What is a guy to do when the local government has cocked up their responsibility to take care of the roads? They say men often have their brains in their pants, so this ingenious method of getting a local council to take action, employing the head of a male member, attests to that. He "cums" in the form of a vigilante dubbed "Wanksy!" Whose ingenious method puts mojo back into the British city of Manchester's roads flagging libido (tackling the pressing issue of potholes). Potholes are a big problem for motorists, far from an innocuous dent in asphalt, they can spell a rather costly bump to a driver's car and bank balance.
Figures from last year estimate that there are roughly 12,000 miles of potholes on Britain's roads - meaning the UK's pockmarked highways would stretch halfway across the globe! Pothole damage is estimated to be the culprit behind of 10% of mechanical failures on British roads, amounting to £730 million in costs a year for motorists. The average UK household pays around £120 a month in Council Tax and between £100 to £515 a year in Road Tax too. Therefore, drivers and the public don't expect their local authorities to "dick about" when allocating money to services. Such incompetence only drives people to grab life by the balls and take charge; that's where "Wanksy" cums in...
"I wanted to attract attention to the pothole and make it memorable," Wanksy (who remains anonymous) told The Manchester Evening News. "Nothing seemed to do this better than a giant comedy phallus." The local council meanwhile retorted: "Every penny that we have to spend cleaning off this graffiti is a penny less that we have to spend on actually repairing the potholes!" Seemingly overlooking the fact that "Wansky's" sketches, using industrial chalk, are only short lived and wash away in several weeks. Such a proactive stance thrusts the potholes into people's faces, forcing councils to repair the damage within 48 hours as a result of the ribald drawings.
This kind of saucy activism has received lots of attention and amusement, even in America. "We need you in Madison, Wisconsin aka pothole hell," wrote one Trans-Atlantic fan on "Wanksy's" Facebook page. His irreverent brand of protest in an age where anything shoots over the internet instantly has won many fans, especially when it reveals the impotence of local authorities.
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