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Indecline Vs. Making Bill Cosby a Great Show Time

Indecline Vs. Making Bill Cosby a Great Show Time

We need to talk about men who abuse power, are supported by people looking the other way, and who expect to get away with it. This is not the Stone Age and we hold people accountable when they abuse women sexually – is that a revolutionary idea?

It’s a familiar critique in this new billboard-jacking by anonymous INDECLINE, who corrects the sentiment of Showtime’s ad for a shock-u-mentary series they’re promoting at the moment, and presumably profiting off of.

Gen Z grew up distrusting everyone, and who can blame them. Even foundational issues that affect our daily lives are sensationally packaged and sold.

Original billboard. Hollywood, California. (photo © Indecline Official)

We also need to talk about so-called “media” who try to coat their profit motive with a sheen of “journalism” or “community service”.

The corporate media quiver with excitement every time a new war is on the horizon. They dutifully “reported” with feigned outrage the orange man as he degraded his office, attacked our institutions, and debased everyone in his path daily, hourly – covering each sad development without true examination till the next commercial.

Indecline. Hollywood, California. (photo © Indecline Official)
Indecline. Hollywood, California. (photo © Indecline Official)

Like comedian Michelle Wolf said in that famous White House correspondents dinner a few years ago, “ I think that no one in this room wants to admit that Trump has helped all of you… he’s helped you sell your papers and your books and your TV. You helped create this monster and now you are profiting off him.

“The billboard was vandalized late Sunday night and is located on Fairfax Avenue & 6th Street,” the group says in an email, adding “We needed to talk about Cosby decades ago.”

Indecline. Hollywood, California. (photo © Indecline Official)
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BSA Film Friday: 10.20.17

BSA Film Friday: 10.20.17


Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.

Now screening :
1.  INDECLINE: Rail Beast
3. Basquiat, Banksy & Brutalism in London
4. Restoring Banksy
5. Erik Burke: Park Blossom


BSA Special Feature: INDECLINE: Rail Beast

“This reminds why I hate vandals! All this does is create more unnecessary work for the guys at the paint shop,” says a commenter on the Vimio page where INDECLINE has posted this locomotive takeover. You see kids, this is why we can’t have nice things. I just mopped this floor and you come running in here with your muddy boots! For Pete’s sake.

Truthfully, this decidedly unpolitical piece is a surprise coming from INDECLINE. Guess they were taking the day off from railing against hypocrisy and injustice with this animated train that recalls Saturday morning cartoons like Bugs Bunny and the Road Runner.



Ahhh this is more like it, the acidic satire. A short punchy video that shows the creation of a satirical take on Trump’s frightening attitude toward kids brought across the border into the US. These days, they are called Dreamers and have protections and options to do radical things like go to college and get a job. But not if this clown has anything to say about it. Want a balloon?

Basquiat, Banksy & Brutalism in London. Brought to you by Fifth Wall TV

And all this time you thought it was abstract expressionism! Please people, you can throw those labels out the window.  Here Doug tells you about the new Basquiat exhibit and in a fit of perfect timing, the Banksy piece that appears in support of it in London. Doug says its arguably the city’s finest hour.


Restoring Banksy. Doug Gillen of Fifth Wall TV

This is the second time London has seen a snorting copper, since this 2006 Banksy piece has resurfaced, or rather was re-surfaced, as the case may appear.

Favorite quote out of context, “just so happened to oversee the sale of ‘Slave Labor’ “.


Erik Burke: Park Blossom

“My name is Erik Burke and I am a muralist,” says the Nevadan about his new blooming temporary Mall parking lot piece. For those fans playing at home, he’s also a graffiti writer/Street Artist and there are clues embedded here in the video for you to piece together.


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