Not-Banksy on Muni
Ed note: I know, it’s not exactly weirdness on Muni, especially on a 49-Van Ness/Mission. But it’s pretty squarely WTF with a side of, “Really? Really.” Muni rider Chaz draws a distinction between beloved street art and your everyday tagger drawing on the bus:
I watched this shitstain and his crew get on the 49 northbound at Turk or so and proceed to very obviously and obnoxiously scrawl his handle on the ceiling of the bus. I was a few seconds too late to capture him in the act, but you can see the purple marker in his hand and the matching color of illegible text above his head. If the bus had played the “if you see graffiti in progress…” announcement or I just remembered the number I would have notified the authorities; instead in my powerlessness I turn to the internet hive.
Look, I love actual street art as much as the next fella about town, but I have a low tolerance for idiot kids with art-supply-store markers writing their made up name poorly in public spaces. Maybe if people start taking notice of taggers, taking their picture or even just speaking up if they see it happening, removing their cloak of anonymity (or pseudonymity, I suppose), kids might start thinking twice about defiling the commons that we all enjoy.
So, what should we do about it, Muni riders?