Frustrated by the number of potholes in his city, a man recently discovered a way to get the city to pay attention! Apparently, a giant phallus is a bigger problem than potholes.
Local people in Teesside are lauding the 'power of the willy' after two potholes were fixed as of late, all thanks to some phalluses that had been spray-painted onto the ground to highlight the pothole issue. Photos of the potholes - which had evidently been in the street for around a year - showed up on a Facebook account called Teesside Connected.
In the photograph, one red phallic shape and another dark variant can be seen encompassing two potholes. Furthermore, in an update, the page later shared a photograph from a resident called Brad Nicholson, who had composed, "The power of the Willy. Repaired this morning 25-04-2019. Only been there a year, well done Middlesbrough Council."
Surprisingly, the fellow local people praised the unconventional method of problem-solving, with one writing, "Wish I had that idea myself, my area is shocking," Another commented, "There's gonna be a phallus on every pothole now," Someone else said, "Teesside is gonna be full of willies... Watch this space."
A fourth hilariously added, "Where there's a willy, there's a way," A representative for Middlesbrough Council stated, "Middlesbrough, like all local authority areas in the country, has issues with potholes and repairs are carried out on a priority basis determined by the risk they pose to highway users."
He further expressed, "Currently, however, we are carrying out pre-planned works in the Acklam area and staff were able to visit the nearby site on Fane Grove when the matter was reported to us and have patched over the hole," However, this isn't the sole episode where phallic shapes have come to the rescue of local people.
Truth be told, there's one individual who's made it their life's primary goal, and that is Wanksy- that's right, somewhat like the well-known street artist, Banksy, as it were... with more phalluses. Wanksy utilizes phallic shapes to 'help individuals', clarifying on their site, "Potholes are dangerous."
"Not only do they wreck vehicles, but cause accidents they also injure cyclists and are a danger to pedestrians. I highlight dangerous potholes by turning them into temporary works of art, making them more visible and prompting the council to repair them. The council is not too happy, but all my work is created using non-permanent, chalk-based line marker, the same type the council uses when doing repairs," he further expressed.
"The problem is that despite each and every vehicle owner in the land paying road tax, fuel tax, and council tax, that money does not seem to be being spent on our roads, or at least not effectively," Wanksy doesn't feel his work is offensive, including, "I am a qualified artist, the unclothed body and its anatomy are commonplace in art. The drawings themselves are cartoons, not photographs. Art should provoke a reaction and these pieces do that, generally a positive one."