So, every day I drive by a fence, near my town’s schools, into which have been pushed some cups in order to produce certain words and symbols. This photo below, taken last Friday, shows one cup design that has endured for a few weeks.
(This picture doesn’t show the “R” that completed the “FO” to spell “FOR”.)
As a mischievous sort, I have often wanted to stop my car and rearrange the cups to spell something more interesting than a banal pro-wrestling message. But I feared a backlash from my community members, particularly those who took the time to cup-spell things out.
But someone didn’t feel that same compunction. The day after I took the photo above, my wife took this one —
— which isn’t my particular flavor of humor, but I appreciate that someone took the opportunity to be creative.
Hours later, the fence was revised to:
and the figures seem to have shorter arms and Ken doll genitalia. I also notice that the message now seems less banal and more abstract — how does one “get,” or comprehend, wrestling?
Ha ha! In my professional life, I spend a lot of my time thinking about wrestling (despite having no personal interest in sports whatsoever) because it’s one of the fastest growing sports for young women (co-ed and single sex teams). The second image gets at some of the arguments I’ve had to deal with lately.
Interesting — are you doing some civil rights or school-law work? I read your comment to my wife, who’s also an attorney, and she wondered what type of cases you’re working on. I also didn’t know that so many women were interested; there’s still only the occasional female wrestler here in Midwest (as far as I know).