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(WYFF 4 Greenville)   The reaction you're generally looking for with graffiti is not "What the fark?"   (wyff4.com) divider line 77
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2013-09-14 06:46:40 AM  
I am sure that putting the images on TV and a news webpage will cut down on the number of ncidents.
 
2013-09-14 07:24:42 AM  
I reckon that it's a cryptic warning, from a V type of vigilante hero to corrupt government officials. Why else would anyone care about a crudely drawn elephant? They're going to track him down before he 1812's the State Capitol.
 
2013-09-14 08:18:00 AM  
It says "an elephant forgets" and right below it the article quotes it as "elephants forget."


That's some fine reporting there, Lou.
 
2013-09-14 08:20:20 AM  
Is that an Anarchist "A" in Elephant?
 
2013-09-14 08:20:58 AM  

Billy Bathsalt: It says "an elephant forgets" and right below it the article quotes it as "elephants forget."


That's some fine reporting there, Lou.


They also seem to have missed the wobbly giraffe.
 
2013-09-14 08:23:58 AM  
Looks like there were some random lines already on the wall and someone made the animals fit.

/got nothin'
 
2013-09-14 08:26:14 AM  
There's also the letter "a" with a circle over it, a symbol sometimes used for anarchy.


Sometimes?  What the hell does it mean most of the time then Mr. Reporter?
 
2013-09-14 08:26:58 AM  
My God... It's begun...
 
2013-09-14 08:27:46 AM  
VROOOOMM....F
 
2013-09-14 08:29:17 AM  
That's no giraffe...
 
2013-09-14 08:34:02 AM  
Looks like somebody cracked the Voynich Manuscript.
 
2013-09-14 08:34:46 AM  
Looks like a 5 year old drew that.
 
2013-09-14 08:35:08 AM  
This clever reporter also missed the dollar sign-tail. It isn't all so strange if you would all just wake up, sheeple, and commence studying it out.
 
2013-09-14 08:37:28 AM  
It looks like anti Republican graffiti
 
2013-09-14 08:40:47 AM  
Clearly, the elephant represents the United States... bloated and powerful.  The forgetful elephant has lost track of its roots as the champion of freedom and liberty for the common man and is literally tuning its back on the viewer.  The palm tree in the background represents the rich and powerful that have garnered the attention of the elephant and has caused him to reject the poor huddled masses he formerly protected.

The giraffe represents the rest of the world looking on, as well as the fact that the artist had a can of gold paint to use up and gold makes for totally cool giraffe spots, don't you think?
 
2013-09-14 08:41:17 AM  

FrostyTheDJ: My God... It's begun...


Hee hee!
 
2013-09-14 08:43:04 AM  
Goddammit Biden!!!
 
2013-09-14 08:44:41 AM  
It says "PAM" in tiny letters on all of those.....
 
2013-09-14 08:47:10 AM  
Pretty sure its hipster grafitti. Similar stuff is all over buildings where I live. The best was a this picture of Nietzsche with "Oh, never mind" written beneath it.


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-14 08:50:02 AM  
thechive.files.wordpress.com

SIPSY?
 
2013-09-14 08:51:47 AM  
Is Jean Jacques Perrey releasing a new album?
 
2013-09-14 08:53:13 AM  

whatsupchuck: Clearly, the elephant represents the United States... bloated and powerful.  The forgetful elephant has lost track of its roots as the champion of freedom and liberty for the common man and is literally tuning its back on the viewer.  The palm tree in the background represents the rich and powerful that have garnered the attention of the elephant and has caused him to reject the poor huddled masses he formerly protected.

The giraffe represents the rest of the world looking on, as well as the fact that the artist had a can of gold paint to use up and gold makes for totally cool giraffe spots, don't you think?


I think we found the painter to the graffiti.
 
2013-09-14 08:54:36 AM  
Spartanburg's complaining about public art, now?
 
2013-09-14 08:56:44 AM  
I guess they don't get out much. I see lots of graffiti that's weird and entertaining. Maybe they only think of tagging?

Examples
 
2013-09-14 09:10:08 AM  
cdn2.hubspot.net
 
2013-09-14 09:10:54 AM  

whatsupchuck: Clearly, the elephant represents the United States... bloated and powerful.  The forgetful elephant has lost track of its roots as the champion of freedom and liberty for the common man and is literally tuning its back on the viewer.  The palm tree in the background represents the rich and powerful that have garnered the attention of the elephant and has caused him to reject the poor huddled masses he formerly protected.

The giraffe represents the rest of the world looking on, as well as the fact that the artist had a can of gold paint to use up and gold makes for totally cool giraffe spots, don't you think?


Except I think that is supposed to be the elephant's trunk spraying water and not a palm tree.  This completely invalidates your theory.
 
2013-09-14 09:12:18 AM  

snowybunting: [thechive.files.wordpress.com image 500x333]

SIPSY?




GYPSY?
 
2013-09-14 09:13:12 AM  

edmo: I guess they don't get out much. I see lots of graffiti that's weird and entertaining. Maybe they only think of tagging?

Examples


Richmond Virginia, the former capital of the confederacy is having the grand unviel of its public "street art" festival this weekend. the town invited several nationaly and international artists to come on down and tat the place up.. some phenominal work.

but, if its commisioned... can you call it Graffiti any more?
 
2013-09-14 09:14:28 AM  
There used to be a huge graffito outside Paddington Station in London. In neat, three foot high letters, it read FAR AWAY IS CLOSE AT HAND IN IMAGES OF ELSEWHERE.

Now that's WTF.
 
2013-09-14 09:17:10 AM  

Yes please: Billy Bathsalt: It says "an elephant forgets" and right below it the article quotes it as "elephants forget."


That's some fine reporting there, Lou.

They also seem to have missed the wobbly giraffe.


Nah, they just forgot.
 
2013-09-14 09:17:25 AM  

Mister Buttons: There's also the letter "a" with a circle over it, a symbol sometimes used for anarchy.


Sometimes?  What the hell does it mean most of the time then Mr. Reporter?


Usually it means douchebag skater.
 
2013-09-14 09:17:44 AM  

Argh Not Again: snowybunting: [thechive.files.wordpress.com image 500x333]

SIPSY?

GYPSY?


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-14 09:20:26 AM  

Tillmaster: There used to be a huge graffito outside Paddington Station in London. In neat, three foot high letters, it read FAR AWAY IS CLOSE AT HAND IN IMAGES OF ELSEWHERE.

Now that's WTF.


That's actually pretty beautiful.

/probably helps that i'm out of coffee so I had two steaming cups of jager for breakfast
 
2013-09-14 09:23:16 AM  
Perhaps the elephant represents the Republican Party and the artist/vandalizer is pointing out how the republicans have forgotten about the common people, represented somehow by the drunken giraffe.

It's ironic because the commonly accepted idea is that elephants NEVER forget.

The artist/vandalizer is trying to be clever and profound but instead left everyone in a WTF state of mind.
 
2013-09-14 09:24:16 AM  
There is a GIANT Thundercat under a bridge in East Lansing. It says "fark you".

I forgot what this thread was about.

A megarian forgets.
 
2013-09-14 09:25:35 AM  

LeroyB: Perhaps the elephant represents the Republican Party and the artist/vandalizer is pointing out how the republicans have forgotten about the common people, represented somehow by the drunken giraffe.

It's ironic because the commonly accepted idea is that elephants NEVER forget.

The artist/vandalizer is trying to be clever and profound but instead left everyone in a WTF state of mind.


What about Wobbles, the giraffe Mr/Ms Smartypants?
 
2013-09-14 09:27:31 AM  

fzumrk: whatsupchuck: Clearly, the elephant represents the United States... bloated and powerful.  The forgetful elephant has lost track of its roots as the champion of freedom and liberty for the common man and is literally tuning its back on the viewer.  The palm tree in the background represents the rich and powerful that have garnered the attention of the elephant and has caused him to reject the poor huddled masses he formerly protected.

The giraffe represents the rest of the world looking on, as well as the fact that the artist had a can of gold paint to use up and gold makes for totally cool giraffe spots, don't you think?

Except I think that is supposed to be the elephant's trunk spraying water and not a palm tree.  This completely invalidates your theory.


The palm tree spewing trunk in the background represents the flow of easy cash to the rich and powerful that have garnered the attention of the elephant and has caused him to reject the poor huddled masses he formerly protected.

FTF somebody who needs to buy a vowel
 
2013-09-14 09:35:16 AM  
Why does it need to mean anything? Dude was high, and painted an elephant and a giraffe. Jeeez...
 
2013-09-14 09:42:07 AM  

Mister Peejay: Mister Buttons: There's also the letter "a" with a circle over it, a symbol sometimes used for anarchy.


Sometimes?  What the hell does it mean most of the time then Mr. Reporter?

Usually it means douchebag skater.


Walker: Anarchy! Anarchy! Anarchy! Anarchy!
Texas Ranger: I don't even know what that means, but I love it!

/Talladega Nights
 
2013-09-14 09:45:51 AM  

snowybunting: [thechive.files.wordpress.com image 500x333]

SIPSY?


cache.daylife.com
 
2013-09-14 09:53:49 AM  
so young, so young
s3.sidereel.com
 
2013-09-14 10:01:56 AM  
It's art.  Of course all of the Philistines don't understand (here's a profile of the artist).
 
2013-09-14 10:05:42 AM  
 it's tha muthafarkin Giraffe REVOLUTION!
COW GO MOOOO!!!!
                            What fox say?!?!
 
2013-09-14 10:10:50 AM  
At first I thought the elephant was Nessus from Ringworld, but then I realized it had one too many legs. I was kind of bummed.
 
2013-09-14 10:13:17 AM  

Mister Buttons: There's also the letter "a" with a circle over it, a symbol sometimes used for anarchy.


Sometimes?  What the hell does it mean most of the time then Mr. Reporter?


Sometimes it's just an uppercase "@"
 
2013-09-14 10:14:36 AM  
LSD is a helluva drug.
 
2013-09-14 10:18:02 AM  

M AGRIPPA L F COS TERTIVM SCRIBIT: It's art.  Of course all of the Philistines don't understand (here's a profile of the artist).


*snert*
 
2013-09-14 10:19:58 AM  

HypnozombieX:  it's tha muthafarkin Giraffe REVOLUTION!
COW GO MOOOO!!!!
                            What fox say?!?!


Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
 
2013-09-14 10:28:50 AM  

Slaxl: before he 1812's the State Capitol.


?????  Gives typhus to French soldiers?  Starts a fight over press-ganged sailors?  Help me out here.
 
2013-09-14 10:29:16 AM  
That giraffe is potato.
 
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