Magic School Bus

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    This topsy-turvy bus was commissioned by none other than the "Ben" of Ben&Jerry's Ice Cream. It serves as a visual metaphor in order to draw attention to and educate people on the complete absurdity of the spending habits of the U.S. government and it's "upside down" budget priorities. If just a fraction of the taxpayer money set forth for our military arsenal were set aside, we could spend tens of billions more on schools and health care. The bus was designed by Stefan Sagmeister and brought to life by artists Tom Kennedy and Haideen Anderson, who create some of the epic art cars for Burning Man. The Bus is part of the fleet of art cars used to promote the ideals of the nonprofit group Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities.

    1. scubapup 81 months ago | reply

      spending priorities indeed, im currently reading ludlum's the bancroft strategy which is themed around the concept the "greatest good for the greatest number"

    2. dogseat 81 months ago | reply

      making my brain hurt again, thanks!

    3. shadinsb 81 months ago | reply

      Ha...you just reminded me of that air force/bake sale bumper sticker. Remember it?

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    4. sgoralnick 81 months ago | reply

      "It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber." :)

    5. Marcello Fontana 81 months ago | reply

      VERY BEAUTIFUL CLICK!!
      We would be honored to have your photo in our group.
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      "The World seen from the Powershot G9"
      www.flickr.com/groups/724277@N22/

    6. dogseat 81 months ago | reply

      perfect quote

    7. ISO1977 81 months ago | reply

      well if we keep underfunding education, soon we can go to the Chinese and ask them to please design us some hi-tech weaponry, because we have no one who can engineer such stuff anymore.
      (and i'm sure they'll be more than happy to comply... as we face each other down over oil).

    8. ukaaa 81 months ago | reply

      Haha, that's awesome :P

    9. janello 79 months ago | reply

      this actually makes me slightly nauseous when i look directly at it.

    10. Matt Granz Photography 78 months ago | reply

      I stared at this till I got dizzy... oopps, looked again... gonna have some troubles walking around the house after this...

      Great shot!

    11. Frank Synopsis 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Tom Kennedy, Artcar Artist, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. webstriker 69 months ago | reply

      I got a bit spinny-dizzy but I'm better now. much liked....
      Eat more Ben & Jerrys......

    13. Waterford_Man 67 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called It's (still) not about you!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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