Friday, July 11, 2008

Tell Me Why, Liz?


Thanks so much Liz Foxy, you have reminded me of my absolute outrage at the audacity of those asswipe graffiti artists who can't get their heads out their arses long enough to think before defiling a national monument!

That's right I witnessed a defiled national monument and I'm really pis##$, uh, enraged here! I'm still seething and will probably have to be hospitalized with some sort of nervous condition before this is all over.

So the Knee family went to see The Alamo, remember The Alamo? I rather enjoyed seeing it this time. The first time I saw it my very soul filled with blackened disappointment because The Alamo was just in the middle of down town, right on the street, the town just built up around it. I know. It's supposed to be surrounded by deserty Texas land. Big vast land mass, not down town buildings, drugstores and hotels. I got over that shock, but that is not what this post is about.

We decided to take the headphone tour and when we got up to the outside wall of The Alamo the tape told us where to look to see a cannonball dent. Awesome, you could actually see it. I should have then looked away quickly but I didn't. I looked and looked and saw initials carved into the stone of The Alamo. The Alamo. Someone like that asswipe Liz Foxy had their initials all over the place- I'm pretty certain none of them were Jim Bowie's or any member of the opposing Mexican army.

I really tried to listen to the tape, which was excellent by the way, but I kept seeing initials all over the place carved into the stone. Why would someone do this? Why? You can't just paint over it like in a restroom; Call Kimberly for a really big time.....

I've been pretty much seething about this ever since. Drew said he knew things were bad when I kept saying things about it during the whole tour. Oh look that is the very cannon that blew the guts out of men fighting at The Alamo. And look there are more crappy initials desecrating the fight for independence. Sigh

31 comments:

Melissa said...

That's horrible. I don't understand why people feel the need to deface property... I mean, what's the point? People are stupid.

Melissa said...

Hey... I was first! Woohoo!!

B said...

I don't understand graffitti or any other defacing of public property. Here in So. Cal., people cover their hillside slopes with plastic in the winter so the rains don't wash them down, and the dang plastic gets graffittied! Morons climb up the freeway overpasses to graffitti (I'm not knowing how to spell this word right now - guess that makes ma a moron, too.)
It just bugs me to no end!

No Cool Story said...

The HORROR!

No Cool Story said...

ITA.
Defacers are major deluxe idiots.
>:(

Two years ago I visited my hometown (after 11 years of not going to Mehikoh). I was shocked to see al the nasty graffitti everywhere...well not super shocked since (it seems to me) the people down there just don't take care of their own stuff.
Anyway, I was visiting my half-brother and then his idiot jerk son (how did a cute little boy turned into a DB?) tells me very proudly him and his "gang" are responsible of most of the graffitti around the city.

I wanted to kill him. And I gave him an earful. Jerk.

They even took pictures of themselves thrashing the city.

UGH!!! Curse you Liz Foxy!

No Cool Story said...

Bee?
Brian?

o_o

Maddy said...

I'm o.k. with graffitti - they have a huge display outside the Tate Gallery but I don't understand the defacement, or rather I do understand which makes it worse, but technically if it doesn't qualify as graffitti - go figure.
Cheers

Bee said...

I say we look up Liz Foxy and pull her hair out!

Oh wait, maybe that's not her real name...

Here I am NCS! Here I am!

Brian is in a far off land with no internets.

Liz Foxy said...

I was just trying to remmebr where I've been.

Klin said...

I just want to yell at the kids and ask them if they want me to "tag" their property as mine.

I also want to ask why they ruin someone else's property that they did NOT pay for. Jerks.

Klin said...

I just had to tell you that I laughed when I read asswipe and then arse. LOL :)

No Cool Story said...

NOO! I missed 11th again.
:(

I blame Liz Foxy.

No Cool Story said...

wow. I just googled Liz Foxy and you came #2 Jean Knee.
I came in #10

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

I took my kids to The Alamo about a year and a half ago. They got confused when we were looking at the gift shop and all the Bowie Knives they had on sale. They kept asking me if David Bowie was really that old that he was at the Battle Of The Alamo.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

Here's my new anti-graffiti campaign for Texas.

"Preserve The Alamo And Tag Alamo Car Rental Instead!"

(This message brought to you by Hertz Rental Car Inc.)

Brian o vretanos said...

I'm back...

It's one of the real pities about modern society that things put up for everyone sometimes hundreds of years ago can survive most of that time with no problem, only to be defaced now.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

My daughters came back from Girls Camp a couple weeks ago. Now granted the camp is not owned by our church but it is a Christian run facility with a chapel and everything. Well, the girl next to them spent the first night using a Sharpie marker to color over the really graphic and crude drawings made on the side of her bunk bed.

My girls were in bunk beds that just said mean stuff like 'Courtney is a retard.' To which, their friend Courtney-who was staying in the same cabin- kept saying, "Hey, I am so not a retard!!!"

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

Brian's in the house, Y'all!!!!!

WOOT!

Hey, Brian it's just you and me. Let's eat all the cake before anyone else gets here.

Brian o vretanos said...

Elastic:

That sounds great, but I ate so much when I was away that I'm not going to be hungry for the next few days, well, all right, the next few hours at least.

Don't let that stop you, though...

Lisa said...

Restroom graffiti or street graffiti=annoying.

Alamo graffiti=imprisonment. Very sad.

Dan said...

I visited an old clonial church a few years ago and was amazed by it.
Last year I went again and could not bealive that some asshole piece of shit had wrote a bunch of crap on the side.
These people should be put to death!

clonials are people too said...

We approve of Dan!

Tracy said...

I've never understood why people felt that they had to do that to places of history.
It makes me sad that nobody seems to cherish historical sites anymore.
It makes me so mad! I feel your anger Jean Knee!

Hey It's Di said...

Was it Pee-Wee Herman leaving his mark at the Alamo? I'm kidding and the whole thought of graffitti just gets under my skin. People clearly have to have crap for brains to do such stuff:/

angry chickens anonymous said...

Booo!

Dapoppins said...

Okay. We were thinking of going to the Alamo...husband has family in El Paso, and I guess that is near there. and I was expecting dessert...not dirty city.

and no graffiti.

Not sure we will be going.

How about that White Sands place?

Lori said...

LMAO at 'clonials are people too'!

I went there last year but it was closed when we were there. So I missed all the graffiti fun. That doesn't sound all that fun. How infuriating that is! grrrr

Jean Knee said...

The Alamo is still worth seeing. The initials are small and carved into the stone, not spray paint so they barely show. except to someone like me.

you know

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

Clonial people had a big war against the Colognial tribe in the next village.

The Clonials won because they kept cloning more people to fight while the Colognials just kept spraying their stinky eau de parfum crap as a weapon giving new meaning to the phrase 'War Stinks.'

Jean Knee said...

did you see that on the History Channel

clonials (war 200098) said...

It's all true Jean Knee.

Our war yell was "THIS IS CLONIAL" until stupid Hollywood ripped us off >:(