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Bogus Lives


Does anyone know what the slogan means? 

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Just what it says- basically,

Just what it says- basically, fake lives. People not living genuinely.

 
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Depends on if it is a hard or soft vowel

I've always wondered if it is a hard "i" or soft "i" - is there someone named Bogus who is alive, still? Or is it that we have bogus living of our day to day existence?

I read it as a hard "i" - that our lives are bogus.

(Apologies to the aging Mr. Bogus, if I am wrong.)

 
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This graffiti is not specific

This graffiti is not specific to Brattleboro. Over the years I've seen it several places in NYC - on a stop sign near Washington
Square; on the side of a subway car; in huge letters on the sidewalk on the upper West side near Broadway. Have also seen it in Boston.
I think it means disengenuous lives rather than a person.
If it's all signed by the same person they get around!

 
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Google search for "bogus lives"

https://www.google.com/search?q=bogus+lives&rlz=1C1EODB_enUS584US586&oq=...

You'll see links that include two links referencing Brattleboro from 2013 and 2014.

 
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College desktop graffiti memories

In the big English 101 lecture hall, on one desktop, someone had written "Frodo Lives" and someone else, in bigger, bolder ink, wrote across it, "Gollum."

 
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Bogus lives! on Tumblr

A search for “boguslives” brings up a Tumblr page by local artist Alec McPherson. The dot on the "i" is the same "x" as in the graffito. There is also an exclamation point, implying that Bogus is a creature who lives—and the "i" is a short vowel.

http://boguslives.tumblr.com/post/12650568517
http://68.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_luig8pMXDX1r6qxbgo2_1280.jpg

 
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This was actually started by

This was actually started by a kid when I was in High School at BUHS. I think he started it around 2005. Still going strong apparently, and he's a traveler from what I hear.

 

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