments approving the work. The group didn't realize City Council needed to pass an ordinance authorizing the public art. Councilmembers Cleta Winslow and Joyce Sheperd said they're working to clarify the process after receiving dozens of calls from neighbors about the mural.


GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up.


But hey, it has to be those fundie Christians right?

Not like a permit was not completed by the Councilmembers claiming the residents had no right to cover up something put up without permits.

Not like the quote about the satanic thing came from someone that seems to be into pushing as many buttons as he can or anything.

Yup. Christians.

/Not Christian.


So, you're saying it was council members that marched down there and painted over it in the name of Jesus?


No. But if you would like me to clarify it:

3 Council members (of what appears to be 16) agreed to have it put up. They did not complete the correct permits to get the sign off on it. At no point is a single person from the paint over group (who even mentions they were Christians in the first place?) interviewed, and the quotes that are attributed to 'satanic' imagery are being brought up by a supporter of the mural.

Does that clear it up for you?
 
2012-11-11 02:32:59 AM  

SearchN: Chuck Ruffcorn: SearchN: FTA:

and now there are questions about whether the art met city requirements in the first place.

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

"The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic. You know, they just don't feel that it represents their community," he told Viteri

The Living Walls director showed Viteri the application signed by three city of Atlanta departments approving the work. The group didn't realize City Council needed to pass an ordinance authorizing the public art. Councilmembers Cleta Winslow and Joyce Sheperd said they're working to clarify the process after receiving dozens of calls from neighbors about the mural.


GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up.


But hey, it has to be those fundie Christians right?

Not like a permit was not completed by the Councilmembers claiming the residents had no right to cover up something put up without permits.

Not like the quote about the satanic thing came from someone that seems to be into pushing as many buttons as he can or anything.

Yup. Christians.

/Not Christian.


So, you're saying it was council members that marched down there and painted over it in the name of Jesus?

No. But if you would like me to clarify it:

3 Council members (of what appears to be 16) agreed to have it put up. They did not complete the correct permits to get the sign off on it. At no point is a single person from the paint over group (who even mentions they were Christians in the first place?) interviewed, and the quotes that are attributed to 'satanic' imagery are being brought up by a supporter of the mural.

Does that clear it up for you?


Of course it doesn't. They must rant to have purpose.
 
2012-11-11 02:33:33 AM  
For the Fark bigots and racists, demographics of neighborhood in question. Link:

Demographics (2000)[2]
• White/Other 2%
• Black 96%
• Asian 1%
• Hispanic 1%
 
2012-11-11 02:33:38 AM  
The thing sucked donkey d**ks! It was drab, ugly and depressing.

However, no one had the right to paint it over. Satanic? No. Somewhat disturbing and depressing? Yes. The theme plus the colors actually pulled down the area. I would have put something a bit brighter and more cheerful there.

The fish appear to be Snakeheads. From what I can tell, there appears to be a human form there nearly skeletal in appearance. Over all, well rendered, but, IMO, depressing.

The Professional Artist, took his time, which is no doubt valuable, to create, probably for free, the mural. A better course would have been to start a dialogue with City Hall and the sponsors, to see if the artist could go back and cheer the thing up with some nicer colors.

I am impressed, though, with how the other neighbors responded by going out in force and carefully cleaning off the obscuring paint.
 
2012-11-11 02:35:20 AM  
BTW Genesis never says what the snake in the garden is, or who. The first mention of the devil comes way way later. And he's not particularly much to worry about either, just deals in temptation. Can't actually make anyone do anything nor is the cause of all that is wrong in the world.
 
2012-11-11 02:37:16 AM  
It's their farking neighborhood. If they don't like it, for whatever reason, they shouldn't have to live with it.

Oh, and by the way... The people who painted over it didn't say they did so because they thought it was satanic. Some person named Angel Poventud said that was their reason, but who the hell is Angel Poventud? No, seriously, who is Angel Poventud? The article quotes him but doesn't say anything about his relationship to the story.

Anyway. The painting is ugly. Who the hell is Living Walls to commission giant murals in other people's neighborhoods? I'll bet there are plenty of people in that neighborhood who could paint a really cool mural if they were asked to.

Living Walls sounds like a bunch of busybodies who think their taste is superior to everyone else's, and that they are doing everyone a favor if they commission ugly POS paintings in other people's neighborhoods without asking permission or seeking input.
 
2012-11-11 02:39:09 AM  

Rik01: The thing sucked donkey d**ks! It was drab, ugly and depressing.

However, no one had the right to paint it over. Satanic? No. Somewhat disturbing and depressing? Yes. The theme plus the colors actually pulled down the area. I would have put something a bit brighter and more cheerful there.

The fish appear to be Snakeheads. From what I can tell, there appears to be a human form there nearly skeletal in appearance. Over all, well rendered, but, IMO, depressing.

The Professional Artist, took his time, which is no doubt valuable, to create, probably for free, the mural. A better course would have been to start a dialogue with City Hall and the sponsors, to see if the artist could go back and cheer the thing up with some nicer colors.

I am impressed, though, with how the other neighbors responded by going out in force and carefully cleaning off the obscuring paint.

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I'm willing to bet that the supporters don't live in the neighborhood.
 
2012-11-11 02:39:27 AM  
thats a shame, i liked it. Then again, i dont live there.
 
2012-11-11 02:46:18 AM  

Andulamb: It's their farking neighborhood. If they don't like it, for whatever reason, they shouldn't have to live with it.

Oh, and by the way... The people who painted over it didn't say they did so because they thought it was satanic. Some person named Angel Poventud said that was their reason, but who the hell is Angel Poventud? No, seriously, who is Angel Poventud? The article quotes him but doesn't say anything about his relationship to the story.

Anyway. The painting is ugly. Who the hell is Living Walls to commission giant murals in other people's neighborhoods? I'll bet there are plenty of people in that neighborhood who could paint a really cool mural if they were asked to.

Living Walls sounds like a bunch of busybodies who think their taste is superior to everyone else's, and that they are doing everyone a favor if they commission ugly POS paintings in other people's neighborhoods without asking permission or seeking input.



Google Angel Poventud, or feel free to look at the link I provided in my Boobies.
 
2012-11-11 02:48:00 AM  

SearchN: Chuck Ruffcorn: SearchN: FTA:

and now there are questions about whether the art met city requirements in the first place.

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

"The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic. You know, they just don't feel that it represents their community," he told Viteri

The Living Walls director showed Viteri the application signed by three city of Atlanta departments approving the work. The group didn't realize City Council needed to pass an ordinance authorizing the public art. Councilmembers Cleta Winslow and Joyce Sheperd said they're working to clarify the process after receiving dozens of calls from neighbors about the mural.


GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up.


But hey, it has to be those fundie Christians right?

Not like a permit was not completed by the Councilmembers claiming the residents had no right to cover up something put up without permits.

Not like the quote about the satanic thing came from someone that seems to be into pushing as many buttons as he can or anything.

Yup. Christians.

/Not Christian.


So, you're saying it was council members that marched down there and painted over it in the name of Jesus?

No. But if you would like me to clarify it:

3 Council members (of what appears to be 16) agreed to have it put up. They did not complete the correct permits to get the sign off on it. At no point is a single person from the paint over group (who even mentions they were Christians in the first place?) interviewed, and the quotes that are attributed to 'satanic' imagery are being brought up by a supporter of the mural.

Does that clear it up for you?


Yeah, man, I get all that, thanks. I have no doubt some kind of permit problem exists; "there's always something." But it sounds like Living Walls made a good faith effort to get approval. But why argue that anyway? If it's a permit problem you go to the law. That's not what we're talking about. We're not here because there's a permit issue; those are boring. We're here because a small group of extremists, painted over something they didn't like.
 
2012-11-11 02:51:44 AM  

Chuck Ruffcorn:
Yeah, man, I get all that, thanks. I have no doubt some kind of permit problem exists; "there's always something." But it sounds like Living Walls made a good faith effort to get approval. But why argue that anyway? If it's a permit problem you go to the law. That's not what we're talking about. We're not here because there's a permit issue; those are boring. We're here because a small group of extremists, painted over something they didn't like.


Which small group of extremists would that be?

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

Where does it say anything about a group of extremists? Not sure if I a missing it or not.
 
2012-11-11 02:52:44 AM  
if anyone tries to defend the south in any way just point out to them that:
bible belt states lead the US in highschool drop outs, underage pregnancy, lowest insured, per capita highest welfare rates, and most obese. so we have fat, dumb, sick people milking the system and dying while they scream it's the liberals fault!
 
2012-11-11 02:56:02 AM  

Great Janitor: So...if Snakes are satanic, what about Doctors who's emblem is a pole with two snakes wrapped around it?


That's a caduceus. the symbol of the Greek god Hermes, and it's use in medicine is incorrect. The actual, historical symbol has one snake and no wings. That's the Rod of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-11 02:57:25 AM  

markie_farkie: Fish are satanic?

[files.abovetopsecret.com image 508x212]

Hmmm.


That's the part that made me wonder? Guess they are to those refugees from Hee Haw?
 
2012-11-11 03:00:43 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Great Janitor: So...if Snakes are satanic, what about Doctors who's emblem is a pole with two snakes wrapped around it?

That's a caduceus. the symbol of the Greek god Hermes, and it's use in medicine is incorrect. The actual, historical symbol has one snake and no wings. That's the Rod of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 192x192]


Personally, I prefer this one:

Some scholars have suggested that the symbol once represented a worm wrapped around a rod; parasitic worms such as the "guinea worm" (Dracunculus medinensis) were common in ancient times, and were extracted from beneath the skin by winding them slowly around a stick. Physicians may have advertised this common service by posting a sign depicting a worm on a rod.

But, that's just me.
 
2012-11-11 03:02:32 AM  

SearchN: Chuck Ruffcorn:
Yeah, man, I get all that, thanks. I have no doubt some kind of permit problem exists; "there's always something." But it sounds like Living Walls made a good faith effort to get approval. But why argue that anyway? If it's a permit problem you go to the law. That's not what we're talking about. We're not here because there's a permit issue; those are boring. We're here because a small group of extremists, painted over something they didn't like.

Which small group of extremists would that be?

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

Where does it say anything about a group of extremists? Not sure if I a missing it or not.



No, no. You got it. Unless that group of community leaders was sent by the city to enforce a permit violation and paint over the mural, what they did can be considered extreme. And, really how many people do you think we're talking about? A couple of prayer groups at most, right?
 
2012-11-11 03:02:35 AM  

GungFu: markie_farkie: Fish are satanic?

[files.abovetopsecret.com image 508x212]

Hmmm.


there is a fish that swims up your penis. That's pretty Satanic. Godly boy fish would never do such a thing.

 
2012-11-11 03:03:41 AM  
i45.tinypic.com 

"But, but, but the CHILDREN!!!"

Fark your children.
 
2012-11-11 03:04:26 AM  
"Fish are satanic. Scales are satanic"

I'm pretty sure the Bible says only fishes with scales are a-okay. The fishes without scales are the ones to avoid.
 
2012-11-11 03:05:31 AM  

coldf33t: david_gaithersburg: The best part of the above bigoted and ignorant comments, 90% of Farkers obviously have never been to Atlanta or know anything about its demographics.

I live in Atlanta and the freakshow mural is ugly (with its long snake tail that is an insult to snakes everywhere). Call me bigoted and ignorant...I've been called worse.


I like it - in as much as it is on a crappy concrete wall and is full of little details. People (esp. kids) could spend ages looking over it and (self) interpreting every little bit.

I suspect the problem is that it has an amazingly thought out evolutionary theme (as well as displaying 'man's' place in it.)

Though I would have preferred a bit more colour.
 
2012-11-11 03:07:29 AM  

amfv: In its full glory. "I don't know if it's art, but I know what I hate."


That is F*cking Ugly.... :-P

I see their point..
 
2012-11-11 03:12:54 AM  

Chuck Ruffcorn: SearchN: Chuck Ruffcorn:
Yeah, man, I get all that, thanks. I have no doubt some kind of permit problem exists; "there's always something." But it sounds like Living Walls made a good faith effort to get approval. But why argue that anyway? If it's a permit problem you go to the law. That's not what we're talking about. We're not here because there's a permit issue; those are boring. We're here because a small group of extremists, painted over something they didn't like.

Which small group of extremists would that be?

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

Where does it say anything about a group of extremists? Not sure if I a missing it or not.


No, no. You got it. Unless that group of community leaders was sent by the city to enforce a permit violation and paint over the mural, what they did can be considered extreme. And, really how many people do you think we're talking about? A couple of prayer groups at most, right?


How can it be a permit violation for something that never existed, covering something that should not have been there? Usually when the population cleans something up that shouldn't be there in the first place, they are applauded for it.

I am curious as to where the religious comments are coming from (ie, prayer groups). The only person who brought up anything religious is a supporter of the mural, and who appears to be someone that likes to push buttons. As I stated up thread, I am not Christian. This just seems to be an easy way for our normal trolltastic farkers to come in and spew the average crap they love. In this case, it is clearly misguided and incorrect, but hey, that's what trolls are for. Ah well.

That being said, thanks for actually reading my comments instead of assuming I am just some random asshole on fark trying to push my own agenda. I prefer to have an actual conversation, not bs name calling. Welcome to my favorites.
 
2012-11-11 03:15:25 AM  

SearchN: Chuck Ruffcorn: SearchN: Chuck Ruffcorn:
Yeah, man, I get all that, thanks. I have no doubt some kind of permit problem exists; "there's always something." But it sounds like Living Walls made a good faith effort to get approval. But why argue that anyway? If it's a permit problem you go to the law. That's not what we're talking about. We're not here because there's a permit issue; those are boring. We're here because a small group of extremists, painted over something they didn't like.

Which small group of extremists would that be?

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

Where does it say anything about a group of extremists? Not sure if I a missing it or not.


No, no. You got it. Unless that group of community leaders was sent by the city to enforce a permit violation and paint over the mural, what they did can be considered extreme. And, really how many people do you think we're talking about? A couple of prayer groups at most, right?

How can it be a permit violation for something that never existed, covering something that should not have been there? Usually when the population cleans something up that shouldn't be there in the first place, they are applauded for it.

I am curious as to where the religious comments are coming from (ie, prayer groups). The only person who brought up anything religious is a supporter of the mural, and who appears to be someone that likes to push buttons. As I stated up thread, I am not Christian. This just seems to be an easy way for our normal trolltastic farkers to come in and spew the average crap they love. In this case, it is clearly misguided and incorrect, but hey, that's what trolls are for. Ah well.

That being said, thanks for actually reading my comments instead of assuming I am just some random asshole on fark trying to push my own agenda. I prefer to have an actual conversation, not bs name calling. W ...


Blah, and by the 'never existed' line I mean the permit, which they failed to complete.
 
2012-11-11 03:18:54 AM  

Coelacanth: When I was working at the Bellagio, we had some casino porters who got upset about Satanic exhibits in the art gallery there.

They thought the Russian exhibit with the Faberge Eggs was the work of the Devil.


Satanic? They worked at a farking casino! Grabbing up the filthy lucre from gamblers, boozers and hookers, and they're offended by Easter eggs?!?!
 
2012-11-11 03:20:15 AM  
spacebison.com
 
2012-11-11 03:20:16 AM  

felching pen: Coelacanth: When I was working at the Bellagio, we had some casino porters who got upset about Satanic exhibits in the art gallery there.

They thought the Russian exhibit with the Faberge Eggs was the work of the Devil.

Satanic? They worked at a farking casino! Grabbing up the filthy lucre from gamblers, boozers and hookers, and they're offended by Easter eggs?!?!


No candy in them. Screw that, its pure evil.
 
2012-11-11 03:25:29 AM  
Ends justify the means in this case, that mural was horrible. Get some good graffiti artists on the case and this whole thing is solved, maybe paint something over it that is more positive or something that fits the area better. Just because the guy's French doesn't mean he's a good artist and you don't have to be religious to think that mural was ugly as hell.

/Speaking of snakes, there's an ugly statue in downtown San Jose of a snake coiled up and it looks like a turd. Get rid of that garbage too.
//I love art but I hate ugly public artwork.
 
2012-11-11 03:26:02 AM  

I_Hate_Iowa: Whenever I read something like this - "The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic" - I can't believe Christians are still somehow considered less mentally ill than someone with schizophrenia.


I took music theory in college. Scales are Satanic!

/ungraffiti?
//disgraffiti?
 
2012-11-11 03:26:24 AM  
Yay stupid, superstitious dumbasses?
 
2012-11-11 03:29:39 AM  

SearchN: Chuck Ruffcorn: SearchN: Chuck Ruffcorn:
Yeah, man, I get all that, thanks. I have no doubt some kind of permit problem exists; "there's always something." But it sounds like Living Walls made a good faith effort to get approval. But why argue that anyway? If it's a permit problem you go to the law. That's not what we're talking about. We're not here because there's a permit issue; those are boring. We're here because a small group of extremists, painted over something they didn't like.

Which small group of extremists would that be?

Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

Where does it say anything about a group of extremists? Not sure if I a missing it or not.


No, no. You got it. Unless that group of community leaders was sent by the city to enforce a permit violation and paint over the mural, what they did can be considered extreme. And, really how many people do you think we're talking about? A couple of prayer groups at most, right?

How can it be a permit violation for something that never existed, covering something that should not have been there? Usually when the population cleans something up that shouldn't be there in the first place, they are applauded for it.

I am curious as to where the religious comments are coming from (ie, prayer groups). The only person who brought up anything religious is a supporter of the mural, and who appears to be someone that likes to push buttons. As I stated up thread, I am not Christian. This just seems to be an easy way for our normal trolltastic farkers to come in and spew the average crap they love. In this case, it is clearly misguided and incorrect, but hey, that's what trolls are for. Ah well.

That being said, thanks for actually reading my comments instead of assuming I am just some random asshole on fark trying to push my own agenda. I prefer to have an actual conversation, not bs name calling. W ...



What I got from the article was that it was a commissioned work of art that some neighbirs didn't like, so they painted over it. Yes, the "snakes and scales" quote was not from the angry neighbors/community leaders. The councilwoman didn't even use that language she just said the complaints were that they didn't like it. I'm also pretty sure that, while they weren't given much of a voice in this article, the opponents of the mural made their disapproval clear before they brought the buckets and brushes. Yes, it's a stretch to blame "christian extremists." But not much of one. This wasn't done by art critics. IMO

Thanks.

Cheers!
 
2012-11-11 03:30:52 AM  

TheJoe03: Ends justify the means in this case, that mural was horrible. Get some good graffiti artists on the case and this whole thing is solved, maybe paint something over it that is more positive or something that fits the area better. Just because the guy's French doesn't mean he's a good artist and you don't have to be religious to think that mural was ugly as hell.

/Speaking of snakes, there's an ugly statue in downtown San Jose of a snake coiled up and it looks like a turd. Get rid of that garbage too.
//I love art but I hate ugly public artwork.


Let me guess, you do not understand the place of art in our world?
 
2012-11-11 03:34:01 AM  

SearchN: Personally, I prefer this one:Some scholars have suggested that the symbol once represented a worm wrapped around a rod; parasitic worms such as the "guinea worm" (Dracunculus medinensis) were common in ancient times, and were extracted from beneath the skin by winding them slowly around a stick. Physicians may have advertised this common service by posting a sign depicting a worm on a rod.But, that's just me.


it could very well be associated with that. There were also medicines used by the Greeks derived from snakes. Also the snake is a symbol of Apollo, who was also associated with healing. There may even have been a connection to the bit about the snake and the rod in the Bible. The records simply aren't there to say with any certainty. The modern use does certainly derive from the Greek.

Oh, and I am quite certain that I recall that the phrase "the worm has turned" does derive from the method used to remove a guinea worm.


BronyMedic: That's the Star of Life. The Staff of Asclepius symbolizes the art and science of medicine, and the tradition from which Prehospital and Transport medicine came from. The points also have meaning.


It was the first image I found. That being said I did not know that there was more to that particular icon, or that it is the Star of Life. So I learned something new, cheers for that and a favourite in my happy green colour for you.
 
2012-11-11 03:35:12 AM  
Having google earthed the area and looking at the ART longer, I am starting to like this artist's cleverness more and more.

Noticed he used two colours, IDENTICAL to the two colours on the (utilitarian, boring, ugly as sin) building behind this hunk of concrete - HE ONLY HAD TWO COLOURS TO PLAY WITH.

Gotta give him a knowing nod for that.
 
2012-11-11 03:38:40 AM  
ftfa:
Angel Poventud wasn't surprised when he heard a group of community leaders from the Pittsburgh community painted over the mural on University Avenue.

"The fishes were satanic. The scales were satanic. You know, they just don't feel that it represents their community," he told Viteri


I swear to all that is holy, when I first glanced at it, I read that guys name as Proventurd.
 
2012-11-11 03:41:09 AM  

Langdon_777: Let me guess, you do not understand the place of art in our world?


It's honestly amazing to me how poorly you misunderstood what I posted. I'm saying shiatty art is shiatty and maybe the community should have at least SOME say. I love art and I love cities that have public art, so I'm not sure why I'm not allowed hate the art that sucks. But whatever, I assume you wanted to make an argument out of nothing.
 
2012-11-11 03:41:36 AM  

Gordon Bennett: BronyMedic: That's the Star of Life. The Staff of Asclepius symbolizes the art and science of medicine, and the tradition from which Prehospital and Transport medicine came from. The points also have meaning.

It was the first image I found. That being said I did not know that there was more to that particular icon, or that it is the Star of Life. So I learned something new, cheers for that and a favourite in my happy green colour for you.


Oh, not a problem. I love to teach a little bit every now and then.

The history of it is a pretty interesting read. It's ironic that many EMTs and Paramedics don't know the meaning behind the star's points today.
 
2012-11-11 03:43:38 AM  

TheJoe03: Langdon_777: Let me guess, you do not understand the place of art in our world?

It's honestly amazing to me how poorly you misunderstood what I posted. I'm saying shiatty art is shiatty and maybe the community should have at least SOME say. I love art and I love cities that have public art, so I'm not sure why I'm not allowed hate the art that sucks. But whatever, I assume you wanted to make an argument out of nothing.


Still not getting it :p

But enjoy the ... hate ... (hint)
 
2012-11-11 03:45:48 AM  

Langdon_777: Still not getting it :p

But enjoy the ... hate ... (hint)


Uh...ok. Continue on defender of depressing and misplaced art.
 
2012-11-11 03:47:59 AM  

TheJoe03: Langdon_777: Still not getting it :p

But enjoy the ... hate ... (hint)

Uh...ok. Continue on defender of depressing and misplaced art.


Google earth the place, it is already waaay depressing and this isn't misplaced .. it created complexity and vision in a otherwise dull utilitarian place.
 
2012-11-11 03:49:19 AM  

TheJoe03: Langdon_777: Still not getting it :p

But enjoy the ... hate ... (hint)

Uh...ok. Continue on defender of depressing and misplaced art.


Agreed. We can start by killing off all things done in silver and black.

/Really need to remove the 'I owe him a beer' favorite. I paid up already.
 
2012-11-11 03:52:13 AM  
Their community. If they didn't want it fine, they could petition, but the property also wasn't theirs - it is the entire public's.
 
2012-11-11 03:56:00 AM  
Blech, that needed painting over. Why didn't they hire a local artist to paint something locally meaningful or historic on the wall? That wouldn't get painted over no matter how ugly it is.
 
2012-11-11 04:09:37 AM  

WhyteRaven74: BTW Genesis never says what the snake in the garden is, or who. The first mention of the devil comes way way later. And he's not particularly much to worry about either, just deals in temptation. Can't actually make anyone do anything nor is the cause of all that is wrong in the world.


Even better is that the Hebrew word for serpent doesn't even necessarily mean "snake", it could mean something more akin to "reptiloid". Lucifer is called the "god of this world" and offered Yeshua all of the kingdomws of the Earth, and at no time did Yeshua dispute the ownership.

What's really funny is when you start connecting dots across the ancient world. Queztacoatl is known to have two forms - one is the winged reptile-man that was known to the priest class only. He taught them the basics of civilization and all he asked for in return were the peoples hearts. No, really, he taught the priest class to cut out the still beating hearts out of people, even taught them how to carve the knifes to do it. His other form is the really interesting one, because the physical description that is consistent from Northern Mexico to Southern Brazil is of a dark haired bearded white man in white robes. This is how he introduced himself. Amazing how the the Catholic art work depicts Yeshua exactly in this manner when a physical description of Yeshua is literally NOWHERE to be found in any book of the bible, even in the non-cannon texts.

Satan can't make anyone do anything, but he doesn't ave to. All he has to do is plant the seed and let basic human shiatieness do the rest.
 
2012-11-11 04:12:52 AM  

Jarhead_h: blah blah blah


home.comcast.net

/Not mine.
 
2012-11-11 05:05:31 AM  
Good. Now we can have some proper graffiti on that wall.

Maybe a giant, poorly drawn penis as the centerpeice, surrounded by shiatty 'gang' tags, with some swastikas because they're cool.
 
2012-11-11 05:17:42 AM  

Arthur Jumbles: If someone was going to paint a giant mural in front of my house I'd like to have some input on what it will look like. I'm kinda siding with the religious wackos on this one.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
2012-11-11 05:18:36 AM  

Sudlow: It was a pretty ugly mural that seems to have been put up without full permission on property not owned by the city.

translation: pretentious art dbags decided to spread their "vision" in a place they had no right to be. Not every wall needs a mural.

 
2012-11-11 05:21:38 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Snake = penis
Fish = Vagina
So I am sure with Atlanta being the Black version of San Fran, the gheys did it to the mural.
//If it was fish turning into a fish or snakes turning into a snakes it would be cool
/This is why we can't have ghey marriage


Get ready for whites to ask what the fk you're talking about....

/Atlanta.. is something else
//hehehehheheh
///srs: get permission before putting shiat up
 
2012-11-11 05:23:17 AM  

fluffy2097: Good. Now we can have some proper graffiti on that wall.

Maybe a giant, poorly drawn penis as the centerpeice, surrounded by shiatty 'gang' tags, with some swastikas because they're cool.


I'd rather go with this instead.

grofty.com
 
2012-11-11 05:24:30 AM  

TheJoe03: fluffy2097: Good. Now we can have some proper graffiti on that wall.

Maybe a giant, poorly drawn penis as the centerpeice, surrounded by shiatty 'gang' tags, with some swastikas because they're cool.

I'd rather go with this instead.

[grofty.com image 800x600]


the best part is that that photo shows two different types of graffitti: Art versus Blemish
 
2012-11-11 05:41:52 AM  
If only I could reach those overly religious people. I'd tell them I'm a great "holy artist" whose talents can only be admired by true believers. After convincing them to pay me $2,000,000, I'd scribble little amateurish angelic things on the wall and then make the neighborhood kids paint them whatever color they like. I'd then tell them "These angels were just artistic lines, but the children painted them with love and soul."

I'm pretty sure it would be a hit while I giggle back to my limo as I count their money.
 
2012-11-11 05:43:39 AM  
First they cam for the snakes...
 
2012-11-11 05:45:59 AM  
I would have painted over that ugly-ass shiat too... with a far better mural.
 
2012-11-11 05:46:38 AM  
media.247sports.com

Add some bagers, a mushroom, and it'll all make sense, without the subtle "Satan" overtones.
 
2012-11-11 05:48:44 AM  
It would take a lot to depreciate property values in that part of town but that mural would do the trick. It sounds like the only person who mentioned religion was something of a nutjob trying to slander black people trying to protect their land values. How do I know Angel Poventud is a nutjob? The green dress he wears while rollerblading around Piedmont Park is a dead giveaway.
 
2012-11-11 05:51:36 AM  
0.tqn.com

This thread is now officially satanic
 
2012-11-11 05:52:28 AM  

TheJoe03: fluffy2097: Good. Now we can have some proper graffiti on that wall.

Maybe a giant, poorly drawn penis as the centerpeice, surrounded by shiatty 'gang' tags, with some swastikas because they're cool.

I'd rather go with this instead.

[grofty.com image 800x600]


They do not deserve art like that.

They clearly want poorly drawn phalluses. Why else would they give the local teens a huge blank wall to spray paint?
 
2012-11-11 06:04:41 AM  

skinink: Well, the artist does a lot of unusual pieces. I just think it's ugly but I wouldn't go as far as to deface it myself.


That's the issue - sure, if you don't like the mural, object. In this case, they would have won easily, since the proper permit hadn't been obtained.
Instead, they snuck in the night and vandalized it. In doing so, they lost any sympathy from me - now they just look ignorant.
 
2012-11-11 06:51:32 AM  
This article is completely covering up the real story. The mural was painted by surviving members of the Third Reich. They found a Dr I. Jones in the phone book and thought they'd finally had their revenge. Ingrid's been on edge for weeks and almost botched a root canal.
 
2012-11-11 07:13:13 AM  
they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up.


omg racists!
 
2012-11-11 07:15:00 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: The South still remains painfully, hopelessly stupid.


Which is probably why they were wolunteers instead of volunteers, according to TFA.
 
2012-11-11 07:16:04 AM  
I'm glad to see that only 4 people actually RTFA.
 
2012-11-11 07:22:14 AM  

theflatline: All they had to do was add some chicken, biscuits, and ribs

and waffles and Atlanta denizens would have been all right with it.

And maybe Goldie from the Clermont...


FTFY
 
2012-11-11 07:33:31 AM  

Znuh: Not to dredge up the politics tab, I'd like to thank the fundies for dragging religious nonsense back into the public's eye and spreading it like lice.

It's the 21st century. At first I was like 'where is my flying car' but now I'd settle for 'Hey, remember the time when we weren't swimming in religious idiocy'


This being SW.Atlanta there is a 90% possibility the "fundies " were African-American church going people.
I know it goes against the Fark narrative but if you excuse the pun it's not always so black and white.
 
2012-11-11 07:37:36 AM  
cela signifie la guerre
 
2012-11-11 07:44:27 AM  
Paint a honey badger over that thing.

At least it wasn't the hideous mural that was painted on the wall of a skate park this summer that looked like the bedroom wall of a 9 year old girl. It didn't last long either.
 
2012-11-11 07:48:59 AM  
no mention of DAT ASS on the far left?!

sad guys, really sad.

media.cmgdigital.com
 
2012-11-11 07:51:33 AM  

gtfan92: I'm glad to see that only 4 people actually RTFA.


I did. The stupid and derp from both sides are epic.
 
2012-11-11 07:55:29 AM  

fusillade762: BlippityBleep: fusillade762: BlippityBleep: heeey, snakes have always gotten an undeserved bad rap. people need to realize that symbolically anthropomorphizing animals shouldn't be taken literally.

Yeah, don't anthropomorphize animals, they hate that.

reading comprehension isn't exactly your strong suit, is it.

[i775.photobucket.com image 512x372]


B-GAWWWWWK!!!!
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-11 08:07:14 AM  

phrawgh: God will reward them for this brave act. Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.


You may be right.
I wonder why?

/Hint: It's not because of your religion.
 
2012-11-11 08:09:54 AM  

BronyMedic: PC LOAD LETTER: The South still remains painfully, hopelessly stupid.

It's Atlanta. Sherman had the right idea.

/plus their traffic sucks!


i.qkme.me
 
2012-11-11 08:26:17 AM  

GungFu: markie_farkie: Fish are satanic?

[files.abovetopsecret.com image 508x212]

Hmmm.

there is a fish that swims up your penis. That's pretty Satanic. Godly fish would never do such a thing.


Only once you were married.
 
2012-11-11 08:28:42 AM  
"Art" is not sacred. If you don't like it, feel free to paint over it.
 
2012-11-11 08:32:47 AM  
Haven't read the thread all the way though, but I wanted to skim and make sure we had plenty of people lumping the entire southern US in with these people. Because like the rest of you, everyone here is in 100% agreement with what our neighbors do. And I'd hate for you all to miss out on an opportunity to feel superior to someone else. And I'm certainly unaware of the irony of me painting the entire region with a broad brush, while at the same time accusing them of being closed-minded.

But one comment in particular has stood out to me:

bostonowns: if anyone tries to defend the south in any way just point out to them that:
bible belt states lead the US in highschool drop outs, underage pregnancy, lowest insured, per capita highest welfare rates, and most obese. so we have fat, dumb, sick people milking the system and dying while they scream it's the liberals fault!


You're right. Kind of. All of the statistics you've dragged out are direct or indirect results from poverty, which is indeed leading in the south. But ...so? What does that have to do these idiots hating on the mural? Did you find some bizarre piece of data that associates poverty with a distrust of snakes? Or are you trying to correlate religion with paucity? Because I'm fairly certain I could find one or two people that would object to your misunderstanding of correlation and causation.

Or was this just your way of adding salt to the wound? "Some idiots down there disliked a mural for stupid reasons! And they have poor people too! Haha!" Clarify for me, please.

And judging from your username I'm going to operate under the assumption that you're living in Massachusetts. Now I could be a dick and point out your state's failings and bring them up any time some idiot in Boston runs his mouth - like your state's staggeringly high homelessness rate(#6 in the nation, despite only having 2% of the country's population), your state's crackdown on personal freedoms, your state's strangely high cost of living, or that whole electing-Romney-governor thing.

But I'm not going to do all that. Because I don't want to be the asshole that brings up wildly unrelated bullsh*t while lumping an entire region of millions of people that may or may not disagree with what some idiots are doing in their neighborhood.

Spend a little less time on that high horse, or every time you go by all anyone's going to see is a horse's ass.
 
2012-11-11 08:42:31 AM  
It was painted over by some because they weren't consulted, NOT because anyone thought it was 'satanic'. Angel Poventud is full of shiat!

That being said, the mural was properly permitted and on DOT property, By painting over it the opponents became vandals and should be treated as such.
 
2012-11-11 08:44:11 AM  

Dadoody: Their community. If they didn't want it fine, they could petition, but the property also wasn't theirs - it is the entire public's.


But they had to stand up for what they believe in!
They had to make a difference!
 
2012-11-11 09:04:51 AM  
Atlanta you say?

Maybe they would have been happier with something like 

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-11 09:21:54 AM  

Sudlow: It was a pretty ugly mural that seems to have been put up without full permission on property not owned by the city.

translation: pretentious art dbags decided to spread their "vision" in a place they had no right to be. Not every wall needs a mural.


You are an idiot. I live in the neighborhood. What the so-called community leaders did was closer to graffiti than what was originally done. At least the original artist had gotten some sort of permission.
 
2012-11-11 09:26:22 AM  
The main point of error is that the neighborhood association did not vote on this. It was an ex- legislator and church group who decided that their opinion was greater than the community's as a whole. And those stating that the piece was ugly, well there's no accounting for taste.
 
2012-11-11 09:26:39 AM  
The French artist didn't understand his target audience.

If he had done some sort of urban art that looked as if it was done by a sixth grader, using the colors red, yellow and green, and included a picture of a bible somewhere, it would have been well accepted.
 
2012-11-11 09:29:36 AM  
heh, democrats.
 
2012-11-11 10:08:04 AM  
TheJoe03: Ends justify the means in this case, that mural was horrible. Get some good graffiti artists on the case and this whole thing is solved, maybe paint something over it that is more positive or something that fits the area better. Just because the guy's French doesn't mean he's a good artist and you don't have to be religious to think that mural was ugly as hell.


I agree. I think that this artist must be one of those Frenchies who hates Americans, and decided to put the most depressing and drab thing that he could dream up that would also give little kids nightmares. I wouldn't want to have to look at that ugly assed thing day after day either. Good for them for taking it out.

phrawgh: God will reward them for this brave act. Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.

Hey, if the gays were involved they would use bright pastels. And although I agree that liberals are annoying, they are not at the Nazi level yet. They still haven't started taking away the religious tax privileges and confiscating their stuff like they did to the Jews.
 
2012-11-11 10:11:16 AM  

phrawgh: God will reward them for this brave act. Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.


Go on...
 
2012-11-11 10:14:01 AM  
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-11 10:15:21 AM  

The Muthaship: Great Janitor: What about those Snake Worshiping Christians?

Christians who handle snakes don't worship them. They do that because there's scripture that says true believers will not be harmed by the venom of snakes.

They die regularly from this misconception, but they don't worship snakes.


You know who else isn't harmed by the venom of snakes? People who don''t handle venomous snakes.
 
2012-11-11 10:18:25 AM  
Dear USA,

Satanic scales? Really? Thank you for another "Meanwhile in the US..." thread. Un-farking-believable.

You do know this only happens in the theocratic, bigoted countries you are so busy labeling as evil, yea?

Love you - and know these people don't represent the common American. But, wow!

Sincerely,

The rest of the World (specifically Denmark - yea us with the Muhammad cartoons)
 
2012-11-11 10:28:14 AM  
Yes but as Subby pointed out, the artist is FRENCH.

/not sure which side that supports
 
2012-11-11 10:30:18 AM  
Ah lahk it. Don't make alligatofishman go away!
 
2012-11-11 10:43:28 AM  

phrawgh: God will reward them for this brave act. Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.


Channeling Pat Robertson today are we?
 
2012-11-11 10:45:33 AM  
WWBD?
 
2012-11-11 10:48:25 AM  

Soymilk: "Fish are satanic. Scales are satanic"

I'm pretty sure the Bible says only fishes with scales are a-okay. The fishes without scales are the ones to avoid.


They have to have fins too. But Jewish religious scholars have noted that no one has ever been able to come up with an edible-size fish that has scales but no fins.
 
2012-11-11 10:54:25 AM  

SwiftFox: Soymilk: "Fish are satanic. Scales are satanic"

I'm pretty sure the Bible says only fishes with scales are a-okay. The fishes without scales are the ones to avoid.

They have to have fins too. But Jewish religious scholars have noted that no one has ever been able to come up with an edible-size fish that has scales but no fins.


Right. Noah forgot to take those on the ark.
 
2012-11-11 11:03:32 AM  
I think your biblical timeline is off. Before Noah the rule was that all the animals god made were man's to consume. Well, I'm not sure the exact wording includes mammals, that's questionable.
 
2012-11-11 11:14:10 AM  

vegasj: no mention of DAT ASS on the far left?!

sad guys, really sad.

[media.cmgdigital.com image 610x343]


i.imgur.com 

Focus. Focus.
 
2012-11-11 11:23:42 AM  

jso2897:
That's the issue - sure, if you don't like the mural, object. In this case, they would have won easily, since the proper permit hadn't been obtained.
Instead, they snuck in the night and vandalized it. In doing so, they lost any sympathy from me - now they just look ignorant.


They made an artistic statement every bit as valid (and, it seems, as legal) as that made by the original artist. The point of art is to inspire a reaction in the viewer.
 
2012-11-11 11:25:48 AM  
And this is what Америка has been dumbed down to.

Snakes are satanic.

Scales are satanic.

Even though they eat fish every day and buy snake skin boots and purses.

And we have also learned that the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing and neither do the fingers on each hand at the Atlanta DOT. 

www.taltopia.com
 
2012-11-11 11:38:28 AM  

SquiggsIN: SwiftFox: I think your biblical timeline is off. Before Noah the rule was that all the animals god made were man's to consume. Well, I'm not sure the exact wording includes mammals, that's questionable.

According to those young Earthers at the creation museum before Adam's "fall" all plants and animals were in perfect harmony and balance with each other and no life form was destroyed by any other. I guess spiders ate clovers and lions and daffodils or something. Oh... and cavemen rode vegetarian velociraptors to the market.


spider eating a lion? was it Australian??
 
2012-11-11 11:50:36 AM  
I liked the mural. I don't get why people hate art so much. Anything interesting and creative must be stomped out in this country by close minded little farks. It's like when I drew fish in chalk in my apartment parking lot. Most people liked my fish, but some morons told me I got chalk on their tires. I ended up crying for a half an hour.
 
2012-11-11 12:03:28 PM  
I can haz Geogia tag now?

/so embarrassed
//need to make new Fark handle
///and MOVE
 
2012-11-11 12:04:15 PM  

The Muthaship: Great Janitor: What about those Snake Worshiping Christians?

Christians who handle snakes don't worship them. They do that because there's scripturethat got added many years after the original was written that says true believers will not be harmed by the venom of snakes.

They die regularly from this misconception, but they don't worship snakes.


FTFW. Any reliable modern translation either moves the questionable text to a footnote, or adds "this isn't part of the early text and we have no idea why it's here" warnings in the margins, or both. Nobody sane believes it to be factual.
 
2012-11-11 12:04:32 PM  
I don't know, I kind of dig it actually. I find it curious and thought provoking. I like when art isn't immediately obvious, when you can come back time and again and see something new. I like that the colors are subdued and not bright and garish, I would hate to have to live near a neon barfed explosion of simplistic colors and juvenile design.

But this I can get behind. 

Pre-painted over version

I also think its a shame the article only shows the post vandalism version, as it makes the piece look shiattier.
 
2012-11-11 12:23:01 PM  
It amazes me that anyone still believes in Satan. It's really a step away from believing in the Bogey Man.

david_gaithersburg: For the Fark bigots and racists, demographics of neighborhood in question. Link:

Demographics (2000)[2]
• White/Other 2%
• Black 96%
• Asian 1%
• Hispanic 1%


... And? Black people can't be religious zealots and morons?
 
2012-11-11 12:24:53 PM  
am I the only one in here who liked the original? Then again, I'm a former art student, so I guess that disqualifies me.
 
2012-11-11 12:41:12 PM  
www.coronacomingattractions.com
Say what now?
 
2012-11-11 12:41:21 PM  

Wayne 985: It amazes me that anyone still believes in Satan. It's really a step away from believing in the Bogey Man.

david_gaithersburg: For the Fark bigots and racists, demographics of neighborhood in question. Link:

Demographics (2000)[2]
• White/Other 2%
• Black 96%
• Asian 1%
• Hispanic 1%

... And? Black people can't be religious zealots and morons?


technically, I'm not sure the modifier is even needed.
 
2012-11-11 12:49:50 PM  

markie_farkie: Fish are satanic?

[files.abovetopsecret.com image 508x212]

Hmmm.


Yes, but since it supposed to be a vagina representing the virgin birth, that doesn't matter much.
 
2012-11-11 12:51:43 PM  
Of all the major racial and ethnic groups in the United States, black Americans are the most likely to report a formal religious affiliation. Even among those blacks who are unaffiliated, three-in-four belong to the "religious unaffiliated" category (that is, they say that religion is either somewhat or very important in their lives), compared with slightly more than one-third of the unaffiliated population overall.

http://religions.pewforum.org/reports
 
2012-11-11 01:06:39 PM  
1. The adults in the neighborhood seem to be your typical overly religious southerners who want to get rid of anything that could be construted as evil or ungodly in the slightest.

2. Enough fail to go around for everyone but the artist, the people who commissioned the mural did not the permits and approvals they actually needed and did not run the design past the people in the neighborhood. The folks in the neighborhood handled it poorly and should have gone through proper channels to get it removed.
 
2012-11-11 01:08:05 PM  

markie_farkie: Fish are satanic?

[files.abovetopsecret.com image 508x212]

Hmmm.


Rotate 90º Counter Clockwise and it's got horns. Obviously satanic.
 
2012-11-11 01:17:06 PM  

grimlock1972: 1. The adults in the neighborhood seem to be your typical overly religious southerners who want to get rid of anything that could be construted as evil or ungodly in the slightest.


the important thing here is even you found someone to feel superior today.
 
2012-11-11 01:27:13 PM  

Wayne 985: It amazes me that anyone still believes in Satan. It's really a step away from believing in the Bogey Man.

david_gaithersburg: For the Fark bigots and racists, demographics of neighborhood in question. Link:

Demographics (2000)[2]
• White/Other 2%
• Black 96%
• Asian 1%
• Hispanic 1%

... And? Black people can't be religious zealots and morons?


Of course, they can but they're seldom members of snake handling churches, hardly ever appeared on Hee Haw (other than Charlie Pride), nor are they often labeled crackers.
 
2012-11-11 01:28:26 PM  
Once again, it was only one retard, Angel Poventud, who said anything about fish being satanic. He is supposedly a "really nice guy" but he isn't the sharpest tool in the box.

The objections and reasons given by those who vandalized the mural had to do with them not being consulted on the decision.
 
2012-11-11 01:33:04 PM  

SquiggsIN: SwiftFox: I think your biblical timeline is off. Before Noah the rule was that all the animals god made were man's to consume. Well, I'm not sure the exact wording includes mammals, that's questionable.

According to those young Earthers at the creation museum before Adam's "fall" all plants and animals were in perfect harmony and balance with each other and no life form was destroyed by any other. I guess spiders ate clovers and lions and daffodils or something. Oh... and cavemen rode vegetarian velociraptors to the market.


Doesn't matter. Between Adam and Noah there was a time when men of renown did impressive things. One of them would have had to be had to be breeding domesticated dogs, cattle, goats, sheep, horses - well, whatever of those animals Noah was supposed to keep multiple pairs of because they were domesticated animals - out of wolves, aurochs, wild goats, etc.
 
2012-11-11 01:57:17 PM  
The previous mural was pretty bad. Unpleasant to look at, told no story, and generated no discussion other than how bad it was.

Gotta go with the religious wackos on this. They should have had a seat at the table when this was being planned. They didn't so they created one for themselves.
 
2012-11-11 02:23:16 PM  

BronyMedic: advex101: It is ugly. I side with the religious d-bags on this one. Also, "GDOT crews said they didn't issue a permit for the mural and will likely have to cover it up."

I'll take "What is censorship" for three hundred, Alex.


So I can come and paint a mural on the front of your house without your permission? GDOT owns the wall, they get to say what is on it.
 
2012-11-11 02:24:25 PM  
I love the Fark "art is bad" brigade. Sorry folks, there are many schools of art, and no-one is a fan of all of them. If art had to satisfy all critics there would be no art.

I'm not a huge fan of the piece, but i get it. It ties in well with the neighborhood colors. A bright shiny high school mural would have looked out of place and garish.
Its sad that the artist didn't go through all the motions to get the full permit, but its also incredibly stupid that the neighborhood painted it over.
The proper procedure would have been to go back to the city/neighborhood and go through the original motions to get the full permit. THERE the neighbors would have had their say,not with soap and brushes.
 
2012-11-11 02:33:34 PM  

Sudlow: It was a pretty ugly mural that seems to have been put up without full permission on property not owned by the city.

translation: pretentious art dbags decided to spread their "vision" in a place they had no right to be. Not every wall needs a mural.


First sentence in the article: The art was commissioned by the group Living Walls

A few paragraphs in: The nonprofit Living Walls conference commissioned the painting by French artist Roti,

'Commissioned' means a group of people goes and pays the artist to paint. Not the artist does whatever they want. For example, if I were commissioned to write a book, I probably wouldn't have any say in what the book was about, who the main characters were, things that are normally up to the author--but I'd get paid a lot to do the 'heavy lifting' for someone else's concept.

So yeah, this is more a case of everyone miscommunicating, plus really stupid neighborhood.
 
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2012-11-11 02:41:11 PM  
How farking hard is it to hit your shift key?
 
2012-11-11 02:53:30 PM  
Imagine if the Bible said that the whooping crane was the one who tempted Eve. Or the manatee. You can bet your nose that Christians would view cranes or manatees with the same retarded fear and hate that they view snakes with. That's the beauty of religion, who needs logic and critical thought when you can let an old book and some old men tell you what to think, love, and hate.

Also the fact they did something illegal, hunt them down and punish them. If God truly was on their side, he'd have told them not to break the law.
 
2012-11-11 02:59:53 PM  

Old enough to know better: [media.drunkenfist.com image 500x277]

The only "art" people like this deserve.


Uhh, the artist in question IS a tagger. Yes drab washed-out palette steam-punkish Victorian birdcage themed murals, but a tagger nonetheless.
 
2012-11-11 03:24:12 PM  

On the Side: I don't know, I kind of dig it actually. I find it curious and thought provoking. I like when art isn't immediately obvious, when you can come back time and again and see something new. I like that the colors are subdued and not bright and garish, I would hate to have to live near a neon barfed explosion of simplistic colors and juvenile design.

But this I can get behind. 

Pre-painted over version

I also think its a shame the article only shows the post vandalism version, as it makes the piece look shiattier.


That is all kinds of beautiful.
 
2012-11-11 03:45:15 PM  
What if I told you black dogs were considered devils in Islam.

Not that believing a line by line reading of Islam is any more silly then a literal reading of Christianity, but trying to bring logic to religion is frustrating and pointless. Some people will believe what they are told and will not question it.

Link
 
2012-11-11 03:51:16 PM  

dameron: [media.cmgdigital.com image 610x343]

vs.

[sasoc.files.wordpress.com image 396x314]

It's all a matter of scale.


Considering the Buddha specifically admonished anyone following his path from producing images of him as he worried people would worship them, blowing up those statues might have actually been the most Buddhist thing to do?
 
2012-11-11 03:52:49 PM  

Sudlow: It was a pretty ugly mural that seems to have been put up without full permission on property not owned by the city.

translation: pretentious art dbags decided to spread their "vision" in a place they had no right to be. Not every wall needs a mural.


Not every mural defacement story needs commentary.

Ha! Who am I kidding? Everything needs commentary!
 
2012-11-11 03:54:38 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: The Faberge exhibit was the most amazing thing I've ever experienced. That must have been back in about '04. The gallery at Bellagio is the only thing I make a point of seeing when I go to Las Vegas... that and getting a fattening treat at Gellato, cuz damn.


That was around 2003 or 2004. The Mexican casino porters had convinced themselves that devils hatched out of those eggs. And that the eggs were 'laid' (seriously, laid) by the evil-looking women in the antique photos in the exhibit (The Romanovs).

The Faberge exhibit was for me, a very moving experience, but for somebody else whose eyes had been blinded by religious bullshiat, it was just something else for them to destroy.
 
2012-11-11 04:00:25 PM  
So, if the original didn't have zoning, surely the people who painted over it had zoning permision.
 
2012-11-11 04:11:46 PM  
I was in a Subway restaurant once and a woman freaked out and pulled her whole family out of line, while their order was half done, because she noticed the sandwich artist had a snake pendant, and snakes are the devil. They stormed out in a huff.
 
2012-11-11 04:12:32 PM  

Coelacanth: Don't Troll Me Bro!: The Faberge exhibit was the most amazing thing I've ever experienced. That must have been back in about '04. The gallery at Bellagio is the only thing I make a point of seeing when I go to Las Vegas... that and getting a fattening treat at Gellato, cuz damn.

That was around 2003 or 2004. The Mexican casino porters had convinced themselves that devils hatched out of those eggs. And that the eggs were 'laid' (seriously, laid) by the evil-looking women in the antique photos in the exhibit (The Romanovs).

The Faberge exhibit was for me, a very moving experience, but for somebody else whose eyes had been blinded by religious bullshiat, it was just something else for them to destroy.


That's just sad. Those pieces are arguably the greatest workmanship in the history of humanity, and all some people could see was mammals laying devil eggs or some other nonsense. Ugh, fark religion.
 
2012-11-11 05:09:36 PM  

Coelacanth: The Faberge exhibit was for me, a very moving experience, but for somebody else whose eyes had been blinded by religious bullshiat, it was just something else for them to destroy.


What happened to the eggs? Were they actually vandalized by the Mexicans?
 
2012-11-11 05:18:49 PM  
Erm.. There are NO snakes in that image. Not one. What idiot was worried about snakes?? There is ONE snakelike fish, but the fish tail and fins are quite clear. Oh, but it was long and scaly! And?

Ahh, stupid people. What would we do without you?
 
2012-11-11 05:27:55 PM  
Everyone thinks they're an art critic.
 
2012-11-11 05:31:25 PM  

Great Janitor: If it is a reference to the part in the Bible where the Serpent gets Eve to eat from the Tree of Knowledge, then they may be doing the wrong thing. From what I understand, when the Serpent tempted Eve, it wasn't snake-like. It didn't become snake like until God punished it for it's role in the temptation of Eve. Even the Bible mentions this part where God is cursing the Serpent telling it that it will forever crawl on it's belly, to be stepped on by man's boot (before man actually invented the boot...go figure), so, follow this logic, and you'll see that the snake is actually God's creation, so to paint over it might actually be insulting God.


Part of the original creation story may actually have found some of its origins from ancient goddess art of the Mediterranean. In Greece olive orchards each had some sort of altar or statuary dedicated to Athena, goddess of wisdom and art and the deity who gifted humans with the super food of choice, the olive. One of the the most common visual interpretations of her would be a great woman with snakes fringing her clothing and adorning her armor/helm. Also in ancient pottery the artwork depicting Hephestia, another goddess with snake like attributes, in the branches of an apple tree. After Christianity became the official state religion of Rome many common people were disconnected from these feminine symbols and they were supplanted with the creation myth instead to connect these serpentine goddesses with the satanic imagery. Even in Jewish myth, especially with Kabbalist mysticism, would portray Lilith with the same or similar imagery as Ishtar, the Babylonian goddess with owl wings and sometimes scales or a serpent's tail.
 
2012-11-11 05:58:08 PM  

BenJammin: Everyone thinks they're an art critic.


images.wikia.com
 
2012-11-11 06:31:14 PM  
Well it was Whacking Day wasn't it .
 
2012-11-11 08:10:35 PM  

BronyMedic: PC LOAD LETTER: The South still remains painfully, hopelessly stupid.

It's Atlanta. Sherman had the right idea.

/plus their traffic sucks!


For some perspective...Atlanta is one of the smartest enclaves in the south.
 
2012-11-11 08:31:33 PM  
Living Walls is the best revenge
 
2012-11-12 04:32:17 AM  

Marcintosh: This internet thing has really taken the surprise out of chance meetings with loonies.


Take public transportation some time.

A few years back I was waiting for the bus and had an interesting discussion with the woman behind me about how it's hard to tell if the person standing on the streetcorner having an animated conversation with thin air is insane or just has a Bluetooth headset.
 
2012-11-12 04:37:15 AM  

ermine68: Ahh, stupid people. What would we do without you?


I'm not sure, but I'd like to find out what society could do without these imbecilic mouth-breathers trying to drag us back to the dark ages.
 
2012-11-12 09:00:08 AM  

clyph: Marcintosh: This internet thing has really taken the surprise out of chance meetings with loonies.

Take public transportation some time.

A few years back I was waiting for the bus and had an interesting discussion with the woman behind me about how it's hard to tell if the person standing on the streetcorner having an animated conversation with thin air is insane or just has a Bluetooth headset.


OH yeah. The cold weather really sort of weeds them out but somehow I was able to meet some loonies on the Centro bus service in Syracuse. After a few months of bus ridership I figured it was faster cheaper and safer to freakin' WALK to where I wanted to go.
Here's a good example, I would ride the bus with my fiancee - to and from her job - just so she didn't have to vulnerable on the bus. So yeah, I know public transport.
 
2012-11-12 02:46:34 PM  

Man On Pink Corner: Coelacanth: The Faberge exhibit was for me, a very moving experience, but for somebody else whose eyes had been blinded by religious bullshiat, it was just something else for them to destroy.

What happened to the eggs? Were they actually vandalized by the Mexicans?


I had a talk with somebody in management at the art gallery. After that, they tightened up security a little, and certain casino porters weren't allowed inside the art gallery any more. The eggs were never damaged and they went home in pristine shape.
 
2012-11-12 05:11:26 PM  

clyph: Marcintosh: This internet thing has really taken the surprise out of chance meetings with loonies.

Take public transportation some time.

A few years back I was waiting for the bus and had an interesting discussion with the woman behind me about how it's hard to tell if the person standing on the streetcorner having an animated conversation with thin air is insane or just has a Bluetooth headset.


I used to take a hr long bus ride to work. Once we had a crazy dude who sat next to me, who told me all about the Lizard People having taken control of the UN and soon the US government. I was so fascinated that I encouraged him to "go on...tell me more". It was one of the best commute bus rides I've ever had.
 
2012-11-12 09:46:04 PM  

markie_farkie: Fish are satanic?

[files.abovetopsecret.com image 508x212]

Hmmm.


Thank you! You've just officially made my day!

Carry on...
 
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