The Pigeons Foul the Gear

Nothing breaks a bike messenger’s heart more than to see his seats fowled in this manner. These London pigeons are really no better than rats:

Patrick Dalton, Shit London, KK Outlet

Patrick Dalton, Shit London, KK Outlet

Sorry if it’s gross. Just imagine it is paint. Sort of a Jackson Pollock thing, whose work I’ve never quite appreciated until I read of his indirect contribution to the Cold Painting War:

Some posthumous exhibitions of Pollock’s work were sponsored by the Congress for Cultural Freedom, an organization to promote American culture and values backed by the CIA.

Autumn Rhythm, by Jackson Pollock

Autumn Rhythm, by Jackson Pollock

Certain left-wing scholars, most prominently Eva Cockcroft, argue that the U.S. government and wealthy elite embraced Pollock and abstract expressionism in order to place the United States firmly in the forefront of global art and devalue socialist realism. In the words of Cockcroft, Pollock became a “weapon of the Cold War.”

Have I ever told you I’m a big Pollock fan?