I've had this idea for a while now to paint faces on abandoned televisions that I see around Brunswick. Last week I went out with a bag of paint, my photographer house mate Jean and her canon DSLR. We found a couple of dumped TV's a short way up our street. I painted, Jean photographed, we went home, the end.
Two days later my friend Nandi sends me this link: http://imgur.com/gallery/mCkdX In those couple of days a photo of the TV's I'd painted had amassed 260,465 views and a whole bunch of comments. Some of which made it clear that a few people had missed the joke.
Here the responses I would like to give those people:
Shawnpeps: "Render them useless for anybody who may want to try and use them?"
Me: I used shitty student acrylic paint. It'll probably wash of the next time it rains. Failing that, scratch it off with your fingernails.
Wurm42: "Dude, I got my last two TVs off the street. Why make it harder for scroungers?"
Me: Dude, why do you need two TV's? Don't be greedy.
Hootietang: "You ruined them for someone less fortunate. Congratulations thoughtful artist, idiot"
Me: You're welcome, Napoleon.
Thanks to everyone else who saw the funny side. I'll make more when I find them.