This is a bit of a subversive one, it’s a policeman, but instead of arresting someone for taking drugs… he’s doing them himself.
What you can’t see is that there was a really, really long trail of white paint across the pavement and around the corner, so it looked like he was about to smash an absolutely enormous line. The idea came to me after I had a paint-spilling accident in my shed one evening!
One thing I would say it’s important to remember is that there are a lot of very nasty things happening in Mexico and Colombia, so despite that fact that I think anyone should be allowed to do what they want to their own body - as long as they don’t expect the NHS to fix them - doing coke is morally wrong since it supports some pretty unpleasant blokes. Seriously, it’s like Peckham over there.
Here’s the thing: the cops, the old bill, the fuzz, them popo, whatever you like to call them, they’re the biggest thugs of all. They’re hoodlums in uniform! Really that’s what this piece is all about.
This car-clamping, ticket-giving, work-disrupting, policeman has been exposed as the public nuisance he is! In fact under the terms of the Law of Nuisance they should all be tried, and then chased and hunted throughout the night (not me!)
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And this is quite simply two queer policemen kissing. Lovely.
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The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists.
Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little.