Thursday, August 30, 2007

Lovesick

or
Sloppy syntax springs eternal
Graffiti spied at a Boston subway station. They could have least included an apostrophe. An "=" sign would have been helpful too.

It makes me wonder why ruralites aren't prosecuted for carving similar professions of love on trees far better looking than any concrete slab.

Remember: by marring a piece of granite, pioneers turned a rather nondescript rock into a site worthy of preservation. Somehow, I don't think RBNQ's equation will reach that level of appreciation. When you think about it, Independence Rock is probably about the only success story in the history of public defacement.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Like graffiti 'artists' are among the most educated???
At least the pioneers put real thought into posterity!

Anonymous said...

"lovesick" - that's genius!!
Wordplay is the best - and you're a master!

CJ said...

Anon1: While I can't really condone graffiti art, there is definitely a distinction to be made between RB + NQ = FEVeR versus something like this.

Anon2: I'm thrilled you liked it!