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Old 04-27-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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Default UGA's Arch painted Gold

Hello all...long time lurker...hardly ever post.

A few years ago, I saw someone post a brilliant story about how they drove to Athens, posed as a painting company, and painted the famous Arch at UGA old gold.

Do any of you remember this, know who the poster was, or have pictures stored of this awesome prank?

I'm in the middle of a "discussion" with a UGA fan that says it "never happened". I know what I saw with my own two eyes ( unless it was a photoshop and I got punk'd) .

Anyway...any leads would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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Old 04-27-2012, 06:29 PM   #2
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I've always thought this was one of those tall tales that people repeated because it sounded so cool.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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I think that was BOR.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:45 PM   #4
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Hello all...long time lurker...hardly ever post.

A few years ago, I saw someone post a brilliant story about how they drove to Athens, posed as a painting company, and painted the famous Arch at UGA old gold.

Do any of you remember this, know who the poster was, or have pictures stored of this awesome prank?

I'm in the middle of a "discussion" with a UGA fan that says it "never happened". I know what I saw with my own two eyes ( unless it was a photoshop and I got punk'd) .

Anyway...any leads would be appreciated.

Thanks!

reck
I have the actual newspaper article clipping. I'll post it later.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:51 PM   #5
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It looked something like this.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:59 PM   #6
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Well, I know I have the print edition somewhere, but here is the online article.
http://onlineathens.com/stories/1127...27990002.shtml
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:16 PM   #7
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Hello all...long time lurker...hardly ever post.

A few years ago, I saw someone post a brilliant story about how they drove to Athens, posed as a painting company, and painted the famous Arch at UGA old gold.

Do any of you remember this, know who the poster was, or have pictures stored of this awesome prank?

I'm in the middle of a "discussion" with a UGA fan that says it "never happened". I know what I saw with my own two eyes ( unless it was a photoshop and I got punk'd) .

Anyway...any leads would be appreciated.

Thanks!

reck
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:33 PM   #8
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This was even funnier (from article above):

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Just before Georgia's home game against Louisiana State University, someone drove onto the field at Sanford Stadium and embroidered the turf with two doughnut-shaped rings, 20 to 25 feet across. Workers resodded two-inch deep ruts left by the skidding auto's wheels.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:42 PM   #9
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"It was either spray painted or brushed." What other choices were there? Dipping it?
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:09 PM   #10
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This was even funnier (from article above):
I remember that well. That was before their game with LSU in '99.
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