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An Interview With Wanksy, Penis Doodler and Pothole Avenger

How an English construction worker is fighting for better road infrastructure by scribbling on the streets like a third-grader.
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Wanksy

You may have heard of Wanksy, English construction worker, penis doodler, and pothole avenger. As the Manchester Evening News reported last week, the surveyor and professional artist had gotten sick of the numerous potholes in his hometown of Ramsbottom, in northwest England. So he remixed the nom de guerre of street artist Banksy and did as any attention-seeking 8-year-old would: He started drawing penises. Penises around the potholes, to be precise. Wanksy's work hit a nerve: Over 17,000 people have “liked” Wanksy on Facebook in the past week alone.

Meanwhile, Wanksy's strategy seems to have worked. "Been there 8 months at least," Wansky wrote on Facebook beside a photo of some patched-over wieners. "A bit of art and they are filled in 48 hours. [W]ho needs canvas with roads like these."