The leftward and other blatherings of Span (now with Snaps!)

Thursday, August 04, 2005

not so subtle

Spotted this today:


I wonder how long it will take for a) similar modifications to billboards in the same area and/or b) this billboard to be returned to its original state?

There certainly are a lot of Destiny billboards out East - them and Steve Baron. Labour and National also have good coverage, and I've spotted a couple of Act Party Vote ones. Oh and I think two Greens boards.

The National one up the road from the beauty above had obviously been seen to by someone familiar with jarrod's Don-Brash-is-a-killer-robot-with-lasers-for-eyes theory, but unfortunately I couldn't get a snap.

13 comments:

stef said...

thanks for that. Unfourtantly being far from home come election time means I miss out on the fun.

Nick Eynon said...

That's truly gorgeous, makes me feel inadequate for merely kicking hoardings over in a drunken rampage.

span said...

apparently the billboard in question has since been ripped off the fence and was last seen lying on the ground, having suffered a fair kicking.

Ghet said...

I really do find that 'Next Generation minded' line offensive. Where's their Non-Interference directive? Where's their pansy-assed respect for other cultures? Where's their devillishly handsome 2IC shagging everything that moves?

I've got myself all distracted now...

Joe Hendren said...

It wasn't till I saw a lonely example of one of these billboards in chch that I realised Richard Lewis' hair wasn't originally like Hitler's. Great job on the hair styling!

Justin said...

I bet you it was those negative, mean and nasty right-wingers that bring you down so much, Span.

Craig Ranapia said...

Ha ha ha. It stops being so funny when you've been on a campaign where your (female) candidate has had "cunt", "dyke" and a crudely daubed penis painted over the headshot on her hoarding though...

It's like 'Pitch Black' - every three years the mutants come out under cover of darkness. And on a thoroughly non-partisan basis ANYONE I see vandalising ANY HOARDING will get the shit kicked out of them. Folks who don't like Nazis shouldn't act like Brownshirts.

Ms Vile File said...

Hoardings kicked over, and nasty epithets such as those listed by Mr Ranapia are pathetic, and grossly unimaginative.

A bit of sly adjustment for amusement is always appreciated though. Sadly, few who venture towards these hoardings have the intelligence to do anything other than draw a penis. Sigh.

span said...

I have to agree with Ms VF - witty billboard modifications are fab, a la the changes to Christine Fletcher's "No Spin" logo (the addition of a carefully placed E can do wonders). Abusive ones, and senseless destruction, are stupid.

I saw a Destiny one last night that had "I (heart) gays" scrawled on it, which was borderline funny, IMHO.

I'm ambivalent about the particular graffiti in the picture in this post - I feel uncomfortable that Destiny is being compared to the Nazis, but at the same time I am aware that there are a few valid similarities to be pointed out, and it is a funny way to do it.

span said...

oh dear, that was a very Jordan-esque comment. I must be coming down with something.

Rich said...

Isn't beating people up a brownshirt tactic in itself Craig?

Lewis said...

The best I've seen so far was one in Porirua which read "I [Heart] Men". I assume it was written by another man...

Gman said...

It suits him! haha!