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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Re: GIRL ARMY!!!!! (Is Back to Kick Poster Giant in the Balls)

Posted by on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Posts about today's battle in the ongoing war between Poster Giant—a poster company largely regarded as a gorilla-bully—and everybody else in the city are below. Poster Giant routinely wallpapers the building across the street from Stranger HQ with whatever is the going concern: concert ads, car ads, convention ads. They even have a reputation for covering up posters for shows and events that haven't happened yet, which is extraordinarily poor form.

But some people think that Poster Giant, which doesn't pay rent on those walls, nor owns those walls, nor has any kind of legitimate legal claim on those walls, needs a kick in the nuts. Last night, somebody put up a bunch of feminist posters with the words "girl army" scrawled in spray paint. This morning, some dude from PG covered up some of that with some posters for some video game. A few minutes ago, a woman showed up to fuck with PG by spray-painting "OH POSTER GIANT, UP YOURS!" (I'm sure you all get the reference, but here's the song anyway, in case you haven't enjoyed it in awhile.)

The spray-painter identified herself as "Sam—I'm a fucking feminist and have some fucking taste in public fucking space!" That's enough credentials for me.

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What's your next move, PG? If I were you, I'd avoid grandstanding, give the people what they want on 11th Ave, and keep making money while earning social capital.

But I'll be curious to see what you decide to do.


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biffp 1
I love Oh Bondage, Up Yours.
Posted by biffp on August 22, 2012 at 5:15 PM · Report this
fuck yeah sam.
Posted by Benj on August 22, 2012 at 5:48 PM · Report this

Tonight at 10 PM 11th and Pine.
Posted by GIRL ARMY on August 22, 2012 at 8:17 PM · Report this
She did a damn good job; those are some enormous letters!
Posted by Jender on August 22, 2012 at 8:28 PM · Report this
sikandro 5
Kudos to Girl Army. I'm glad someone has the energy to harass Poster Giant.
Posted by sikandro on August 22, 2012 at 11:55 PM · Report this
The X Ray Spex reference is fucking brilliant. Nice work, ladies. Keep up the good work. Somewhere, Poly Styrene is smiling down on your cool shit.
Posted by kerri harrop on August 23, 2012 at 2:35 AM · Report this
matt 7
Does Barbara Mitchell still act as PG's spokesperson? She's a Stranger contributor, so perhaps you could just drop her a line.
Posted by matt on August 23, 2012 at 8:23 AM · Report this
So what is this Girl Army and can we join? This seems like exactly the sort of feminist activist group I've been looking for.
Posted by Interview these dudes, please! on August 23, 2012 at 10:10 AM · Report this
balderdash 9
We should go all Phoenix Jones and just straight-up pepper spray any postergiant vandals caught in the act. Then when they're down, pants them and pepper spray them on the taint, too. That should have a very strongly deterrent effect.

Posted by balderdash on August 23, 2012 at 12:53 PM · Report this
haha learn how to tag! makes me want to vomit on your bondage face. Glad the owner of that building put a halt to that corners bullshit! Way to go grrl army, your officially the worst artists in Seattle.
Posted by chi-city on February 1, 2013 at 4:43 PM · Report this

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