Who Ya Gonna Call?

Some graffiti I find profound and thought provoking. The aesthetics, or even just the placement, speaks to me in the same way more traditional art forms do. Furthermore some graffiti seems to carry heavy implications and raises questions about public space, its use, its value, and the human desire to express ourselves.

And some of it just makes me laugh.

012And now…it’s time for Throwback Saturday!

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  1. Ann Koplow

    Who am I going to call? You, Chris, on the way you capture wonderful things and share them with us.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      That means so much to me. I hope to always be here to answer that call.

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  2. kdcol

    Hey… Throwback Saturday is a thing? I’ll have to remember that. Thanks for the fun clip. I didn’t realize so many actors (some no longer with us) did cameos in the video.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Isn’t Throwback Saturday a thing? Maybe it’ll catch on. And I don’t think I’d ever seen that version of that video until the other day when I looked it up. Seeing Peter Falk in it made me sad, but also happy.

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  3. Margot

    Is the graffiti on the pole a sad ghost?

    That was fun watching the video—seeing people who aren’t alive anymore, but also seeing those still alive when they were so much younger. Thanks for the throwback—I say you shouldn’t limit it to a certain day of the week. You should do it whenever the mood strikes.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I think it is a sad ghost. It seems like being a ghost would have its advantages, including being able to go wherever you want, but maybe this ghost is trapped.
      And, yeah, throwbacks should be for any time. We see things that remind us of the good and bad of the past all the time anyway, so throwbacks are always with us.

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  4. Spoken Like A True Nut

    One or more graffiti enthusiasts in our area like tagging everything within reach with either “John Cusack” or “Joan Cusack”. It could be two local taggers competing, or collaborating, or maybe just one person with an identity crisi and too much time on their hands, but I secretly like to think the real John and Joan Cusack actually are sneaking around here under cover of darkness with oversized markers and spray cans, laughing to each other and whispering, “No one will ever believe it…”

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      It must be them. I absolutely believe it is them. It’s like the story of Bill Murray picking up a few of someone’s fries at a restaurant, eating them, and saying, “No one will ever believe you.” Of course we believe Bill Murray really did it. And really who would be surprised if the Cusacks were out there tagging your area?

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