Down with the Reptilian Agenda?

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For the last few days, I’ve watched as these stickers have popped up on friends’ Instagram feeds. For those of you that aren’t huge Sci-Fi nerds, a Reptilian is the bad guy in a series called “V” that was really good back in the ’80s, but not so much when ABC brought it back in 2009. That new series was cancelled in 2011. So what gives with these posters?

Photo: The Peter Ha

Update: looks like the artist is Dima Drjuchin.

Update: Dima says: “For me the image came from a movie called Hard Boiled. There were a bunch of men on crotch rockets shooting guns in it. I thought it was funny and an intense way to die. So I made that image. My buddy, comedian Greg Barris, came up with the words. It’s a David Icke reference.

A bunch of my friends in Brooklyn have Instagramed photos of these stickers over the last few days. Since the new “V” was set there, my first thought was that it’s some sort of viral campaign to drum up interest or buzz for a new season.

And there is a grassroots campaign attempting to get “V” brought back for another season on a lesser network — CW, TBS and Netflix are the chosen contenders. That campaign is dubbed “Project Alice” and it has over 10,000 signatures on an online petition, an active Facebook page and a Twitter account. Requests for comment on the stickers were not immediately answered.

Poking around online, it looks like the stickers appeared around Hollywood as far back as April and there’s one on Flickr in which the meta data gives a “2010″ date. Flickr meta data can be a little flaky, as it depends on people configuring their cameras properly.

If the stickers aren’t in some way affiliated with “V” or “Project Alice,” then they’re likely the work of a graffiti artist. Hollywood and Brooklyn are both popular stops on that circuit. The gun, the bike, the graphics and the “Reptilian Agenda” thing come together to create a somewhat subversive counter culture message. Are our politician’s really who we think they are? What agenda needs to be stopped? Bikers are badass, etc.

Or, as the Dethkillers‘ Greg Minnig (coincidentally a neighbor of Pote’s) says in Instagram, the posters serve as a great instruction manual. “Handguns with suppressors are the way…”

Do you know any more about these posters?

  • Miles Prower [690 Duke, MTS 1200]

    Man, the new Euro emissions laws are really putting the hurt on motorcycle design.

    Even the motorcycle on that sticker has a bazooka-sized can on it.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      It’s an early 2000s R6.

      • Miles Prower [690 Duke, MTS 1200]

        Damn, those crafty European commissioners invented a time machine to go screw up our past motorcyclists too. Party poopers.

        Or now that I think about it… it’s all making sense. They’re reptilians. And they’re here on earth to destroy our love for motorcycling. No wonder why this guy has a gun and and is out to get them.

  • Glenngineer

    Reptillians are also a whole species of bad guy aliens, merciless anal probers, according to people like this: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m98kahhaWv1re1icto2_400.jpg

    http://www.troll.me/images/ancient-aliens-guy/no-break-for-naps-at-work-reptilians-oppressing-the-masses.jpg

  • http://www.TroyRank.com Troy R

    I couldn’t care less about TV, but I want one of these posters for my computer room. Badass. meaningless.

  • brigand

    Shooting with your throttle hand presents some problems…

    • http://rider49er.blogspot.com Mark D [EX500]

      Dude’s clearly cross-hand throttling. Check out his left arm. Baller.

      Silenced pistols makes me think of the Walking Dead.

      • TreMoto_Eddie

        Mad skills, also applicable on long distance rides.

  • Gregory

    It could have a Hunter S. Thompson theme to it.

    Something about lizards, sausage creatures and motorcycles (“Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas” 1971, “Song Of The Sausage Creature” 1995 and “Hell’s Angels” 1967).

    Oh, and guns, too.

    -gceaves

    • roccopeterbilt

      This

  • Frosty_spl

    I hope that show comes back, the blonde daughter girl is so fly.

  • John

    No, no, no and no. “V” is not some dumb old show.

    JT knows what dat is. Check out his swingin’ T-shirt in his latest Kickstarter segment. Gotta admit I didn’t see that coming…

  • circuitsports
    • pplassm

      Well. Who saw that coming?

  • pplassm

    I found this, so you know who made them:

    http://fineartamerica.com/featured/reptilian-agenda-jerry-patterson.html

    Hmmm. Maybe not.

  • gjhowe

    Looks like some street artist called “Dima” is claiming credit.

    http://according2g.com/2011/07/questions-and-answers-with-artistmusician-dima/

  • fred vg

    Good to have HFL back now that Wes is no longer super busy crashing, recovering and setting up RideApart.