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This van appeared in a village near me this week. Nope, not a Photoshop job. There’s this guy who…does this on the back of dirty white vans. Here’s his FaceBook page if you want to see more.

Britain is lousy with white vans. It is the subject of many jokes. So he will never run out of canvas.

One of my earliest impressions of the difference between Britain and America? You know how we write “wash me” in the dirt on the back of a dirty car? I saw a filthy white van here with “also comes in white” written across the back.

Comments


Comment from Armybrat
Time: November 22, 2017, 10:23 pm

Kudos to the artist…patriotic and talented. It’s the night before the feast here. My hubby and I met as teenagers. Since we met and married lo those many years ago, the hubby and I have worked different shifts, had different days off and one of us has worked every holiday. 37 years of that. This summer, the hubby moved to a new position in the company. He is now a Mon-Fri, 7-4 with holidays off kinda guy. We’re off together for the next 4 days. Pray for us.

 


Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: November 22, 2017, 10:58 pm

I’ve always admired people who have the ability to compose a good picture quickly. When I used to draw it took me forever to complete anything. And to be able to do something like that on the fly on a dirty vehicle, just wow. I’ll just stick to writing snarky things in the dust. 😉

 


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: November 22, 2017, 10:59 pm

Wow! What enormous talent. Imagine coming outside and finding that your van has been ART-ilized. Do you drive around and show it off to your family and friends? I don’t think I could deliberately wash it off—the next rain would have to take care of it.

@Armybrat. You’ll be fine (but I will pray). I’ve been married for 47 years, and for half of those years, my husband and I were self-employed and worked together. Regarding marriage, a very wise woman named Mrs. Gindorf told her new daughter-in-law: Sometimes my dear, it helps to be a little deaf. This is the best advice I ever heard, and I try to remember it always.

Happy Thanksgiving to Badger House, and all who reside therein.

 


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: November 23, 2017, 1:11 am

Sometimes my dear, it helps to be a little deaf.

what, What, WHAT?

Oh, sorry. Yes dear.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 23, 2017, 3:36 am

My favorite dirty vehicle graffiti message has always been

— USDOT TEST DIRT
—– DO NOT WASH
—- UNDER PENALTY
———- OF LAW

I much prefer the artwork. That’s inspired!

 


Comment from Jim Collins
Time: November 23, 2017, 4:28 am

Kinda like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9Mnptoj7ec

 


Comment from Bruno
Time: November 23, 2017, 5:34 am

Ok, I’m impressed.

 


Comment from catnip
Time: November 23, 2017, 8:35 am

That’s marvelous; the ultimate in street art. Thanks, Stoaty!

 


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: November 23, 2017, 2:42 pm

Wow, and what a subject.
The 22nd was the end of the first battle of Ypres.
But that would probably before the trenches had become the standard feature of the war.

Just awesome, I think I’d consult someone who might be able to make it permanent if it were mine.

Just Wow.

And Army Brat – we met younger, but sounds like we are younger, we’ve only been married 34 years.
Any Holiday is a challenge.

 


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: November 23, 2017, 2:48 pm

And remember, you can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant, excepting Alice.

 


Comment from Armybrat
Time: November 23, 2017, 4:10 pm

Durnedyankee, we’ll hit 34 years married this coming May. We cohabited for 4 years before we married while I went to school. So I think we’re about the same age.

 


Comment from David Gillies
Time: November 24, 2017, 3:58 am

I wrote “Ojalá mi novia estuviera tan sucia”* on my friend’s grime-bedecked Hummer. He was not amused, even though his Spanish is execrable, but the Ticos who saw it thought it was funny.

* Google it

 


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: November 25, 2017, 1:47 am

We managed to stay married, just barely.

I swear next year we are NOT having a ‘holiday’, I’m getting too old for the stress of mandated perfections.

Gonna miss the banana cream pie though, I have to say.

 


Comment from drew458
Time: November 27, 2017, 2:55 am

DurnedYankee – it might be permanent. Rubbing dirt around on a car scratches the paint. I couldn’t count the number of clean cars I’ve seen where you can read “wash me” scratched into the back trunk. This artist is very talented, but I hope he/she is insured. Go get some sheet metal, paint it white, spray on some dust, do your work, them fix it in place with clear spray coat. Otherwise it’s vandalism, talented or not.

 


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: November 27, 2017, 8:21 pm

Technically and morally correct Drew458.
Thinking on it, if someone drew something even mildly obscene I’d have a different opinion from all angles (like the iconic picture of Che Guavaface).

I just can’t help admire the artist because of the subject in this case, instead of being angry at what is indeed vandalism.

 

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