Monday, April 21, 2008


The mystery of the Sentra and Jackson Pollock

Last August, I saw one of my favorite things ever: A grey, 1987 Nissan Sentra being driven by a an overweight teen-age girl. The striking part was what she had had written on the back window: "This is Why I'm Hot!" I thought that maybe she had no air conditioning in the car, which would be a killer in a Texas summer. Ever since, I've been looking for that car again, but so far haven't spotted it to get a decent photo.

Of course, she probably has taken the song title off the window by now. It might have been a high school graduation thing, and I know something about that. We thought it would be a great idea to paint up a van as the "Jackson Pollock Mobile." In the style of the abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock, we threw paint at it with a spoon and rolled a tricycle with paint-dipped wheels around on it. The effect was awesome, but no one got it (even after we neatly lettered "Jackson Pollock Mobile" on the front). It seems that not every family shared the Oslers' interest in art history.

How nerdy is that? Hard to beat.

Tomorrow, of course, I briefly return to those roots for the last day of PR.

Usually stories involving vans, paint and tricycles end with someone being put up on Megan’s List.
I have to admit I'm curious to see how the art history lecture is received by the class. Although I do think that more Socialist Realism could've been included. Or Goya, which is sort of a representation of how law school at Baylor feels.
MIMS v. Jackson Pollock...

In the grand scheme of things, Professor, I think you win.
Haha, that's awesome. I like to throw paint at people. Jackson Pollock People.
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