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ooh, ah.....

I saw some very funny graffiti today. When I got on the bus, some spanish exchange students were just getting off, and one of them was writing supposedly revolutionary slogans on a poster (out of the view of the driver). One of the slogans was "Bobby Sands Lives!"

When I got off the bus, half an hour later, someone had written underneath it: "Wow, after 22 years! Take that, David Blaine!"

Well, it made me laugh.


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Sep. 11th, 2003 08:37 am (UTC)
Happy birthday for tomorrow! So many Virgos around here...
Sep. 11th, 2003 08:50 am (UTC)
Happy birthday to you too! I'm very pleased with the high proportion of Virgos in these parts, as it's always called hte most boring sign, although glitzfrau may have been right when she attributed this to, um, Christmas festivities....
Sep. 11th, 2003 10:06 am (UTC)
I love interactive graffiti that has a bit of thought to it.

So, thanks for sharing!

Crazy(and also running around the city today)Soph

PS your birthday? Hippo birdy two ewes!!
Sep. 11th, 2003 06:01 pm (UTC)
there's bobby sands graffiti here too ... i think someone wants us to vote for him or something.

happy birthday!!
Sep. 14th, 2003 07:52 am (UTC)
gah! *kicks self* i just read about bobby sands last night. the amount of stuff i don't know about my own country really is shocking.
Sep. 16th, 2003 03:08 am (UTC)
Seriously, had you never heard of him? Wow. Even I, in my very anti-republican household, knew about him - and I didn't even know exactly what Bloody Sunday was until I was about 20! Actually, hearing the details of the latter was very shocking, especially as my mother said, in a very matter of fact voice, that when it was on the news the night it happened, it was the most horrific thing she'd ever seen in her life, and the only time she could ever understand why people joined the IRA. Which coming from my mother, who refused to be introduced to Martin McGuiness at a White House function a few years ago, was quite extreme.
Sep. 16th, 2003 03:39 am (UTC)
oh, i'd heard of him, and i knew he was a hunger-striker, but i didn't realise until reading mark steel's "reasons to be cheerful" that he had been elected mp. the chapter also provided a little background, and did help to explain why someone might join the ira (or loyalist factions).

y'know, i'd kind of like to discuss things like this on irishminority. i like to think of myself as neutral, but i know i'm not, and i have biases that are hard to shake off. i reckon we could do it without fisticuffs. what do you think - or do you think everyone's sick of the subject? because i certainly have been for many years ...
Sep. 17th, 2003 07:00 am (UTC)
Ah, I was sure you had to have heard of him! It seemed a little surreal that anyone from Northern Ireland could have missed hearing about Bobby Sands!

And yes, I think these are really interesting things to discuss on Irishminority, just because none of us are rabid Orangemen or INLA supporters. I do think it's impossible to be neutral, which is an interesting thing in itself. I mean, I remember during the Drumcree stand-off in 1996, I was surprised by how angry I felt about the whole thing. I think even the most rational and lefty of us are very conditioned by...ethnicity, for want of a better word, rather than cultural background, because I grew up, as I said, in a very anti-republican family, as did just about all of my friends, so I certainly wasn't some sort of conditioned nationalist.
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