Pilgrimage: Restroom Graffiti Culture
Sitting upon a toilet at a German university—a toilet much cleaner than the typical American university toilet—one reads also superior graffiti. No paltry gang warfare. No jokes about sex with your mother. No homophobic or racist slurs. Instead, radical social and political commentary.
In broad red font: The American dollar is the origin of modern imperialism.
Below this, an argument over the comparable importance of revolutionary theory against revolutionary action (after much back-and-forth, the proponent of theory convinces the proponent of action that both are equally dependent on the other).
An Obey sticker featuring Rachel Carson cuddling with a pug instead of Andre the Giant’s fearsome face.
Below this, a sage quote: When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die.
I stand up from my throne and depart from this quiet kingdom.
Posted on March 9, 2015, in Blogging, books, Philosophy, Pilgrimage, Pilgrimage Vignettes, Writing and tagged culture, Derek Berry, Germany, graffiti, Pilgrimage, Tuebingen, word salad. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.