Friday, February 10, 2006

BORF in jail

EDIT: see wa.po coverage here

According WJLA 7 ABC, Borf , John Tsombikos, was "caught red handed" tagging in New York on November 15th. Breaking his probation, he faced trial yesterday and is now in jail for 30 days.

Something tells me this is just gonna fuel him and his work. (In to the new 14th St. Irvine? How about it Matt?)


Blogger ebeth said...

whoa. that article...

i think it's ridiculous to claim that sending him to jail "is about people" not because of property. who ever heard of conceptual jail? it seems like they're just being so harsh on him because he's... a rich white kid. i don't know. it makes me angry.

2:55 PM, February 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why ebeth are you are a rich white kid?

i grew up in great falls va - not to far from where john lives - and while i too was a discontented youth - and still don't speak to my father - i knew better than to shit on poor people - funny how john tagged in the poorer neighborhoods - was he trying to be street? why didn't he tag in gtown or at mazza galleria? why didn't he tag his mom's home?

5:23 PM, February 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

btw ebeth - who do you think cleans off the graffitti that john put up? do you think its the man? do you think the man goes out there and scrubs of the gunk? or is it some guy repainting his home which he worked hard for or some guy who works construction and now instead of hammering is scrubbing off borf so he can earn a living

you are angry - it is clear you are selfish

john has opportunity - he could have painted beautiful murals - and i bet mommy and daddy would have bought him space and the paint to do it - instead he pissed on people who barely have a pot to piss in - those are the people who clean up after the borfs of the world -

so be angry and run out and buy some gucci while you are at it - gucci that is prespray painted so you can feel all punk rock

go tear holes in your jeans so you can feel urban and broke instead of being urban and broke

5:30 PM, February 10, 2006  
Anonymous J.T. Kirkland said...

Here's the thing that the romantics forget: grafitti is illegal. Everyone knows that. You do the crime, you do the time.

Now, if you don't like the law there are better methods of getting it changed than being angry on a blog. Perhaps the romantics should send a letter to their representatives.

Just a thought.

11:06 PM, February 10, 2006  
Blogger adrian said...

wait. we're all rich and white, right?

1:33 AM, February 11, 2006  
Blogger ebeth said...

i never said that i don't think grafitti isn't a crime. the way that the article framed the justification of the jail time seemed convoluted, is all. like they made it a bigger deal than it is. they pointed fingers at him for more than just grafitti. and i think that's ridiculous. this could deal with my general dismay at the way criminals are treated, but that's another point.

3:15 AM, February 11, 2006  

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