Saturday, 24 October 2009

A tale of two murals. (Links via Bob Morales.)

Florida City bans new murals in downtown after confusing an arm rest with a male sex organ
The mural was retouched to take the armrest out. But that was not enough, ity commissioners voted 4-1 Monday to essentially ban new outdoor paintings from historic downtown.


UPDATE: meeting tonight to discuss possible destruction of boxer girl mural
tonight's bloomingdale civic association meeting will include discussion about the boxer girl mural. there seems to be a lot of pressure on the city to destroy the mural and the mayor's office is considering it.
Nothing accomplished. Pretty poorly run meeting and it didn't ask for community input. DCCAH said they've changed their policy but there's no mechanism to reverse what's done. Someone had actually asked police to see if it caused an increase in crime. They said there has been a 55% decrease.

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Anonymous Stephanie Paule said...

I wonder how they'd feel about the ridiculous number of deliberate penises graffitied all over Sydney. Or the ones all over my high school that my friends and I were responsible for...

24 October 2009 2:03:00 am GMT-5  
Anonymous brad weber said...

To quote the opening lines of Red Harvest, "I didn't see anything in it except the humorless sort of meaning that makes richardsnary the village elders' word for dictionary."

Or St. Augustine: "If wherever people look they see wieners, then they've already got wieners on the brain."

Or, maybe it's just a case of "takes one to know one."

26 October 2009 9:34:00 am GMT-5  

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