An anonymous activist and artist who goes by the name “Wanksy,” has developed a revolutionary way of getting the government to fix potholes in the road—he draws penises around them.

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I can only imagine that Wanksy’s name is based off of the famous artist and activist Banksy who drew hundreds of artistic artworks during Occupy Wall Street.

Wanksy’s way of fixing pot holes may seem unconventional, but it works. He has found that the city fixes the potholes after he spray paints then. He lives in Manchester, UK, and notes that his town’s city council is not very pleased with him. However, Wanksy said, “if they fix those potholes in the road he will have nothing to paint on.”

“If there were no potholes I wouldn’t draw on anything…
The road is my canvas.” Wanksy, wrote.

He further expresses that “all his work is created using non-permanent, chalk based line marker, the same type that the council uses when doing repairs.”

He continues, “the problem is that despite each and every vehicle owner in the land paying road tax, fuel tax and council tax, that money does not seem to be being spent on our roads, or at least not effectively.”

His service he says is because “potholes are dangerous. Not only do they wreck vehicles, cause accidents they also injure cyclists and are a danger to pedestrians.” Wanksy claims that “people shouldn’t be offended because his artwork is cartoons and not photographs,” and because “the anatomy is common place in art.”

“I understand the council are stretched and may not have time to highlight big potholes with yellow paint,
but luckily, I do :-)” Wanksy, wrote.

Wanksy explained why he uses penises specifically, saying, “potholes are very hard to see. You tend to forget about them until it’s too late. But draw a big yellow willy round it, you can’t help but notice them and hopefully avoid it too, saving the vehicle from damage or the rider from injury. Usually the council will either notice it, or it actually gets reported and then gets repaired.”

On Wanksy’s website, he answers some of the comments from people who have questions about why a grown man would draw childish penises around potholes as if he’s still in primary school. Some comments on his page even encourage him to take his artistic work overseas to the U.S.

Matthew Schmock of Wisconsin wrote:

“We need you in Madison, Wisconsin aka pothole hell.”

And others, such as Helen Heiki Piscoe, just want to express their support. Piscoe commented:

“Just like Van Gough’s water Lilly’s, another masterpiece. Society thanks you Wanksy, please keep up the fight.”

Who knew penises could save lives and cars? This is a prime example of how penises can be used to make our world a better place one road at a time! Just wait until this trend spreads—maybe then our governments will fix our roads. What are your thoughts?

Why draw penises on Potholes?

“Potholes are dangerous. Not only do they wreck vehicles and cause accidents, they also injure cyclists and are a danger to pedestrians.

I highlight dangerous potholes by turning them into temporary works of art, making them more visible and prompting the council to repair them.

The council is not too happy, but all my work is created using non-permanent, chalk based line marker, the same type the council use when doing repairs. The problem is that despite each and every vehicle owner in the land paying road tax, fuel tax and council tax, that money does not seem to be being spent on our roads, or at least not effectively.

I understand the council are stretched and may not have time to highlight big potholes with yellow paint,
but luckily, I do :-)”

How do the penises help people?

“Do I think my art is offensive? No. I am a qualified artist, the naked body and its anatomy are commonplace in art. The drawings themselves are cartoons, not photographs. Art should provoke a reaction and these pieces do that, generally a positive one.

Potholes are very hard to see you tend to forget about them until it’s too late. But draw a big yellow willy round it, you can’t help but notice them and hopefully avoid it too, saving the vehicle from damage or the rider from injury. Usually the council will either notice it, or it actually gets reported and then gets repaired.
Happy days.”