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Anonymous 'Artist' Draws Penises Around Potholes to Get Them Repaired

If you want to get the craters in your street fixed, obscene graffiti often does the trick!

Photo Credit: Daily Pakistan Global

Sometimes, when you can’t get your municipal government to respond to your pleas, you’re forced to take matters into your own hands. At least, that seems to be the philosophy of one anonymous Islamabad-based graffiti "artist.” The spraypaint-wielding agitator has been taking to the streets drawing penises around troublesome craters in city roads. Because, while it is often difficult to get the city to dispatch repair people to fix potholes, it’s almost universally true that they can’t seem to send workers to get rid of “obscene” graffiti fast enough.

The Daily Pakistan Global notes that the unknown virtuoso has definitely taken notes from Wansky, a Manchester, England figure who employed the same method to call attention to potholes in his own hometown. In Wanksy’s case, the tactic worked: though previous calls about the potholes yielded no response, the phallus-encircled potholes were fixed within 48 hours.

Pictures of the anonymous artists’ penis renderings, taken from the Daily Pakistan Global feature, appear below.

Good luck, dear artist, in your mission!

Kali Holloway is a senior writer and the associate editor of media and culture at AlterNet.

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