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avidd opolis
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Clever Vandalism by avidd opolis

January 30th, 2008 7:20 PM / Location: 37.801934,-122.4041

INSTRUCTIONS: Vandalize cleverly. Go beyond simple graffiti and do something extra special.

The original Falco staircase (or Falcostiege) in Vienna was dedicated after the Musician's
death in 1998. The staircase is quite small and unimpressive.

Apparently the city was unable to find a street or bridge named after a
dead fascist which could be rededicated.

As of this week, San Francsico honors Falco with a plaque on the stairs leading to Coit Tower. At last, a fitting tribute

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posted by Tricia Tanaka on January 30th, 2008 7:37 PM


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posted by Lank on January 30th, 2008 8:34 PM

Holy schnitzel! That is rock-tacular!

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posted by JTony Loves Brains on January 30th, 2008 8:34 PM

Oh, that so rocks! I just found out about this staircase a couple of weeks ago and thought it was so sadly undermarked. Thanks for helping bring proper homage to der Kommisar!

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posted by JTony Loves Brains on January 30th, 2008 8:58 PM

I see that BoingBoing has already picked up on it.

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posted by Loki on January 31st, 2008 2:13 AM

Nicely done!

posted by Spidere on February 1st, 2008 10:27 AM

I saw this first on boingboing (in a very rare visit) and thought, "That really looks like an SF0 job..." Great work!

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posted by Burn Unit on February 1st, 2008 7:13 PM

I voted for the awesome, but I'm commenting in honor of the dipshit boingboinger who bitched about the font. Unless that was one of ours logging in just for that comment. Nicely played "andrewm", nicely played
Oh and I note bb couldn't help but make mention of SF0 without mentioning McGonigal.


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posted by avidd opolis on February 2nd, 2008 8:28 PM

The person who put up the plaque was probably not the person who chose the font... And it may have had at least as much to do with Monochrom as with sf0. I can only speak as documentarian, since of course I can't take credit for placing it.

But for what it's worth, at least the font wasn't Comic Sans!
PS. How did Chicken John get into this??

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posted by anna one on February 3rd, 2008 1:12 AM

Wait! You didn't make it?!? I thought you had the schnazzy connection with the plaque maker-guy? WTF?

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posted by Lincøln on February 3rd, 2008 2:15 AM

Wait. Wait. Wait wait wait. You didn't put up the sign? You simply documented the sign? That's not vandalism at all. Is that true?

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posted by Burn Unit on February 3rd, 2008 8:03 AM

I would LIKE to believe this relates to the fact that blogger and local gadfly redacted is a real person and as such should be considered solely a documentarian of the presence of a Falcostiege in SF, whereas for the terms of our proof here, the vandalistic actions of the mountebank avidd opolis are, in terms of these real world documentations, to be considered fictive per descriptive precedents established here.

However, like I presume Bex & Lincoln do, I have my flag finger at the ready pending clarification.

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posted by Lincøln on February 3rd, 2008 10:32 AM

Maybe he's trying to cheat.

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posted by Bryce on February 3rd, 2008 11:04 AM


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posted by Bryce on February 3rd, 2008 11:04 AM


"Herbie Hatman did it."
posted by Herbie Hatman on February 14th, 2008 8:41 AM

I'm a little nervous about this... I had several people (on seperate occasions) ask me if I was the one that did it. People unrelated to sf0. I feel like trouble is headed my way. Anyone know any lawyers?

Forget it. Blame everything on me.

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posted by Poncho on February 14th, 2008 1:15 PM

I know of one...

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posted by Andre W.D. on February 19th, 2008 5:52 PM


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posted by Augustus deCorbeau on February 23rd, 2008 7:15 AM

So... was the question of who actually put up the sign ever resolved?

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posted by Kyle Hamilton on March 14th, 2008 1:01 AM

if you didn't put it up then no vote for you

....but you have inspired me

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posted by avidd opolis on April 3rd, 2008 3:33 PM

The question was never resolved, and it won't be on this forum. There are more important things in life than Score!

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posted by GYØ Ben on April 3rd, 2008 3:48 PM

avidd: NO WAI.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on April 3rd, 2008 7:18 PM

Well said, Avidd.

Non-Players are after your crown:
posted by Waldo Cheerio on October 17th, 2008 4:36 PM