Signed, R. Mutt

February 12th, 2011 · 35 comments

What’s wrong with America today? If you ask Jason in Los Angeles, it’s people who don’t return their shopping carts. At least, that’s the action that prompted this note (which was originally attached the the upright cart itself).

Do you really have to be this ghetto, trashy, and lazy? Take your carts back so this apartment doesn't look like trash.

That note, in turn, inspired this Dadaist creation:

It's ART now. Happy? ya Bitch! —Santa

related: Untitled (Broken Glass)

FILED UNDER: art · Los Angeles · neighbors · smartass · that's trashy


35 responses so far ↓

  • #1   M L

    Hey, come now. That’s, like, the nicest shopping cart I’ve ever seen.

    Not ghetto at all :(

    Feb 12, 2011 at 4:23 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   louise

      Put a bird on it.

      Feb 12, 2011 at 11:19 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Canthz_B bang

      Needs cowbell.

      Feb 13, 2011 at 3:48 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   David

    The signature of the artist looks a lot like “tagging” — the original sticky note was accurate.

    Feb 12, 2011 at 4:31 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Daniel

      “People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish. But that’s only if it’s done properly.” – Banksy

      Feb 12, 2011 at 6:19 pm   rating: 33  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   lissydoll

    Awesome!!! I would so buy it … well if I was pretentious I would :D

    Feb 12, 2011 at 4:37 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Canthz_B bang

      I wouldn’t buy this so-called “Art”.
      Like so many shopping carts, it’s pulling to one side, the right.
      Of course, if you turned it right-side up, it would veer left…like most artists.

      Feb 13, 2011 at 1:29 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   katie k

    Ten points for Santa/Santos/whatever. That’s how you rep L.A., bitch!

    Feb 12, 2011 at 5:46 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   I'm Rick James Bitch

    This might be the first note I’ve seen on here that I agree with 100%.
    I would punch the second note writer in the face if I met him. Losers that trundle their carts home and them dump them in the hallway are garbage.
    His attempt at a tough guy response is hilarious.

    Feb 12, 2011 at 7:37 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Jonathan

      Walking one’s goods home in the store’s shopping cart does seem to be a part of Indian (note: not Native American) culture. So does arrogant, false bravado.

      Feb 12, 2011 at 8:10 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Laura

    I think it’s just a little bit trashy that the first note writer originally spelled ‘carts’ with a ‘k.’

    Feb 12, 2011 at 9:19 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Odious

    My note would have been:
    “I’m not ghetto nor trashy!”
    Probably wouldn’t have gotten around to sticking out there though.

    Feb 12, 2011 at 11:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   FeRD bang

      That’s probably for the best, since nothing’s more ghetto than getting suckered into a sign war over an anonymous, scribbled insult.

      Feb 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   VerityBrown bang

    This is why ALDI has a cart control system.

    Feb 12, 2011 at 11:37 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   anglophile

      Yeah, you have to really be dedicated to your ghetto, trashy, lazy lifestyle to give up that quarter.

      Feb 13, 2011 at 8:05 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   arp

    If you have to label your art, it ain’t art.

    Feb 13, 2011 at 1:12 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Divvitar

      If you have to label your CART, it ain’t art! :P

      Feb 13, 2011 at 3:00 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   anglophile

      If you have to label your cart, it’s still a cart.

      Feb 13, 2011 at 6:06 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   Mark bang

      Ceci n’est pas une panier.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 9:43 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   unsatisfied

      Cart is in the eye of the beholder.

      Feb 15, 2011 at 9:36 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Divvitar

    The only way that second note could be MORE ghetto is if Santos had made it a Rap and thrown in “motherfucker” for impact.

    Feb 13, 2011 at 3:03 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   boxes

    Stealing store property and then getting snotty when people call you on it. Super classy.

    Feb 13, 2011 at 4:51 am   rating: 35  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Anonymous

    STEPHEN ROOT IS A KLINGON!

    Feb 13, 2011 at 9:34 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   The Elf

      And Anonymous is a Romulan. But we won’t hold that against you.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 10:58 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   h3llc4t

    A local grocery store has started using the carts which have wheels that lock up when taken past a certain point in the parking lot. It’s a great system.
    It doesn’t bother me as much to see the homeless people using carts as it does to see the people in my apartment complex taking them. The homeless people use them to move all of their belongings. My neighbors are just lazy assholes.

    Feb 13, 2011 at 10:58 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Ruprecht

    Out. Standing.

    Feb 13, 2011 at 11:42 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   TippingCows

    This one hits me right in the ol’ heart, it does. We have many apartments behind our house where the landlord made an agreement with the county to allow ex-prisoners to live in the apartments as part of a “fresh start” program or whatever they call it here. So every few months we get new neighbors coming in and undoubtedly we get drug dealers, wife beaters, etc. It’s awesome.
    Anyways, someone has been going to the grocery store across the street (as in it’s a 3 minute walk if you’re walking slowly) and bringing back their goods in a cart. Where do they leave the carts? In front of MY FENCE, all clumped together and in the way of their own driveway. If I ever catch someone putting their cart there I am going to shoot their eye out (or at least give ‘em hell).

    Feb 13, 2011 at 2:01 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   aaa bang

    My standard of what is art has become “Would I have at least gotten a C- on this my art classes in college?”. I feel that this would’ve I think this would’ve gotten an F+ (The plus is for the potential excuse of channeling Marcel Duchamp.), so I don’t know that I could consider this art.

    Feb 14, 2011 at 1:06 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Hmmmm

    Yes, Douchebaggery is an artform one should be proud of. ….

    Feb 14, 2011 at 9:21 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   quatfaux

    BAD ART YOU!

    Feb 14, 2011 at 10:40 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Lisa

    There’s a special layer of hell for people who don’t return shopping carts. I get angry when I see carts all over the parking lot taking up spaces, let alone in apartment buildings.

    Feb 14, 2011 at 11:00 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Quite Contrary

    Ah. Apartment Living. PA Neighbors. PA Roommates. PA Landlords. The bigger question is did PA behavior begin at apartments or at the office?

    Feb 14, 2011 at 11:26 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   se

      best PA behavior is learned at home.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 11:33 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   CartsMakeMeStabby

    I wonder if this is the Jason in my building in L.A. At any given time, there are at least a dozen carts from the Ralphs on our street in our building that have been brought in by our building’s residents. Of course they never bring them back, but the building’s housekeeper does push them all onto the grass in front of our building about once/week.

    It took 5 years to get my next door neighbor to stop leaving several carts in front of my door. He pushes them into the middle of the elevator room now and threw a shit fit when I asked him to put them in the parking lot, especially since I’m the only one who pushes them out of the way so any of us can actually get into or out of the elevator. Our building is filled with assholes like that and the HOA doesn’t care, probably because they’re lazy filthy unemployed slobs whose daddies pay for their Lexuses.

    Feb 20, 2011 at 2:22 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     

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