This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York. This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.
Handy tips on how to remove permanent marker from almost anything.
Glass - use nail polish remover. Nail polish remover contains acetone, and in science labs and stuff, a solution of acetone and water is what we use to literally just wipe the magic marker off our glass stuff.
But do NOT get that shit on plastic. It will melt plastic. It’ll possibly also smear paint.