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Construction. Into the one ear and out the other

Stanley Pinker

A head protrudes from the sand, the face resembling a soccer-ball. A plastic funnel in each ear brings to mind the saying 'In one ear and out the other', perhaps referring to the fatuous rhetoric the surrounds sport. Balanced on the head is a small plastic football, found on a beach - a touch of William Tell! In the corner is an assemblage that resembles an Olympic flame, a box of matches beside it. A white pill in the foreground intimates 'All this brouhaha gives me a headache.' An eye for an eye? A cauliflower for an ear? Is X's sprained ankle a subject worthy of national debate?

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