The Boston Globe editorial page for 9/25/81 has a cartoon entitled
"Stockman's CUBE". I can't make out the signature on the cartoon.
It could be M. H. Beane. It shows much struggling to solve the cube
followed by a realization. The character, presumably Stockman,
Reagans's economist, then smashes off a corner or two of the cube
with a hammer. In the last frame, he has his suit jacket back on
(which he had lost while struggling). He holds up a solved cube
and says, "Simple... I just applied my economic method...
It's everywhere. Last week we argued about it in couples therapy;
this week our therapist said she had an argument with her husband
because he just got one and wasn't listening to her.
I join Dame Ollerenshaw on the casualty list; a few nights ago
I sprained my wrist twisting too long, too late, in too cramped
a position, and sinning too fast against a jam.