Monday, October 09, 2006

The Magic School Bus Spins into Action

"The bus is bibrating, that means it's getting smaller." The Magic Schoolbus spins in a red blur in the upper left portion of the page as a green monster watches apprehensively. What "action" will the school bus bring? The monster appears to be clutching a purse to his chest. Will the bus attempt to rob him? Grant identifies the red arabesque at the bottom right as a "number panic", perhaps that is a clue. The monster is green, he is finance incarnate. He clutches a change purse to his chest symbolizing greed. He is menaced by the specter of a gallows to his right as a "number panic" closes in. What seems to be the source of all this upheaval?- a school bus. Clearly, the artist feels that shrinking education budgets will somehow cause the stock market to crash. Don't go selling your stocks or anything though, he's only three, what does he know about the market? Or education budgets for that matter. Plus, that really doesn't even make any sense if you think about it. The kid's in preschool for Pete's sake, he shouldn't be commenting on the financial world in the first place. I'm going to go give him a time-out.

*I know it looks yellow on here, but I swear he is green in the original.

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