Wednesday, February 29, 2012

#OWS Street Art: The 'Can You Guess What the Occupest Is Doing?' Edition

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I came across this odd bit of OWS art scrawled in blue ballpoint pen on a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper taped to a wall of an old warehouse building about to be demolished. I took a few shots, filed it under 'look at it later' and here I am still wondering what the little masked Occubrat is doing.

Is he starting a fire? Is he throwing urine or feces?
Or is he about to lob a grenade?

You decide.


Anonymous Bunk Strutts said...

The pictured occubrat is pasting up a poster, eliminating the air pockets with a roller. The quote "Even the tourists are 'artists' these days!" suggests that the occubrat is from out-of-town. HS is a girl, right handed.

Don't know what PB stands for. Parsons Brinkerhoff? Pitney Bowes? Pottery Barn? The atomic symbol for lead? Police Bepartment?

February 29, 2012 9:32 PM  
Anonymous Bunk Strutts said...

Eyeballing nearby posters might give other clues.

February 29, 2012 9:36 PM  
Blogger Urban Infidel said...

I also noticed a hair sample stuck to the tape. It appears to be dark, coarse and wavy or curled. I suggest it be collected for DNA profiling.

I think this OWS fan girl was probably juiced up on the local $7.00 coffees, while doodling away in a cafe for hours undistracted by the outside world before her flight back to nowhereistan.

PB? Paul Begala?

February 29, 2012 9:43 PM  
Anonymous Bunk Strutts said...

Perky Breasts? Nah. Probably Bulimic.

(Bulimia makes me wanna puke.)

February 29, 2012 9:58 PM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Thank you, Miss Infidel and good call on Parsons Brinkerhoff, Bunk Strutts. I’m betting the “PB” DOES refer to Parsons Brinckerhoff, which is a construction firm.
It looks like occupest is throwing the contents of a martini glass which could be a reference to the Missing Foundation band/movement of the 1980’s which was anti-gentrification and, like the occutard movement, very anti authority. On a personal note, I always suspected the inverted martini glass logo of Missing Foundation was inspired by the muted trumpet graffito from Thomas Pynchon’s, The Crying of Lot 49.

March 01, 2012 11:06 AM  

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