Maybe you people have never seen graffiti before. That's what urban looks like. You can hold your masquerade at the High.
The residents threw their tantrum on Wed night, and the walls were inked up by noon on Thu. By Friday night, it looked like a city tunnel with a wide range of graffiti on it. Almost like a real, live tunnel on a real, live city. Fortunately, none of the artists were there with cash registers, waiting to charge anyone who looked at it or tried to take a photo.
http://pdfs.citizenaudit.org/2014_01_EO/51… here's the tax forms for the non-profit that the proceeds are going to.
Wanna correct your misleading quotes about graffiti? You can view the truth here.
@James Burns: First, nice comic! Not doubting that you were turned away. I said in the post that the event "blocked off the Krog tunnel much of the weekend to motorists" — and not pedestrians and bicyclists — because some were allowed to pass through the tunnel with an escort.. That's something I've heard from multiple people. Never said it was everyone being let through.
To folks commenting about the headcount: The headcount is what organizers told us this morning, as noted in the post. I'm still waiting to hear back about exact number of tickets sold. I was told that the number would be available tomorrow.
Regarding the tags: We're double checking on them. If we're wrong, we'll correct the post, rest assured.
If you all have further concerns about the post — post 'em here or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Astronaut Mike Dexler:
If you were there, then you know, "Enjoy it bitches they'll probably just paint over you soon," was never on the wall.
Half of the graffiti quotes in this story are false/misconstrued.
@khs11- It was pretty damn prominent to me. Like I said, I was there.
That having said, I know not every protester holds this attitude. It's important not to demonize the protesters, just as it's important not to demonize the people that went. I suppose it's all this black-and-white, good-artists-vs.-evil-yuppies shit that's irking me so much to begin with.
They did allow some people...depends on who you approached. Some guy personally escorted us through and when we tried to go back another guy refused. Eventually a cop took pity and escorted us back through. BUT we were told no pedestrians or cyclists would be allowed through...I think some event workers just felt bad upholding the rules.
@astronaut- the kill the rich attitude wasn't really prominent, it's more the lack of respect to the neighborhoods by the promoter, etc.... but that aspect was played up for some reason in this article.
This is the part of journalism you and CL have to do better. When someone says that sort of thing, question their sources. No... pedestrians weren't allowed through. They were turned away. I was anyway. Where'd you hear that?
Here's what happened: http://grumblesguy.tumblr.com/post/1010812…
"The masq-artists also painted a giant Osama bin Laden because The Taliban."
" Decaturish is reporting that there was a mural of Che Guevara."
The masq-artists also painted a giant Osama bin Laden because The Taliban.
"Enjoy it bitches they'll probably just paint over you soon," never existed. You either willing misquoted the image or you didn't care enough about your job to get it right. It was a comment about a lizard.
The lizard graffiti was placed by Masq-artists dogging the tunnel artists. Same for "CSX owns this tunnel."
Once more, an ignorantly false description masquerading as accurate news. Way to inform your readers, CL!
*These are very simple, obvious details.
As a resident of East Atlanta, this "kill the rich" attitude is really upsetting to me. YES, I understand the knee-jerk reaction against "Buckhead people" crossing over the tracks, so to speak, but what kind of attitude is that? I live in Ormewood and I went to the damn party. So? You don't have to be of a certain ilk to enjoy and appreciate the tunnel. Everyone is acting like heretics transgressed Mecca.
Not to say there aren't legitimate reasons to object to the way this party all came about, but you can't convince me that at the end of the day, what's really at the heart of this issue is the "wrong" type of people enjoying the tunnel/Cabbagetown. The "go back to Fuckhead" tags on the wall are further proof of that. That is some bullshit snobbery/hipster nonsense if I ever heard it.
"Gov. Nathan Deal warns 75 people at a campaign stop in Dahlonega, Ga., an area expected to heavily support Republicans..."
Only 75 people showed up at a Deal campaign rally in a Gop stronghold?
@Max Blau- you are incorrect. I was there on my bike and was turned away, as was a cyclist just ahead of me. Come on... I thought you all were better than this.
@perfessor- the tunnel looked awesome? That's hilarious. I think it was probably the 10 year olds that did it that said that.
yep, drinking Pissed Blue Ribbon in a pissed in tunnel...good times for all involved.
"As far as painting the tunnel again after the buffing (before the party), the promoters were begging artists to do it- nearly all declined."
Except for the more than enough artists who did contribute. The tunnel looked awesome on Saturday night. Some said it looked better, with a real urban vibe, instead of a mishmash of incongruent artwork that bleeds into each other."
How can you have a "real urban vibe" from a few hastily thrown up murals from artists that the promoter had to bring in at the last minute? That's fake as hell. Decaturish is reporting that there was a mural of Che Guevara. Jesus Christ, talk about douchey.
"In early 2013, Atlanta received an "F" grade for its spending transparency practices in a Georgia Public Interest Research Group report looking at whether U.S. cities provided residents with "comprehensive, one-stop, one-click budget accountability and accessibility." At the time, former Reed spokeswoman Sonji Jacobs told CL the 311 call system would help improve Atlanta's transparency grade."
Pictured: Kasim Reed fielding Felicia Moore's call for access to the city's financial records.
@JackCox I saw cops walk a mother and daughter (around middle school age) in winter coats who certainly weren't there for the party through the tunnel. Maybe they were making exceptions but I certainly saw it happen.
This is a good idea but we must remember that in the world today it's quite easily circumvented.
All a potential employer need do is run a Google search to know virtually everything abt you.
[What used to be a threat abt "your permanent record" is now very reaL]
Also the idea that this at least may help one get in the door for an interview could be true but, again, all the potential hirer need do is ask a couple perfunctory questions & say, "Thanks so much for coming in. We'll be evaluating & getting back in touch."
[Read : "See ya !"]
Then the applicant may've invested much time, effort & even finances in tryna do well at an interview where they had little real chance.
Is that better ?
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