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Monday, August 18, 2008

Just Asking For It

posted by on August 18 at 8:18 AM


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They should start every school week with the public execution of a tagger.

Posted by Greg | August 18, 2008 8:29 AM


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Posted by Slog Hating Internet Troll | August 18, 2008 8:32 AM

Taggers should be roasted alive and fed to Rick Santorum.

Posted by Judah | August 18, 2008 8:38 AM

Hang in there champ.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 18, 2008 8:39 AM


Posted by tag | August 18, 2008 9:14 AM

@3: Agreed.

Posted by me | August 18, 2008 9:25 AM

My friends around Stevens Elementary started a neighborhood burglary ring during the last economic downturn in the 70s. Only kid who found work had a paper route. He told the others whenever a subscriber stopped delivery for vacation, and then they burgled and fenced and bought nice soft drugs with the proceeds. 11- to 14-year-old neighbors burgling neighbors for weed money. Sweet.

Posted by tomasyalba | August 18, 2008 9:36 AM

Wow, they're like the least passive-aggressive people in Seattle. Let's see if it works.

Posted by brappy | August 18, 2008 9:38 AM

Hey, dumbfuck, get your own closing line. Unoriginal jerkoff. Get 'im, Poe.

And I hate taggers.

Posted by Charles_Mudede_Is_A_Latent_Racist | August 18, 2008 9:52 AM

What's "tagging?"

Posted by Captain Jack | August 18, 2008 10:05 AM

Ironic that there's a tag on the sign board - wonder if that was done before or after the message went up?

Posted by COMTE | August 18, 2008 10:24 AM


Did you use the wrong handle this time? Where's the Incredible Sulk?

Posted by keshmeshi | August 18, 2008 10:28 AM

So "tagging" is graffiti? Why are we so upset about this? School sucks.

Posted by Captain Jack | August 18, 2008 10:42 AM

I bet it's already tagged again. It's like picking on the fat kid.

Posted by Jason Josephes | August 18, 2008 11:00 AM

Taggers have no respect for other peopleís property and their free speech or art or whateverthehelltheycallit is inherently destructive. That said, let's chill on the capital punishment and cannibalism talk. Instead, I propose a catch and release solution.

If they respect the principles of free speech and free expression so much and personal property so little, letís see how they like the same philosophies applied to their own personal property. Taggers should be permanently or semi-permanently tattooed with messages or tags from the people whose property was destroyed or damaged.

I see the risk in Dan's observation that Steven's is "Just Asking For It". But given that they get tagged all the time anyway the risk that it will get dramatically worse doesn't seem so threatening.


Posted by The Gay Curmudgeon | August 18, 2008 11:05 AM

Kids don't have respect for school property because they are forced to go there every day and it's miserable.

Posted by Captain Jack | August 18, 2008 11:10 AM

I think of all the great murals in town that have been tagged - and ruined. I really liked the one down in the International District on Jackson that was pretty much destroyed by a tagger and that tagger's graffiti. The building owners decided to just paint over the lower portion rather than touch up the beautiful artwork.
Ever notice that the one mural in town that doesn't get tagged is the one of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the CD - on the side of the catfish restaurant?

My solution is to cover every area that might be tagged with paintings of MLK. Problem solved.

Posted by butterbean | August 18, 2008 11:29 AM

reverse psychology at it's best.

Posted by isweatbutter | August 18, 2008 3:33 PM

Stupid, stupid keshmeshi ask, "Where am Incredible Sulk?"

Good question, stupid, stupid keshmeshi. Sulk provide answer. Sulk not loser who spend all day commenting on SLOG like Fnarf, Mr. Poe and stupid, stupid keshmeshi.


And no, I don't feel like letting it go.

Posted by The Incredible Sulk | August 19, 2008 8:32 AM

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