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Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Pool

This ran in the Post Magazine two years ago and I meant to post it during the week of pool strips (which were, of course, reruns). It's a portrait of every suburban pool I ever frequented, or even (briefly) worked at.

6 comments:

Tom said...

I am such a wuss when it comes to public pools. I grew up in AZ with my own pool, and public ones just seem creepy and disgusting to me. Besides I worked once at a public pool and the public are generally a pretty gross lot. :)

Bear said...

Oh man, that's so great and hilarious. I've joined Brian Moore in tweeting this out so everyone can see it. I like your Steadmanesque line work here too.

Anaïs Goldemberg said...

Argh, the semi-aquatic valkyrie... Isn't it the kind of monsters that used to circle the earth, a few centuries ago ?

Anaïs Goldemberg said...

...oh, you forgot to mention hair. I've never seen a public pool that wasn't, well, hairy. Urk.

David Hagen said...

There's always the lurking ice cream truck coaxing from the other side of the chain link fence.

joe s said...

it's not possible to coil a hose that way - let's work on that authenticity, shall we?

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