PENIS graffiti


28 Responses to “PENIS graffiti”

  1. erissian says:

    When will kids learn some respect and stop practicing their “art” with a total disregard for hardworking people? Parents, teach your kids to know better: Java is just unacceptable.

  2. SoItBegins says:


    (It’d be a lot easier to spray-paint if they used Python, I’ll admit.)

  3. semiotix says:

    Here’s a photo of the same wall after the graffiti was removed.

    • euansmith says:

      while (true)

      • Lemoutan says:

        Yes, all very well, but what’s going on before? We’re all on tenterhooks over here.

        • euansmith says:

           Unfortunately the graffiti wasn’t sufficiently clear for me to easily decipher the previous bit of code; but I guess it is something like

          public class foo{
               public static void main (string args[]){

          and then an extra { at the end to finish off 

          I’d hoped that the reader would get the point :)

  4. Jake0748 says:

     …but what about that kid, sitting down, opening a book,
    now, in a branch at the local library and finding drawings of pee-pees

    and wee-wees in the Cat in the Hat and the Five Chinese Brothers?

    Doesn’t HE deserve better?…

  5. Lemoutan says:

    Wasn’t there a story about some ancient pen-paper chart recorder software with a case insensitive state variable PenIsUp?

  6. rmch says:

    shouldn’t it be Public static void main(String[] args){} instead?.

    • Matt G says:

      I clicked into this comments thread hoping for syntax corrections.

    • Greg Rauhoeft says:

      It doesn’t matter, Java doesn’t care. You could also do public static void main (String … args){}. The only thing Java wouldn’t like is your capital P in public.

  7. peterkvt80 says:

    That is really rude and offensive. It shouldn’t be in all caps. “Penis” would be preferable.

  8. Francesco says:

    Would be better if one defines a PenisWriter class, inheriting from MemberWriter class, defining method write().
    Implementing interface RudeWord.
    More object oriented

  9. SteveKiwi says:

    I guess Mayor Bloomberg decided to embrace his bad side once he learned how to code.

  10. 10xor01 says:

    To be fair, it does compile without error, exactly as sprayed.

  11. Alpha says:

    infinite loop

  12. Sigmund_Jung says:

    Infinite Penis Loop

  13. Gerhard Roth says:

    Hmm, looks heavily like Comic Sans.

  14. SomeGuyNamedMark says:

    At least it is more clever than the usual bubble letter tagging.

  15. retepslluerb says:

    Meh. Should be a Singleton.

  16. cleek says:

    compare that bloated mess to the beautiful simplicity of BASIC:

    10 Print “PENIS”
    20 Goto 10

    • Paul Murphy says:

      That’s OS specific though, rather an old version of BASIC.

      The Java version is at least capable of being run on a range of hardware (though concrete doesn’t have a JVM yet as far as I know) so it’s more universal.

      Javascript would be a better bet for OS compatibility though:
      function myFunction(){  document.write(“Penis”);  setTimeout(“myFunction()”,500);}myFunction();

      No environment to install or patch and Ok it’s interpreted rather than compiled, but it’s human readable, which is more important in the use example.
      It’s executable directly on a client.
      Not self-documenting but then java self-documenting is hardly worthy of note.


  17. III says:

    Since the court battle of the Larry’s was resolved with Oracle not owning the rights to all things java, however tenuous the connection, this wall remains part of the publicly owned infrastructure.  

  18. Wow. This is literally a block from my house.

  19. Ian Easton says:

     Python is even easier:

    while True:
        print “PENIS”

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