If future civilizations needed to reverse-engineer my Pollocky whiteboard splatter to learn something about the state of historical knowledge in 2009, I honestly can’t imagine what sense they’d make of it all.
That wheel-like thing there in the second picture? That’s the US banking system in 1929. The thing is, it really looked like that! But someone, someday, will probably see that as a really terrible visual metaphor for . . . something or other. On the other hand, I’m particularly proud of the stick figure buying $100 worth of stock on margin. I think I did a nice job of capturing the “I’m Really Getting Screwed Here, But I don’t Yet Know It” look.