Last week, a woman who lived on White Place asked me, “Who is Smooph?”
She had seen a whole lot of very big Smooph tags in her area. Recently it was reported that the police arrested the man they believed to be Loki. There are strong correlations between the two that could be observed in public:
- The Smooph tags appeared at the same time as Loki tags and in some of the same places on the same nights.
- The Smooph and Loki “territory” maps are almost identical.
- The Loki and Smooph tags twice used the same colors of paint on the same nights.
- After the guy allegedly responsible for the Loki tags was arrested, both Loki and Smooph tags stopped.
- I found a sticker (below) that shows both tags on a sticker in the same handwriting for each tag that appeared around town.
So, with that out of the way…
These were huge tags that the Loki guy did, showing how reckless he was. (New guys often start small and in alleys, etc.) But to see such large Smooph tags in public got a lot of attention.
Here is a mosaic of the Smooph tags and stickers I removed:
I also have to give props to the Brookline Highway and Sanitation Department, which blasted off a huge tag on the wooden fence of a property owner on Oakland Street, and also for painting over a huge Smooph tag in the Clinton Path Tunnel. (I am jealous of their pressure washer and that they have the exact color of gray for that tunnel, when I only have a gray that is close.)
Here is an image from the map of the Smooph territory:
So… all of the people on Walnut and White who were concerned about the huge, awful, and sometimes pornographic Smooph tags (the one the town got in Clinton Tunnel was obscene) can rest easy: they won’t be seeing them anymore.