Pizza Bagel by Chris DiGiamo
Ah, times sure have changed haven’t they? This photo immediately reminded me of a modern day Normal Rockwell painting. Rockwell often based his historic paintings on photographs, manipulating the scene with his brush however he saw fit. So I wonder, how would he have treated this subject? Surely the boy’s checkered shirt and overalls would stay, but how about the ugly American cars in the background? I’m guessing those would be replaced by classic buggies or removed altogether. The three dollar yuppie juice would likely have its place taken by an old fashioned bottle of Coca-Cola or perhaps a cherry-topped chocolate malt. And the vegan pizza bagel? Well I don’t think vegans existed back in Rockwell’s day, so instead I’d guess the boy’s face would shine with grease from a delicious burger. Alas, for better or for worse, America as we once knew it is long gone.