some legionnaire’s idea of epigrammatic wit



i realize this example (from outside the american legion hq in park slope) is not so much “passive-aggressive” as it is “crazy,” but it tickles me too much not to post. the little species/feces couplet has been painted over and re-written at least twice, so obviously i’m not the only one who appreciated it.

you can’t tell from these photos, but this little storefront stands as one of the few bastions on fifth avenue that the armies of invading gentrifiers couldn’t take down with their industrial-size nozzles of mrs. meyer’s and turn into a precious little bakery selling organic dog cupcakes. while i was taking these, a man in a lawn chair out front was either yelling at me or trying to sell me a ratty old suitcase. because i was wearing my (army-issued) white earbuds i couldn’t tell which and just trotted away to join my comrades for bougie boot camp at the new york sports club.

4 responses to “some legionnaire’s idea of epigrammatic wit

  1. Debutantejaim

    I’d take a fresh hunk of dog crap and smear the words, “Shit At Your Own Risk.”

  2. I walk by this one on the way home from work every day. The “even feces” part always cracks me up. You’d think feces would be a GREAT and acceptable thing to dump there!

  3. And notice the grave accent on the ‘E’ in ‘condemned’ – the guy has class

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