Twist and Shout

Twist and Shout
Life is never straight (Joey Kulkin photo)

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Vignettes from Vermont: det er idag et forårsvejr


BENNINGTON -- You can't go anywhere on social media these days, mainly Facebook and Twitter, without noticing how many people you know are changing their avatars to varying symbols raging against Proposition 8 (here and here).

On Friday night four MAU girls chalked it up in Fiddlehead's Graffiti Vault for an hour or so. Two of them, presumably gay, chalked the equal symbol, while one of them professed her love for the other ...

Ana and Chelsea


They'll be in "Chalk It Up 3!" which Art Gallery Dude hopes will be an All-Bennington edition.

AGD checked the Graffiti Vault walls this morning to look for unique drawings or remarks or symbols because the gallery was bursting with flavor yesterday and why not? Sunshine galore from 7 in the morning till 7 in the night. Just a great day in Bennington, Vermont.

A group of Danes showed up late in the afternoon. Several of them chalked it up. One of them wrote this on the west wall ...




... det er idag et forarsvejr ... and thanks to Google Translate (love the Google) ...




Here are some other new submissions in the Graffiti Vault ...














Two things about the last photo: 1) AGD just noticed the hand impression in the green cloud and 2) someone must have been depressed to write "I guess it doesn't matter anyway".

The "Gus + Sandy" entry is interesting, too, because just the other day Gus the 11-year-old Havanese became the first dog to make an appearance in the Graffiti Vault ...




... and I'm pretty sure Gus didn't belong to Gus + Sandy. Plus it's the fourth reference to Gus in a week (AGD loved Gus the editor in "The Wire", favorite Orioles catcher Gus Triandos died the other day, Gus the Havanese and now Gus + Sandy).

Lastly, last week Fiddlehead's Fed Ex guy indulged and got his fingers chalky ...