Tuesday, June 17, 2008
This is part seven of a continuing series, background here. Previous drawings can be found from yesterday's item here. This appears in the classroom and office building stairwell nearest my office, and has been left up for months.
I am not interested, for those who have asked, in having this display taken down. It's not my job to decide what the university wants to present to students, staff and visitors (read: parents and incoming freshmen visiting campus for orientation). I would rather have this material out there for people to see, as it is my opinion that this is what the campus views as part of its function.
The bubble thought of the checkout clerk in this supermarket reads "She looks classy, rich and white ... she can afford what she wants." The indoctrination I received at the supermarket was a sign that read "In God We Trust. All others pay cash." And indeed, the "classy, rich and white" woman is in the picture. Had she been trying to write a check, I might have understood this picture better.
I think to a man, a check is like a note from your mother that says "I don't have any money, but if you'll contact these people, I'm sure they'll stick up for me... If you just trust me this one time I don't have any money but I have these... I wrote on these... is this of any value at all? -- Jerry Seinfeld