Animal Farm / 8.5 Deck
Regular price $65.00
- Artwork by Sean Cliver
- Manufactured at PS Stix (Heat Transfer)
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 32.25
- Specs: Nose: 7.125 / Tail: 6.75 / WB: 14.25
- Product Description: No more than a few March weeks deep into the Great Worldwide Shut Down of 2020, I couldn't help but wonder what was going to transpire now that virtually all the usual distractions had been virally stripped away from the American veneer. You know, the mindless entertainments we've long been indoctrinated to like going out to see blockbuster movies, attending live concerts, watching sporting events, cosplaying at comic conventions, vacations from reality to the Happiest Place(s) on Earth—not to mention the mere mundanities of life in the US of A, e.g. working 24/7, dining at Applebee's, tying one on at the local dive bar, the pursuit of casual sex with strangers, spending time with family and friends, and, well, pretty much anything and everything else under the pandemic sun that suddenly had a warm, fuzzy, golden glow of the normal that once was. Sure, the initial novelty of "sheltering in place" would yield all sorts of hilarities and crafty, creative time killers (even I was impressed by some of those stay-at-home recreations of artistic masterworks), but once that wore thin and Tiger King was a distant fading memory, what else could possibly come into razor sharp focus as the last remaining blinders fell away? The gaping class divide between the 1-percent that have and the 99-percent that do not? The gross negligence of a GOP-dominated government more intent on their own political and personal gain than the well-being of an entire nation? The unabashed racism of a law enforcement organization whose motto is to protect and to serve? Time, boredom, desperation, and anger would tell, I thought—hell, I'm no Nostradamus let alone a Miss Cleo—but having been weaned on the prescient words of George Orwell (and a later satiric dose of Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea), I couldn't help but think it would go something like this… and, fuck me, but it kinda did? I don't think we're past the "last swindle" by any means—pigs are still on the wing, so to speak—but at least it feels like we can finally start to hit the reset button. Power to the people! —Cliver
- Warning: Since the dawn of mankind, top stain veneers have come in a variety of colors and the one shown here is for display purposes only. In other words, we cannot guarantee a specific color so please be pleasantly surprised with the one you receive and not get all bent and butt-hurt about it.