Manchester, England is united in its desire to rid its roads of potholes--but only one man is volunteering his services to identify them in a way they won't be missed. That man is "Wanksy"--who paints penis-like shapes around the dangerous holes in order to warn alert drivers and cyclists, assist road crews, and--let's face it--have a little fun.
The anonymous Wanksy, whose name is a play on famous anonymous graffiti artist Banksy, told the Manchester Evening News that he "wanted to attract attention to the potholes...(and) nothing seemed to do this better than a giant comedy phallus." Manchester, despite being united about fixing its pothole problem, is hardly united about Wanksy's solution. It's ugly--even an artist must admit--and what parent wants to explain to their children why there's a giant penis painted on the road? It's an especially painful conversation to have when you're on your way to the mechanic to get your alignment fixed.
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