Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


A literary conflict in graffiti form?

MGM·Lion 16 Feb 14 - 06:50 AM
Leadfingers 16 Feb 14 - 07:53 AM
Will Fly 16 Feb 14 - 10:04 AM
GUEST 16 Feb 14 - 10:37 AM
12-stringer 16 Feb 14 - 11:27 AM
Snuffy 17 Feb 14 - 08:34 AM
GUEST,highlandman at work 17 Feb 14 - 11:39 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: A literary conflict in graffiti form?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 16 Feb 14 - 06:50 AM

The "Scriptures on the Wall" thread has reminded me of two verses on opposite walls of the same loo cubicle I visited in Charing Cross Road long since ~~ some time in the 1940s IIRC.

One read -

One would think for all this wit
That Shakespeare had been here to shit
And after all that might be true
For Shakespeare had an arsehole too


The other -

A man's ambition must be small
To write his name upon this wall
For even Shakespeare did not write
When he sat down to have a shite


I have wondered ever since:- Was the juxtaposition of these poetic effusions in this restricted space merely adventitious; or was one in the presence of a genuine literary critical and historical controversy, perhaps being waged out of sight of their colleagues by two academics, perhaps from University College in nearby Gower Street?

~Michael~


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: A literary conflict in graffiti form?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Feb 14 - 07:53 AM

I recall a graffitti ' conversation years ago - in delicate Copperplate

'My Mother made me a Homosexual'

Next , in a different hand

' If I give her the wool will she make me one '

And finally , scrawled ,

'If she knits purl and plain can I have purl


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: A literary conflict in graffiti form?
From: Will Fly
Date: 16 Feb 14 - 10:04 AM

I remember going to the loo in Brighton College of Art in the early 1970s and, underneath the roll hanging from its holder on the door was the inscription: "Fine Art Degrees - Please Take One".


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: A literary conflict in graffiti form?
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Feb 14 - 10:37 AM

Three graffiti pieces in a toilet stall.

I LIKE GRILS

The grils was crossed out and then read

I LIKE GIRLS

A third individual came along and wrote

What about us grils?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: A literary conflict in graffiti form?
From: 12-stringer
Date: 16 Feb 14 - 11:27 AM

Ancient, but

GOD IS DEAD.
-- Nietzsche

NIETZSCHE IS DEAD.
-- God


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: A literary conflict in graffiti form?
From: Snuffy
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 08:34 AM

One from around 1980 IIRC

NATIONAL FRONT IS THE ANSWER

and the riposte:

WELL, IT MUST BE A BLOODY STUPID QUESTION THEN


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: A literary conflict in graffiti form?
From: GUEST,highlandman at work
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 11:39 AM

My favorite stall graffitto was in the basement of the Douglass College music department:
"Mussorgski died of too many parallel fifths."
-Glenn


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 23 October 10:09 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.