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The Motorist is a love-child born of our national affair with the automobile. She embodies our deepest cultural values: the privilege of individual prerogative, the embrace of mobility, change and progress, the drive for success. Could there be a more perfect symbol of American opportunity, ingenuity or freedom?


The Optimist expects a positive outcome, sees the glass as half full, makes lemonade from lemons. He ascribes benevolent motives to others and interprets situations as favorable. Where there is difficulty, he perceives opportunity. Is he a fool?


A creature of patience and creativity, the WEAVING SPIDER is a masterful huntress. She employs a wide range of strategies to capture her prey, including quiet surveillance, mimicry, and the setting of elaborate traps. She possesses acute senses and a penchant for improvisation. Though her appearance may be fearsome, it is her nature to hunt cooperatively and share her food.


The Gamer achieves a level of satisfaction in the virtual world which the real world does not provide. He plays compulsively, isolating himself from family and friends, focusing entirely on in-game challenges. Eschewing the life events that seem important to others, he gradually gains mastery of his game, ultimately winning a singular, solitary sense of accomplishment.