The powers that be have ordered the removal of a brick-based jolly jape carried out by pupils from Sutton Grammar School in Surrey - years after school leavers left a message for ET and months after sharp-eyed Google Earth scourers spotted the 12ft todger: 12ft cock written in bricks on roof of Sutton Grammar School Head …
Am I looking at the dark "shadow" which looks very much like a shadow towards the centre-right, or the indistinguishable brick-coloured mark on the roof?
If that's a wang, there are some serious genetic defects in Surrey...
Can't make it out, needs to be much bigger. Pupils must try harder!
Paris, because she knows how to present a todger to the world.
I can make it out now. It's not a picture in bricks, it's letters. LOL
Paris again, because at the moment I feel just as inteligent......Doh!
That's a bit of a disappointment... I would have expected a far longer word, and better hand writing!
Can I be the first to congratulate Gordon on having common sense and a great name.
"sharp-eyed Google Earth scourers"
Personally I think somebody should ask these sharp-eyed people what they are doing examining satellite photos of school grounds in such great detail!
The cock on the roof
As an old Suttonian I can say it's been there for years, and has been visible on google maps for a long time too. I laughed when it made it into the local paper this week, but going national... Slow news week?
At least some of them can spell - even if it only has 4 letters!
Ahhhh - my faith in schoolkids is restored.
Google should have an image enhancer for this kind of thing. Perhaps it could recognise there is a word in the image and then add better resolution and sharpen that section of the image a little :-)
Known for years
Pupils (and many teachers) within the school have known about this for years. Seems like someone from outside the school finally noticed!
It should be remarked
That in much of the American south, that word has an opposite and indeed complementary meaning.
Am i going blind?
I just can't see anything here.
Paris! Little help please.
@ disgruntlrd yank
I live in the American south, and you're an idiot. Perhaps you should figure out what the Brits mean by "todger".
Either trolling at its finest, or being a bit daft.
Coming home to roost
"Cock" is not rude, it's a male bird. Only people with dirty minds would prefer we use "rooster".
Re: Coming home to roost
We tried rooster but there just weren't enough bricks.
google maps url
Google Cock Enhancer? It's more likely than you think...
In the US, stories like this usually end with a comment about "it is not yet clear if school authorities will press charges." Granted, it sounds like those responsible are long gone from the school. But defacing school grounds/public property, anti-social behavior, embarrassing authority figures, etc. can't be allowed to go unchecked. Where's the promise of an investigation?
@Bob Merkin re. What?
In the UK we say 'bloody kids!' then forget about it after making them clean it up (if we can find them). This is because most of us can look back into our memories and say 'that's nothing compared to what I once did when I was a kid'.
BTW: Arranging loose bricks into a pattern is not 'defacing' anything. Making a rude word where no member of the public can see it is not anti-social and can not embarrass anyone; the roof was never intended to be seen by anyone. What they are guilty of is making 'unauthorised art installations' and this will soon be written into the rules/laws to allow the authorities to deal with similar situations in the future. That is how we deal with this kind of problem in the UK (I'm not joking)
Standards are slipping
We burnt or school down after graduation.
Dont worry surrey police are investigating the large cock now...
In other news a hole was also found in the grounds... this is also being looked into...
Sorry, Ill leave now.
Maybe they'll grow up to be architects ...
... who design something like this glorious monument to consumerism -- http://www.thebloggersguide.com/reykjavik/smaralind-penis-mall
Shiver THAT timber, matey!
kids on the roof writing profanities, and no one noticed till it was picked up by sat. And an old story as well.
paris - because she would take a todger on the roof too.
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