Mississauga News, “Graffiti ‘artists’ target City Hall”. MISSISSAUGAWATCH arrives too late…

April 7th, 2011  

Saw the Mississauga News article, “Graffiti ‘artists’ target City Hall” and decided to investigate. Unfortunately I took a long nap first. The old saying is too true, “You snooze. You lose.”

MISSISSAUGA NEWS "Graffiti ‘artists’ target City Hall"  # Joseph Chin # | # Apr 06, 2011 - 12:47 PM

Still. Here’s the video, complete with transcript.

Mississauga News, “Graffiti ‘artists’ target City Hall”. MISSISSAUGAWATCH arrives too late… (4:01 min)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (reporting from computer work station, April 6, 2011)

It is April 6, 2011 and this is the article in the Mississauga News, “Graffiti ‘artists’ target City Hall” and this is a picture.

[DIP TO WHITE]

And I really did want to go and see the graffiti for myself and you see that the article is posted at 12:47. And it’s really true when they say, “You snooze, you lose” because I showed up significantly later —cuz  I just wanted to check these tags.

Unfortunately by the time I showed up, this had all been erased.

However, there’s nothing that says that I can’t at least file a report on not the graffiti there anymore. So here we go.

[PUSH]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (reporting from inside car at Mississauga City Hall, April 6, 2011  7 pm approx)

It is Wednesday, April 6, 2011 and we’re here at Mississauga City Hall because I read in the Mississauga News that the skateboard plaza, right in there, had graffiti and it even looks like it’s been bombed. So I want to document it before it’s erased.

[DIP TO WHITE]

One of the things that was reported was that there’s a video surveillance camera —despite video surveillance cameras, it still got bombed. And the reality is the skateboard plaza does not have a video surveillance camera at all.

There is one and it’s just been recently installed —right there.

Anyway, what I have done is document the skateboard plaza, I think probably on four or five other occasions. Primarily just to have a look-about because it’s one of my study sites as far as skateboarding study sites is concerned. But I will, if I happen to come upon graffiti, also document it.

So that’s what we’re going to do now.

[DIP TO WHITE]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (walking towards Skateboard plaza, Mississauga City Hall, April 6, 2011)

Again the important thing is when we see a person we shoot down because we don’t want to violate anyone’s privacy. And I sure hope that the graffiti is still up so I’ve got something to document.

There’s a knob unit. Right there. Oop, look at this. Oooo. This doesn’t happen often.

676 car.

[DIP TO WHITE]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (inside the Skateboard plaza, Mississauga City Hall, April 6, 2011)

Now it looks like —yeah, that is new since I’ve looked.

Okay, unfortunately I’ve arrived too late and it’s already been removed. Dang! Too bad!

Oh well.

Yup. Too bad.

[DIP TO WHITE]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (checking out the OutHouse at the Skateboard plaza, Mississauga City Hall, April 6, 2011)

The only thing then that I can record that’s new since the last time is that.

And the only other thing is the last time that I was looking at this, gosh, it might have been last year, Fall? Don’t know.

Oh yeah. Okay. So it’s still there.

That’s cuz the knobs’d never think about lookin’ in here.

[REVERSE CLOCK-WIPE]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (checking out the OutHouse at the Skateboard plaza, Mississauga City Hall, September 9, 2010. Fire/ambulance sirens…)

I’m here at the City of Mississauga —kind of noisy out here but what can you do?

And I was just checking out for graffiti and stuff like this. And I went in here. Take a look at this.

That’s quite the graffiti.

Ewwwwoooh my Gawd!

Oh it stinks in here!

And just imagine the stink.

But.  That ain’t got nothin’ on—

[CUT]

Sheridan College President Dr. Jeff Zabudsky (Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011)

—Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Hazel McCallion Campus!

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (at Hazel McCallion’s 90th Birthday $350.00 a ticket Party, February 12, 2011. As audience cheers)

Oh my Gawd! Oh my Gawd…

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA, "S BLOCK" "S-BLOCK" MISSISSAUGA CITY HALL "BOMBED" (MISSISSAUGA CITY HALL MATERIAL courtesy Peel Regional Police through Freedom of Information)

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA, “S BLOCK” “S-BLOCK” MISSISSAUGA CITY HALL “BOMBED”
(MISSISSAUGA CITY HALL MATERIAL courtesy Peel Regional Police through Freedom of Information)

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