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Friday, June 27, 2008

Passing the Test?

posted by on June 27 at 10:01 AM

These have been stenciled all over Capitol Hill.

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Itís refreshing to see some savvy gay-health advocacy. And this agitprop stencil, at first, seems an especially good example. Itís funny; little-dick jokes crack a smile, and even if they piss off some guys, funny health messages are a welcome rarity. Itís edgy; they just sprayed this shit on the sidewalk. Itís cheap; they just sprayed this shit on the sidewalk. Itís humble; thereís no logo grandstanding an organization. The message seems clear: Everyone should get an HIV test. So I walked in this morning prepared to praise this campaign, but then someone pointed out something I wasnít aware ofÖ stay tuned.

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Posted by No 2nd Wave | June 27, 2008 10:05 AM
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So I walked in this morning prepared to praise this campaign, but then someone pointed out something I wasnít aware ofÖ. stay tuned.

That this makes fun of people with small pricks?

Posted by demo kid | June 27, 2008 10:05 AM
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Perhaps it is this? That recent reports have raised questions about the false positive rate of the OraQuick rapid result HIV test?

Posted by Uplift | June 27, 2008 10:22 AM
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That it's only being spray painted infront of gay bars?

Posted by Mai Oui | June 27, 2008 10:29 AM
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That it costs too much money and the truck that drives around town with the same phrase has text about HIV that is basically illegible from any distance?

Posted by Trevor | June 27, 2008 10:41 AM
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That you have a small dick, and should therefore be offended?

Posted by also | June 27, 2008 10:55 AM
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Lead-based paint?

Posted by Mahtli69 | June 27, 2008 10:56 AM
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The person painting it got arrested for graffiti?

Posted by Reverse Polarity | June 27, 2008 11:19 AM
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@3 -- A false positive I could live with (no pun intended)...it's a false negative that I worry about.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | June 27, 2008 12:38 PM
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That it's actually not spray painted on the sidewalk, but accomplished with chalk...so definitely not lead-based.

Posted by Bob Wood | June 30, 2008 1:49 PM
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That it's actually not spray painted on the sidewalk, but accomplished with chalk...so definitely not lead-based.

Posted by Bob Wood | June 30, 2008 1:50 PM

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