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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-11-09 12:44 AM
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If you are putting up a sign, don't leave a blank space
:rofl:
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Saucy+illicit+sign+po...

Vandals had their way with this city sign on the way to Constance Bay, but Councillor Eli El-Chantiry says a city crew will soon have it sand-blasted back to its virgin state.

Photograph by: Reader photo, The Ottawa Citizen

OTTAWA - Constance Bay, it turns out, has not designated its downtown a red-light district, despite what its signs may have indicated.

A racy new roadside sign was not the product of an adults-only tourist campaign, but rather a convincing graffiti job. The City of Ottawa sign, which was erected about a month ago, directed travellers to Constance Bay's "business district" with symbols indicating various amenities.

One square was left blank. Bad move.

Sometime last weekend, a vandal filled the blank spot in with a pair of stick figures who appear to be particularly engaged.

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From chuckling photographers snapping pictures to e-mails inquiring about Constance Bay's new swingers' club, El-Chantiry seemed on Thursday to be tiring of all the attention the sign was getting. He tried himself to remove the corruption, but no luck.

"When I saw it, I took a towel and some water and I could not reach it." El-Chantiry said, noting the sign stood more than eight-feet above the ground. "Then I saw someone taking pictures." It doesn't help the councillor that the illustration looks professional enough to have been part of the original design.

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"Everybody just thinks it's pretty funny. I don't think anybody's going to take terrible offence to it."

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The copulating couple could not be removed by usual methods without damaging the sign. Instead, it must be sandblasted back to its virgin state before it can be reposted, El-Chantiry said, and next time there will be no blank slates.

"The community centre or the Legion, whatever. Just put something there, don't leave it blank." In city council this week, El-Chantiry assured his colleagues Constance Bay would soon be rid of the carnal defacement. "Then (Councillor) Gord Hunter said: 'What's the big issue? I thought he was just showing her how to waterski.
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-11-09 01:14 AM
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1. Apparently the Canadians have a warped since of humor as we do
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-11-09 03:40 AM
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2. Does that really work?
Sandblasting returns you to your virgin state?
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-11-09 04:59 AM
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3. Sounds like it would hurt so much, you'd never do it again
:)
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-11-09 10:23 AM
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4. That is so wrong...
:spray:
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-11-09 11:37 AM
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6. Well, the sign does say 'Centre D'affaires.'
Edited on Sat Jul-11-09 11:39 AM by MineralMan
What else could they mean?
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-11-09 11:35 AM
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5. A Capital Prank, IMO.
Edited on Sat Jul-11-09 11:38 AM by MineralMan
One that will live on in the legends of that community in perpetuum, I'm sure.

I execute a perfect half-bow to the artiste.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-11-09 12:23 PM
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7. Agreed
brilliant in conception and execution
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suninvited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-11-09 03:56 PM
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8. the vandals did a great job
it does look like it was part of the original signage.
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-11-09 04:08 PM
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9. Looks like a great place to have a vacation, they have it all.
Restaurants, fuel, launch ramp, fucking, church, shopping...what more do you need for a great time?
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