I watched a trailer yesterday of a unique artist that I have been quasi-following for a few years. Ever since a friend of mine showed me a piece of his work in the heart of LA back in college, I was hooked.
A Banksy piece in Los Angeles, CA
Despite his renown sketches, the rogue artist only known as Banksy has never had his identity revealed in public and thats why the trailer for Exit Through The Gift Shop caught my eye. Take a look at his wiki, he’s truly an artist.
The French Guy
At work, there’s a guy that everyone loves to make fun of. His name is Alex G. Now people aren’t mean to him but he’s usually the target of some kind of joke or another due to his thick french accent and overall just funny demeanor. He’s a great guy, he just finished a half iron man last week and loves to joke around.
One time I was at the gym and there was a boot camp going on and there must have been 3 or 4 other French guys (our company has a lot of French people). Even they were poking fun at him. So I guess it’s less to do with the French accent and more that he’s just one of those guys. Plus he’s a little short. Actually, he likes to jokingly trash talk with people so that prompts half the retaliatory jokes that he gets.
Alex and I get along pretty well cause he gets to make fun of me for being the youngest and the greenest behind the ears in the group. It might be his way of establishing seniority, but we’re cool. He told me yesterday he might be switching cubicles and we might end up cubicle neighbors soon.
In any case, I decided he’d be a fun target. Plus I get the added benefit of him being a common target for everyone so there’s less a chance I’ll get caught straight away. I decided to pull a relatively mild prank, I figure the longer I stay at this company the more daring the pranks’ll get. As always though, I try to keep them enjoyable for everyone and edifying.
Enjoy the pics!
Rasterbate his image, assemble, and set up past midnight
The finished product!
Unlike Banksy, I’m not too good with anonymity.
Now comes the toughest part. Waking up in time to see his reaction =P