Or was that "The Avocados of Resentment"? Clearly John Steinbeck and his writing have permeated our popular culture. All punning aside, check out some of CartoonStock.com's Steinbeck cartoons. See RGJ and GJCaulkins. Or maybe Episode 11 of the 1990 season of The Simpson's. Foodies can even exchange recipes on the C of W blog. For a more serious look at how Steinbeck related cartoons have provided social commentary, see the Library of Congress's online tribute to cartoonist Bill Mauldin and the Syracuse University Library's Depression Era Humor in Cartoons and Satire web site.
And for those of you who prefer to wear your Steinbeck as well as read it, there is the new August 2009 J. Crew catalog to ponder. As a post on the J. Crew Aficionada blog tell us, "the theme is John Steinbeck/East of Eden." The catalog includes an image of his novel, The Moon is Down, with a message to "Shop our vintage book collection at the Men's Shop in Soho."
Zazzle.com is less subtle. They offer t-shirts with our Reading Project message: