Philadelphia has long been recognized as a model city in the development of urban wall murals. All throughout the town, walls that were formerly significant contributors to urban blight have been transformed into colorful and imaginative displays of public art
There are depictions of nature scenes, historical events, and great Philadelphia figures like the city's founder William Penn, Renaissance man Benjamin Franklin, and comedian Joey Bishop.
Sometimes murals become faded, defaced, or outdated and need to be repaired or even totally repainted. In North Philadelphia this week such a replacement was required. An existing mural was painted over with a breathtakingly beautiful rendition of a sperm whale shooting a huge spray from its blowhole.
Most everyone agreed it was a very appropriate mural to paint over the existing one of Bill Cosby.
In case you didn't know, the title of this piece is a reference to the movie "The Squid and the Whale," an interesting depiction of Boomer divorce directed by Noah Baumbach. Which has nothing to do with Bill Cosby, but who wants to have anything to do with him anyway?
I want to state it now, loud and clear: I always liked Robert Culp best. Now if you click on Mr. Culp's name, you'll be transported to the interpretations of the other Friday Fictioneers of the picture prompt above. And if you're not already one of the Fictioneers, you should consider joining.
Why? Just 'cos.