I got that part... but wasn't clear about all the crisscrossing planes just missing each other, were they color dusters instead of crop dusters? I can be a little thick...
I did somewhat enjoy the Gap ad...
Color dusters ready to shear the leaf peepers.
Apologies there, but the original pictorial metaphor was also a bit muddled.
I'll look for that one, cyphercat...
Re: the New Yorker cover, note that the one plane close enough to see has "Vermont Tourism" on it. And that beyond the planes, it's just brown. The color dusters are making sure the tourists come to Vermont.
Just checked, it's the October 9th issue.
Yeah, some of the Annie Liebowitz Gap photos were nice.
The story got better as a study of a deeply unlikable while nonetheless fairly normal (i.e. not a psychopath or anything) kid than the whole bad frat boy angle. Pretty good writing overall, not a knock-out IMO.