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Graffiti watch – All the arms we need

By johnboy 25 February 2007 56

As seen in an inner-north stormwater drain:

Well I thought it was kind of cute.

What’s Your opinion?

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Graffiti watch – All the arms we need
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apehammer 4:51 pm 27 Feb 07

Rape isn’t funny.

Maelinar 4:17 pm 27 Feb 07

Get stuffed rapehammer. Most cunning use of the letter R in English history.

Danman 4:15 pm 27 Feb 07

and there ya go – it did not work…

a link to the same is

Not having much luck with links today either so if this bombs I am sorry.

Danman 4:12 pm 27 Feb 07

Legal Location – Painted over 2 days in canberra.

Had quite a few people stop and say that it was good to see someone making the walls colorful.
Plenty of people drove past and beeped and waved – just as many drove past and shook their heads.

1st time embedding a youtube clip so apologies if it does not work.

bonfire 3:43 pm 27 Feb 07

i think the term is ‘defaced’ or you could use ‘damaged’ or ‘vandalised’.

apehammer 2:45 pm 27 Feb 07

“Graffiti’d”? Worst use of an apostrophe in the history of the English language. Ever.

S4anta 2:25 pm 27 Feb 07


the way things are going you and I might have to start seriously thinking about a great wall of west belco mate.

Maelinar 1:55 pm 27 Feb 07

You sheep squaddies really are getting defensive.

I see no need to go live in a gated retirement village – although I’m sure I could find you one that has been graffiti’d.

Do the crime, do the time.

baa baa follow what you think is pop-culture spoonhead. You wouldn’t know pop-culture if it bit you and gave you pop-culture rabies mofo.

apehammer 1:49 pm 27 Feb 07


S4anta 1:46 pm 27 Feb 07

West_kambah, I sort of can understand what it is that you are saying. However, Canberra is not a concrete monolith like NYC, Barcelona and London. We have had parkland incorporated in the design of this city so that it would not be seen as said concrete ghetto-whatever.

Secondly, many of these graffiti ‘artists’ from the major metro areas on Earth have now made a successful transition into being seen as artists in their right. This happens here, so why can’t those choose to express themselves via this art form, do it in a legal way by either getting permission to paint whtever they wish, the same that any other artist would in order to get an installation commisioned in this city?

oh yeah, squid fingers.

West_Kambah_4eva 1:24 pm 27 Feb 07

I win.

bonfire 1:13 pm 27 Feb 07

the defence rests

West_Kambah_4eva 12:55 pm 27 Feb 07

Softhead? That doesn’t even make sense. But if you insist on starting a ‘shittest random insult competition’, then you can be…Wadface, or Dingletits. Yes, that’ll do.

I don’t have to justify any urges. I’m trying to enlighten your perspective, add a little intelligent discourse. But hey, lets just make up insults from two random words. Doodlepants! Ferretnose! errr…Arse… um… butt. Wooo! Yeah. Wooo. Fun.

apehammer 12:22 pm 27 Feb 07

Softhead. Heh heh…

bonfire 9:53 am 27 Feb 07

west kambah 4 eva you talk shite.

ride the train in melbourne and see all the defaced factory walls etc.

unless there has been a massive expansion of govt owned manufacturing, i would say the majority of premises being maliciously damaged are privately owned.

but keep trying to justify your criminal urges.


johnboy 9:37 am 27 Feb 07

every opinion on RiotACT is a minority opinion.

apehammer 9:15 am 27 Feb 07

My opinion seems to be a minority one in this forum, so I can’t see how that makes me a sheep. If I was a sheep, however, I would come around to your house in the middle of the night, Maelinar, and bite you. Then you would get sheep rabies. Yeah.

West_Kambah_4eva 9:03 am 27 Feb 07

baa baa apehammer baa baah baa

Comment by Maelinar — 27 February, 2007 @ 8:09 am

Please go live in a gated retirement community, you have no place in an actual city. Canberra’s a poor sort of place for graffiti and other type of real city experiences, it teeters on the edge of having a little bit which is enough to have nannas whinge, but not quite enough to give a normal city experience. However if you ever leave your suburb to visit a big city in Australia or overseas you’ll soon realise that illegal graffiti is a primary carrier of the character, emotion and feeling of a city through the material confines that surround inhabitants into their everyday cultural experience. Without graffiti, which has been a common city feature since cities were first built, there is a lack of vibrancy and a lack of trancendental social participation. That is, a property may be private, but the city and the physical and mental space it occupies in the lives of the people that live there is a commons.

Its quite different in other cities as Canberra is basically a suburb of detached houses – pretty much nothing else here. Graffiti in Canberra is hence seen more often as personally offensive to property, as the property is assumed, more often, to be someone’s personal property. It is ‘personal property’ or the individual being affected by ‘the city’ i.e. graffiti scallywags. Graffiti in a big city has the opposite. Because most big city environments are all-encapsulating non-personal property such as roadworks, bridges, monolithic buildings and structures (in comparison to Canberra), it is the individual affecting the city. It is the individuals attempt to create some influence and communicate some information in a wholly impersonal and alienating environment.

Danman 8:34 am 27 Feb 07

bah – buggered the tag – JB – can you give us an edit button please.

Danman 8:34 am 27 Feb 07

I believe this debate’s already been well and truly had –

and once again Here

Ill post something up when I get home – i do not want to you tube it @ work.

Bonfire is going to love it.

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