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Michael Flomen
Mission
2000
Artcore / Fabrice Marcolini, Toronto
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MISSION CREEP
by Charlie Finch


Coming up Second Avenue in a taxi this morning, I was stuck behind a white garbage truck with the legend "SHRED-IT". A sign on the side of the truck stated, "The mission of SHRED-IT is to provide the finest shredding service. . . ," etc. A few minutes later I was reading the obituary of Playboy cartoon editor Michelle Ury in the New York Times which reads in part, "Lee Lorenz, the longtime cartoon editor of the New Yorker, recalled the famous poker parties for cartoonists Michelle held in her loft and the cartoonists’  Christmas parties at Playboy headquarters. He praised her ability to choose work to reflect Playboy’s mission.

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