Friday, December 10, 2010
The cover of Frank Foer’s last issue as editor of The New Republic:
After all these years she hasn’t let herself go. Admirable.
Did the torch and tablet make it through the X-Ray scan? And how come she’s wearing her diadem during this scan? Do we know what it might conceal?
Is the “Yikes.” because of the content of the image, or because of the metaphor it represents?
Personally, I think visual metaphors such as this are necessary to illustrate how authorities such as the TSA think that just because we have purchased a ticket to travel on an airplane we have somehow given up our Fourth Amendment rights (as was stated by a TSA manager in one airport).
Sometimes you need to be a bit shocking to make people realize the insidious nature of many policies of government agencies.
Funny how they use the photo that was proven to be a photoshopped version of a naked model.
My son has a t-shirt with the frontal view. Wore it to my daughter’s recital the other night. I noticed only after we got there.
Kids. Can’t live with ’em, can’t chase them around with a baseball bat.
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