Misspelled Street Art

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Misspelled street art

This typo in a wheatpasted Hunter S. Thompson quote caught my eye in The Mission last night. I really did think about adding a little grammatical caret (^) and letter U right then and there, but then, street art isn’t a manuscript for editing. Or is it? Lacking access to the artist, how was I to know if he/she was perhaps making a (still misspelled) reference to Enoch, ancestor of Noah? In the end, as the scent of urine wafted up from the ground, I realized I was thinking about it more than I needed to be. So I Instagrammed it. And kept walking.

Here’s more from Mr. Thompson:

what’s really sad is it never got weird enough for me. I moved to the country when the boat got too crowded. Then I learned that President Nixon had been eaten by white cannibals on an island near Tijuana for no good reason at all. Golly, you hear a lot of savage and unnatural things about people these days. Lazlo and Nixon are both gone now, but I don’t think I’m going to believe that ’til I can gnaw on their skulls with my very own teeth. Fuck those people, huh? If they’re out there, I’m going to find them, and I’m going to gnaw on their skulls. Because it still hasn’t gotten weird enough for me.

And here’s a cartoon I love from The Rut (with light augmentation) that I’ve been using on my Consulting page for years.

Posted in Editorials, Events, Happenings | 5 Comments

5 Responses

  1. Posted by: Kylo76 (Twitter: @WachineMachine) on April 12, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I think spelling counts when actually quoting someone. You should totally be a street art editor, just carry a red spray can or paint pen and make corrections and assign a percentage/letter grade.

  2. Posted by: jeremy (Twitter: @jeremyriad) on April 12, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I’m going to do it!

  3. Posted by: Boris (Twitter: @ohwheezers) on April 17, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    I also saw this around, find it a bit disturbing too XD

  4. Posted by: Savage Sally on April 30, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Women’s bathrooms often have impassioned responses to graffiti misspellings. Innocent enough messages about “stoopid boys” or “bathroom smellz” are put to task by some arrow-wielding copy editor calling them “uneducated”. Then, the editor is called out – usually as a “nerd”, “snob” or “racist” – which is then commented on with a “Whatever, bitch” by a 4th person, who then gets called out as “man-hating lezzie”, who then gets reamed by a 6th stall user accusing them of being an “ideot”…

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