November 09, 2003
On being tagged

Well - just to show you how it looks in the morning light:

The stupid thing is; I can’t make out what it says. Can you?

Posted by jag at November 09, 2003 10:04 AM

bastards :o(

Unfortunately, now you’ve been tagged you’ll probably get a fresh lot straight after it’s been cleaned up…

Posted by: Pewari on November 9, 2003 12:30 PM

Hi Pew, (now you know where my “object” idea for you Nano dare came from!)

Brent Council reckon quite the opposite. They say that prompt removal will deter taggers from tagging. The theory does make a kind of sense - the assumption being that a tagger prefers to tag in places of permanence?

Anyway - check out the Brent Council graffiti page - it makes quite interesting reading:!OpenDocument

Posted by: Jag on November 9, 2003 12:35 PM

Yes, it was rather a lightbulb moment when I saw your entry ;)

That’s encouraging at least. It’s hard to say - I remember a long fence on the way to the park in Croydon that was always getting tagged and it was always creosoted over pretty promptly - a day or two later it would be tagged again. Then again, it was by an ill-lit footpath and easy to vandalise unobserved so maybe that had more sway than the cleaning bit.

Hope it’s a one off for you, anyway :)

Posted by: Pewari on November 9, 2003 07:19 PM

Yeah - I hope so too. I have a fall-back plan - which is to persuade the council to spray a multi-ethnic-and-politically-correct mural on my white walls in order to make it not worth the tagger’s while. :-)

Anyway - I’m impressed by your NaNoWriMo so far! Keep up the good work. London Buses and spray-paint graffiti included!

Linking here for more exposure to your novel in the works:

Posted by: Jag on November 9, 2003 07:32 PM

Pewari’s right, once you clear that up a fresh lot will reappear again. Happened on our garage door, it’s just not right.

Posted by: Jaina on November 9, 2003 07:51 PM

Hi Jaina - well now you mention that - I’m seriously thinking about getting the walls coated with graffiti-proof coating. Might cost a lot - but I just can’t stand this sort of hassle. And I’ll also get my CCTV installed too. Hell - I might as well stand at the bus-stop across the road and spy on the cretins all night - and catch them in the act - and make them clean it all off themselves! I wish …

Posted by: Jag on November 9, 2003 07:55 PM

Can’t you just wire the pavement in front of your house up to the mains? :D

Posted by: Pewari on November 9, 2003 08:44 PM

Don’t give me ideas … ;)

Posted by: Jag on November 10, 2003 08:42 AM

Hmm..that does suck.

Posted by: Amrita on November 10, 2003 09:00 AM

Hey, isnt Diwali over or are u still in that mood,(I not complaining though)

Posted by: sat on November 13, 2003 10:19 AM

Hi Sat - yes, it’s over - I’m just lazy.
But I sorted it now! Thanks for visiting.

Posted by: Jag on November 13, 2003 10:45 AM

D-with-a-tilde - M - theta


Posted by: ionicus on December 2, 2003 09:18 PM

Well - now you mention it - yes - it works! D-tilde-M-theta - perhaps it’s in celebration of some sort of mathematical theorem? An ode to Pierre de Fermat for example - in which case I think I’d be rather proud of it …

(Thx for visiting!)

Posted by: Jag on December 2, 2003 09:42 PM
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