Douchebags are everywhere, I still shouldn’t run into them as often as I do though. Last night I was walking down West Silver Lake Blvd to meet up with some friends at the Edendale Grill. As I was walking down the street a car pulled up, stopped and some nervous hipsters started getting out and looking around. My suspicions were aroused, but ultimately I didn’t immediately care. Then as I was about to round the corner I heard hissing. I turned to see those hipsters tagging that big white wall right on the corner of West Silver Lake and Rowena! As soon as I rounded the corner I circled around the building and snapped their picture over a fence. I’m fairly certain my flash nearly made them poop their pants as they were acting pretty nervous before I dropped it on them. I snapped the photo and retreated to the Edendale. I examined the picture inside (after being creepily hit on by some dudes) and couldn’t believe my eyes. Did those kids seriously tag the wall with. . .a Joy Division lyric?! A lively discussion on graffiti and graffiti culture ensued but the conclusion was the same: Those kids were douchebags. Seriously, what kind of faux-gangster tags a wall in SILVER LAKE with “Love Will Tear Us Apart XOXO”?!?! Is that what the kids think is cool? Is there cred in that? Silver Lake isn’t THAT horribly hipster-gentrified that dropped Joy Division lyrics gets you street cred (though god help you all if ‘indie cred’ translated to street cred) If you know that black Ford Focus in the picture above, go punch the stupid driver and their stupid friends in their stupid necks!