Thursday, July 12, 2012

Inappropriate Artwork?


Hi SCATS!

I just had to share this with you as I was in awe when I took my 3 little ones to the town hall park and found this. Apparently the campers from the town of greece community center program all painted their feet and silly names next to them leading up the walk of the playground. What a beautiful surprise to see this as the very first one and hear my 8 year old read it aloud with his friend to my twin 5 year old daughters! And of course the laughter ensued by them and other young children around along with the gasps from myself and the other mothers in ear shot! I cannot believe that they allowed a camper to express this filth on the walk of the playground (right at the entrance to the playground from the parking lot) and not make an effort to clean it off or cover it...and so close to Auggies office! Oh thank you Greece for the amazingly creative youth you are unleashing upon us! I am disgusted! Do I call auggies office or the community center to chew someone about this? What are your thoughts?

DC



To DC ~~ How about I post it & your comments to SCATS? I bet it gets cleaned up ASAP ;) They DO read the BLOG.
  

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know several people whose name is Dick and when they were young called Dickie... I think you are the one with a dirty mind... get over it.. it is not filth

Anonymous said...

Should we always assume the WORST possible interpretation? Is there no other "explanation"?

Anonymous said...

How is it 3 yungins know what that really means. Maybe someone should clean up their own backyard first.

Anonymous said...

Both!!!I wouldn't hesitate to do that...Actually I would have walked in the community center and chewed some butt, on this one. What next?

Anonymous said...

IS this at the entrance to the play ground? If it is it was done years ago and it was the Greece Paint Alley clowns that painted and put names on the walk way.

While I agree that the "name" may be seen as inappropriate to some, there are still men that go by the name Dick. If this was done by the clowns YEARS ago I see no harm. This is one of those time as parents that you teach your children that there are slang words and let them know that in your family you do not use that name to refer to a man's private part, and perhaps in this context it means a persons NAME.

SCATS said...

To 6:14AM, 8AM & 9:11AM ~~ I warned the person who sent me the photo that people like YOU would have no sympathy. After all, this is Greece NY, home to many sex offenders, hockey bullies, bus bullies and bus monitors who get rich by not doing their jobs.

To 6:14AM ~~ It's 2012 ... no one goes by the name of "Dicky" any more ;)

To 8AM 9:11AM ~~ A group of CHILDREN interpretted this! In case you don't know, that's typical behavior for 8 yr. olds! They aren't little adults ;)

To 9:44AM ~~ These footprints & the names were painted by children, not the Greece Paint Clowns. Obviously, the activity wasn't well-supervised. In light of all that happens in this town & our Supervisor's personal reputation, methinks it would be a good idea this "art" be eradicated ASAP.

Anonymous said...

Richard Kirsch was a volunteer clown in the community and a veteran that went by clown name "Tricky Dicky". His memory lives on in the community and this was likely done in his memory.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/democratandchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=richard-leo-kirsch-tricky-dicky&pid=155450403&fhid=13393

SCATS said...

To 10:39AM ~~ I knew him personally. If you actually read what was in the email to me, you'd get that this wasn't done as a tribute to anyone. It was done by a CHILD in recent days.

Anonymous said...

re: 10:39- Are you serious? A sidewalk with a piece of gum(?) stuck in the middle seems an unlikely "tribute" to someone who is so fondly remembered as Richard Kirsch.

Anonymous said...

I'm the mom of two young children and I can tell you that the female perspective on this is about 180 degrees opposite the male's. This isn't an appropriate greeting at the entrance of a public playground. It's not even appropriate as a remembrance since the person remembered wasn't named. Get it scubbed clean.

Anonymous said...

If in fact there is an original footprint and name on the path by the clowns perhaps this newly painted feet and name was simply a child copying what was already there? Do we really have the full context? What are some of the other names painted by campers?

Anonymous said...

Either way...a tribute or an adult, such foul language should not be painted on the entrance of a playground for a parent to have to explain to children. The playground is a place for kids to go and be kids, not read foul things. If I was new to the greece community and this was the first time I brought my children to the local playground,how would I be expected to interpret it? It is offensive and in an inappropriate location!

Anonymous said...

I was at the library today so I took a few pictures an could send them to you. It is the clown names and foot prints! I can not seem to find your cannedclams email?

Anonymous said...

12:01. Seeing as though you are not a new resident of Greece then you know that this community is an offensive and in oppropriate location.

SCATS said...

I will not be posting the slew of nasty comments left by the same person all within 2 minutes of each other. They call that "spam" for a reason.

Anonymous said...

Quick! Tell the Brits! They are still selling a dessert called Spotted Dick....

SCATS said...

To 6:45PM ~~ You can buy it at Wegmans.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe this mother's little kids know what this reference means. She sounds like she's not doing too good a job as a mother herself! I'm sure "her little angels" NEVER encountered this until this day and googled "tricky dickey" from the iphones she bought for them.

SCATS said...

To 9:27PM ~~ You sound like a Greece teacher, ALWAYS blame the parents for what other's responsibilities are. If you read closely, then you'd realize that OTHER PEOPLE'S KIDS ALSO LAUGHED. So let's not blame the messenger. Instead, let's erase this message.

I can tell you that I've had similar experiences with young children. A 5 yr. old came home from attending school one of the first days in the school year and accurately spelled out the "F" word. There were no electronics involved at all. The offensive word was found scrawled inside the bus.

Anonymous said...

SCATS - If you go to the Grease Paint Alley Clowns facebook page, you can easily see a photograph of the clowns painting the sidewalk. The community center is in view in the background. The photo is dated 8/3/2009.

SCATS said...

To 6:21AM ~~ Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out later today when I get a chance ;)

Anonymous said...

Better contact those clowns about the "filth." Also, I think the author of the email owes an apology for the making accusations about the campers. And SCATS... you should look into things before posting them. As soon as anything negative is sent to you about Greece, you jump on it. It seems like you LOVE to focus on the negative. I do not have to look at this blog but I do occasionally to see what people are talking about in Greece. It would be nice if once in a while there was something positive that people are dicussing.

SCATS said...

To 12:37PM ~~ The person who wrote the email now knows the apparent origins of the graffiti. However, it has NOT changed her feelings about the inappropriateness of the location where it is placed. For your info, THAT was the topic of this BLOG: the appropriateness, not the history of it. You don't seem to expect the D&C, Greece Post or other media to apologize or even to be accurate. This BLOG is FREE. The D&C is not.

I'm totally amused that no one ever claims to be more than an infrequent reader of this BLOG. However, approx. 1,000 pageviews/day are logged to this site. Must be lots of ghosts taking a peek ;)

Please tell me THREE MAJOR POSITIVE & NEWSWORTHY things to report about Greece in the last 3 months. Don't resort to the usual mundane stories about "graduations" (which happen every year, whether or not the students can read, write & do math), fundraisers and other feel-good filler we're known for focussing on ... at the expense of the things that need to be changed.

Anonymous said...

I look at jos blog a lot and really enjoy it! Also as a parent of young children I do not find the name offensive. My kids have come home using bad language using the middle finger and I tell them that we choose not to in our family. As for slang body part words they are kids and will chuckle but the fact is it is a pen** not a dick so I have no concerns as to the use of the word dicky. In its context it is not offensive to me. The other parent my be offended and that is their choice. I personally believe that we can not live in a sterile conflict free community where ever we resided. There isn't need to have it removed it is a name nothing more and if adults can not see beyond the slang juvenile meaning and be able to teach your children age level lesson we are in trouble!

SCATS said...

To 2:15PM ~~ I wish I could give you a "prize" for being a faithful follower/reader ;) Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Scats just a suggestion but with all the concerns about bullying and lack of respect and unexceptable behavior by the current younger generation, I would ask you to consider a thread about a related topic "SPANKING" I think it could be interesting to have people discuss the pros and cons of this age old remedy.

Anonymous said...

Scats I got an idea for the perfect prize.nHow About an all expense weekend at the BABS compound on the lake paid for by GTA

SCATS said...

To 2:53PM ~~ Soon, I'll be posting about discipline/punishment related to GCSD. Maybe we can incorporate it in that discussion.

To 4:34PM ~~ Can you imagine how much we'd have to give away to GTA to get them onboard with that? lol

Anonymous said...

RE: Spanking...
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One of my favorite sayings is "You should spank your kids once every day. If you don't know why, THEY do!" [grin]