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# Not photoshopped. And made by Bill Drummond.

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Steve Drayton writes -

This is real, it's not photoshop. Bill Drummond made it.
Hull City Council took it down.

Rob writes -

That's cool. It made me laugh.

Couple of questions.

Did you take the photo?

How do you know Bill Drummond did it?

Has it been in the local papers? Websites?

Give me background!

Steve writes -

My collegue at the Hull Daily Mail, matt stephenson sent it, Bill Drummond
is doing a lot of work in Hull with a comapany called 'Hull time based arts'
I think it was taken down before the press got onto it. It was on the main
road into Hull from the Humber bridge.

I don't know who took the photo but matt (who sent me the photo) may well have more info.

Pleased I could be of service. Love the website, it makes me laugh.
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 11:51, archived)
# so excellent
i think i'm going to cry
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 11:53, archived)
# I like Bill & his work
he likes his roadsigns too.

This was part of his 'Is God A Cunt' erm thing, piece whatever.
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 11:53, archived)
# I went to that
and left cause it was too hot and packed.
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:03, archived)
# Yeah there were no tubes that day
It was a nice sunny day though so I didn't mind the long walk there rather than a cramped bus too. (not that any buses had any space to let me on anyway)
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:08, archived)
# yay!
damn right:)

My friends went to the lecture he gave at the university. He also made one of these for Southampton or Portsmouth i believe.

(The sign has now been taken down)

(BTW Steve Drayton is a funny man, he used to run the a comedy night in Hull, and had his own Comedy quiz night, called 'World of Quiz'')
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 11:54, archived)
# the same twinned with your darkest thought sign?
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 11:58, archived)
# no it was a different sign,
cant remember what it said, though:(
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:00, archived)
# Didn't he also
do a sign that said "This town kills its kids"

Or summat like that?
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 11:59, archived)
# A small village near ne
that was suffering from cars speeding through it suddenly became "Twinned with Le Mans" a little while ago.
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:02, archived)
like it.
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:04, archived)
# ha
that is ace.
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 11:57, archived)
# who is
Bill Drummond?
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 11:57, archived)
# bloke from the KLF
you might remember the "what time is love? woo hoo woo hoo" tune.
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 11:59, archived)
# no
I erased that dire period of the KLFs history from memory.

it ends at chill out..
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:02, archived)
# What a TOP CD that is.
I listen to bits of it nearly everyday.
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:05, archived)
# klf
yay the klf are great, plus they keep plugging friends band, which is nice of them
(, Sat 5 Apr 2003, 17:14, archived)
# before he ran onstage at the Brits he was going to cut his hand off with a chainsaw
only jimmy cauty talked him out of it at the last minuete
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:09, archived)
# I thought that said
'jimmy cranky' for a moment...
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:12, archived)
# He sounds like
prime interviewee material to me.
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:13, archived)
# He's burnt a million pounds with Jimmy Cauty too
btw :) On a remote Scottish Island (Jura)
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:20, archived)
# Chainsaw
Naaah. He wasn't gonna chop his hand off. He was gonna chainsaw up a dead sheep on stage and throw 3 gallons of blood over the audience. Extreme Noise Terror talked him out of it. Sir Georg Solti walked out halfway through the set, he wasn't impressed with Drummond's screaming (personally I think the heavy machine-gun scared him). The sheep turned up later on the doorstep of the Savoy with a sign round its neck reading "I died for you". Top night that.
(, Tue 8 Apr 2003, 13:46, archived)
# I used to live near Hull
so true, so true ...
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 11:57, archived)
# I live in Hull
And Boy is that sign right!
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:31, archived)
# Ohhhhhhhh
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:00, archived)
# mindpissssss
used to live in aberystwyth........and several years later i moved to hull......
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:08, archived)
# cor
you certainly do pick 'em!
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:15, archived)
# I know
I live in coventry now..........
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:17, archived)
# I loved the book though
aberstwyth mon amour.
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:09, archived)
# I read about
halfway through, but found it a bit too weird...
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:18, archived)
# You mean
The dad out of Diff`rent Strokes?

I didn`t know Mister Drummond had such talents. Wait `til Willis hears about this.
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:00, archived)
whatchoo talkin about reckless?
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:04, archived)
# Yay!
You can sod your millionth post.

I got the 11:00am!

(along with about 10 others)
(, Wed 2 Apr 2003, 12:07, archived)
# Ever been unstable?
(, Fri 4 Apr 2003, 18:40, archived)
# bill drummond
bill's been offering himself as a prostitute in liverpool as well www.afoundation.com/independent/eye2/billdrummond.html
(, Fri 4 Apr 2003, 18:54, archived)
# yay for KLF & roadsigns!
(, Fri 4 Apr 2003, 19:51, archived)
# You can get it all ..............down-town
With all the filthy skagheads in the "beatiful" town of Eastwood someone finally had the marvellous idea of altering the sign to Brown town......so true, and made the evening post, wahey!
(, Sun 6 Apr 2003, 19:20, archived)
# hull signs !
I never heard of this sign but well funny !
I recall seeing adverts recently inside buses iviting people to email their 'darkest thoughts' ! lol
(, Sun 6 Apr 2003, 1:32, archived)