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Lorem Ipsum Graffiti

What to say when you have nothing to say
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The idea is simple: Spray paint the phrase "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur..." onto various prominent surfaces in urban areas—buildings, signs, freeway overpasses, etc.—in the same style as the surrounding graffiti.

Urban art project? Dadaist public exhibition? Or just plain vandalism? Let the viewer decide.

ytk, Jun 07 2011

Brian's Latin Lesson http://www.epicure....uk/latinlesson.html
("Romanes Eunt Domus" ("Romans Go to the house") / "Romani ite domum" ("Romans go home")) [Dub, Jun 07 2011]

More pointless graffiti http://www.someecar...ffiti-funny-picture
To be honest though, does any graffiti ever say anything other than "I have nothing better to do than daub on other people's property"? [zen_tom, Jun 10 2011]

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       "This wall intentionally left blank"
hippo, Jun 07 2011
  

       Advocacy?
Twizz, Jun 07 2011
  

       Graffiti is territorial aggression. The sub-title of this idea suggests that existing graffiti *does* have something to say, but on the whole I think not. [-]
pertinax, Jun 07 2011
  

       Or is it perhaps pointing out that most graffiti actually has *nothing* to say? Let the annotator decide.
ytk, Jun 07 2011
  

       Graffiti has a lot to say- but you need to remain open to the observation to hear it. On the other hand, annotators are like graffiti artists who write in these small boxes...
xandram, Jun 07 2011
  

       Thwow him to the flwoor! Bwery roughly!
Dub, Jun 07 2011
  

       //Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?// Seems quite appropriate for a learned graffitist to me.
pocmloc, Jun 07 2011
  

       "...pleasure that has no annoying consequences..."   

       I would argue that this graffiti does have an annoying consequence; It says "look how smart I am!" which I find as bad as typical graffiti which says "look at me!"
xaviergisz, Jun 07 2011
  

       I like it. +
blissmiss, Jun 07 2011
  

       The only thing I see as postiive is misspelling a word to see how long it takes somebody to come along and correct it.
FlyingToaster, Jun 08 2011
  

       "Police Aware"?
neuro, Jun 08 2011
  

       {pedantry} [ytk] I think mean "most graffiti actually have nothing to say".
One graffito, many graffiti.
goff, Jun 08 2011
  

       Sorry, but I think your data are incorrect. "Graffiti" is widely accepted to be a mass noun (at least, by those not pushing an agendum) and can therefore can take the singular when being discussed in general. Of course, there are plenty of other fora for this type of discussion on the Internet, so no need to delve into the matter here. But if you'd like, sometime I'll take you out for cappuccini and a biscotto so we can discuss it.
ytk, Jun 08 2011
  

       But you could use the same argument about data, or people...
..if I hear another person at work say "less data" or "less people" well I'll....grrrr...
  

       Although of course, I'm up for anyone taking me out for a Capuccino, but always with biscotti - I never eat just one! ;)
goff, Jun 09 2011
  

       One of the best ideas I've seen in a while -- it'd make many a typesetter's day just to see this!
cowtamer, Jun 12 2011
  

       Why are halfbakers against advocacy ideas?
pashute, Jul 01 2013
  

       I think everyone should be anti-advocacy.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 01 2013
  
      
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