Friday, April 9, 2010
The Van Buren Boys
I decided to go a little tongue-in-cheek for this week's theme of 'Dead Presidents.'
This inspiration behind this was the Seinfeld episode, 'The Van Buren Boys' (hence the title). I always laugh at the concept of a street gang that models themselves after President Martin Van Buren. In the episode they are, as Kramer put it, 'every bit as mean as he was.' So I just had the idea to have Van Buren looking sinister, backed up by a couple of homeboys decked out like the man himself.