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September 1, 2008

Quarter Gallery Response

One of the pieces that particularly caught my eye in the quarter gallery was that of a large, old-fashioned war poster that was done in black and red ink, showing a suspiciously cheerful soldier holding a grenade in his hand, and preparing to throw it. text on the poster said (approximately) "throw a grenade like you would a football". After the quote there was a red asterisk and a small side note on the bottom, which said "warning: grenades are not meant to be caught." I thought that the pieces was funny and overall very well-done. i loved the irony of the comparison of a grenade to a football, ahd therefore comparing war to a game. You know; "I'm not throwing a dangerous explosive that could easily kill people or destroy propoert! it;s just a football."