Two teens carve into 5,000-year-old rock carving, just trying to help


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/03/two-teens-carve-into-5000-yea.html


#2

Well, at least they boys forward. That’s the important part.

EDIT: Now that the copy is fixed, my comment makes me look like a dick, but in retrospect, my comment WAS kind of dickish, so it all worked out.


#3


#4

Dear amateur art restorers:

STAHP!!!


#5

Wonder if they’d consider re-carving it a few inches to the left. I imagine the right guy or gal could do it indistinguishably from the original.


#6

Do they not post signs around these landmarks? Something along the lines of “Don’t mess up the 5,000 artifacts, Jackass!”


#7

They boys accidentally the whole forward.


#8

Carving ski graffiti? Way to be a cliché, Norway!


#9

Well, at least 5,000 years from now (hypothetically), people will be able to see the carvings of these boys.


#10

Just punishment: make the boys ski it off.

It’s the Norwegian way.


#11

Design students, the teens were quoted as saying, “It really needed to pop for the viewer”


#12

My first thought exactly. Maybe we could build a museum of improved arts?


#13

Here, lemme copy’n’paste and heavily edit the text - with apologies to LurkingGrue:

thaumatechnicia: There might have been twenty times that week that young people out having fun or getting some exercise by walking around failed in their corporate-shaped-duty as mindless automatons.

Oh, but the twenty-first time, some young people were able to achieve self-actualization by thinking that they were able to make things better despite knowing nothing about archeology, and especially by not respecting frickin’ obvious boundaries. Too bad there wasn’t a wall somewhere owned by someone else that they could tag, or some rock formations they could topple.

Again, my apologies, LurkingGrue.


#14

That is one seriously old archaeologist.


#15

Where would Jesus ski?


#16

The Sea of Galilee?


#17

And how do we know it wasn’t due for its 1000 year touch up?


#18

So are you uh…approving or disapproving? I really can’t tell from your comment…


#19

I’m reminded of the relatively loud admonition to be silent in the Montserrat Abbey Basilica. Two signs marked “SILENCI” (or “SILENCIO?”) would alternately click on-and-off, quite audibly.


#20

The first one coulda been some dopey kid with terrible drawing skills ruining the village’s favorite rock.