This is a billboard we put up @ Spotwelders' courtyard in Venice, CA last year. (Thanks to owner David Glean, it's still up) about the BIG BANKS—& Wall Street in general— precipitating the 2008 financial crisis. 4 CEO's of major American investment banks, swearing to tell the truth to a Congressional investigating committee. Because their predatory lending practices put so many mortgages "under water," and because we, the people, desperately need an avenging superhero, this giant Pacific Red Octopus volunteered to "help out." Seen here applying a little muscle and some giggling payback to those bad men—underwater! In Atlantis, maybe? Forever. That'd be a sweet retirement village for them.
(l to r: Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs. Jamie Dimon,JPMorgan Chase. John Mack, COB, Morgan Stanley. Brian Moynihan, Bank of America).