I want there to be a happy ending to this poster.
I don’t see it…
Here’s the problem with thinking that the Boston Magazine photos are going to counter the Rolling Stone cover.
If your objection is that the cover photo glamorizes Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and presents him as an enticing role model to young readers because of his looks then you’re rightly concerned about something that has nothing to do with Rolling Stone.
If your objection is that the cover photo humanizes Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and presents him as a multi-dimensional — potentially sympathetic —figure, well, you have just confronted one of humanity’s starkest truths: that we are all humans, endowed with a tremendous capacity for both evil and empathy.
If your objection is that the cover photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev disrespects the victims of his alleged crimes because it focuses on the criminal rather than the crimes then you’re really arguing for a narrow view of journalism and journalistic priorities that would probably do little to serve readers.
If your objection is that Rolling Stone's intention is to drive sales with sensational cover photos, well, yeah.
John Hodgman’s wandering ukulele version of this song at the end of his Ragnarok show was nice, but the original is religion.
"We understand your problem…"
Now imagine what Republicans would sound like debating public policy the day after the discovery of this fact.
Not that she does it, but I like to tell Jenn that texting while driving is not worth doing, especially if the last message she send is “LOL BUTTS” and then when she dies I have to read it on TV in one of those PSAs.
So anyway, I started drawing LOL BUTTS, while I wasn’t driving.
All the really good restaurant reviews are on Trip Advisor.
The guy in the Warby Parker 1922 ads looks like someone flocked a police sketch of a sex offender.