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Fixed. (Image courtesy, I suppose, The Independent)

(Image courtesy, I suppose, The Independent)

Take notes on this one:

A mysterious dick pic vigilante who goes by the name of ‘Wanksy’ is spray-painting penises around potholes so that his local council has to come and fill them in.

Speaking to the anonymous street artist said he has been working “on and off for a couple of years” but that the problem in Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester, has “got really bad recently”.

On one of the photos on his Facebook page, the activist explained that one pothole had been there for eight months without being filled in but after he drew a penis on it, the pothole was fixed in less than 48 hours.

When I saw the headline, my first thought was to go with the usual “You know you’re not supposed to do that, right?” But on second thought maybe “I don’t know art but I know what I don’t like” might have been a better fit.

On more serious reflection however, I realized this man is brilliant, and I’m going to give El Paso County one more week of good weather before I pick up a few cans of spray paint from Home Depot.