Magic School Bus

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.

  • scubapup 7y

    spending priorities indeed, im currently reading ludlum's the bancroft strategy which is themed around the concept the "greatest good for the greatest number"
  • Eric Harvey Brown 7y

    making my brain hurt again, thanks!
  • Shad Giordano 7y just reminded me of that air force/bake sale bumper sticker. Remember it?

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • sgoralnick 7y

    "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." :)
  • Marcello Fontana 7y

    We would be honored to have your photo in our group.
    "The World seen from the Powershot G9"
  • Eric Harvey Brown 7y

    perfect quote
  • ISO1977 7y

    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).
  • Nicholas Hendrickx 7y

    Haha, that's awesome :P
  • Lee Wei-I 7y

  • Jason Anello 7y

    this actually makes me slightly nauseous when i look directly at it.
  • Matt Granz Photography 6y

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

    Great shot!
  • Frank Synopsis 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Tom Kennedy, Artcar Artist, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Carl 6y

    I got a bit spinny-dizzy but I'm better now. much liked....
    Eat more Ben & Jerrys......
  • Waterford_Man 6y

    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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Taken on August 8, 2008
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