The white picket fence, a prominent suburban cliché. It's the symbol of a wholesome, happy American home. However, at a closer look we'll see that this fence is a façade, a lie. Along its pristine ridge we see a trashy beer can and lighter, suggesting substance abuse and sadness. Instead of being used to keep harmful things out, this fence is used to hide the harmful things inside. This white picket fence is actually a symbol of American denial. This white picket fence...is a white picket offense.