Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500.

[Apple iPhone 4s - $300]

Easy-clean surfaces are tough on bar bathroom graffiti. Scrawlings that aspire to permanence retreat to the tiny writable spaces between the tiles. It's a natural selection of sorts.

This particular message was inscribed above a urinal in Urbana, Illinois. As this was not a place I normally hang around with professional SLR gear, my iPhone 4S came to the rescue.