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Published July 19, 1999
"It's happened, Marge. Howard has the bomb."
A woman huddles by the window next to her telephone as her husband lights a fuse on a two-story high homemade rocket in their back yard.
Robert Weber was born in Los Angeles in 1924. He is a World War II veteran and a graduate of the Pratt Institute, and has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1962. He is also known for his custom illustration work, which has appeared in advertising and editorial media for a range of clients. Weber lives with his wife in Connecticut.