Next time someone says graffiti is art —

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A dead Minke whale that washed ashore in New Jersey suffered some further indignity: someone tagged it with graffiti. The whale, which was roughly 12 to 15 feet long, was discovered Thursday morning below Atlantic City’s Central Pier.

Police tell The Press of Atlantic City the purple markings are not gang-related and appear to be Greek letters. The letters appeared to be Tau Epsilon Phi, a fraternity that has chapters at several area schools, followed by what looked like “94.”

Spokesman Jesse Cohen says while it has not been confirmed that Tau Epsilon Phi members were involved, the fraternity considers it a “reprehensible act” contrary to its teachings and is cooperating with authorities.

A state pathologist will try to determine the cause of death.

Idiots. Meatheads whose sterile self-image requires defacing something as natural as a death in nature are about as useless and unproductive as most of the phonies we’re saddled with in politics.

Art – my arse!

3 thoughts on “Next time someone says graffiti is art —

  1. wack says:

    (10/23/14) The New York artist who created “Creepy-tings” was turned in by others who saw her online postings of her work painted on recognizable landscapes in 10 western parks, including a large painting at Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park and others in Zion and Canyonlands parks in Utah, and the National Park Service is investigating those incidents, which the artist defends as creating art and federal officials charge are vandalism. http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_26787016/feds-chase-criminal-case-against-artist-who-marred An online petition at whitehouse.gov had collected more than 2,220 signatures Thursday afternoon, urging authorities to pursue “the most serious charges” and pleading “please don’t allow her to receive a slap.”

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