A poison pen letter to a spraypainting fool at the Los Angeles River Walk

October 5, 2011 § 7 Comments

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For N.D.

Dear Man-Boy of Atwater,

Apparently your parents and neighbors are afraid of you, and your friends are probably as big assholes as you.  You are clearly overdue to be cornered in a dark alley  by a small army of cantankerous grannies, or the bad Vampire Slayer, or Batman.  Hope you meet your destiny soon.  Why you had to take a big crap on a significant park project, a signature landscape tying in a small naturalized creek to the blooming Los Angeles Riverwalk at North Atwater Park, before it’s even done is beyond me.  Maybe you don’t want your neighborhood to get any nicer, you don’t want your little brother or sister (or godforbid you have a child) to feel safe playing at the L.A. River.  You can’t stand the site of anything beautiful, crafted?  You drive up the costs of maintaining a decent environment, bring despondency to those who dedicate their lives to making Los Angeles livable, drive the undecided to believe that locking down our public spaces is the only way to manage land, and, yes, breathe oxygen into the fire of anti-government goons who see failure in all efforts to improve our lives through the expenditure of tax dollars.  You may be a punk, but you’re not punk rock.

So check yourself, pendejo.  We can see you know how to form letters, spell even, so eff’ing go out there and read.  Learn something.  Become somebody worth hearing from.


la Creekfreak

P.S. LA River + Atwater peeps, contact your council offices to let them know you want them to step up graffiti removal, park patrols, and general dickhead abatement.  They need to know this is a priority for you.

P.P.S. Did you know it’s been scientifically proven that the size of your letters are inversely proportional to your – well, never mind.








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§ 7 Responses to A poison pen letter to a spraypainting fool at the Los Angeles River Walk

  • Chad says:

    Thanks for posting this! I was so pissed at the tags at this soon to be beautiful park. I loved checking the progress every weekend. Wanted to vomit when i saw this but the park still looks great.
    Unfortunately, there will always be these pain in the ass losers who have to ruin it for the rest of us! One can hope as more river parks come online there will be a renewed and stronger sense of pride and defeat these a-hole taggers!

  • Mike Letteriello says:

    Wow. Good rant, coming as it does right from the heart.

  • Princess Hahamongna says:

    Just something to think about… more inclusion. Less isolationism. Check the granolier than thou for the –engage and offer involvement. What is that called? Outreach. Certain tricksters look to be noticed on whatever they think will get attention, others just want to mark territory for fear of losing it.

  • nishi says:

    Hey Princess-
    If you want someone to piss all over your front yard, put a sign up; I’m sure you’ll get a lot of takers but until then let’s leave the scant amount of new park space in a way that’s inclusive to all and personally having walls, steps, tables in a picnic area tagged is not particularly inviting. You know what really sucks is that the park isn’t even open to the public yet so no one got to enjoy it vandalism-free but you probably don’t care because it’s “not in your back yard”.

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