Friday Ephemera
Grand Ambitions

Get Them While They’re Soft and Yielding

Zomblog has a new series documenting the quaintly leftwing trappings to be found in leafier parts of Berkeley, California. The first instalment highlights a mosaic made by students of Black Pine Circle School, one of the city’s more exclusive private elementary and middle schools. The mosaic, which runs along the front of the school on Seventh Street, is presumably intended to advertise the values being cultivated inside. It’s the handiwork of children aged 13 and 14.

See if you can spot the curious detail and its surprising prominence.


A closer look reveals an ominous prophesy, in red, bottom left.


In case you were wondering, the annual tuition fees at Black Pine Circle School are a mere $17,100.

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