Yesterday at our weekly sidewalk vigil we got a surprise visit from TOPSY TURVY BUS. This bus is the brain child of Ben Cohen (Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream), founder of True Majority, and artist Stefan Sagmeister.
Our nation’s spending priorities allow crumbling schools, millions of children with no health coverage, dependence on Middle East oil and deficits as fars as you can see, says Ben Cohen, president of the Sensible Priorities Campaign.
The bus was designed by Tom Kennedy, who was driving the bus with his partner Hadean (who helped build the bus) yesterday. They are driving “Topsy” (the bus’s name) from California on a national tour to reach New Hampshire where Topsy will spend two months before rounding out the year in Iowa, all to flush out the spending priorities of presidential candidates. Topsy stopped in Salt Lake City to meet Mayor Rocky Anderson and then stopped by our vigil! Topsy doubles as a mobile-theatere with an onboard video screen, which explains the federal budget in similarly enternating fashion. You can view this video at Oreos.
Here are some photos: