Friday, August 07, 2009
Graf this, losers!
From my recently delivered "DIVERCiTY" magazine from the St Kilda Council (I don't know how many St Kilda residents actually go diving regularly, but whatever):
"Have you noticed the new murals on the pedestrian route..." near the front of my place "...The murals aim to improve the presentation of the laneway and make the idea of walking more attractive and safer for local residents."
Okay, let's get a couple of things straight about this.
1. It is not a 'mural'. It is graffiti. It isn't art, it's vandalism.
2. It doesn't improve the presentation of the laneway, it ruins it. Cleaning the laneway up would possibly be a good start to improving its presentation.
3. It doesn't make one feel safe. The idea that some ice-freak with a spraycan could pop up from around a corner and hold you up for loose change is the only feeling this promotes. Try locking up graffiti artists and getting them off the streets and I'm sure people would feel a lot safer.
Man, is our council on drugs?