Grumpy Old Graffiti

When grumpy old timers stir the paint pot in anger, the result is never good. There needs to be more “Young mother fuckers you will die” or “I fucked up your world.” We’ve seen previous lame attempts in Fremantle and New Zealand. Bob’s UR Uncle? How about “I knobbed Bob – who happens to be your uncle.”
Another evocative photo from WAtching

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34 Responses to Grumpy Old Graffiti

  1. Hugh Jass says:

    Were these two photos taken at the same site?

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    • WAtching says:

      G-Pa is Prime riverside property in Claremont

      “SAD GRUMPY G’PA GRAFFITI.”

      Obviously a quite interesting statement. But when I looked closely, it appears that this was written over some previous item of graffiti.

      It has all the hallmarks of a development dispute being played out for all to see.

      I’d Love to know the back story.

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      • David Cohen says:

        I know the back story.

        You should read the POST more closely, WAtching.

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        • WAtching says:

          I was born a “Post” man but I’ll die a Western Suburbs Weekly man.

          Link?
          Or better still… summary?

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          • David Cohen says:

            Teh graffiti appears regularly on the wall: the first lot said ‘WILD WEST LAND’ and ‘HERITAGE NO PROBLEM C A LAWYER’.

            The heritage home on Victoria Avenue was bowled over during a August 2007 weekend.

            The owner at the time was Dr Deryck Foulner, a radiologist.

            There was outrage from the Town of Claremont.

            Last year they took him to court.

            A Perth magistrate ruled Dr Foulner had no case to answer for the demolition.

            Dr Foulner’s lawyers have made noises about legal action against the council.

            Who demolished the home?

            Who does the graffiti?

            So many questions…

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            • WAtching says:

              Well give me Zimmer Frame and put me in a nappy- my sympathies lie with the original Graff writer.

              I dare say the demolisher/ graffiti writer/ doctor are very closely related.

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        • Ivana says:

          The back story is that the house in question that was demolished was not a heritage listed building as the Post and everyone else reported but a house listed on the local municipial inventory. There was nothing original about the house however, the council felt free to nominate it for their local list. Nothing was original – the previous owners built it from 3 walls left standing.
          Hence it is not governed by heritage legislation.
          The Post likes a goody and a baddy. They did NOT focus on the council and how they failed to investigate the facts about the demolition before proceeding to prosecute. The council wasted thousands of dollars of the tax payers money even though there was no legal case based on sound legal advice. Te graffiti I believe is from some angry local petty claremont resident who feels they have the right to make such statements when they do not know the facts. And who believes they have the right to tell someone else what to do.
          They appear to be trespassing on private property.
          I hope the council is sued for malicious prosecution. They could do this to anyone and get away with it. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  2. munkipants says:

    i do have an uncle bob and as a kid i always loved it when people said, “bob’s your uncle”, because he was.

    this could be a stealth marketing campaign?
    http://www.bobsyouruncle.com.au/

    or a pointer to this lovely number:

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  3. shazza says:

    Not Worse. I like grumpy old graff.

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  4. Bento says:

    I’m going to make my grandkids call me G-Pa. That is keeping it motherfuckin REAL. Word.

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  5. Snuff says:

    The list of those who don’t have an Uncle Bob might be shorter than one of those who do, (or in my case, did). He was truly one of, as they say, nature’s gentlemen, and is rightly celebrated, and greatly missed. I wouldn’t have messed with him any more than I’d mess with Thomas Bruso.

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  6. Shreiking Wombat says:

    Ahem *coughs*. I bring unto you the tale of the Wicked Teen Sluts:

    http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/6845130/maddox-got-1-6m-porn-sites-payment/

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  7. Shreiking Wombat says:

    Definitely.

    But it’s such a pity that The Waste didn’t have ‘Wicked Teen Sluts’ as a standalone headline.

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    • Shreiking Wombat says:

      Actually I’ll correct myself. It should have been ‘Maddox linked to Wicked Teen Sluts’.

      Still, The Waste misses another golden opportunity.

      Cunts.

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  8. Onanist says:

    Does anyone else think that too much gaming can lead to violence?

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  9. Pfortner says:

    I’ve been itching for weeks to do a run of ‘up yours future cunts’ on any building that looks durable… you’re fueling the fire

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  10. WAtching says:

    Oh Pflease let it be this one, Pfortner…

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