Sure Banksy has a wonderful agenda to bring about social change to deplorable conditions around the globe, but does it really lend a voice to the regular Joe eking out an existence? That’s where a new graffiti artist named “Wanksy” has taken up a cause that torments us all, potholes.
The anonymous artist has taken up cause to bring about alarm over annoying and dangerous potholes that have decimated the roadways in the Greater Manchester area of northern England. He did not do this by wasting his time writing a letter to his local legislator. He took a much more effective route, he starting drawing giant cocks around potholes.
The cocked crusader told the Manchester Evening News:
“The roads of Manchester are in an appalling state, especially around Bury. I have cyclist friends who have been hospitalized. They damage vehicles. Sometimes it’s hard to know which pothole caused the damage because there are so many. When I’ve finished in Ramsbottom, I’ll move on to the rest of Manchester.”
Who hasn’t finished in Ramsbottom is the question.
Wanksy is not some maniac with a dong obsession, he is careful to only use washable spray paint that will disappear on its own within a week or two.
However not everyone is tickled pink with the dick drawings, a council spokesman thinks Wanksy is a dick:
“The actions of this individual are not only stupid but incredibly insulting to local residents. Has this person, for just one second, considered how families with young children must feel when they are confronted with these obscene symbols as they walk to school? Not only is this vandalism, but it’s also counter-productive. Every penny that we have to spend cleaning off this graffiti is a penny less that we have to spend on actually repairing the potholes!”
But apparently this drastic measure is working. Residents have seen potholes that have been there for years get fixed within 48 hours of him tagging them. This method of urging the government to fix potholes seems hard to beat.
This logic is so spot-on. Because now there will be concerned parents who complain much more vehemently to politicians about the pee-pee vandalism around the potholes. Then work crews are going to be dispatched to the outline of tallywhackers and it makes sense to just fix the pothole instead of just painting over the dicks.
Wanksy is a civil service superhero who fights for truth, justice and the pothole shaming way.