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New Zealand man threatened with prosecution over penis pothole drawings

Bullet Club

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New Zealand man threatened with prosecution over penis pothole drawings​

Geoff Upson says he has drawn about 100 penises around potholes in a bid to force his local council to fix them



A New Zealand man who began drawing very large penises around the potholes in his home city of Auckland in 2018 in the hope of attracting the attention of his local council has been threatened with police action.

In a video road safety campaigner Geoff Upson made after the most recent addition to his oeuvre, he said: “I’m about sick of calling Auckland transport.”

“So what I’ve done is I’ve gone and drawn a great artist’s impression of a penis.”

The video shows two green and pink neon penises. Upson helpfully identified the address where the newly eye-catching potholes occur, and their dimensions.

“The stretch of road from here to the end of that other penis is 48 metres. The width of my lines is approximately 1.2 metres,” he says.

Auckland transport has now promised to take legal action against the phallic fuss-maker. Upson received a call from police last week, following a complaint over the his graffiti, the New Zealand Herald reported, which Auckland council says poses “a safety risk and distraction” to drivers, as well as being dangerous to carry out, according to Stuff.

Upson estimates that he has drawn 100 penises to date.

In 2019, Middlesbrough council in the UK repaired potholes within a week of their being graphically branded, the BBC reported.

When a Manchester man used penises to achieve the same result in 2015, the council reacted furiously, calling the drawings “obscene”, “stupid”, “insulting” and “a waste of valuable time and resources”. In response, the anonymous artist told the BBC the council “must be very prudish”.

Source: The Guardian

 
can't blame him. fuck potholes. governments should be fixing them. i know it's like a game of a whack a mole but they wreck your car. i wonder if governments will pay for repairs or lower road tax? nah didn't fucking think so.
 

HoodWinked

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Ya can't have people drawing dicks on roads on a regular basis threatening prosecution should be enough of a deterrent for both sides that the message has been sent.

But that guy was over zealous the ones in the picture are filled and the paint is over the fix so he had to have painted them after. So he's also being a dick.
 
Ya can't have people drawing dicks on roads on a regular basis threatening prosecution should be enough of a deterrent for both sides that the message has been sent.

But that guy was over zealous the ones in the picture are filled and the paint is over the fix so he had to have painted them after. So he's also being a dick.


No they're not. The first one looks to have been patched at some point but so shoddily done it already fell apart. It wouldn't make any sense to his crusade to paint dicks over the fix.


Which again, I don't see in those pictures.
 
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