If you have ever experienced the aggravation of trying to get a pothole fixed in your neighborhood, then you know what a pain it can be. One man decided to approach the problem from a different angle. In order to help draw attention to the gaping holes in the concrete, he paints giant male genitalia around them.Â With a nod to world famous street artist Banksy, the pothole superhero refers to himself only as â€˜wanksyâ€™.
â€˜I wanted to attract attention to the potholes and make it memorable. Nothing seemed to do this better than a giant comedy phallus,â€™ the pothole campaigner said.
He added: â€˜It seems to have become my signature. I just want to オンライン カジノ make people smile and draw attention to the problem. It seems to be working, judging from the Facebook fan page.â€™
The mystery artist said that the roads around his neighborhood, in Bury England, were so bad that several of his friends have been hospitalized after riding over them on their bicycles.
The local council isnâ€™t happy of course, with a spokesman saying his actions are stupid and insulting to residents.
â€œHas this person, for just one second, considered how families with young children must feel when they are confronted with these obscene symbols as they walk to school? Not only is this vandalism, but itâ€™s also counter-productive. Every penny that we have to spend cleaning off this graffiti is a penny less that we have to spend on actually repairing the potholes!”
â€œPeople are entitled to express their grievances to the council, but offending the public and wasting their council tax is not the way to resolve the situation.”
Despite of of the controversy, the artist”s idea seems to be working. Year-old potholes have been filled within 48 hours of his artwork and others are fixed in a week.
â€œSome still remain, itâ€™s not a 100 per cent success rate, but it works,” he said. “It has a message that people get, but also has a bit of comedy value.”