When life has the lemons it's time to eliminate
Obviously a play on the phrase “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade” but he flips it to give the tired phrase a new meaning while playing with homophones. The line could also be read as “when life has dilemmas its time to eliminate.” Eliminate is also used as a homophone play as “eLEMONate.”
Another interpretation is that if “life hands you lemons” then it’s time to eliminate the sources and status quo that are providing people with only lemons, and nothing more. This goes in line with Steez’s anarchist philosophy of defying authority and overthrowing institutions that reinforce the status quo.
Also, a “lemon”, in other contexts, is used to refer to “things that don’t work” or are not functional. I.e. if you got a car from the dealership but everything didn’t work right…the car is a lemon.
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