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A Russian performance art collective has trousered a state-funded cash prize for painting a 65 metre fluorescent phallus on a St Petersburg bridge. Last July, nine Война ("War") activists took just 23 seconds to slap a todger on the bridge's road surface, which then rose majestically during the nightly bridge raising along the …

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  1. TheProf Silver badge
    Unhappy

    Depressing

    I don't know which I find more depressing. The fact that adults think painting a giant willy on a bridge is a work of art, or the fact that other adults gave them money for the act because they thought it was a work of art.

    They'll be selling tins of sh1t next. What?

    1. tony2heads
      FAIL

      It has been done already

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piero_Manzoni

      1. Throatwobbler Mangrove
        FAIL

        yeah...

        ...uhh...that was the joke.

  2. Calum Morrison
    Happy

    St Petersburg

    Shortly to be twinned with the Sutherland town of Bonar Bridge?

    http://tinyurl.com/6x4kfw5

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Happy

      Or even.

      Tickle Cock Bridge, Wakefield

      http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lje8czb4Eu1qa2vz7o1_500.jpg

      http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=z1G&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&q=Tickle%20Cock%20Bridge%2C%20Wakefield&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl

  3. DavCrav Silver badge

    They can pay him back then!

    "Война now has 400,000 roubles (£8,730) to spunk on further artistic protests, thanks to a National Centre for Modern Art award"

    "They were reportedly recently released after UK street artist Banksy posted 300,000 roubles (£6,540) bail."

  4. BorkedAgain
    Pint

    Was it just me?

    Or did anyone else read the Brit bail-bunger's name as "Bankski"?

    I'm not normally impressed with winkies as graffiti; most artists perfect this and move on before big school, but the scale and, more to the point, the action of this work is fairly moving (so to speak). Execution could use work. 4/10; see me.

  5. url
    IT Angle

    IT angle???

    i'm guessing it's about 15 - 30 degrees give or take a little.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Boffin

    Re: St Petersburg

    Bonar Bridge? That's near 'Ardgay, isn't it?

    1. Calum Morrison

      Tut tut;

      Tut tut Gerhardt; you're attempting to be smutty. I'm sure you're well aware that Ardgay is not pronounced to rhyme with "gay"; correct local pronunciation rhymes it with "Hard Guy".

      Cripes.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        well, it's nearly the same

        some "hard guys" though admittedly not all, wil be gay.

  7. Atonnis
    Grenade

    Does this mean...

    ...that so many of the kids I grew up alongside are owed about £4m in back-awards?

    This is sad...

    1. Marvin the Martian
      Headmaster

      You grew up next to KGB headquarters then?

      I don't think you've gotten the gist.

  8. pete 22
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    Epic Win

    This is so full of WIN, the fact that it's across the way from a KGB building... ROFL and kudos to the russians from a US reader!

  9. Joe User
    Happy

    Nothing new

    Bored teenagers have been doing this since ancient times:

    http://www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk/england/dorset/featured-sites/the-cerne-abbas-giant.html

  10. ShaggyDoggy

    Looks more like

    a middle finger

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