26 March 2009

"Piddler on the Roof"

Given the horrific genocide in Gaza and the grim reality of it all, I believe it is important for those of us fighting for Palestinian justice and freedom to “de-stress” on a weekly basis. Therefore, each week I will make a “comedy relief” post, starting today. Those of you who want to read them can search the tag “comedy” on this blog, to find more in future. Now, on with today’s hilarious discovery…The Piddler on the Roof this is just waaaay too funny not to share. With the advent of Google Earth, many people are making sure their location can be identified from the air above.

Teenager's 60ft painting of penis on parents' roof spotted in space

Teenager Rory McInnes painted a giant phallus on the roof of his parents' West Berkshire mansion, apparently after watching a programme about Google Earth.

The BBC delicately describes it as a "comedy painting", saying it was there for a whole year before his parents found out.

And for even MORE laughs, it now appears that the house has been tagged in Google Maps as “Penis House” see here

However, what I found in the comments section of this article was the best one liner of them all. Posted by a British reader who asked “Are you sure it's not a submarine?”

Ah, but this is not the first time, Oh no say I, others have also painted their versions of said “phallus” for Google Earth as well. See below

It is not the first time the stunt has been tried. In 2006 the Sun reported that "pranksters drew a willy on the roof of a top school" in Teesside that went ¬unnoticed until it appeared on Google Earth.

And yes, you guessed it, but this next one is like a Crop circle but not a circle…………So I guess you would have to call it a "crop phallus" perhaps?

Similarly for the benefit of Google Earth, pupils drew a 6m penis in weedkiller on school playing fields in Southampton in 2007.

Two pupils who drew a giant penis on a school lawn using weed killer two years ago can still admire their work from satellite photos now posted on the internet. Despite the school re-seeding the area, the penis has turned up on satellite image search engines because a photo was taken before the new grass could conceal the appendage.

I wonder if this goes on in other countries around the world?