I take a few different routes to the train depending on my mood. One of my favorite routes takes me over a bridge that has, in the last couple of years, become increasingly covered in graffiti since the day that it was coated in fresh light gray paint. This morning I noticed that there seemed to be an explosion of tags and I wanted to share them all with you.
In this first tag, we have what looks like the letter S which comes after what could be a preliminary attempt to write it.
Toasty love, of course. Either referring to the love of food that is toasted, or the classic cry of “TOASTY!” from the original Mortal Kombat arcade game.
I’ll say king or queen LM. Someone, with those initials, who is clearly of royalty.
My best guess is supuy.
Sod? Like are they trying to tell us to sod off? Or perhaps these are the tagger’s initials — SOD. Perhaps it stands for something — sensing own domination?
I honestly have no idea. Feel free to leave your guess in the comments.
Does this say “meme” ? Does that make it memeingful?
Again, no idea.
Here we have a fan of the classic early 1990s video game, Doom. I love a good fan of video games — one who is so passionate about their favorite games that they will shout it out to the world, or just write it in large letters on a bridge.
This is a bit of interpretive artwork. The way I see it, it means that copyright is the devil. Or perhaps the cat.
The following two look almost identical :
Were they done on the same day, separate days, or what? Hard to tell.
Here is clearly a beautiful allusion to the classic work by King Solomon, Eicha, which explains that everything that can be done has been done, and that everything physical is in vain, but only through Hashem’s mitzvohs and Torah can we achieve anything meaningful. Pretty cool for graffiti to reference the holy Torah like that.
Lastly, in another bit of interpretive art, I think the tagger wishes to impart on us a bit of golden luck. Thanks, tagger!
Have a great weekend, and remember to wear sunscreen if you spend your days out watching parades or what not.