Uncategorized / 10.27.2012
The names may change but the story...The story captured headlines in the Chicago Tribune for a few weeks during my bartending days in the mid-1980s. Some college was exhibiting its students’ art at the Museum of Modern Art. One student’s “art” exhibit had a podium with a sign-in book for, I believe, some kind of memorial. There was a hitch, of course. In order to sign the book, you had to stand on an American flag placed on the floor. He was trying to make some kind of point, but he received all sorts of threats and warnings from Chicagoans including veterans, politicians and the basic tough guys talking in bars. The student not only made headlines, he appeared on local news, too.