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Discussion in 'Brick Slayers' started by YinzerXpress, Oct 25, 2001.

  1. YinzerXpress

    YinzerXpress Guest

    mook seos
    mook seos
    seos iron
    mook in the hill district
    mook seos
    mook battle piece
    seos highway spot
    seos roller
    mook highway heaven
    mook overpass
    ono mook fillins
    mook seos jane roof
    jane seos roof
    mook roof
    ono mook fillins
    seos wholecar
    seos in the south side with the nise rules of graff up above...

    mook on the pittsburgh graffiti buster truck courtesy of channel 4 news
    mook on the top of the 10th street bridge

    thats it for now mook and vk are in an ongoing battle with the alledged mook's name and picture on the news and in the paper daily. enjoy the flicks and never stop slamming the streets

  2. senater

    senater New Jack

    Joined: Oct 17, 2001 Messages: 3 Likes Received: 0
    hell yea!!

    thats what i want to see... Pittsbrugh shit blowing up and being all crazy... keep it real

    PGH represent!


    rip probe
  3. fr8burner

    fr8burner Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 4, 2001 Messages: 2,576 Likes Received: 2
    i found this on some other forum......

    Police anger reaches new heights over Mook's daredevil graffiti

    Friday, October 05, 2001

    By Timothy McNulty, Post-Gazette Staff Writer

    The slang term "mook" means a knucklehead or idiot. For the city's Public Works Department, which has been eluded and taunted by a daredevil graffiti writer named Mook for three years now, it also means mounting frustration and anger.

    "Mook" taunts the city Public Works Department from the top of the 10th Street Bridge across the Monongahela River. (Steve Mellon, Post-Gazette)

    Like lots of other graffiti writers, Mook has spray-painted his name on structures citywide, mostly around the South Side and Shadyside. But when city crews began cleaning up Mook's messages, he switched to dangerous new tactics.

    Mook began spray-painting places that Public Works laborers couldn't easily reach, like tall bridges and highway overpasses. Then he, or perhaps a group of people using his name, started taunting the city in rather daring, or stupid, ways.

    The latest taunt was early Tuesday morning when workers on one of the city's "Graffiti Busters" clean-up crews left their truck in a South Side convenience store parking lot for a 3 a.m. lunch break. When the crew returned five minutes later, the name Mook had been etched into the truck's rear window with acid.

    The crew filed a report with Pittsburgh Police in the South Side station. But Mook and many of his messages, called tags, remain at large.

    The tags stay because it takes the skills of Spiderman to reach some of the places he, or his crew of writers, have been vandalizing.

    One message was left atop one of the yellow towers of the 10th Street Bridge for weeks now, after Mook scaled the bridge's suspension cables to spray his name in black paint. Others are painted on an overpass high above the inbound Parkway East and on ramps to the Veterans Bridge.

    City Public Works Director Guy Costa marvels that witnesses haven't called 911 while watching Mook at work, or that he hasn't injured or killed himself while scaling the spans. He admits his department has become "very frustrated" with Mook's antics.

    "He's got to be rappelling off the sides of these bridges," Costa said. "He's going into areas no one's gone before. I'm surprised he hasn't fallen or gotten hurt. I'd actually like to see that -- see him break his arm or something," the director continued, angrily.

    Battling graffiti writers is nothing new for the government agencies that clean city, county and state-owned roads, bridges and signs. Common wisdom says to clean the graffiti as soon as possible to avoid blight and copycats, and to catch and punish the writers whenever possible.

    Still, battle tactics have evolved over the years. The city established the Graffiti Busters program in 1997, in which two trucks equipped with high-pressure paint cleaning devices travel citywide. Mayor Tom Murphy has also tried to extend an olive branch and a legal outlet to graffiti writers by allowing them to spray paint walls along the Eliza Furnace trail.

    Graffiti writing tactics have changed as well.

    When stores ban kids from buying spray paint, they pay adults to buy it for them. When cleaning solvents rid walls of paint too easily, they turn to acid, which vandals have been increasingly using to mar windows of buses, bus stops and other public facilities, according to the Port Authority's spokeswoman, Judi McNeil.

    Defenders of graffiti have long said the writers use their messages as a creative outlet, and as a simple thrill. The thrill and the attention is clearly the motivation for Mook, many of whose messages are spray-painted squiggles without much artistic merit -- rather his motivation is bragging rights for his derring-do and the attention the city and the media is giving him.

    Mook's tactics aren't new. Graffiti artists have been daredevils for years, climbing across live subway tracks and high atop buildings and bridges.

    In a 1985 Timothy Hutton movie called "Turk 182," a graffiti writer pulls many of the same stunts as Mook.

    Still, the stunts are clearly getting under the government's skin.

    Dick Skrinjar, spokesman for the state Department of Transportation, which owns many of the spans Mook has climbed, wouldn't comment on the graffiti writer by name, simply so he wouldn't give him the attention he craves.

    "Never heard of him. Even if we did, we wouldn't address it," he said. "This is bad home training, bad parenting and they should find his parents and punish them."

    According to Costa, city officials already have some idea of who Mook is -- a young, former art student who lives on the South Side -- but police have to catch him in the act or have witnesses come forward in order to arrest him.

    The department has kept a list of his tags and it will charge him for all of the clean-up costs if he is caught, Costa said.

    According to Deputy Mayor Sal Sirabella, some South Side merchants apparently know who Mook is, too, and tried to rough him up a few weeks ago. Shortly thereafter, a new Mook message appeared on a Birmingham Bridge overpass. It said, "So you want to get tough?"

    It has since been cleaned off.
  4. platapie

    platapie Guest

    whoa hes a tuff guy. mucho propos mook.
  5. footsoldier

    footsoldier Senior Member

    Joined: May 23, 2000 Messages: 1,885 Likes Received: 2
    man that artical is awesome, it's about him being bad but the way they talk about him makes him sound like he's superhuman. deffinitly lots of props to him
  6. sectorTVA

    sectorTVA Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 8, 2000 Messages: 1,272 Likes Received: 1
    such bullshit...my parents raised me well, and i am extremely well mannered and proper. a few of my friends who write are the same way...it really goes against the grain of a sterotypical criminal...this is not to say that all writers are like me, i am in no position to state that, this is just in my case and a few of my friends cases. if people respect me, i will respect them. if some punk thinks hes above me, then he will be treated like shit...if i was just casually talking with a cop on the street they would have no bad impressions on me what so ever...i guess the sterotype just comes with the turf though...so fuck them...mook tha man...
  7. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    "Then he, or perhaps a group of people using his name, started taunting the city in rather daring, or stupid, ways. "

    they just dont get it.
  8. some pittsburgh flavor

    some pittsburgh flavor Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 31, 2001 Messages: 4,936 Likes Received: 0
    where's the ninja stars?

    long live the slackowski pretzel...
  9. bl4ckh4m

    bl4ckh4m Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2001 Messages: 421 Likes Received: 0

    dont always like mooks style but the kid pulls some crazy shit.

    plus he reps the 4 1 2. word

    gotta give a big ups to 720 and timebomb.

    keep ya head up.

    audi 5000

    drunk as a motherfucker off some iron.
  10. massivefunk

    massivefunk Guest

    THE 0HN0 THR0W UP IS SICK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. teister

    teister Senior Member

    Joined: May 17, 2001 Messages: 2,100 Likes Received: 0
  12. ZackAttack

    ZackAttack Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 4, 2001 Messages: 2,207 Likes Received: 0
    hahahah nice article! keep up the good work if you're reading this mook! and know that some raver bitch from your city just came over here to cleveland claiming she was mook... shes always smacked out and when she was over here she was trying to hang out with writers.
    i think she was just jockin you completely
  13. mopius

    mopius Guest

    hot damn...mook is getting crazy, i love it!!!
  14. shameless self promotion

    shameless self promotion 12oz Legend

    Joined: Mar 7, 2001 Messages: 16,307 Likes Received: 112
  15. MrMajicMarkker

    MrMajicMarkker New Jack

    Joined: Jul 20, 2001 Messages: 27 Likes Received: 0
    sent chills down my spine. that shit is tight.