Friday, December 11, 2009

SF Weekly supports graffiti/tagging vandalism

Fred Noland for the SF Weekly

The differences between the Bay Guardian and the SF Weekly aren't political; they're purely commercial. Both weeklies, for example, support the bicycle fantasy, and both support graffiti/tagging vandalism. The vandals themselves should thank the Guardian for supporting them as early as 2005, when Tim Redmond opined that defacing public and private property is merely "unauthorized public art."

Or maybe former District 5 Supervisor Matt Gonzalez should get that honor, since he had a so-called artist deface his office walls in City Hall way back in December, 2004.

But in the current edition the SF Weekly is catching up with its support disguised as concern about the cost of fighting this form of vandalism.

I still think we should consider the Singapore Solution---for a six-month trial, say---which I bet would put a quick end to this "progressive" art genre.

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At 1:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we need what I call the "Double Logan's Run" solution.

At 2:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Caning for the first offense. Removal of the offending limb for the next one.

At 2:55 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

No need for amputation, as the first caning should suffice. I don't think there's a recidivism problem re vandalism in Singapore.


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