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I Wasn't Sure Where This Comic Was Going. But By The Last Image, My Head Was *Roaring* With Cheers.

Advertisers dominate visual landscapes, manipulating the way we think without a hint of apprehension. And it's not just obnoxious; at its worst, it's an affront to humanity. (No hyperbole intended.) So, what should we do about it? Well, here's a thought.

I Wasn't Sure Where This Comic Was Going. But By The Last Image, My Head Was *Roaring* With Cheers.

FACT CHECK IN THE HOUSE!


Gotta give credit where credit is due. The words above were adapted from an essay by Sean Tejaratchi. There's a whole unfortunate story there about how the quote came to be attributed to the elusive street artist, Banksy.

It's never fun having someone else receive praise for your work. But at the same time, Tejaratchi has no hard feelings:

"As problems go, it's a pretty nice one to have. I like Banksy's art and ideas. I'm flattered he liked my writing and my sentiments, and I'm happy others liked the quote enough to post and forward. I've seen forums where people are debating the passage, including rebuttals from ad-agency twats. It's on wikiquotes and a hundred blogs. My essay never would have had that impact on its own."

Plus, this cartoon got made. And it's amazing. So, there's that.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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