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I got a load of chalk, felt-tip markers and paint from friends one Christmas in a thinly-veiled attempt to get me involved with their plan to vandalise the toilets at the local park. My downfall: Signing my name. Tell us your stories of anti-social behaviour.

Thanks to Bamboo Steamer for the suggestion

(, Thu 7 Oct 2010, 12:10)
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The finest nerd graffiti mankind has ever created
What with Oxford being interplanetary in its oddness and B3ta a lawless land of nerdery, I thought you might appreciate this:

Behind my building, somebody graffiti-ed ‘TCP’ in 4 foot tall letters. Although it was clearly a tag of some hoodied yoot with stabby fingers and cider budget, the next day ‘/IP’ was written next to it.

Over the following glorious autumn weeks, the wall was filled with (quite specifically) Internet Protocols. UDP! IMAP! FTP! ICMP! Telnet! POP3! Etc! Some pedantic nerd soul went so far as to classifying them as Application / Transport / Internet / Link. It really brought a tear to the weary IT professional’s eye.

This wall was a beautiful mess of geekness, until one day somebody took a spraycan and wrote over this perfect artistic and intellectual storm of protocols with the word ‘F*GGOTS’.

The dream was over. The council covered the inflammatory word and all that preceded it.

Only in Oxford.
(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 11:01, closed)
They censored the word "FAGGOTS" in their own graffito?

(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 11:07, closed)
Oxford: polite in graffiti, too!
No, I censored it, as I would do to any hate speech.
(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 11:09, closed)
Good job too.
"Faggot" is racist towards bum pirates.
(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 13:00, closed)
I don't blame the spraycan user.
I once went to an evening of electronic noise (really - it was, and that's not me being old), the audience for which was entirely bearded, bespectacled, fat IT geeks dressedwith punk or metal band t-shirts on.

One guy had a line of HTML coding on his, and I saw another geek notice it, laugh, and compliment him on it.
(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 11:08, closed)
Although these are 'my people'
...and I would have chosen a word that better suited the dictionary definition of what had taken place...

I can see why they might need to get verbally punched.
(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 11:18, closed)
I used to proudly wear a Guru Meditation T-Shirt
And was most upset when I lost it.
(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 12:36, closed)
In my younger years ...
... I was an Amiga fan and remember the Guru Meditation with great fondness (after this much time, nostalgic annoyance dissolves into fondness).
(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 14:13, closed)
the same mindset responsible for tees like
'there's no place like 192.186.1.1'
and 'bow to me for i am root'
(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 11:26, closed)
Should be "There's no place like 127.0.0.1"

...for maximum g33k l0lz
(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 11:41, closed)
it probably is
i just made that one up, to illustrate my point. i've conveniently forgotten three years of first line IP networking in one year of design work :D
(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 11:45, closed)
A guy at work wears this T-shirt
And you can probably imagine how much of a cock he is.
(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 11:59, closed)
I never got that.
It's localhost, you pricks.
(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 12:00, closed)
Yeah
Would make more sense if it were "There's no place like ~/"
(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 14:16, closed)
They
should've spray painted over it with "404"
(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 11:27, closed)
Arf!

(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 11:33, closed)
We had a fire drill last night
The only person missing when the rooms were read out was the guy in 404.

I wish I lived with some other geeks, but didn't want to laugh since people generally don't want to hear internet protocol related joke explanations at 5 in the morning...
(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 11:49, closed)
Arf
Reminds me of working in the US: every morning I'd be confronted by the brand of the lift in the appartment building, "Schindler". But they don't call them "Lifts", they call them "Elevators". So every morning I cursed not being able to do a "Schindler's Lifts" joke.
(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 13:58, closed)
The toilets in Oxford
are also full of great graffiti. Think it was in the Bod that the toilets boasted little pieces of poetry
(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 11:54, closed)
A year or two ago
I saw a red VW Beetle with a license plate that said "FF0000".

I'm almost ashamed to say that I laughed.
(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 12:25, closed)
Was it a red beetle?

(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 13:02, closed)
well that's embarassing

(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 13:21, closed)
I see your point.
*puts on glasses*

/edit: Even more annoyingly, I think I read that sentence twice looking for the 'red'... fresh air thyme, perhaps.
(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 13:26, closed)
(Sings:) "Roses are #FF0000, Violets are #0000FF, "

(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 13:56, closed)
Trichlorophenol/Indo-phenol?
Or is it just me?
I know more about the previously aluded to not-strictly-OSI-following protocol than any organic chemistry, so perhaps I dreampt* it up whilst hungover in Chemistry.

*Christ, English is falling out of my head, I swear this tense exists but can't find any conjugations for it.
(, Tue 12 Oct 2010, 18:31, closed)

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