Monday, July 2, 2007

A tip of the cap

Usually, vandalism is not all that attractive. Some kid practicing his 'tag' by painting it 97 times on the same wall. Or one of those clever stickers that go on stop signs urging one to stop doing something with the possible exception of vandalizing street signs.

Sometimes, though, you come across a work so magnificently perfect that you must pay homage to it. And that is the case with the sign for Catwear.

I urge you to take a close look at the clearly delineated anus of the cat. That, friends, was not part of the sign when it was first installed.

Now, I don't know if it's meanspirited defacement, perhaps by a formerly independent and now very dependent woman, or simply an homage to the fact that, yes, cat's asses are funny and poorly hidden. I prefer to believe that it was an inspired moment - divine intervention perhaps, meant to make people point and smile.

Plus, it's kinda smeared so it looks like poop up close.

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