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(CNN)   Rash of graffiti has show up in Joshua Tree Nat. Park. Pictures have been posted on social media sites but police still haven't found what they are looking for   ( cnn.com) divider line
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2013-04-14 12:02:15 PM  
The vandals did what they did before love came to town.
 
2013-04-14 12:20:43 PM  
Farking assholes.
 
2013-04-14 12:27:32 PM  

make me some tea: Farking assholes.


Ah good, I'm not the only one.   I thought this and so did you too.


/that's an awkward sentence
 
2013-04-14 12:31:08 PM  
If found guilty of defacing government property, vandals face a $5,000 fine and up to six months imprisonment.

Fark that, just start using this little baby on their fingers.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-14 12:37:58 PM  
That headline made me go

entertainmentrundown.com

then

1.bp.blogspot.com

then

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-14 12:57:23 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: make me some tea: Farking assholes.

Ah good, I'm not the only one.   I thought this and so did you too.


/that's an awkward sentence


I've seen too many ancient sites in the Southwest defaced by drunk teenagers or whoever the fark they are. I get murderously ragey every time I read one of these articles. >:(
 
2013-04-14 01:49:49 PM  
make me some tea:

I've seen too many ancient sites in the Southwest defaced by drunk teenagers or whoever the fark they are. I get murderously ragey every time I read one of these articles. >:(

As you should.  Destroying or defacing an archaeological site is a crime against all of humanity, IMO.  I would not shed a single tear if pothunters got the death penalty.
 
2013-04-14 02:56:37 PM  

make me some tea: I_Am_Weasel: make me some tea: Farking assholes.

Ah good, I'm not the only one.   I thought this and so did you too.


/that's an awkward sentence

I've seen too many ancient sites in the Southwest defaced by drunk teenagers or whoever the fark they are. I get murderously ragey every time I read one of these articles. >:(


A few months ago, some assholes removed some of the petroglyphs near Bishop. That sort of thing really pisses me off.
 
2013-04-14 03:24:09 PM  
I believe I speak for many when I say I'd to see these people stabbed in the face.
 
2013-04-14 03:24:10 PM  
Bravo subby
 
2013-04-14 03:32:20 PM  
Maybe Anonymous will jump on these cases too.
 
GCD
2013-04-14 03:33:19 PM  
The same issue is happening at Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia too. People feel the need to spraypaint graffiti all over the rocks...It's farking terrible.
 
2013-04-14 03:34:18 PM  
Oh, that graffiti isn't so bad.  Just slap a coat of paint on it and the rocks will be as good as new.
 
2013-04-14 03:34:58 PM  

The more you eat the more you fart: Bravo subby


Ok, I'm embarrassed to say I don't get it. Is the applause for Subby because of the U2 headline, or is there also something clever about the missing "n"? Sorry, I know I'm an idiot...

/hanging's too good for the spray painters. Why can't they just huff the stuff and keep the damage concentrated on their meager brains where it belongs?
 
2013-04-14 03:35:21 PM  
Great you deserve a lot of atta boys, here's one now ATTA BOY. I gotta Exit.
 
2013-04-14 03:38:34 PM  
Why are these rocks any more important than any other rock in the world?
 
2013-04-14 03:41:47 PM  
Joshua Tree is one of my favorite places. fark these assholes.
 
2013-04-14 03:43:06 PM  
Facebook? I blame this douche.

www.hangtogetherblog.com
 
2013-04-14 03:44:16 PM  

bugmn99: Why are these rocks any more important than any other rock in the world?


Not to get too geeky here, but 90% of the early debates on national parks came down to your one sentence.  Brings it all back home, doesn't it?
 
2013-04-14 03:45:27 PM  
farm4.staticflickr.com
I came across this rock in Joshua Tree and thought "WTF vandals, WTF?"

Later I found Gram Parson's friends stole his body in its coffin from LAX and tried to cremate him on this spot.
 
2013-04-14 03:47:07 PM  
Where the theives have no name?
 
2013-04-14 03:48:46 PM  
I thought they were calling this stuff art now.
 
2013-04-14 03:48:56 PM  
What? No respect fot their "artistic expression"?

What would Banksy think?
 
2013-04-14 03:49:01 PM  
Nicely done, subby.
 
2013-04-14 03:50:27 PM  
Meanwhile, in Singapore this is the deterrent;

kenoath.files.wordpress.com


Not sure if it's effective, but almost guaranteed to discourage repeat offenders.
 
2013-04-14 03:51:22 PM  
Fark Bansky
 
Sio
2013-04-14 03:53:33 PM  
nice one subby.

That said, farking assholes.

Sadly it's an increasing problem in many popular day-use parks, though thankfully I've not heard of anyone defacing actual archaeological sites around here. I haven't seen any closures due to it, but I wouldn't be surprised by one. Why idiots feel the need to spraypaint all over like that... I get equally irritated at people who carve up the trunks of the aspens nearest the trails and picnic areas, and they like to carve up any wooden boardwalk structures and shelter cabins too. *sigh*
 
2013-04-14 03:55:27 PM  
I guess folks are gonna vandalize, with you or without you
 
2013-04-14 03:55:52 PM  
Uh, uh, the vandals are not sick but they're not well.

Dammit, wrong group!
 
2013-04-14 03:56:08 PM  
I believe in Kingdom Come for these vandals.
 
2013-04-14 03:56:49 PM  
If it was a stencil with some vaguely anti-western society message, you'd all be gushing over it and defending it as art. Lulz
 
2013-04-14 03:57:03 PM  

FloridaFarkTag: I guess folks are gonna vandalize, with you or without you


Ooh, so close. I'll give you A for effort, but D for your final grade.
 
2013-04-14 03:59:12 PM  

FriarReb98: bugmn99: Why are these rocks any more important than any other rock in the world?

Not to get too geeky here, but 90% of the early debates on national parks came down to your one sentence.  Brings it all back home, doesn't it?


At the time the first national parks were created, the motive was envy of Europe's castles and cathedrals.  America's so-called "natural wonders" were deemed as grand and worthy of preservation as Notre Dame.  So it boils down to nationalistic pride.  John Muir put a gloss of "good for the soul" on it.

Odd that a people who take pride in their ability to change the world are so enamored of the parts they haven't.
 
2013-04-14 04:00:41 PM  
I would be ok with sending the people aught doing this to Best Korea and let them live there for awhile and practice their artistic talents.
 
2013-04-14 04:01:27 PM  

bugmn99: Why are these rocks any more important than any other rock in the world?


As the article states, the vandalism is spreading to archaeological sites in the park.  Each archaeological site is a unique, non-renewable resource.   Even if the rocks themselves were unimportant, the graffiti on them seems to be inspiring others to add more graffiti to the park, and some of that is damaging archaeological sites.

Besides, what makes these rocks different from others is their location.  When you go out to a national park, you expect to be able to get away from this type of thing.
 
2013-04-14 04:04:19 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: If it was a stencil with some vaguely anti-western society message, you'd all be gushing over it and defending it as art. Lulz


You might not be the stupidest person on the internet, I can't say for certain, but you're certainly in the running.
 
2013-04-14 04:05:23 PM  

bugmn99: Why are these rocks any more important than any other rock in the world?


Because we decided they are.
 
2013-04-14 04:05:27 PM  

farkingnotworking: The more you eat the more you fart: Bravo subby

Ok, I'm embarrassed to say I don't get it. Is the applause for Subby because of the U2 headline, or is there also something clever about the missing "n"? Sorry, I know I'm an idiot...

/hanging's too good for the spray painters. Why can't they just huff the stuff and keep the damage concentrated on their meager brains where it belongs?


I would love to catch one of these jerkoffs doing this, grab them by their throat, drag them to their house and start doing "spray can artwork" on their flat screens, cars, clothes, Xbox, cell phones. etc...

/not an ITG
//just get pissed at idiots
 
2013-04-14 04:05:39 PM  
At the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque there has been speculation that some of the rock drawings were actually made by Boy Scouts some years ago as projects to earn badges.

Granted, if there are Scout drawings mixed among the rocks, they are indistinguishable from the original art. The thought is that if BSA was responsible for many of the glyphs than the designation of the site as one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America could come into question.
 
2013-04-14 04:05:55 PM  

Sio: nice one subby.

That said, farking assholes.

Sadly it's an increasing problem in many popular day-use parks, though thankfully I've not heard of anyone defacing actual archaeological sites around here. I haven't seen any closures due to it, but I wouldn't be surprised by one. Why idiots feel the need to spraypaint all over like that... I get equally irritated at people who carve up the trunks of the aspens nearest the trails and picnic areas, and they like to carve up any wooden boardwalk structures and shelter cabins too. *sigh*


It's the self's desire for proof of its existence. "I changed something, so I must be real."  Also, desire to not cease existing; the graffiti, the self thinks, will prove its existence long after the self dies.
 
2013-04-14 04:06:41 PM  
Taggers are like mangy, dirty dogs pissing on a fence to mark their territory.     Doubly so someone marking a natural feature in a national park.

The problem is that Joshua Tree is located in Southern California.   Even the parks can't escape the revolting tagging culture.    You forget how bad it is after a while until you go to a place with no graffiti, and realize that in most places in the United States, people respect others' property for the most part.

You have to be very vigilant to fight graffiti (for a good example of how to do it, see the New York Subway system) but removing it from rocks and other natural formations is far more difficult.

-M
 
2013-04-14 04:07:40 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: At the time the first national parks were created, the motive was envy of Europe's castles and cathedrals. America's so-called "natural wonders" were deemed as grand and worthy of preservation as Notre Dame. So it boils down to nationalistic pride. John Muir put a gloss of "good for the soul" on it.

Odd that a people who take pride in their ability to change the world are so enamored of the parts they haven't.


Yeah, totally, Yosemite is packed with people sighing because they really meant to visit Buckingham Palace.

/ WTF are you yammering about?
 
2013-04-14 04:08:26 PM  

dryknife: At the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque there has been speculation that some of the rock drawings were actually made by Boy Scouts some years ago as projects to earn badges.

Granted, if there are Scout drawings mixed among the rocks, they are indistinguishable from the original art. The thought is that if BSA was responsible for many of the glyphs than the designation of the site as one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America could come into question.


Sounds like a plot to ban the BSA from national parks because gaiety.
 
2013-04-14 04:08:40 PM  

FloydA: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: If it was a stencil with some vaguely anti-western society message, you'd all be gushing over it and defending it as art. Lulz

You might not be the stupidest person on the internet, I can't say for certain, but you're certainly in the running.


Big fan of graffiti aimed at the Hot Topic crowd, eh? No offense meant, dude, I liked that stuff when I was 19, too.
 
2013-04-14 04:09:36 PM  

jaytkay: BarkingUnicorn: At the time the first national parks were created, the motive was envy of Europe's castles and cathedrals. America's so-called "natural wonders" were deemed as grand and worthy of preservation as Notre Dame. So it boils down to nationalistic pride. John Muir put a gloss of "good for the soul" on it.

Odd that a people who take pride in their ability to change the world are so enamored of the parts they haven't.

Yeah, totally, Yosemite is packed with people sighing because they really meant to visit Buckingham Palace.

/ WTF are you yammering about?


The historical record, which is readily available to you as well.
 
2013-04-14 04:12:48 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: FloydA: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: If it was a stencil with some vaguely anti-western society message, you'd all be gushing over it and defending it as art. Lulz

You might not be the stupidest person on the internet, I can't say for certain, but you're certainly in the running.

Big fan of graffiti aimed at the Hot Topic crowd, eh? No offense meant, dude, I liked that stuff when I was 19, too.


You are such a boob.
 
2013-04-14 04:19:44 PM  
Maybe they should be looking for a Drug Store Truck Drivin Man?
 
2013-04-14 04:21:43 PM  
If a tree falls in a forest
and it crushes some idiot kid with a spray paint can
....
....
....
nobody cares.

/ no need to ask rhetorical questions here
 
Sio
2013-04-14 04:27:03 PM  
BarkingUnicorn:

It's the self's desire for proof of its existence. "I changed something, so I must be real."  Also, desire to not cease existing; the graffiti, the self thinks, will prove its existence long after the self dies.

Well that does make sense, and I suppose in the spur of the moment, the intent to make one's mark is so strong it drowns out thoughts about the longevity of such attempts. Trees die, wooden structures burn, and Forest Service employees clean spray paint... I'd hope that if their graffiti has any artistic value to it that they'd apply that talent to putting it on canvas. Actual graffiti artists are incredible. But then, canvas burns, and many amazing artists are utterly forgotten.

To channel that desire for proof of existence into something more meaningful and perhaps more long-lived... that's the real challenge.

Now I'm feeling all deep and crap.

/it's an odd sort of day
 
2013-04-14 04:29:01 PM  

Mad Mark: Facebook? I blame this douche.

[www.hangtogetherblog.com image 320x320]


Those guys are from England and who gives a fark.
 
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