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Analysis of a recent New Yorker cover,

posted by Jason Kottke   May 10, 2007

Analysis of a recent New Yorker cover, the one with the guy and girl standing in front of an abstract expressionist painting. “Rather than a couple in love with each other, with art, and with technological possibility, I see a boy with a toy, and a girl with patience. He is much more engaged with the devise; she curves demurely away.” The phrase “boy with a toy, and a girl with patience” describes many American relationships, I think. (thx, david)

Update: The NYer cover is a reference to this Jan 1962 Saturday Evening Post cover by Norman Rockwell. (thx, maciej)

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