THE STUDENTRY around here sure can be peevish. I've got a bunch of bellyachers this summer that you wouldn't believe!
I finally asked one of 'em, "Dude, what's got your knickers in a twist, anyway?" And he said: "Why, it's that new Performing Arts Center! It's way cool, of course—except for..."
Other students chimed in: "—except for that awful color!"
RED a la MERDE
Well, yes, it's pretty shitty. Not the whole PAC building, of course. Just that weird colored wedgy part. Who was the knucklehead who picked that?
I can picture the scene: "Let's go with a shitty, rusty, brownish red, shall we? Yes. And let's make sure it looks all old and faded to boot!"
But of course! Splendid!
But wait a minute! We don't have to beef about it! We can repaint it, can't we? Sure! I bet the city would even cough up the dough! I mean, how much could a few cans of paint cost? Plus I've got a free weekend coming up.
First thing's first. We've gotta pick a replacement color. I wanna help out. You know me.
So I walked over to the PAC today and took the above snap. Then I did a Photoshop number on it. I came up with some mock-ups that show how that dang thing would look with a splash or two of some real color! Check it out:
1. This is some kind of turquoise, I guess. Looks like shit. Well, no, but it definitely clashes with the sky.
2. White is always a bold choice. But nope. Tu dois ajouter un peu de couleur à ton édifice pour l'illuminer un peu.
4. I once had a shag carpet that looked like this. It was so revolting, it could gag a dog off a puke-wagon.
5. That looks stupid.
6. Sanguine! Bold!
7. Tartan. I dunno.
Hey, this isn't as easy as I thought.
Tell us what you think! And for chrissake, let's be positive!
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