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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

John Boehner Street Art Is Part Hairspray, Part Silence of the Lambs

Posted By on Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 10:07 AM

Last night at 18th and Valencia streets we spotted this thoughtful critique of House Speaker John Boehner.

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His dialogue comes from the Buffalo Bill character in Silence of the Lambs. It's fun to work out what exactly that might mean: Perhaps the artist intends Boehner as Bill, the American public as the girl in the pit, and the truth as the penis he hides between his legs?

Of course, not all San Francisco street art is so dutifully transgressive. Walking up the Embarcadero this morning, we spotted this, which is much sweeter -- and, admittedly, much less impressive.

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Would you love San Francisco? San Francisco would love you. San Francisco would love you hard.

Hey, you could do worse than following Alan Scherstuhl at @studiesincrap or SF Weekly's Exhibitionist blog at @ExhibitionistSF on the Twitter thing.

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