This seems to be working for anonymous artist "Wanksy" who's been spray-painting penises around his town's problematic potholes. The road vigilante says the streets in Ramsbottom (yes!), Greater Manchester, UK are in an appalling state. The campaigner says he has cyclist friends who have been injured by hitting the potholes.
One pothole had been there for eight months but, once "Wanksy" penis-painted it, the hole was patched in 48 hours.
He's been called a "hero" by his Facebook fans, but a council spokesman claims his actions are stupid, and insulting to the community: "Has this person, for just one second, considered how families with young children must feel when they're confronted by these obscene symbols as they walk to school? Not only is this vandalism, but it's also counter-productive. Every penny we have to spend cleaning off this graffiti is a penny less we have to spend on actually repairing the potholes!"
Eeeeeee, by gooom...!
Still, it's one way that
I'm certain that "Banksy" would approve...