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Posted in Photos with tags , , , on October 16, 2010 by trapperKeeper

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Seattle

Posted in Art, Photos with tags , , , , on September 14, 2010 by trapperKeeper

Super Douches

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , on March 1, 2010 by trapperKeeper

Many banks are worse than loan sharks.  Yes, that’s right, the Mafia treated debtors better than government bailed out banks.  Chase isn’t the only shitty, criminal corporation.  Bank of America is another super douche bank, I just haven’t taken a picture of one of their buildings soon.  For some enlightenment on the issue, check out this Daily Show clip.  Wyatt Cenac’s interview with a former Bank of America worker and with a Mafia loan shark start at the five minute mark.  These banks took our bailout money and then used some of it to lobby against consumer protection.  We need to stop giving shitty corporations.  For example, I need to stop using Comcast, though they do deliver way better internet speeds for about the same price as than the competition in Seattle.  Not everything can be accomplished at once, but take your money and give it to local and responsible corporations.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/130109/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-make-it-rain-bank-of-america

Lastly, Counterbalance Park, which is just down the hill from my street, was hit by a horrible tagger a few weeks back.  Here is the aesthetic nightmare.

I’m not sure what they were going for or how they got up so high, but that is beside the point.  I love graffiti, well-done graffiti, but I generally hate tags, which are usually half-assed, or less, and ugly.  That said, if you’re going to put up shitty tags, don’t do it at public parks.  One, you ruined a nice, concrete jungle park.  During the day, your wretched attempt stands out noticeably on the gray wall.  At night, your tag takes away from the colorful beauty of the L.E.D. lit walls against the sparse, bare trees.  Two, you cost the taxpayers money because the city had to send a crew out to repair your damage.  Yesterday, I noticed a dormant lift and looked up to discover the red scrawling gone.

If you’re going to put up ugly tags, do it on banks, federal government buildings, other outdoor corporate advertising, and the buildings of shitty corporations, such as Wal-Mart.  Don’t trash your city, trash their eyesores instead.

Expect more posts this week, things have slowed down enough finally and I have a backlog of photos to upload with more to edit.