best geopolitical coffeehouse graffiti - 2003
HUNGARIAN PASTRY SHOP
Ahhh, the bathroom wall. Usually devoted to "for a good time call" epithets, it's been (mostly) elevated several levels at Columbia University nabe hangout the HUNGARIAN PASTRY SHOP. Of late, scribes have been debating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the war in Iraq and offering opinions on Bush. (The consensus seems to be that he should be buried "in his own shit.") Some of the commentary is downright nuanced, which is probably why periodic wall whitewashings look so halfhearted. Besides, folks need a spot to express their desire for a car-free Central Park. Write on!