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August 15, 2011

New Yorker U.S.S. Economy Cover: Smell of Titanic in the Morning

S O S New Yorker cover

Yes, the cover is killer all by itself. I would just add:

1. It’s still a rich white man’s world, no matter what those nabobs at Newsweek have to say.

2. Nice play on obesity and junk markets (and yeah, that goes for fast food on Main Street and the Wall Street variety, the latter gorging twice).

3. About the little bubbles coming out of the glass but also looking like white caps: the guy probably shorted the company that insured the boat. Ca-ching!

4. Nah, that wouldn’t be an oil spill.

(illustration: “S.O.S.” by Christoph Niemann )

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