The spring season is a wonderful time to head outdoors and get some fresh air. There’s no better way to do it than by pairing the season with a stunning view of nature’s best, with all its flowers blooming. Many people head out to some of America’s national parks to see the flowers during this season. Here are some top picks!
Rocky Mountain National Park
The peak bloom period at Rocky Mountain National Park is in June if you are between 8,000-9,000 feet and between July and August if you are above 9,000 feet. There are large elevations in this park where you will be able to see numerous waves of wildflowers. Black-eyed Susans, bluebells, wood sorrel, and other flowers can be spotted here in the spring. To see the early-season flowers, you can go to the 6.1-mile Cub Lake Loop. Thereр you can see wintergreen and bee balm flowers at 8,620 feet.
Mount Rainier National Park in Spring
At Mt Rainier National Park, the peak bloom period for the flowers is from mid-July to mid-August. The wildflowers here are located in America’s 5th oldest national park. There are large meadows that are filled with fuchsia-colored penstemons, purple lupines, and more.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Peak bloom periods at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is from late March to July. The climate here is mild and wet, which makes it an ideal place to spot wildflowers in the spring season. There are more than 1,500 species of flowers and other plants that will bloom in the Great Smoky Mountains. You can spot trillium, lady slipper orchids, crested dwarf iris, and more. During the summer, you can see even more pops of color as you look for purple-fringed orchids, red cardinal flowers, and sunflowers.
Sequoia National Park
The peak bloom period at Sequoia National Park is from April to May at the foothills and between late June and early August in the alpine. There’s diverse plant life in this park, and the flowers cover four vegetation zones. You don’t hike on the trail to see the beauty in the spring. Instead, you can take a shuttle bus and pass through the sequoia trees.
“Stop, Hammer Time!”
From the looks of it, whoever put this here must have been thinking about doing it for a long time. We mean, not only is ‘Hammer Time’ neatly typed and printed but the piece of paper itself looks laminated! In any event, this MC Hammer “U Can’t Touch This” reference is hilarious. We have no doubt that this silly act has brought smiles to the faces of people who’ve passed by it while getting on and off the train.
No We Won’t…
There’s no denying that this billboard is pretty strange in and of itself. Add the fact that someone wrote “No we won’t” in response to the advertisement only further emphasizes how stubborn men can be. In any event, this whole picture is hilarious. Thanks to the mystery person who pulled over on the side of the road and wrote this, drivers can have a good chuckle on their way to work in the morning. And what you should take away from this photo is that guys are indeed stubborn.
Employees Must Wash Hands
What does it take to get a little customer service around here?! There’s no excuse to keep someone waiting for 45 minutes when an employee isn’t going even show up in the end to wash a paying customer’s hands! Okay — we’re only kidding but this little message definitely made us laugh. While it may actually be annoying for the employees to clean off the mirror, we can only hope that this clever, little joke brings a smile to their faces first.
Cups With Attitude
Well, someone clearly had a lot of time on their hands to get this creative during their shopping trip to Target. We’re not entirely sure if this “friendly” message was put on display as a response to the ‘Low Price’ sign right above the initial coffee mugs or if it was simply to make other shoppers giggle as they pass by the aisle. Let’s just hope that after people got their laugh from this endearing note, it was removed before any literate child could see it…
This is guaranteed to make anyone with a dry sense of humor crack up. Sure — it borders along the lines of something a father may say but we all know that ‘dad jokes’ are notoriously hilarious. While the person that wrote this may have had a little too much time on their hands, at least people can crack a smile as they read the ‘In Case of Fire’ warning. Now not only do they know to use the staircase during an emergency but they also know that water puts out fire!
Sheesh, McDonald’s — why do you have to be so aggressive? We shared all our nuggets with you yet you’re giving us attitude and calling us names just because we told you not to finish all the French fries. Ha! In all seriousness, though, can you imagine driving by this giant advertisement and reading a message that was clearly constructed from painting over half of the letters? We know this isn’t the original ad but we have to say that Mickey D’s seems just a bit less welcoming now…
“Run Forrest, Run!”
Whether you want to admit it or not, everyone quotes movies. People have been quoting films since the film industry was born. We mean, how could you not? There are just some films in cinematic history that have such amazing writing, people can’t help but quote lines to the point that they become part of the social norm. Take Forrest Gump, for instance. Even people that haven’t seen the movie understand this “Run Forest, Run” reference. Nonetheless, it’s a clever play on words that people who see it are sure to appreciate.
Even Statues Have to Shave
We don’t know about you guys but this picture of a statue holding a pink disposable razor reminded us of those centuries-old paintings with modern-day captions. In any event, we’re not sure what kind of person travels around with a spare razor in their bag but whoever thought of this is a low-key genius. Plus, even statues have to shave once in a while. Perhaps this statue should even moisturize after because his skin is looking a little dry…
There’s no denying that waiting for the bus can get pretty boring, especially if it’s running late. While some people that are waiting for their bus to arrive spend their time listening to music or talking on the phone, others like to get a little more creative. Take this Sauvage advertisement, for instance. With the addition of just one letter, Johnny Depp went from the face of Dior’s fragrance for men to a guy that’s just plain hungry for some meat.
iPaid Too Much
Well, people, it looks like yet another person who was waiting at the bus stop got a little bored. Rather than just listening to music to pass the time like everyone else, this guy threw some shade at Apple for the prices of their products, specifically their iPad. We can’t be sure if this guy was ever a loyal Apple customer but even if that were the case at some point, we can definitely tell that there’s no love lost there now.
All we ask, people, is that you pay attention to the ‘Do Not Enter’ warning sign, otherwise this will be you dragging your car parts down the side of the road if you drive the wrong way and crash. In reality, the culprit who only mildly vandalized this road sign is pretty clever. We actually had to do a double-take when we saw this sign because the stick-figure man — who seems to have had quite a rough day — looks like he’s meant to be there.
Mwahaha, They’re Wickedly Delicious
It’s truly amazing what a difference eyebrows make on a person – even if that person is a leprechaun named Lucky. In any event, a random shopper in the grocery store — who apparently carries a Sharpie around with them wherever they go — thought it would be funny to give Lucky a set of ‘evil’ eyebrows. It only took a couple of seconds for Lucky to transform from a cheery, little leprechaun with magically delicious Lucky Charms into a villainous Irish creature that will stop at nothing to get his precious pot of gold.
Applaud the Jellyfish
Well, you read the note, people! You know exactly what to do and that is to applaud the jellyfish! In all seriousness, though, would it not crack you up if you saw this little note taped up on the hand-dryer in some bathroom somewhere? Think about it — after washing your hands, you turn to dry them and spot this joke. While it may be a little silly, sometimes that’s exactly what you need to help you get on with your day.
When Jay Z Can’t Help You With Your Printing Problems
Sorry, people — from the looks of it, the solution to your printing problems has been covered by Jay Z’s face. Now, he might be a rap legend but we all know that he definitely can’t help you with your printing problems. Still, not only is this a pretty funny way of spicing up the university printing lab during finals week but we’re sure any student that passed through to print out their study guides had a good chuckle over this little play on words.
Ugly But Affordable
There’s no denying that as a child, art class was one of the best parts of the day. You’d work on your drawing, mess up, and ask your teacher for a new piece of paper only for her to respond, “Mess it up, dress it up!” That’s exactly what this Ford reminded us of. The car itself may be a little messed up but the owner clearly dressed it up by finding the humor in his “ugly” yet “affordable” pickup truck.
Let’s be real here — googly eyes make everything funnier. This copper sculpture would look like any other one, and it did…until some genius pulled a bag of googly eyes out of their pocket and stuck a couple of them on this kitty cat. Before, people probably walked by this work of art without giving it a second thought and now? Well, now, passersby can’t help but take a picture of this comical yet terrified-looking wildcat who’s just trying to run from its predator.
Ow, My Eye!
This is easily one of the most creative and hilarious forms of “vandalism” on this list. We genuinely feel this cinderblock’s pain. And the best part? The fact that the artist behind this doodle didn’t even ruin public property in the process. After all, the cement stone — which is there to hold the metal fence upright — was already broken when the culprit found it and made it come to life. Is it funny how just a bit of red paint made this inanimate object completely come to life?
We can bet that those who have seen The Shining automatically said “Heeeeeere’s Johnny!” in their heads (or out loud) when they looked at this photo. And those who haven’t watched Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 psychological thriller are probably just wondering why actor Jack Nicholson looks so creepy. Nonetheless — whether you’ve actually seen the movie or not — there’s no denying that this is one of the most creative and slightly hilarious ways to distract away from an obviously large crack in this wooden fence.
Tom Hanks thanks you for cleaning up after yourself! In reality, though, whoever was behind this is a total genius. We want to go to whichever fast-food restaurant this garbage can belongs to. Whether this is the staff’s way of making their customers smile while they throw their trash away or a random person just got a little crafty waiting for their order to be ready, we can be sure that not one person will ever complain about this because who doesn’t love T. Hanks?!
Okay, sure — this is really creative and all but we can’t help but wonder one thing. Why would you waste a perfectly good chocolate chip cookie on a recycle bin? It’s not like you can eat it after taking this photo either because of all the germs it picked up from the bin! Still, the idea itself is pretty funny and we’re sure that anyone who passes by will appreciate the sentiment. That is, as long as the cookie stays there. If it doesn’t, then you just have a blue recycle bin with scarily giant eyeballs.
“Who Ya Gonna Call?”
Don’t worry, people — there’s no need to call the Ghostbusters team. Someone just found a creative way to dress up this ‘Do Not Enter’ sign. Inspired by the theatrical release poster for the supernatural comedy, this park sign went from a simple warning that stopped people from entering that area to an eerie work of art. With that, not only will people refrain from entering that spot in the park but they’ll also walk by the sign singing the Ghostbusters theme song to themselves.
While it may not have been the smartest thing to draw on the bathroom tiles with a marker (we can just keep telling ourselves that it’s erasable) this towel hook turned hammerhead shark is downright adorable. Don’t you just want to be his friend?! If we’re being honest here, whoever did this has a really impressive imagination. After all, how many of you would actually think to turn a linen holder into “daddy shark — doo, doo, doo, doo, doo?”
A Glitch in the Matrix
There’s no doubt that this is some pretty amazing street art in and of itself but it’s even more satisfying to look at if you understand the reference. If you don’t get it, then you should probably watch The Matrix — or don’t, because we’re about to hit you with some spoilers. The artist behind this masterpiece turned a boring sidewalk into one of the most epic scenes in cinematic history, when Keanu Reeves’ character Neo literally stopped bullets in mid-air.
You know what they say — when a Verizon-branded payphone booth falls over, just make it look like it was done intentionally. Well, that’s what one artsy person with a marker decided to do when they found two phone booths toppled over one another. The first guy looks like he’s about to hit the ground hard while he second has no idea what’s coming to him. We mean, look at him — his eager smile makes it seem like he thinks he’s just playing a friendly game with his buddy, Tim.
The O.G. Tony Hawk
You guys didn’t think this was just some boring colonial-era sculpture, did you? Well, believe it or not, you’re far from mistaken. This guy right here is the O.G. Tony Hawk. With the way he holds himself, it’s clear that this statue is about to hit us with some serious moves. Okay, fine — you caught us. Maybe this centuries-old statue isn’t a professional skateboarder but let us tell you that we sure wouldn’t mind seeing this man roll down the streets on a skateboard.
This is hands-down one of the coolest transformations ever. This electrical box went from a dull, gray box to a retro piece of art with just a few strokes of paint. Well, maybe it was more than a few strokes but the result is absolutely awesome nonetheless. Any ’90s kid that walks along this snowy street is bound to have a major flashback to the good old days of playing Super Mario Bros. on the original black-and-white Game Boy console.
And here we have yet another instance in which googly eyes just made this X-Box game undeniably funnier. Alien: Isolation is an action-adventure survival video game. With that being said, the video game character on the cover of the box — Amanda Ripley — naturally has a concerned expression on her face. Add the googly eyes and Amanda looks absolutely terrified as to what she’s about to encounter. If you really think about it, though, it’s a much more fitting expression with the added googly eyes considering that Amanda has to explore a space station and fight off enemies.
Rock On, Man!
We’re not entirely sure if this is a ‘Do Not Enter’ warning sign or if it’s just a warning to people that if they do enter that area, they should expect the wrath of a rockstar that may have woken up on the wrong side of the bed. We mean, this guy looks like he’s pretty angry. Why else would he smash his electric guitar against the pavement? That, or maybe he’s just really into his performance. He wouldn’t be the first musician to break his guitar, after all.
“I Am the Danger”
This may have just been an ordinary ‘Speed Bump Ahead’ caution sign once before but now…well, now it’s Heisenberg and it’s absolutely genius. If you don’t get the reference or recognize the name, then we recommend that you watch Breaking Bad right now. Heisenberg is the secret alias of Walter White Sr., a high school chemistry teacher who’s diagnosed with lung cancer. With all the twists, turns, and bumps throughout the series, it actually makes sense that this speed bump sign was turned into one of the greatest television show characters to ever exist.
Hakuna Matata Welcomes You
Hakuna Matata — what a wonderful phrase! The spray-painted ‘Hakuna’ on this sign gives Matata a whole new meaning. Now, we can bet that whoever drives into this town — located in the Bay of Plenty in the North Island of New Zealand — is most likely expecting no worries for the rest of their days. But, we all know that ain’t happening with the number of curveballs life throws at us each and every day. Still, it’s never a bad thing to hope for better days.
Le Road Bump
Yet another ‘Speed Bump Ahead’ caution sign but this time, his name is Pierre and he’s here to remind you to look out for le upcoming road bump! Isn’t it funny what your imagination can come up with? Prior to the paint job, this looked like any other ordinary road sign and now it’s a French man who’s wearing a beret and actually looks slightly concerned for your safety. In any event, we think it’s safe to say that our imaginations aren’t quite as creative as our culprit.
Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting
Alright, whoever is behind this Kung Fu masterpiece deserves some major credit! With just a bit of patience and paint, this advertisement board went from an old and broken piece of metal to a really amazing piece of art. The painting is so well-done and creatively placed that it actually makes the dent in the board look like it’s meant to be there. After all, not many people…or things can handle the wrath of martial arts genius Bruce Lee.
“E.T. Phone Home!”
“E.T. Phone Home!” Alright, so maybe this is only a sticker of E.T. but you have to admit that the placement couldn’t have been any better. Inspired by one of the most magical moments in cinematic history, this picture is supposed to represent the same image in which Elliott and E.T. are encircled by the moon as they ride the bicycle through the night sky. This image now also happens to be the symbol for Steven Spielberg’s company Amblin Entertainment.
This Is Grate
Hmm, something smells a little fishy here and we don’t think it’s sewer grates. In all seriousness, though, we think it’s safe to say that at this point in the list, you can really turn anything into a work of art, even drainage systems. Sure — it doesn’t necessarily look like the guy behind this spent all the time in the world on it but that doesn’t mean it’s not creative. After all, his imagination allowed him to see a fish in something that most people don’t even give thought to most days.
Well, from the looks of it, someone really loved their Halloween costume and didn’t want to just throw it away. Instead, they donated it to what is now a friendly neighborhood fire hydrant. Don’t let his cute face fool you, though. This above-ground fire hydrant turned Despicable Me minion may look all sweet and peaceful just sitting there but it’s actually holding down raging currents of water. In other words, one wrong move and there’s no going back, people.
Waka, Waka, Waka
All it takes is just a bit of yellow paint to transform a worn-out crosswalk into a retro throwback. If you don’t recognize this little guy, you should probably get out more. He’s the official character of Pac-Man, a retro arcade video game in which the player’s objective is to eat all of the dots in the maze without getting caught by one of the four ghosts. Now, we’re not saying that this crosswalk is some sort of maze but considering that Pac-Man is here, you should probably watch your back for Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde.
This may have just been a hunk of metal before but now it’s pipe-full of creativity and colors, which just goes to show — and we think you’d all agree — that vandalism doesn’t necessarily have to be ugly. We also love the fact that the artist behind this followed all the way through by splattering paint on the ground, which gives us the illusion that all the paint “leaking” from the pipe is actually splashing straight onto the pavement.
Tiny Street Art
Not many serious environmentalists might crack a laugh at this joke, but maybe this is what it takes to draw attention to such serious issues. Tiny street art is not only creative, but it is so small that it might easily go unnoticed. The tiny art looks so realistic that it is impossible to believe that it is not a full picture. It’s only a drawing on the wall! This is an amazing creation that shows the true power of a sumo wrestler!
The Wire Thief
Have you ever wondered what people do with random things? That’s certainly the case with this picture, in which it’s difficult to imagine what people could do with a bunch of old wires. The tiny art looks so realistic that it is impossible to believe that it is not a full picture. It’s only a drawing on the wall! This is an amazing creation that shows the true power of a sumo wrestler!
Let’s Check Sumo Art
The artist of this masterpiece does deserve some applause. With such a failure, it is impossible to find any other way of explaining this drawing of a sumo wrestler. The tiny art looks so realistic that it is impossible to believe that it is not a full picture. It’s only a drawing on the wall! This is an amazing creation that shows the true power of a sumo wrestler!
Help! We Need the Goats Butter!
This is a flawless reference to the supernatural comedy Ghostbusters. If you experience any paranormal goat sightings, you know exactly who to call! Although this is less vandalism and more creativity and fun, the reference is still excellent. Plus, it comes at an affordable price! What is catchy is that if you say it out loud, “Goats Butter” sounds just like a child would say “Ghostbuster.” Buckle up and let the goats butter nourish you!
That Was a Fun Party!
Have you ever had a little too much fun and your significant other had to sit you down for a lecture? Well, it seems that this artist had a similar experience, too. With an artistic touch of two bottles on the floor and a suggestive look on both, this is impossible not to relate to. What makes this truly stand out is the crooked position of the “drunk” partner, who seems to have had quite a lot of fun.
Let’s Turn the World Off and Back On! Does It Help?
This fun street art is excellent, and there is no actual damage to any property. The artist wants to send a strong message that makes it all good fun. The switch seems to be on – maybe we should try to switch it off and back on and see if it works better? Regardless, this street art can send a strong message in a fun way. All of us tried to switch our devices off and then back on at least once to see if they still work.
The prize for the most creativity goes to this artwork! What better way of fixing a decrepit building than depicting a wild animal climbing up it? What is impressive about this one is that it looks very realistic. The gorilla is drawn with such detail that you may be convinced that it actually scratched the post!
Why No Plants?
Indeed, why no plants? Another environmental concern, this might be a good and invasive way of attracting some attention. The designer of the area definitely did not consider that a few plants and flowers might be better than a portion of cement that is of no use to anyone. Our inspired creator, however, certainly has some humor and a high degree of curiosity. Well, I am curious to find out the reason, too!
The Geeky Piano Stair
Any true music lover would want their stairs at home to look exactly like this! It makes for a fun way to enter a music school or institution, although the book is definitely in the way. This is what happens when you meet Chuck Norris! That being said, if you do find this picture funny, please do not tell Chuck Norris! We will be next on his list!
Chuck Norris Sat Here
Almost everyone is a fan of Chuck Norris jokes. He is so invincible, even time waits for him. This broken bench was most likely his last hangout spot, and it ended up in little pieces. This is what happens when you meet Chuck Norris! That being said, if you do find this picture funny, please do not tell Chuck Norris! We will be next on his list!
Size Doesn’t Matter, After All
If there is one thing that we can learn from the superhero Ant-Man, it is that size doesn’t matter. It is how you use the tools at your disposal. This is a very unique kind of vandalism in that it doesn’t resort to street art in the traditional sense. An artist took miniature figures of Ant-Man and his enemy Yellowjacket and reenacted a scene of them fighting while in a minuscule form. What’s great is that it’s hidden in plain sight!
So, Where Is He?
Let’s face it – if you didn’t have a Where’s Waldo? book when you were a kid, then you can’t really say that you had a childhood, at all. Who didn’t love looking for that weird-looking, spectacle-wearing, red and white striped guy? This person saw a great opportunity for some kind of hilarious vandalism when they discovered a sign that said “Waldo” on it. All they needed to do was paint the pole with red stripes and the rest was history.
This is the kind of vandalism that we can seriously get behind. This is because it isn’t permanent. It eventually goes away! While it is there though, it is certainly bound to put some smiles on peoples’ faces. What’s great about this photo is that every car seems to have been given their own unique personality and identity. There’s a cheeky boy, followed by an embarrassed woman and a goofy individual who seems to be fairly happy. What a time to be alive.
Web of Lies
There seems to have been two acts of vandalism performed in this photo. The question is, were they performed by the same person? What we do know for sure is which one came first. Of course, that is the smashed window that a passerby thought highly resembled a spider’s web. In their mind, the only thing that was missing from this “work of art” was an eight-legged monster. So they cut out some black tape into an arachnid shape and stuck it onto the makeshift web.
6 Things I Hate About You
Do you know what the worst kind of vandalism is? That’s right, the kind of vandalism that is so self-referential to the point that it’s being hypocritical. Why would this person hate vandalism if they are prepared to do it? Moreover, why would they make a list if that is the second item on this one? And why would the third one be irony? Oh, now we get what this person is trying to achieve. OK, next one, please.
All Aboard Banana!
If you have ever watched the movies from the Despicable Me franchise, you are probably familiar and have fallen in love with, at some point in your lifetime, the minions. These little yellow guys who are eerily reminiscent of Twinkies with eyes are adorable and hilarious at the same time. One vandal is so enamored by minions that they decided to paint the front of a train to resemble one. Now that is taking the term cosplay to a whole new level.
Vandalisms of the Third Kind
Don’t you just love those types of vandalism that transform what was originally there? Take this case, for example, which is simply a sign to show that a road crossing is closeby. However, this person decided to stick a cut-out image of a UFO on top of the image and it immediately looks like this person is getting abducted by aliens. We will never look at this kind of sign the same way ever again.
A Mutant Sign
If you are familiar with the popular comic book superheroes the X-Men, you probably know the leader of the group, Charles Xavier – better known as Professor X. He is also accompanied by Logan, better known by casual fans as Wolverine. Those retractable claws and that wacky hairstyle are, at this stage, iconic. We also appreciate the lines coming from Professor X’s head, implying that he is using some form of telekinesis. Of course, he also uses a wheelchair.
They Really Elevated This Sign
We are not entirely sure what this originally was or where this photo was taken. What we are sure of is that the vandal in question decided to transform the sign “Peele” into a line from the classic Aerosmith song “Love in an Elevator.” If it isn’t alluding to that catchy little number, we have no idea what it must be referring to. At any rate, we’ll give the person eight out of ten for effort. Let’s just hope you get the reference.
The Golden Rule
For some strange reason, this vandal feels like they have life completely figured out and can condense what life is all about into four words: “Live fast, pet dogs.” While that seems like a wise word of advice to follow, we are sure that there are plenty of other tips for living a good life. What about cats? Surely they deserve some love as well. Four words aren’t enough to live by in this world full of complexity and nuance.
Stairway to Heaven
Wait, guys — a stairway to heaven? Could that mean what we think it means? If we take these stairs all the way up, does it mean we get to meet one of the greatest drummers of all time, John Bonham? If it does, then we’re so totally taking the stairs. And if it doesn’t, well, we’ll take the elevator instead because that would be a pretty long journey to not meet John Bonham in the end. Just saying…
An Entrance to the Unknown
Quick, guys — does anyone know the password? Our guess is that this electrical box turned secret entrance leads to a garden of some sort. That or Hogwartz just couldn’t use platform Nine and Three-Quarters this year because they had to make some budget cuts. Whatever the case may be, it’s clear that we cannot pass the entrance without a code and unless someone here is a wizard, it looks like we’re out of luck, people.
Welcome to Our Hotel!
You’d be lying if you said this wasn’t cool. We mean, who wouldn’t love seeing this as they walk down the street? This might have been a boring electrical box at some point but now it’s a beautifully quaint hotel fit for, well, ants. Nonetheless, the artist behind this epic showpiece really couldn’t have done a better job. It’s so awesome that we almost wish we were small enough to book a room here in this miniature paradise.
There is no denying that Minions have become some of the most iconic characters in modern fiction. These famous Twinkie-shaped creatures seem to have been on both sides of good and evil throughout their time in the Despicable Me film franchise. It should make perfect sense then that some people choose to include their glasses and dungarees in their street art. This is a very different kind of creative vandalism. As you can see, the artist simply put the Minion’s features on this yellow pole.
Who doesn’t love a little bit of Curious George? This inquisitive monkey loves going on adventures and getting into all sorts of mischief. All it took was a tiny cutout of the little primate and someone attached him to the tiny vine, making it look like he was swinging from it! We are sure that some passersby were scratching their heads – kind of like a monkey, in fact, when they saw this tiny guy doing his thing.
Pirates of the Neighborhood
Who doesn’t love a bit of Jack Sparrow, every once in a while? Johnny Depp’s performance as the iconic swashbuckler from The Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise is so memorable that he even earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor! These days, Jack Sparrow is a true fan favorite and even street artists like to use him in their work, from time to time. Take this funny piece of vandalism, for example.
Blue Is the New Black
There is no denying that Marge Simpson might have the most iconic blue hair in all of fiction. Why it stands up high like a popsicle is beyond us. But hey, that’s animation. This opportunistic street artist saw a resemblance between Marge’s hair and this assortment of flowers. All he had to do was cut out the head and body of Mrs. Simpson in cardboard form and place her perfectly at the bottom of the flowers – Voila!
Having a Smashing Time
What would the Avengers be without the Incredible Hulk? Sure, you’ve got the intelligence of Tony Stark and the bravery of Captain America. But the sheer brute force of Bruce Banner in angry mode is a sight to behold. This street artist understood that completely and saw an opportunity to use the Hulk when he saw a smashed window in his neighborhood. Don’t worry, ladies and gentlemen – no one actually smashed the window, it was just this cardboard cutout of the Hulkster.
Unamused and Somewhat Annoyed
This set of eyes may not be googly but they certainly add quite a lot of character to what would otherwise be an ordinary garbage can. In just a couple of seconds, this can was transformed into a man who now looks completely unamused and somewhat annoyed by the amount of garbage people keep throwing his way. We almost wouldn’t be surprised if someone decided to throw away their trash somewhere else after seeing this guy’s face.
“No…This Is Patrick!”
If you were ever a Spongebob fan, then you probably understood this drawing and it most likely gave you a giggle. And why wouldn’t it? The episode that this memorable quote originated from is hilarious. In any event, whoever drew this has some serious doodling skills not to mention the fact that this is a really clever reference to the scene in which Patrick Star is taking calls at the Krusty Krab. When asked, “Is this the Krusty Krab,” Patrick mistakenly asserts that “no, this is Patrick.” After getting the same question a few times, Patrick loses his cool, yells, and hangs the phone up with a slam.
School of Liberal Farts
Is it just us, or does this have a Seth Rogan movie set written all over it? We’re not here to condone vandalism, but for an often mindless and ugly hobby, this bit of fun does seem to go a little deeper. Are they calling the liberal students a bunch of farts? Or are they saying that they literally fart liberally? Whatever the case may be, it isn’t every day that flatulence talk becomes a school subject…
Look Both Ways Before Using the Rosswalk
At first glance, it seems as though the missing letter on the sign made gave someone the perfect opportunity to make this Friends reference. If you take a closer look, though, you’ll see that the culprit actually just covered up the ‘C’ with a piece of white paper before adding a picture of Ross’ face with a “Dinosaurs!” word bubble. While we’re not saying that we agree with this kind of vandalism being that it’s a public street sign, there’s no doubt that it’ll bring a smile to the faces of any fan who passes by.
Huh. Who knew you could just reboot the universe at the press of a button? If that were the case, though, someone would have rebooted the universe a long time ago…unless they did reboot the universe and we just don’t realize it because our bodies reboot along with the system. Wait, are we robots?! Never mind — we’re getting ahead of ourselves. This isn’t some sort of Matrix scenario although our little freak-out just now indicates that we’ve probably seen the film one too many times.
What Startled It?
Do some people have too much time on their hands? Undoubtedly. But, a clever pun like this deserves the utmost appreciation. While this vandal is skilled with wordplay, let’s hope no one misses the sign’s intended message due to the joke he created out of it.
We bet this dude is proud of himself for this one. Perhaps he spends his days pinning signs on unsuspecting doors as a side-hobby. We sincerely hope not but we like to give credit where it’s due.
The vandal’s message here is to stop vandalization, expressed through… (shock and horror) vandalization! The irony is real. The obvious juxtaposition of ideals — a vandal that promotes the stopping of vandalization — makes this move of mischief all the more funny and eye-catching.
Drivers and passersby are sure to give this sign a second glance. Perhaps future vandals in the area will hesitate the next time they are painting over a billboard. We learn from this that we shouldn’t vandalize. But if you do, better to keep it comical!
The X-Men Bathroom
This restroom sign plays a wonderful homage to Marvel’s cinematic masterpiece, X-Men. The Franchise’s two protagonists are featured on the sign. The vandal here inserted an ‘X’ on the wheelchair-accessible portion, dubbing the outline of the legendary Professor X.
And, with claws attached to the ends of his hands, our bland, male bathroom logo is transformed into the iconic, blade-wielding hero, and leader of the X-Men, Wolverine. This vandal is clearly a comic fanatic. And one whose creativity is inspiring!
Merry Christmas to All
We want to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new lease! A clever play on words of the Spanish version of Merry Christmas, “Feliz Navidad.” Maybe this vandal is a Spanish speaker, but most definitely this is someone who cannot allow a good opportunity for wordplay to be missed.
Jose Feliciano will be thrilled to discover that the lyrics to his song, “Feliz Navidad” have made it past the ranks of YouTube and into real estate marketing initiatives. Christmas is a time for laughs and love. We applaud this vandal for his contribution.