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September 2023

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My mother’s linen closet door is covered in drawings made by her grandchildren. This gallery is always in rotation, and the subject matter of the artwork changes as the kids age — trucks, sharks, unicorns, skyscrapers.

For a while there was a felt pen drawing of a group of stick figures, all playing with oversized fidget spinners. I presume this picture was drawn in 2017, because the rise and fall of the fidget spinner trend happened almost entirely within that calendar year.

Google search popularity of fidget spinners in 2017: Wikipedia

Over 200 million of the things were sold, making it a nearly one-billion-dollar industry that came and went quicker than the original run of Twin Peaks.

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