Now that I live in Jozi (somewhere in SA other than Cape Town), I’ve had the hardships of experiencing the most ridiculous potholes known to man. These things can literally swallow your car whole and never get fixed by the municipality because they’re so very clearly filled with a deep hatred for the public and our automobiles. An artist by the name of Wanksy was plagued by similar problems in Manchester England and decided that the best way to highlight the issue, possibly getting the potholes fixed in the process, was to draw penises and vaginas over them.
The artist hoped by making the potholes as obscene as possible, the authorities would take notice and mend them before more people fell victim to these gaping spaces on the British roads. Wanksy had this to say to the Manchester Evening News:
“I wanted to attract attention to the pothole and make it memorable. Nothing seemed to do this better than a giant comedy phallus,” he said. “It’s also speedy, I don’t want to be in the road for a long time. It seems to have become my signature. I just want to make people smile and draw attention to the problem.”
Fantastic idea no? I think I’m going to spend tomorrow drawing willies over all of the potholes on William Nicol – surely that will get them fixed?!