The Newberry Library held the Annual Bughouse Square Debates at Washington Park on July 26. The Society of Smallness was there to denounce aphid slavery, protest the Kindlelization of the world, and lobby for small thinking spaces.
Kevin L. Burrows aka the Mayor of Bucktown gathering his thoughts before mounting the soapbox.
Society of Smallness members Captain Morely Miniscule and Marianne Joyce.
“The world and the flesh is a very difficult place to be.” — Carmelita Madison aka Rain Margaret
Carmelita Madison aka Rain Margaret
“Stop giving your money to big companies. Stop going to Starbucks.”— Marc Loveless, candidate for City Clerk
“We are for recess!” —Georgina Valverde, Society of Smallness Founder
Jeff Michalski moderated the soapbox.
“I’m telling you that there is life after death, but it’s exactly the same life you’re living right now!”—Jeff Michalski
Carl Boyd complaining about complainers who complain about complaining. What?!
A debater strikes the classic orator pose…and gets heckled.
Henry’s mighty roar protected Kate from wild hecklers.
“Please don’t offer me too much. It’s simply more than I can handle.” —Kate Thomas
Paul Durica and Jeff Michalski
Despite a long career in labor organizing and political journalism, Jorge Mújica has never heard of aphid slavery.
“As an aphid, I would rather die in the clutches of a ladybug, than live as a pooping sugar slave to the Moloch Ants of Madness.” —Kevin L. Burrows aka the Mayor of Bucktown
Our small but vocal crew.