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“TAGGIN’ A LIFE” –MISSISSAUGAWATCH “BLUE MUSE” EXPLORES GRAFFITI (WARNING! COARSE LANGUAGE ADVISORY!)

May 29th, 2009  

This is a new MISSISSAUGAWATCH feature called  “BLUE MUSE”

Today’s Blog is certain to offend.

It contains photos of Mississauga-based graffiti that are also certain to offend. The pics were selected to offend. The  (BLUE) Mississauga Muse even scribbled a poem (blank verse) laced with the F-word —expressly to offend!

This Blog is dedicated to fellow “scrotes” (aka worthless scumbags) and is called “TAGGIN A LIFE” You’ve been sufficiently warned.

(If you’re still interested in accessing today’s “BLUE MUSE” Blog, just click on the blue box with the + sign.

WARNING! Offensive content, click to view

TAGGIN A LIFE

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA (COOKSVILLE GO STATION) 090527

Fuck’n had it —FUCK the LIES.

I’m a fuck’n open wound!

As fuck’n bullshit as LIES are,

Their PRETEND is fuck’n worse.

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA LAKEVIEW DETAIL 090521

Pretend to fuck’n listen.

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA CITY HALL during PUBLIC WORKS DAY 090523

Pretend to fuck’n understand.

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA COOKSVILLE WOLFEDALE 090523

Even pretend to fuck’n care.

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA (COOKSVILLE GO STATION) 090527

They can’t fuck’n fool me!

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA (COOKSVILLE GO STATION) 090527

HIGH TIL I DIE!

Make my

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA COOKSVILLE BRIDGE 090527

NOISE

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA COOKSVILLE HANSON 090527

NOISE!

MISSISSAUGA GRAFFITI (area: MISSISSAUGA CITY HALL) 090416

NOISE!

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA POLICE RELATED 090524

FUCK 50!

PEEL POLICE and YOUTH MISSISSAUGA COOKSVILLE HURONTARIO BRIDGE 090527

I need it fuck’n REAL!

Signed,

SCROTE

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA GRAFFITI PROPHECY COOKSVILLE HANSON 090527

“The revolution will not be televised”…  At least let’s hope not on (*SNORK*) ROGERS CABLE 10…

This concludes the MISSISSAUGAWATCH feature,“BLUE MUSE”

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2 Responses to ““TAGGIN’ A LIFE” –MISSISSAUGAWATCH “BLUE MUSE” EXPLORES GRAFFITI (WARNING! COARSE LANGUAGE ADVISORY!)”

  1. The Mississauga Muse on May 29th, 2009 8:52 am

    I received a comment yesterday for a photo I chose not to use in today’s Blog. The pic is a companion to the more distant shot of the Cooksville/Hurontario bridge.

    I was documenting graffiti when I noticed the flashing lights of two Peel Police cruisers. I took this photo, realized that police were interrogating a youth and decided to leave them at it. However, before exiting the bridge I did record every graffiti scribbling along both walls.

    PEEL POLICE and YOUTH (MISSISSAUGA COOKSVILLE HURONTARIO BRIDGE 090527)

    At my Flickr photo site, I posted the following information about this pic.

    I was out photographing graffiti at the Cooksville GO station, along Hurontario and then the CP rail bridge when I noticed two Peel police cruisers. Police appeared to be questioning a Youth.

    MISSISSAUGAWATCH is conducting a comparative study on graffiti and vandalism over the next two years.

    We will compare Mississauga/Brampton Graffiti/Vandalism with that of Toronto, Ottawa and Hamilton.

    We’ll expand to research Graffiti/Vandalism in Hawaii (yes, Hawaii) as well as compare the skateboard culture between Hawaiii and Mississauga.

    We’ve pondered certain hunches/theories about graffiti and skateboarders and wish to test them by comparing two quite different environments.

    Should be interesting.

    Here is the comment I received from “akerredunion”

    “The problem with this is that you won’t get credible information because asking kids who know nothing can tell you nothing.”

    When I first wrote my “TAGGIN A LIFE” poem, I wasn’t sure whether this 59 year old female could see through the eyes of a “scrote”, let alone write like one. I’m still not sure.

    But it’s funny, you know, in light of how the City of Mississauga is forever on about the importance of youth engagement and youth input?… It’s just Pretend. Has to be. I’m convinced that akerredunion’s contempt for Youth is typical of the entrenched attitudes within our public institutions as well.

    And of course, “The problem with this is that you won’t get credible information because asking kids who know nothing can tell you nothing” echoes my favourite Youth-related quote.

    “The truth is that we, as a society – all of us – simply don’t consider children very important. We talk a good game but we don’t think kids are as important as other things, like fixing the roads.” – Jim Paul Nevins (Ontario Court Judge October 4, 2001 report)

    Like their Pretend with adults, our governments pretend to give Youth “input” as well. Government caring, government Trust, Quality, Excellence  —it’s just Pretend. It’s not Real. Direct observation as well as Freedom of Information has confirmed this duplicity.

    So here is my response to commenter, lakerredunion

    Hi lakerredunion,

    You wrote; “The problem with this is that you won’t get credible information because asking kids who know nothing can tell you nothing.”

    Hey, that’s what I’ve been saying for two years now about how the City of Mississauga goes about getting public input.

    They put people in a room, talk to them a while about how Best In Canada terrific Mississauga is and then ask for their input.

    The City doesn’t tell the public the truth. Like how Mississauga staff don’t follow policies, gudelines or even their own by-laws. The City doesn’t tell the public about the absolute lack of oversight. The City doesn’t tell the public how it’s employees who run Mississauga and NOT the Mayor and Councillors.

    I’ve been researching the City of Mississauga for two years now using Freedom of Information (so I’m witness to the appalling private emails generated by a City staff who never imagined the communications would be intercepted.)

    I’m here to tell you that the general public knows far less about what’s really happening inside their city halls than “know nothing” kids.

    Believe.


    Final observation. The perceptive reader knows that it’s possible to write an entire PhD dissertation on Graffiti without ever speaking to a single “know nothing” kid. After all, archaeologists manage to do that with cave paintings…

  2. The Mississauga Muse on May 31st, 2009 10:25 am

    Went to Hamilton yesterday (May 30, 2009) and as expected, there was tons of graffiti. So much so that I had the luxury of being selective about what to document. By contrast two areas in the GTA where people might expect a major  blight of graffiti, like Malton (Mississauga) and the Jane/Finch (Toronto) area, have so little, it takes major hunting to track anything down.

    Fact is that both Malton and the Jane/Finch area (I’ve investigated both) have far less graffiti than the Burnhamthorpe/Applewood area of Mississauga! As a commenter correctly pointed out, there’s not necessarily a correlation between graffiti and crime.

    Now that I almost know my way around, I’ll be returning to Hamilton today to document more.  What’s exciting about yesterday’s excursion is that one of my theories regarding the nature of Mississauga/Brampton graffiti appears to be panning out.

    Two images from yesterday.

    HAMILTON GRAFFITI (DOWNTOWN NEAR BEASLEY PARK) May 30, 2009

    Graffiti wall near Hamilton’s Beasley Park.

    HAMILTON GRAFFITI over AUTHORIZED/CONSIGNED MURAL:

    This graffiti-like mural likely painted on consignment attracted real graffiti including this message.


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