Hail the penis potholes!

Manchester's roads are filled with potholes. That's not unlike most other places in the UK, but in Manchester, something is a little different. Someone is drawing wangs around them.

That's right! Thanks to an artist called Wanksy, they're going around drawing penises around potholes. You might think this is all puerile, but after the holes were ignored for ages by Manchester City Council, within 48 hours of Wanksy's efforts, many of them had been fixed up.


"I wanted to attract attention to the pothole and make it memorable," Wanksy told MEN. "Nothing seemed to do this better than a giant comedy phallus."

A Bury council spokesman moaned: "Every penny that we have to spend cleaning off this graffiti is a penny less that we have to spend on actually repairing the potholes!"

The council member is a massive idiot though, because Wanksy drew the appendages on in industrial chalk, which means they'll fade after a couple of weeks without any cleaning required.


On the Wanksy Facebook page, the artist is getting a fair amount of fan mail. Someone from That America wrote: "We need you in Madison, Wisconsin aka pothole hell!"

On the page, you can see many, many nobs drawn around unsightly holes. Won't make much difference to most of your viewing habits, will it?


  • George C.
    It's knobs, not nobs.
  • jim
    haha - bout time these pot holes were fixed. any why is it that when they do finally fix one - the pot hole comes back within a week? i have seen one pothole get repaired 5 times in 6 months. what a joke - are they just putting sand in them or what?
  • Han S.
  • Scooby
    They should use Viagra so they last longer

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