Complaint: Misdemeanor misspelling of “Russian” – an adjective and noun relating to the country, language and culture of people who often wear shiny gold pants; painting said misspelling on a stretched canvas surface; calling said stretched canvas “art”; selling said “art” with a straight face.
Defendant: A SoHo street vendor selling paintings of questionable taste. Bad taste factor mitigated by the fact that the vendor is black and as such is apparently allowed to profit from self-deprecating material, like Chris Rock.
Report: Officer spotted infraction while swimming in a sea of bad sidewalk art peddled by licensed and unlicensed vendors. Officer thought painting would look great in a Klansman’s wood-paneled recreation room until the offensive spelling was discovered.
Fine: 176 Rubles and a raised eyebrow.
Bad spelling, off color humor (pun intended) and, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t the hand holding the martini backwards?
“calling said streteched canvas”
It appears this fellow has TWO right hands! When you hold a drink (in either hand) with your little finger extended– it points AWAY from you!