Monday, March 13, 2006

Don't go Robin Banks

Currently writing a draft of my thesis, for which I've had to do lots of research on Stencil Graffiti artist Banksy. According to his stencils (check these ones he did on the Segregation Wall in Palestine) and his books, he's a real tough cookie. You know, with his "laugh now, but one day we'll be in charge" monkeys and anti-antidisestablishmentarianism (who cares what it means?) stuff. One of those dirty, British, hoody-wearin', heoin addled geezer types.

So what's with this actual photo of him? He looks like a crash between that guy from Death Cab For Cutie and my maths teacher. This is not the face of an 'urban terrorist', it's the face of a guy who always dreamed of being Patch Adams' stand-in, but was too afraid of pillows and people to ever leave his room:

Also, is his name Robin Banks and did he think 'Banksy' was cooler?

Dear sir

I am writing to ask your help with a sensitive matter.

The photograph purtaining to be that of the artist 'Banksy' posted on your blog is not 'Banksy' the graffiti artist. The person depicted is not involved in graffiti or any criminal activity whatsoever.

What seems to have initially started as a prank has caused a considerable amount of stress and inconvenience to the person featured, and jeopodised his career.

Due to this misinterpretation I have a legal obligation to make every attempt to remove this image from the internet - if and when it is associated with the artist 'Banksy'.

Furthermore, I have been authorised to use this email address to legitimise my request. If you have any doubt please respond to this email and I will reply promptly.

Thank you in advance in anticipation of your understanding.

yours sincerely

Andrew Saunders
Solicitor for Banksy


At 3/14/2006 05:45:00 AM, Anonymous pat said...

i rather think he looks like the long lost brother of that guy.

At 3/14/2006 03:01:00 PM, Blogger conditionals said...

Man, that guy is relegated to doing red rooster commercials for all eternity. And that franchise doesn't even exist anymore. What a depressing life.

Possibly there was some of that guy from Shaun of the Dead's DNA in the mix?


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